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Low Calorie Spaghetti Bolognese

Low Calorie Spaghetti Bolognese - theskinnyfoodco

Low-calorie meals are becoming increasingly popular in this day and age, with an endless amount of alternative substitutes for products from a wide variety of nut-blend milks to cauliflower rice. Pasta dishes are a nation's favourite dinner in the UK, with a variety of traditional pasta meals from Bolognese to carbonara to homemade family recipes. 

Today we'll be taking a look at how to take a classic British favourite, spaghetti Bolognese, and transform it into a Skinny meal for the whole family, without compromising on flavour. 

How to make a low-carbohydrate Spaghetti Bolognese recipe

A low-carbohydrate meal is one that has less than 20 grams of carbohydrates per serving. To reduce the amount of carbs in our meal we could simply cut back on pasta. However, pasta isn't bad for us! In fact, whole grain pasta is actually beneficial for our health. Whole grains contain fibre, vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and phytochemicals. They're also easier to digest than white flour pasta.

So instead of cutting out pasta altogether, here's a quick and simple way to make a low-carb spaghetti Bolognese sauce and pair it with our low-carb spaghetti

Gluten-free Spaghetti Bolognese

If you suffer from celiac disease, wheat allergy, or any other form of gluten intolerance, then you need to avoid gluten. Gluten is found in foods made from wheat including bread, cakes, cookies, crackers, pizza crust, and many other things.

To ensure your family enjoys healthy meals while avoiding gluten, why not try our low-carb spaghetti, its completely gluten-free. Making your midweek meal that much easier to cook - simply heat for 2-3 minutes alongside your fresh herbs & tomato sauce. 

Our Healthy Bolognese Sauce Recipe: 


  • 1 Large carrot 
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • 3 Garlic cloves
  • 100g button mushrooms
  • 2 Pieces of celery 
  • 1 Beef stock cube
  • 1 Medium onion (White or red) 
  • 250g of lean beef mince (5% fat)
  • A handful of chopped fresh basil leaves
  • 2 Rosemary sprigs 
  • 1 tbsp of tomato puree
  • 1 Tin of chopped tomatoes
  • Low Carb Tagliatelle Pasta 
  • Crushed black pepper (to taste)
  • Sea salt (to taste)
  • Parmesan cheese (or cheddar if preferred)


Step 1: Prep your vegetables, finely chop your onion, 3 cloves garlic, 2 celery sticks & carrots

Step 2: In a large frying pan heat the tablespoon olive oil, adding garlic & onions - fry for 3-5 minutes

Step 3: Add the ground beef mince to the pan and brown, then add fresh basil & rosemary, followed by the carrot & celery - cook on a gentle heat for 20 minutes. 

Step 4: Add tomato puree & tinned tomato to the mince, with the beef stock cube, 1 cup of water & salt and pepper to taste

Step 5: Whilst the spaghetti sauce is simmering, pre-boil a large saucepan of salted water and add your low-carb tagliatelle noodles. 

Step 6: Boil spaghetti for 3-4 minutes, drain and mix with your healthy bolognese sauce 

Step 7: Serve with a sprinkle of parmesan cheese & garlic bread if desired. 

Low Carb Easy Meals

Whilst Spag Bol is a classic midweek meal, there are countless options for a delicious low-cal meal. From Hot pots to curries. Here are five healthy family meals that are great choices for busy families who want to feed themselves nutritious, delicious meals without having to spend hours in the kitchen preparing elaborate meals for weeknight dinner recipes.

  1. Thai Green Chicken Curry (With Our Konjac Rice
  2. Vegetarian Pasta Bake 
  3. Spicy Chicken Wraps 
  4. Easy Stir Fry (With Our Shirataki Noodles)
  5. Low-Cal Pizzas



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