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Whole30 Bolognese Mushroom Sauce -

Whole30 Mushroom Bolognese Sauce

  • Author: Erin Jensen
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 40 minutes
  • Yield: 4-6 servings 1x
  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Stove Top
  • Cuisine: American


This healthy bolognese sauce is Whole30, Dairy-Free, Gluten-Free and Paleo!!  The perfect way to use your fresh summer tomatoes!


  • 3oz pancetta, chopped
  • 1 lb ground pork
  • 1 lb ground beef (80/20 or 85/15)
  • 1 small sweet yellow onion, diced
  • 34 cloves garlic, diced
  • 1 large carrot, diced
  • 1 stalk celery, diced
  • 12 cups small mushrooms, sliced
  • 1/4 cup fresh basil, chopped
  • 1/4 cup fresh oregano, smashed
  • 1 Teaspoon olive oil
  • salt to taste
  • 1 28oz can whole tomatoes
  • 1 3oz can tomato paste
  • 15 oz can tomato sauce (you will only use about half so if you can find a 7-8oz can of sauce that would be perfect – I can never seem to find one)
  • zucchini noodles (as much or as little as you want)
  • ghee or olive oil (using olive oil will make this completely dairy-free)


  1. In dutch oven, add olive oil and garlic.
  2. Stirring constantly, allow garlic to start to cook or until it start to smell,
  3. Add pancetta and let fat render,
  4. Add onion, celery and carrots.
  5. Stir and let onions cook down until almost transparent, about 5-6 minutes.
  6. Add beef and pork and ensure pot is over med/med-high heat.
  7. Stir until meat is fully cooked.
  8. You may pour out some grease, but ensure there is about 1/4 – 1/2 cup left in the pan.
  9. Add whole tomatoes and cut into quarters in the pan.
  10. Add 1/2 the can of tomato sauce and the tomato paste.
  11. Stir.
  12. Add basil and oregano.
  13. Let simmer 10 minutes.
  14. Taste and add additional basil and/or oregano to taste as well as salt.
  15. Add mushrooms and stir.
  16. Let simmer on low at least an additional 10 minutes or longer.
  17. To took the zucchini noodles, take a large skillet and add a drizzle of olive oil or a little scoop of ghee.
  18. Add zucchini noodles and stir on medium heat for 3-5 minutes.
  19. Serve sauce over zucchini noodles.
  20. Garnish with fresh basil or oregano.

Keywords: bolognese, spaghetti