Keto Zucchini Bolognese Spaghetti

Keto Zucchini Bolognese Spaghetti is a perfect main dish and healthy for your keto diet with a pasta made of zucchini.

All around the world, parents have been using bolognese as a way to sneak more veggies into their families. And now you can add yet another serve of greens to the traditional family favourite, thanks to zucchini noodles! These ‘noodles’ give you that pasta feeling but with a much lower hit of carbohydrate. This means you won’t be left feeling too-full and sluggish after your meal. – according to healthy mummy.

If you don’t have a spiraliser, you can make them with a vegetable peeler or a julienne peeler (these are available in most homewares stores and are not too expensive).

Bolognese Zoodle Bake Recipe by ruled.me

Can you eat spaghetti while on Keto Diet? by Mira

Trying to follow the Keto diet but you miss your favorite spaghetti dish? Don’t worry, while spaghetti is a definite “no-no” on Keto, there are quite a few low-carb alternatives, both vegetable ones or pastas made with low-carb flours, cheese and eggs.

So technically you can not have spaghetti on Keto, but you can enjoy other low-carb alternatives.

Spaghetti Bolognese made without regular pasta is a great, hearty, low-carb meal.

Is Bolognese Keto friendly?

Some may argue that tomatoes are not “Keto” and not “Keto Friendly”, but my personal opinion is that if you follow the recipe and serving suggestion you are going to end up with a great, super delicious low-carb pasta meal.

It is all about the amount of ingredients and the way you serve the pasta. So yes, Bolognese sauce could be Keto Friendly. You can have Bolognese on Keto diet.

Other recipes you might like to try: Zucchini Fries Keto Low Carb, Meatballs and Zucchini Spaghetti, Meatball Recipe

Keto Zucchini Bolognese Spaghetti

Keto Zucchini Bolognese Spaghetti

Keto Zucchini Bolognese Spaghetti is a perfect main dish and healthy meal for your family and for your keto diet with a pasta made of zucchini.
Prep Time 15 mins
Total Time 15 mins
Course Main Dish
Cuisine Italian
Servings 6 servings

Ingredients
  

Bolognese Sauce

  • 1.5 pounds ground beef
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • ½ medium white onion, about 100g or 3.5oz
  • 2-3 cloves garlic, minced
  • ½ teaspoon thyme
  • ½ teaspoon Ground Nutmeg
  • ½ teaspoon ground marjoram
  • 2 cups Rao's Marinara Sauce
  • 2 tablespoons heavy whipping cream
  • ¼ cup prepared chicken bouillon
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Zucchini Noodles

  • 2-3 medium zucchini, about 570g or 20oz
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 cup mozzarella cheese, shredded
  • Salt and pepper to taste Optional garnish: fresh basil

Instructions
 

  • Finely dice half of a medium sized white onion while you wait for the skillet to heat up.Preheat a skillet over medium heat, and set your slow cooker onto “low.” Add olive oil to the frying pan. Once the oil becomes hot, add the diced onion. Cook until the onions start to become translucent and pick up a bit of color. Stir in the minced garlic cloves.
  • Crumble the ground beef into the pan. Don’t worry too much about breaking up the chunks as they cook. Everything is going to fall apart in the slow cooker anyway.
  • Add in ½ a teaspoon of thyme, ½ a teaspoon of nutmeg, ½ a teaspoon of marjoram, and black pepper to taste. Mix everything together and allow the beef to cook until it has mostly browned.
    add spices
  • Mix in 2 cups of Rao’s basil tomato marinara sauce.
  • Stir in the 2 tablespoons of heavy whipping cream.
  • Finish the sauce by mixing in ¼ of a cup of chicken bouillon.
  • Turn the heat off and allow the sauce to rest for about 10 minutes before transferring it into the preheated slow cooker. Be careful not to pour hot sauce into cold stoneware. I’ve cracked them before!
    cool sauce Keto Zucchini Bolognese Spaghetti
  • Cover the slow cooker and allow the sauce to simmer for 8 hours. Stir occasionally to prevent burning. When the sauce is ready it will take on a deep color and the house will smell like lasagne. After the sauce has finished cooking you can season with additional salt if needed.
    start slow cookers Keto Zucchini Bolognese Spaghetti
  • Preheat your oven to 350°F.
  • Set up a vegetable spiralizer. Use it to process the zucchini into noodles, and place the noodles in a casserole dish. Break apart the longer strands so that none of them are too long.
    make zoodles Keto Zucchini Bolognese Spaghetti
  • Add 2 tablespoons of olive oil to the noodles. Season to taste and then mix together.
  • Spread your bolognese sauce over the top of the zucchini.
  • Top the casserole with 1 cup of shredded mozzarella cheese.
  • If baking right after cooking the bolognese sauce, then you will only need to heat the casserole in the oven for 15-20 minutes. If you’ve made the sauce ahead of time and it’s been chilled in the refrigerator then you will need to bake for 30-35 minutes.
    cooked Keto Zucchini Bolognese Spaghetti
  • Garnish with fresh basil if desired. This makes a total of 6 servings Bolognese Zoodle Bake.
    Keto Zucchini Bolognese Spaghetti
  • Nutrition Summary: 402 Calories, 28.7g Fats, 6g Net Carbs, and 29g Protein

Notes

I know the "Bolognese Zoodle Bake" Recipe by ruled.me is kind of long to cook specially the 8th part instruction above about "Cover the slow cooker and allow the sauce to simmer for 8 hours. Stir occasionally to prevent burning. When the sauce is ready it will take on a deep color and the house will smell like lasagne. After the sauce has finished cooking you can season with salt if needed." so we are giving you an alternative of cooking the sauce via pan, casserole or instant pot instead of slow cooking. It will taste exactly the same if you are in a bit hurry of serving this recipe for the day. You may also like the short recipe of the "Low-Carb, Keto Bolognese" recipe by Mira that cooked here bolognese that will only take you 25 minutes of cooking it. See instruction below:
"Cook uncovered for 20-25 more minutes on medium-low heat, until the sauce it thick and tomatoes are cooked and tender, stirring occasionally. The longer you cook the meat and tomatoes together, the better the sauce will taste."
 
Bolognese sauce in a Dutch Oven
Low-carb bolognese in bowl
 
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Keto Zucchini Bolognese Spaghetti
Keto Zucchini Bolognese Spaghetti
Print Recipe
Keto Zucchini Bolognese Spaghetti is a perfect main dish and healthy meal for your family and for your keto diet with a pasta made of zucchini.
Servings Prep Time
6 servings 15 minutes
Cook Time
- see below instruction
Servings Prep Time
6 servings 15 minutes
Cook Time
- see below instruction
Keto Zucchini Bolognese Spaghetti
Keto Zucchini Bolognese Spaghetti
Print Recipe
Keto Zucchini Bolognese Spaghetti is a perfect main dish and healthy meal for your family and for your keto diet with a pasta made of zucchini.
Servings Prep Time
6 servings 15 minutes
Cook Time
- see below instruction
Servings Prep Time
6 servings 15 minutes
Cook Time
- see below instruction
Ingredients
Bolognese Sauce
Zucchini Noodles
Servings: servings
Instructions
  1. Finely dice half of a medium sized white onion while you wait for the skillet to heat up.Preheat a skillet over medium heat, and set your slow cooker onto “low.” Add olive oil to the frying pan. Once the oil becomes hot, add the diced onion. Cook until the onions start to become translucent and pick up a bit of color. Stir in the minced garlic cloves.
  2. Crumble the ground beef into the pan. Don’t worry too much about breaking up the chunks as they cook. Everything is going to fall apart in the slow cooker anyway.
  3. Add in ½ a teaspoon of thyme, ½ a teaspoon of nutmeg, ½ a teaspoon of marjoram, and black pepper to taste. Mix everything together and allow the beef to cook until it has mostly browned.
    add spices
  4. Mix in 2 cups of Rao’s basil tomato marinara sauce.
  5. Stir in the 2 tablespoons of heavy whipping cream.
  6. Finish the sauce by mixing in ¼ of a cup of chicken bouillon.
  7. Turn the heat off and allow the sauce to rest for about 10 minutes before transferring it into the preheated slow cooker. Be careful not to pour hot sauce into cold stoneware. I’ve cracked them before!
    cool sauce Keto Zucchini Bolognese Spaghetti
  8. Cover the slow cooker and allow the sauce to simmer for 8 hours. Stir occasionally to prevent burning. When the sauce is ready it will take on a deep color and the house will smell like lasagne. After the sauce has finished cooking you can season with additional salt if needed.
    start slow cookers Keto Zucchini Bolognese Spaghetti
  9. Preheat your oven to 350°F.
  10. Set up a vegetable spiralizer. Use it to process the zucchini into noodles, and place the noodles in a casserole dish. Break apart the longer strands so that none of them are too long.
    make zoodles Keto Zucchini Bolognese Spaghetti
  11. Add 2 tablespoons of olive oil to the noodles. Season to taste and then mix together.
  12. Spread your bolognese sauce over the top of the zucchini.
  13. Top the casserole with 1 cup of shredded mozzarella cheese.
  14. If baking right after cooking the bolognese sauce, then you will only need to heat the casserole in the oven for 15-20 minutes. If you’ve made the sauce ahead of time and it’s been chilled in the refrigerator then you will need to bake for 30-35 minutes.
    cooked Keto Zucchini Bolognese Spaghetti
  15. Garnish with fresh basil if desired. This makes a total of 6 servings Bolognese Zoodle Bake.
    Keto Zucchini Bolognese Spaghetti
  16. Nutrition Summary: 402 Calories, 28.7g Fats, 6g Net Carbs, and 29g Protein
Recipe Notes

I know the "Bolognese Zoodle Bake" Recipe by ruled.me is kind of long to cook specially the 8th part instruction above about "Cover the slow cooker and allow the sauce to simmer for 8 hours. Stir occasionally to prevent burning. When the sauce is ready it will take on a deep color and the house will smell like lasagne. After the sauce has finished cooking you can season with salt if needed." so we are giving you an alternative of cooking the sauce via pan, casserole or instant pot instead of slow cooking. It will taste exactly the same if you are in a bit hurry of serving this recipe for the day. You may also like the short recipe of the "Low-Carb, Keto Bolognese" recipe by Mira that cooked here bolognese that will only take you 25 minutes of cooking it. See instruction below:

"Cook uncovered for 20-25 more minutes on medium-low heat, until the sauce it thick and tomatoes are cooked and tender, stirring occasionally. The longer you cook the meat and tomatoes together, the better the sauce will taste."

 

Bolognese sauce in a Dutch Oven

Low-carb bolognese in bowl

 

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