Low-fat Bolognese with Zucchini Zoodles

Love the comfort that this dish brings. Who said that eating healthy had to be boring. You can add all kinds of extra vegetables to this dish including more squash, roasted mushrooms, quinoa. I used to over cook my zucchini zoodles, but now I like to give them a quick stir fry before pouring on the delicious bolognese sauce. Made with 96% extra lean grass fed beef and very little carbs, you can eat a decent portion and still be ahead of the game with this meal.

5 from 2 votes
Low-Fat Bolognese With Zoodles
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
35 mins
Total Time
50 mins
This zoodles and bolognese recipe offers all of the comforts of a sunday dinner without all of the fat, sugar and carbohydrates of traditionl spaghetti with bolognese. The optional parmesan cheese added to the sauce adds a slight creaminess to the sauce.
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American, Italian
Keyword: Bologneses, Zoodles
Diet: Diabetic-Friendly, Gluten-Free, Keto, Low-Carb, Low-Fat, Low-Sugar
Servings: 5
Calories: 368 kcal
  • 5 zucchini spiralized
  • 1-2 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 clove garlic minced
Bolognese Sauce:
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 onion finely minced
  • 4 stalks celery chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic finely minced
  • 1 lb. 96% lean ground beef
  • 28 ounces crushed tomatoes
  • 6 ounces can tomato sauce
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 1/4 cup dried parmesan cheese
  • 6 ounces medium pitted olives
  • ½ cup dry red wine
  • 1 tespoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon basil finely slived
  • 1/2 teaspoon himalayan pink salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • pinch red crushed peppers
  • 2 bay leaves
  1. Spiralize zucchini and set aside on paper towels. Just before serving, add olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add garlic and cook until tender. Add zucchini noodles and stir fry in oil for about 1-2 minutes. Just enough so that the zoodles are tender, but not over cooked.
Bolognese Sauce
  1. Add olive oil to large saucepan over medium-high heat and saute onion, celery and garlic and cook for 2-3 minutes until onions are opaque. Add ground beef and cook for 5-6 minute until cooked. Add remaining ingredients and bring to a boil then reduce heat and simmer for about 30-35 minutes.
  2. Serve with zoodles and garnish with grated parmesan (optional).
Nutrition Facts
Low-Fat Bolognese With Zoodles
Amount Per Serving
Calories 368 Calories from Fat 153
% Daily Value*
Fat 17g26%
Saturated Fat 4g20%
Cholesterol 48mg16%
Sodium 1379mg57%
Potassium 1603mg46%
Carbohydrates 26g9%
Fiber 7g28%
Sugar 15g17%
Protein 27g54%
Vitamin A 1300IU26%
Vitamin C 56.8mg69%
Calcium 190mg19%
Iron 5.9mg33%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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  • 5 stars
    This came out really well, i used spiralized zucchini and butternut squash.

    Terry K. May 7, 2019 9:47 pm Reply
  • 5 stars
    Omg soooo good!

    Brett May 11, 2019 2:34 pm Reply
  • Sooooooo delicious. You would never know you were not eating pasta.

    Thyra Ann Abraham May 15, 2019 12:54 pm Reply

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