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Veggie-Loaded Beef Bolognese With Zucchini Noodles

Veggie-Loaded Beef Bolognese With Zucchini Noodles

Tastes like regular bolognese mince looks like regular bolognese mince. Yet contains 7 different veggies, not including the noodles! (Yes, I got carried away on Instagram, you can count them on both hands… 🙂 ) Anyway! This is a bolognese the whole family will love. Hearty enough for the guys, nutritious enough for the ladies, and tasty enough for the kids!

Packed with protein, fibre, vitamins and minerals – iron, zinc, magnesium, potassium, B vitamins, vitamin C, and loads of phytonutrients such as lycopene. This dish is full to the brim with nutrients. A completely guilt-free bolognese! Enjoy!

Gluten free. Dairy Free. Grain Free.

Serves 6

6 large zucchinis, grated using a julienne peeler or a spiralizer to form “noodles”


1 cup fresh basil leaves

4 cups kale leaves

4 squash, 2 diced, 2 roughly chopped

1/2 tsp turmeric

1/2 tsp smoked paprika

2 tsp mixed herbs

2 tbsp crushed garlic

2 x 410g tins of diced tomato with basil and garlic (avoid any with added sugar and other non-wholefood ingredients)

sea salt and cracked pepper to taste


1 tsp olive oil

500g lean beef mince

1/2 Spanish onion, diced

2 medium carrots, grated

1 small head of broccoli, chopped into florets

1/4 capsicum, diced

Juice 1/4 lemon

1 tbsp nutritional yeast


In a large bowl, add sauce ingredients (save the two diced squash) and mix using a hand/stick blender (or high-speed blender) until smooth and there are only little bits of kale remaining.

In a pan over medium-high heat sauté onion with oil till soft. Add carrot and broccoli. Cook for 2-3 minutes. Add remaining squash, capsicum and minced. Cook until half of the mince has browned. Pour in the sauce and combine well. Cook on medium-high heat for 25-30 minutes until the sauce has reduced and thickened. Fold in lemon juice and nutritional yeast.

Plate up a large handful of zucchini noodles. Spoon mince mixture on top and garnish with extra basil (and nutritional yeast if desired). Serve hot.

Enjoy being you,

L x