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Spaghetti Bolognaise with Zucchini Noodles

A staple in many households, this spaghetti bolognaise will have you never looking at a jar of sauce in the supermarket again. The optional extras add more depth of flavour but aren’t necessary for a delicious meal. They are what I add if I want to take the bolognaise to the next level or if you want delicious comfort food on a cold day.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 4
Calories 517 kcal


  • 500 grams pork mince use beef if you prefer, if you’ve never tried pork bolognaise give it a go!!
  • 1 small brown onion
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 can tomatoes
  • ¼ cup Red wine
  • 1 tablespoon tomato paste
  • ½ tablespoon dried basil
  • ½ tablespoon dried oregano
  • 4 zucchinis one per person
  • 1 teaspoon Salt and pepper
  • 50 grams parmesan cheese or tasty if that’s what you have on hand


  • 2 tablespoons homemade BBQ sauce (check the link for my recipe)
  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  • 2 rashers of bacon


  1. Dice onion and finely chop the garlic cloves. Using a large frying pan, sauté the onion and garlic with olive oil over a medium heat until the onion is translucent.
  2. If using the bacon, dice and add after 3 – 4 minutes, cooking until lightly crispy.
  3. Add the pork mince meat and break up with a spatula or spoon. Cook over medium heat for approx 10 minutes or until there is no visible pink bits.
  4. Add in the canned tomatoes, red wine, tomato paste, basil and oregano. If you are using them, also add the BBQ sauce and balsamic vinegar.
  5. Stir to thoroughly combine and taste for seasoning, add salt and pepper as required. Usually if you have used the bacon and stock paste, it will be salty enough.
  6. Turn heat to low and simmer for approx 20 – 30 minutes until thickened. You want a reasonably dry sauce as the zucchini lets out a bit of water as you eat.
  7. While it is simmering, spiralise your zucchini and shave your parmesan ready for serving.
  8. Serve the bolognaise over zucchini, topped with cheese.
Nutrition Facts
Spaghetti Bolognaise with Zucchini Noodles
Amount Per Serving
Calories 517 Calories from Fat 342
% Daily Value*
Fat 38g58%
Saturated Fat 14g88%
Cholesterol 105mg35%
Sodium 974mg42%
Potassium 1001mg29%
Carbohydrates 10g3%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 6g7%
Protein 29g58%
Vitamin A 550IU11%
Vitamin C 38.6mg47%
Calcium 215mg22%
Iron 2.6mg14%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet and all calculations are estimates only.