This saucy, seasoned, creamy keto bolognese is about to be your new household favourite, 30-minute meal. We love serving it over zucchini noodles or keto pasta and overlaying it in freshly grated parm.

Tastes Like a Cookathon, However…

It solely takes half-hour to make.

And, oh my phrase. The quantity of taste packed in is really a kitchen marvel. A great deal of spices, a contact of cream, PANCETTA! (Sure, I do know it’s uncommon, however you need to belief me right here). This saucy sauce works oh-so-well with all of the noodles. Heck, it’s even nice over veggies or meat.

Introducing my low carb bolognese. A MAJOR improve to your weeknight dinner routine. Hope you and your loved ones are prepared for a deal with. ENJOY ?❤️!! – Linds x

Is This Spaghetti Meat Sauce Keto? Low Carb? Paleo? Gluten-Free?

  • Keto + low carb – Sure, this scrumptious spaghetti meat sauce is completely low carb, so long as you serve it with a low carb pasta–see my recs beneath!
  • Paleo – Skip the heavy cream, go for natural/grass-fed meat, and it is a good paleo bolognese.
  • Gluten-free- No gluten right here, simply be conscious of what you serve your pasta sauce over.

closer view of keto spaghetti

Components for Spaghetti Meat Sauce:

Only a handful of classics–what makes this dish extra flavor-packed than conventional keto spaghetti sauce is the addition of pink wine, cream, and additional spices. Right here’s what you’ll must make this spaghetti meat sauce:

  • The meat: You need to use any kind of floor meat you favor. If utilizing lean meat comparable to turkey or hen, add a tablespoon of oil to the pan earlier than browning. I additionally add pancetta, which I do know will not be conventional–be at liberty to skip and add a tablespoon of olive oil to saute the onion as a substitute.
  • The wine: Nice choices are malbec, merlot, cabernet, pinot noir, and syrah.
  • The cream: For a paleo or dairy free different you should utilize full fats coconut milk as a substitute.
  • The spices: We’ll use a combo of crushed pink pepper flakes, Italian seasoning, rosemary, nutmeg, salt, and black pepper.

The way to Make Keto Bolognese

1. Saute pancetta. As soon as cooked by way of, take away to a paper towel-lined plate.

2. Add the onion and prepare dinner in pancetta fats. Take away softened onion and put aside with pancetta.

prepare dinner pancetta
prepare dinner onion in pancetta fats

3. Add beef, and break it into small items because it cooks.

4. Add garlic and seasoning. Saute till garlic turns into aromatic.

add beef
add garlic + seasoning

5. Add wine and scrape up brown bits.

6. Add pancetta and onion again to the pan together with tomato paste, sauce, salt, and pepper.

add pink wine
add pancetta, onion, tomato paste + sauce, salt and pepper

7. Prepare dinner uncovered because the sauce thickens. Add the cream and nutmeg and proceed to simmer till it has thickened to your liking.

Add heavy cream

Keto Spaghetti Choices

This keto bolognese is so flavor-packed, it doesn’t a lot matter what low carb spaghetti you utilize. My go-to is veggie noodles as they’re fast and simple. You can too use:

BTW, I don’t suggest utilizing shirataki noodles–these work finest as a rice noodle (vs. wheat noodle) alternative.

Serving Ideas

Prime this keto bolognese as you’ll the normal type. Our must-have toppings are parmesan and contemporary herbs like basil or parsley.

You can too skip the bottom beef and serve this as a sauce over your favourite keto meatballs (mine are these mozzarella stuffed meatballs), hen, or shrimp.
closer view of keto spaghetti in a plate

Recipe Variations

Along with utilizing completely different noodles (above), there are tons of how so as to add your individual spin to this dish. Listed here are some concepts for you:

  1. Change the meat. Any floor meat will do.
  2. Or go meatless! Think about using keto greens like cauli rice for cauliflower bolognese keto.
  3. Flip this right into a casserole, kind of like zucchini lasagna or spaghetti squash casserole. Toss noodles in sauce, then place all the things collectively in a baking dish and prime with parmesan.
  4. Use this as a spaghetti meat sauce for different dishes like my zucchini ravioli or cauliflower baked ziti.

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top view of keto spaghetti in a plate

Keto Bolognese

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Servings :6 bowls

Prep Time10 minutes

Prepare dinner Time35 minutes

Whole Time45 minutes


  • Saute. In a big skillet over medium-high warmth, prepare dinner pancetta (4 ounces) till crispy. Take away cooked pancetta to a paper towel lined plate with a slotted spoon, leaving the pancetta fats within the pan. Add the onion (1 cup) and prepare dinner till tender – about 7 minutes. Take away cooked onion to the pancetta plate.

  • Meat. Add the meat (1 pound) and prepare dinner till now not pink– breaking apart with the again of your spoon because it prepare dinner. Add the garlic (1 tablespoon), crushed pink pepper flakes (1/4 teaspoon), Italian seasoning (1 tablespoon) and rosemary (1 teaspoon) to the pan. Stir and saute till the garlic is aromatic, about 2 minutes.

  • Simmer. Add the pink wine (1 1/4 cups) and scrape up any brown bits which have gathered on the underside of the skillet. Add cooked pancetta, onion, tomato sauce, tomato paste, salt (2 teaspoons) and pepper (1/2 teaspoon), and stir to mix. Convey bolognese to a boil, then scale back to a simmer. Prepare dinner uncovered for 10 minutes.

  • The noodles. When you like al dente noodles, do not prepare dinner the zucchini, simply place it in bowls. When you prefer it just a little softer, microwave on excessive for 1 minute– rising by 30 second intervals till you obtain your required texture. (notice 5)

  • Ending touches. Add the nutmeg (1/4 teaspoon) and cream (1 cup) to the bolognese, stir, and proceed to simmer for one more 15-20 minutes. This can rely on the warmth of your pan– you may need to scale back the bolognese sufficient so the sauce can coat your noodles. Style, and modify to your liking (notice 6). Divide the noodles into 4 bowls, and canopy with bolognese. Sprinkle with parmesan, chopped basil (1/2 cup), and luxuriate in!

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Lindsey’s Suggestions

  1. Pancetta – Okay, I do know this isn’t conventional, however we like it. You possibly can skip it, simply add a tablespoon of olive oil to saute the onion as a substitute. Or, sub in bacon sliced into 1/2″ items.
  2. Beef – you should utilize floor turkey as a substitute. If that’s the case, add a tablespoon of olive oil to the pan first.
  3. Dry pink wines embrace malbec, merlot, cabernet, pinot noir, and syrah.
  4. Zucchini noodles – searching for a zucchini noodle substitute? Attempt edamame noodles or spaghetti squash. Personally, I’m not a fan of shirataki noodles until they’re cooked/sauteed. 
  5. How a lot to prepare dinner the zoodles? That is completely as much as you. Personally, I’m not a fan of al dente zucchini noodles, so I prepare dinner them for round 2 minutes. However there’s a effective line between cooked and soggy! Watch rigorously, and make sure you follow the 30-second intervals.
  6. Need extra spice? Add further crushed pink pepper.


Energy: 524kcalWhole Carbohydrates: 12gProtein: 21gFats: 40gFiber: 2gSugar: 5gInternet Carbs: 10g

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