Low Carb Spaghetti Bolognese
Low Carb Spaghetti Bolognese
Everyone needs a great everyday Low Carb Spaghetti Bolognese recipe! This recipe is one that has sustained my family over the years and is a real family favorite. Low Carb Spaghetti Bolognese is an authentic rich sauce that has wonderful robust flavors, especially if you simmer the sauce for a long period of time. A good Bolognese sauce is so versatile. Not only is it ideal for a quick throw together family meal but the sauce can be used in so many other recipes.
IDEAS FOR SERVING LOW CARB SPAGHETTI BOLOGNESE
Not only is it perfect to serve it over zoodles or pasta but you can also use the sauce to make a delicious lasagne. Of course if you want to make it a low carb lasagna, simply use zucchini or eggplant slices to replace the pasta sheets.
Included in the recipe is how to serve your Low Carb Spaghetti Bolognese with zucchini zoodles. This is my personal favorite way to serve Low Carb Spaghetti Bolognese. Of course a bowl of spaghetti Bolognese wouldn’t be right without a generous sprinkling of fresh Parmesan cheese.
MORE DELICIOUS ITALIAN INSPIRED RECIPES
There are some really fabulous Italian recipes to be found on this website. One of my favorite Italian vegetarian dishes is Eggplant Parmigiana. Another vegetarian option is Low Carb Sunflower Seed Mushroom Risotto, that features sunflower seeds in place of rice. For a crumbed chicken parmigiana you simply can’t go past this Keto Chicken Parmigiana recipe.
Make sure you are also check out the following Italian inspired recipes-
Classic Marinara Sauce– including how to turn this basic recipe into Puttanesca sauce, Arabbiata sauce and a simple to make Seafood Marinara Sauce.
Italian Meatballs with Marinara Sauce
Low Carb Zoodles and Meatballs
Creamy Tuscan Chicken
And of course, don’t forget to top your Italian Meal off with a delicious side serve of Low Carb Garlic Bread and end on a high note by serving Keto Low Carb Tiramasu Pots.
Awhhh….take me back to Italy!!!
- 1 large onion finely chopped
- 4 teaspoons garlic minced
- 500 grams minced/ground beef
- 1/2 cup red/white wine or 2 tablespoons of red or white vinegar
- 800 grams crushed/diced tomatoes sugar free
- 2 tablespoons tomato paste sugar free
- 1 tablespoon parsley chopped
- 2 teaspoons oregano chopped or Italian herbs/mixed herbs
- 1-2 bay leaves
- salt and pepper to taste
- 4-6 medium zucchini spiralized or pasta of choice
- Heat a splash of olive oil on medium heat in the pan and saute the chopped onion and garlic until soft and translucent. Add the ground/minced meat and continue to cook until browned.
- Add the wine and continue to simmer for about 5 minutes to reduce the wine.
- Add the vinegar, tinned tomatoes, herbs and simmer without the lid for about 20-30 minutes or until the sauce thickens. If adding additional vegetables, add now. Season with salt and pepper. For a supreme Bolognese sauce, allow to simmer gently for up to 2 hours.
To Make Zoodles
- Spiralize approximately 1 medium zucchini per serve (dependent on the size of zucchini) so you have enough for 4-6 serves of zoodles.
- Add a splash of olive oil to a hot frying pan and saute the zoodles for 1-2 minutes until ‘al dente’, taking care not to overcook. Alternatively microwave your zoodles for a few minutes.
- Serve the zoodles into serving bowls and top them with the Bolognese sauce. Top with grated Parmesan cheese to taste.
- Another alternative is to serve the sauce on top of your zoodles and heat in the microwave for 1-2 minutes until hot.
- My favorite variation is to make this sauce is by adding low carb vegetables sourced from a 'fridge clean out', including rocket, sliced mushrooms, diced red peppers/capsicum, diced zucchini, diced celery and diced eggplant. For fussy eaters, disguise the vegetables by grating or dicing very small.
- Add any other vegetable that fits in with your way of eating such as carrot and celery.
- Add finely chopped bacon or pancetta and cook with the onion.
- Add fresh or dried red chili.
- Add any herbs of choice including mixed herbs, Italian herbs, thyme and rosemary.
- Add 1 tablespoon of Worcestershire sauce or Tamari/soy sauce for additional flavor.