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Low-Carb Zucchini Spaghetti Bolognese

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This Italian inspired keto dinner recipe is easy to prepare and ideal for meal prep. Simply make a batch or two of our Homemade Bolognese Sauce and then serve with zucchini noodles or shirataki noodles.

To keep this meal below 10 grams of net carbs, you need to be careful with the amount of zucchini you'll be using. That's why I'm using a small 150 g/3.5 piece per each serving. If you use shirataki noodles, the carb count will drop even more.

You can keep yours dairy-free although I like to sprinkle a little Parmesan or Pecorino Romano on top. Enjoy!

Hands-on Overall

Serving size about 1 cup sauce + zucchini

Allergy information for Low-Carb Zucchini Spaghetti Bolognese

✔  Gluten free
✔  Nut free
✔  Pork free
✔  Avocado free
✔  Coconut free
✔  Fish free
✔  Shellfish free

Nutritional values (per serving, about 1 cup sauce + zucchini)

Net carbs9.7 grams
Protein29.5 grams
Fat43.1 grams
Calories555 kcal
Calories from carbs 7%, protein 22%, fat 71%
Total carbs13.4 gramsFiber3.7 gramsSugars8.6 gramsSaturated fat13.8 gramsSodium1,167 mg(51% RDA)Magnesium71 mg(18% RDA)Potassium1,088 mg(54% EMR)

Ingredients (makes 4 servings)

  • 1 recipe Low-Carb Bolognese Sauce
  • 4 small zucchini (courgettes) or yellow summer squash (600 g/ 1.3 lb)
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil, ghee or avocado oil (30 ml)
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese or Pecorino Romano (45 g/ 1.6 oz)
  • fresh herbs such as basil or parsley for garnish

Instructions

  1. Prepare the Bolognese Sauce by following this recipe. Low-Carb Zucchini Spaghetti Bolognese
  2. Meanwhile, prepare the zucchini noodles by following the instructions here. Low-Carb Zucchini Spaghetti Bolognese
  3. Serve about the bolognese sauce with the prepared zucchini noodles. Sprinkle each serving with about 2 tablespoons of grated Parmesan cheese and garnish with fresh basil or parsley.
  4. The bolognese sauce can be stored in the fridge for up to 5 days. The zoodles are best prepared fresh or no more than a day in advance. Low-Carb Zucchini Spaghetti Bolognese

Ingredient nutritional breakdown (per serving, about 1 cup sauce + zucchini)

Net carbsProteinFatCalories
Olive oil, extra virgin
0 g0 g6.8 g60 kcal
Onion, brown (yellow), raw
1.6 g0.2 g0 g9 kcal
Carrot, fresh
1.4 g0.2 g0 g8 kcal
Garlic, fresh
0.7 g0.1 g0 g3 kcal
Beef, minced (ground), raw, grass-fed
0 g21.5 g25 g318 kcal
Italian seasoning (mixed herbs)
0.2 g0 g0 g1 kcal
Tomato sauce (passata), unsweetened
2.3 g0.7 g0.2 g15 kcal
Chicken stock (broth), chicken only, homemade
0 g0.9 g0.9 g12 kcal
Zucchini (summer squash, courgette)
3.2 g1.8 g0.5 g26 kcal
Salt, sea salt
0 g0 g0 g0 kcal
Olive oil, extra virgin
0 g0 g6.8 g60 kcal
Parmesan cheese
0.4 g4 g2.9 g44 kcal
Basil, fresh
0 g0 g0 g0 kcal
Total per serving, about 1 cup sauce + zucchini
9.7 g29.5 g43.1 g555 kcal

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I changed the way I ate in 2011, when I was diagnosed with Hashimoto’s, an autoimmune disease that affects the thyroid. I had no energy, and I found it more and more difficult to maintain a healthy weight.

That’s when I decided to quit sugar, grains, and processed foods, and to start following a whole-foods-based ketogenic approach to food.

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