With this simple and easy Zucchini Noodle Bolognese, you won't even miss the pasta. Works great for a gluten-free, Paleo, low carb, or Whole30 diet or anyone looking for a lower calorie option for pasta.
My husband would eat bolognese every night if I would get on board, complete with a huge pile of pasta and a loaf of garlic bread. He was blessed with an amazingly fast metabolism. Unfortunately for me, that just isn't the case, and pasta will never be something I can eat all the time. So when he is craving bolognese, I almost always reach for zucchini noodles or spaghetti squash for me. I actually think I am starting to prefer them to traditional pasta. True story.
Now let's talk about the real star of the show, the bolognese. This simple bolognese is made with crushed tomatoes (I prefer San Marzano), ground turkey, carrots, celery, onions, and plenty of garlic. It simmers gently on the stove and then the zucchini noodles are cooked right in the sauce. This ensures they take on lots of flavor. Depending on your dietary needs, you may want to top everything with some Parmesan cheese, a dollop of fresh ricotta, or as my old roommate used to do, a big heaping spoonful of cottage cheese. It's actually way better than it sounds.
Interested in other veggie noodle recipes? Check out this Spaghetti Squash and Meatballs with Mozzarella, Low Carb Creamy Tomato, Spinach, and Sausage "Pasta, Shrimp Scampi with Zucchini Noodles, or Spaghetti Squash Meat Lasagna Boats.
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