Remember how I promised another “flipped” recipe? In this Veggie-Packed Bolognese, there is still beef in the sauce. But instead of there being more meat than sauce sitting atop a mountain of pasta, there’s a little beef, lots of veggies and spices and “boodles” (butternut squash noodles).
It is absolutely insane how “meaty” the bolognese tastes with only 6 ounces of meat in the entire recipe. In addition to the beef, there is onion, mushrooms, carrots, celery – the two types of mushrooms add an intense flavor that mimics that of beef. Other components of the sauce: tomato sauce, tomato paste, crushed red pepper, oregano, and walnuts. Yes, walnuts. They provide a little nuttiness and lots of texture.
The recipe originally calls for a combo of “real” noodles and “boodles.” We decided to use only “boodles” made with my new spiralizer and they were awesome. So fun! I think kids would get a kick out of creating noodles from a variety of veggies.
And you can’t have bolognese without cheese! Freshly shaved parmesan finishes this meaty and delicious veggie-packed bolognese.
Do you have a spiralizer? I’m most looking forward to trying it out with cucumbers and sweet potatoes (hello, sweet potato fries)!