Courgetti bolognese

    30 min

    Replace the pasta with courgette! This low-carb alternative is low-guilt and ever so easy to make. Less washing up too as this is a one-pot dish!

    17 people made this

    Serves: 3 

    • 450g beef mince
    • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
    • 425g tomato pasta sauce
    • 1 (400g) tin whole peeled tomatoes
    • 1 tablespoon salt, or more to taste
    • 1 teaspoon dried basil
    • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
    • 1/2 teaspoon garlic granules
    • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
    • 1/4 teaspoon dried thyme
    • 1/4 teaspoon red chilli flakes
    • 170g tomato puree
    • 3 courgettes, julienned

    Prep:10min  ›  Cook:20min  ›  Ready in:30min 

    1. Heat a large deep frying pan over medium-high heat. Cook and stir beef and black pepper in the hot pan until browned and crumbly, 5 to 7 minutes; drain and discard grease.
    2. Mix tomato pasta sauce, tomatoes, salt, basil, oregano, garlic powder, onion powder, thyme, and chilli flakes into beef; cook and stir until sauce is warmed through, about 2 minutes. Stir tomato puree into sauce.
    3. Mix courgette "noodles" into sauce, pressing down to fully submerge them; simmer over medium-low heat until courgette is tender, about 10 minutes.


    For best results of noodle shapes, run the courgette through a spiralizing tool.

    Recently viewed

    Reviews & ratings
    Average global rating:

    Reviews in English (21)


    I just bought a "Vegetti" which turns zucchini into spaghetti and thought this recipe was perfect for my first use. Delicious. I am a bit fussy with seasonings but decided to follow the recipe. Only differences were I used 1/3 the amount of salt and I sauteed the spices in olive oil before mixing with the tomatoes. I did use my favorite brand of organic tomatoes (Muir). Net result was fantastic. I particularly like that I cooked the zucchini as directed and it came out "au dente". Lovely!!!!  -  10 Apr 2015  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    We loved it! Turned out exactly as described. I (always) use soy crumbles instead of ground beef, and also didn't read the shopping list correctly when shopping so ended up with an 8oz can of tomato sauce rather than the 15oz the recipe calls for, so I about 5oz water to make up for lack of liquid. Otherwise followed recipe, and really enjoyed it. Thanks for sharing!  -  29 Nov 2015  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    Zucchini Spaghetti Haiku: "Really just a sauce, albeit, a tasty one. Just WAY too much sauce." 3 zucchini weren't nearly enough for this recipe, and I had to quick make a pot of noodles to supplement the much-needed filler. Maybe if the tomato sauce can was an 8 oz. instead of 15 oz. or if the recipe specified the zucchini in a cups' quantity instead of just "3 zucchini." Truly, the meat/tomato sauce WAS great tasting, but after mixing the zucchini noodles into it (the current photo for the recipe has the sauce just spooned on top of the zoodles), they just disappeared altogether.  -  04 Jul 2015  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)