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Bolognese with Spaghetti Squash Noodles (Whole30 and Paleo)

This paleo bolognese sauce is served over roasted spaghetti squash for a delicious Whole30 dinner that is low-carb. It's flavorful and tastes so indulgent, you won't even miss the pasta!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time2 hrs
Total Time2 hrs 15 mins
Course: low carb, Main Course, whole30
Cuisine: American, Italian
Keyword: bolognese, low carb, paleo, whole30
Servings: 4 -5
Author: Aimee


  • 3 carrots
  • 1 yellow or white onion
  • 3 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 ⅓ lbs ground beef
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • 1 cup almond milk unsweetened and unflavored
  • ¼ tsp nutmeg
  • ½ tsp oregano
  • 1 28 oz can plum tomatoes
  • 1 medium spaghetti squash
  • Fresh basil if desired


  • Dice the three carrots and white onion.
  • Melt the olive oil over medium heat in a large pot (I use a stew pot). Add the onion and carrot and saute until onion is translucent.
  • Add the ground beef and brown, breaking up any clumps. Add about ¼ tsp pepper and ½ teaspoon salt. Once beef is browned, drain if needed to get rid of any extra grease.
  • Reduce heat to low and add the milk to the pot and stir occasionally until all the milk is absorbed.
  • Sir in the nutmeg and oregano.
  • Take the can of tomatoes and put into a blender. Blend until smooth. Add the tomatoes to the pot and stir to mix.
  • Bring the sauce to a boil, then reduce the heat to low and simmer uncovered for 1-1.5 hours, stirring occasionally. Add salt and pepper to taste.
  • While sauce is cooking, preheat the oven to 425 degrees F.
  • Cut the spaghetti squash in half and scoop out the seeds. Place face up on a foil-lined baking sheet. Drizzle one tablespoon olive oil over the squash halves and rub into the surface. Season lightly with salt and pepper. Flip over so squash is face down on the baking sheet. Bake in oven for 45 minutes.
  • When squash is done, remove from the oven and flip over. With a fork, fluff the squash to form strands. Scoop strands into bowls and spoon the bolognese sauce over the spaghetti squash.
  • Top with fresh basil leaves if desired.