Zucchini Bolognese – Healthy option to traditional Spag Bol

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Zucchini Bolognese, healthy eating .

Why not try a healthier version of bolognese, spiralised zucchini bolognese is a fresher, healthier version of traditional spag bol.


  • 250g beef mince (good quality) This can be adapted with chicken, turkey mince, etc.
  • 200g tin chopped tomatoes, no added salt or sugar.
  • 2 tbsp tomato paste
  • 1 clove garlic, crushed
  • 1⁄2 brown onion, finely chopped
  • 1⁄2 tsp dried basil
  • 1⁄4 tsp chopped basil
  • 1⁄2 tsp oregano leaves
  • 1⁄2 tbsp coconut oil
  • Sea salt to taste
  • 3 zucchinis, spiralized (or grated lengthways if you don’t have a spiralizer)
  • 2 tsp Coconut oil


  1. Spiralize the zucchinis and place on a paper towel to dry out any excess moisture. Adding a small sprinkle of sea salt at this stage can also help the process.
  2. In a large saucepan melt 1 tsp of oil and brown the minced meat, stir and break up any big bits.
  3. Drain fat from the meat and then add the onions, cook for 5 mins until onions are soft.
  4. Add garlic, tomatoes, and herbs, bring to the boil then simmer for 30-40 mins.
  5. For the noodles add 1 tsp of coconut oil to a large non-stick frying pan on medium to high heat. Add the zucchini noodles and cook for 2-3 minutes until tender.
  6. Place some of the noodles on a plate and top with the Bolognese mix and an extra basil leaf for decoration.

This recipe serves two.

Let me know if you give this zucchini bolognese a go and if you enjoy it. For some other healthy recipes have a look on my news page. Try this chilli prawn stir fry

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