Easy Low carb Bolognese Sauce

I’m sorry folks, this post is not going to be exciting and won’t have nice pictures. But I have to post it nonetheless. Why? It’s because this sauce is a staple in a lot of our recipes.

Many of you probably have your own best Bolognese recipe passed on by grandma. I by no means would want to compete with that. What we have here is something very easy to whip up but does go a long way. It can be used in lasagne, taco, moussaka or as stuffing for veggies like peppers, zucchini,tomatoes etc, as the plain old pasta sauce for your zoodles or even in omelette.  It’s handy to have in your freezer for midweek dinner.

I am not a big meat eater but I do enjoy this keto bolognese though in moderation. We make it keto-friendly by using minimal high carb ingredients. Your kids will love it because there is no vegetable in sight.

Most of the seasonings come from dried herbs and garlic and onion powder and tomato paste. The only fresh herb we use is basil because we have a ton of it in our backyard and only a pinch of it won’t add any real carb.

Thai basil
Fresh picked Thai basil

You will see many variety of food using this sauce in our future post. Meantime, please give this a try and gives us a thumbs up if you like it. Any comment would be greatly appreciated too.

Keto Bolognese Sauce

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 25 minutes

Yield: 2

Serving Size: 125 g.

Calories per serving: 617

Fat per serving: 56.7

Carbs per serving: 2.29

Protein per serving: 23.6

Keto Bolognese Sauce


  1. 250 g mince meat of your choice
  2. 1 tbs olive oil
  3. 1 tbs butter
  4. 2 tbs thicken cream
  5. 20 g bacon, finely chopped
  6. 1/4 tsp garlic powder
  7. 1/2 tsp onion powder
  8. 1/4 tsp oregano
  9. 1/4 tsp thyme
  10. a dash of ground chillies
  11. 2 tbs tomato paste
  12. 1 tsp basil, finely chopped
  13. 15 g. mushrooms, finely chopped
  14. Sea salt and pepper to taste


  • Heat olive oil on a pan over medium heat.
  • Put in the mince and try to break it apart into small bits. Sauté it while putting in seasonings.
  • Add tomato paste and mix through. If the mixture is too dry you can add water or stock to it. ( I would prefer white wine but then it might not be keto-friendly, or is it?)
  • Let the sauce simmer for a few minutes then add butter, cream and chopped basil at the end.


We would normally use turkey mince in our Bolognese but it's not available in Thailand where we are now. The quality of local beef here is quite tough and taste strong. We found that pork is the best to use here.


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