Bolognese sauce is a basic, but mighty, meat based sauce that is typically used for pasta’s and lasagna. The secret to a delicious bolognese is a seriously long cook time and just the right temperature.

My recipe is relatively easy with just a few spices, and Rao’s tomato sauce. If you cannot find Rao’s, then look for a keto pasta sauce that is free from added sugar. While I’m calling for the marinara, I’ve also tested this recipe with their cheese flavor and it was equally as delicious!

Instead of asking you to stand watch over a bolognese for several hours, we’re going to make things easier by transferring the sauce to a slow cooker. It’s best to start in the morning so that your sauce is ready before dinner time, but you can make a batch the day before and store in the fridge until the next day. Once the sauce is ready – the casserole is a breeze! It will only take a few minutes to put together. If you want to tell everyone that you spent the whole day slaving over this bolognese – well, I’ll keep your secret!

By the way, bolognese freezes well. Make a double, or triple, batch and you can have bolognese on hand any time you’d like. This is a great recipe for prep day.

I recommend serving this with our breadsticks, or maybe even a reverse seared rib eye steak.

I hope this will be your new weeknight favorite!

Read the full recipe with full nutrition breakdown and step-by-step pictures over at:


Bolognese Sauce
1.5 pounds ground beef
1 tablespoon olive oil
½ medium white onion, about 100g or 3.5oz
2-3 cloves of garlic, minced
½ teaspoon thyme
½ teaspoon ground nutmeg
½ teaspoon ground marjoram
2 cups Rao’s marinara sauce
2 tablespoons heavy whipping cream
¼ cup prepared chicken bouillon
Salt and pepper to taste

Zucchini Noodles
2-3 medium zucchini, about 570g or 20oz
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 cup mozzarella cheese, shredded
Salt and pepper to taste
Optional garnish: fresh basil

Nutrition Summary: This makes a total of 6 servings Bolognese Zoodle Bake. Each serving comes out to be 402 Calories, 28.7g Fats, 6g Net Carbs, and 29g Protein.


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