Low-carb zoodles Bolognese

Low-carb zoodles Bolognese

Oh, yes, oh, yes! Hearty and savory low-carb Bolognese can be on your dinner table tonight! With a dash of umami and a hint of garlic – you want this.

Low-carb zoodles Bolognese

Oh, yes, oh, yes! Hearty and savory low-carb Bolognese can be on your dinner table tonight! With a dash of umami and a hint of garlic – you want this.
USMetric
6 servingservings

Ingredients

  • 1 1 yellow onionyellow onions
  • 1 1 garlic clovegarlic cloves
  • 3 oz. 75 g celery stalkcelery stalks
  • 25 oz. 700 g ground beef
  • 3 oz. 75 g butter or olive oil
  • 2 tbsp 2 tbsp tomato paste
  • 14 oz. 400 g crushed tomatoes
  • 1 tsp 1 tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp ¼ tsp pepper
  • 1 tbsp 1 tbsp dried oregano or dried basil
  • 1 tbsp 1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • water (optional)
Zoodles
  • 2 lbs 900 g zucchini
  • 2 tbsp 2 tbsp butter or olive oil
  • salt or pepper

Instructions

Instructions are for 6 servings. Please modify as needed.

  1. Chop the vegetables finely. Sauté in butter or olive oil until soft and add the ground beef.
  2. Sauté on high heat until everything has turned a nice color. Add the remaining ingredients, stir and let simmer on medium high for 15 minutes.
  3. Lower the heat some more. Add water if the sauce is getting to thick. Let simmer for 20 minutes or more. The longer the sauce is allowed to simmer, the better the flavor.
  4. In the meantime, make the noodles. Use a spiralizer, mandolin or peeler to make long, thin strips of zucchini.
  5. Heat a frying pan and toss them around quickly in butter or olive oil. A minute is enough to keep them from going to soft.
  6. Taste the sauce and add more salt and pepper if needed.
  7. Serve the noodles warm with the hot sauce on top. Finish with a good grating of Parmesan cheese.

Tip!

  • Make a double batch and freeze in serving sizes to use for other dishes like pie, lasagna and gratins.
  • Skip oregano and celery and add taco spices for a lovely Tex-Mex option.
  • Skip tomato paste if you want to limit the carbs more.
  • Don’t forget to garnish with fresh parsley, for a stunning visual contrast!

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6 Comments

  1. 1 comment removed
  2. Apicius
    Real bolognese sauce has milk added to it too. I actually add cream to mine. It still turns out to be a deep red colour sauce (even with cream added) and the taste is more rich I find. I also add a bit of red wine too.
  3. Christina
    So if im doing net carbs.. you dont have all the nutrition to figure it out.
  4. Jane
    the instructions on this recipe isn't loading properly
  5. Marina
    I had zucchini pasta with a delicious veggie sauce which is very health and has only 5 cal per 30g..added some cheddar cheese and ground meat...yummmm
  6. Maya
    Have made twice now and it’s really satisfying and delicious! I added some red pepper flakes as well as some garlic salt. Very pleased w the results!
  7. Maria Cristina Galdi
    zucchini???? they are not large enough to look like the picture, are they zucchini, really?

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