As comforting and delicious as pasta is, it tends not to be the most low-carb friendly meal around. Anyone following the keto diet or low-carb diet will tell you that they’re more likely to make this bolognese sauce with zoodles recipe over a traditional pasta dish.
The reason this recipe is well-loved by people on keto and low-carb diets is that instead of using high-carb pasta to prepare this meal, you use zucchini noodles, also known as zoodles.
Thanks to the invention of the spiralizer, you can turn almost any veggie into spiralized strands that mimic the look and feel of spaghetti. Zucchinis work especially well for dishes like this because they are firm enough to hold up under the weight of the bolognese sauce, yet tender enough to mimic the feel of pasta.
In addition, zucchini makes a great neutral base for the flavorful sauce to shine on top, rather than compete with the sauce. If you don’t have a spiralizer, you can easily buy store-bought zoodles at most natural food stores these days.
The bolognese sauce is made with ground turkey, but you can use ground beef if you like. We often use ground turkey because it’s a bit leaner than beef. We also use ingredients like wine, garlic, onion, and oregano to spruce up the sauce and make it as flavorful as possible. Since the zoodles underneath aren’t a big source of flavor in the dish, it’s important that your sauce on top isn’t bland.
An added bonus to this bolognese sauce with zoodles recipe is that the zoodles only take a couple of minutes to cook, making this recipe much quicker than your traditional pasta dish. Healthy, fast, and yummy — you can’t beat that!