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Beef Bolognaise with Parmesan Recipe

Atkins Beef Bolognaise with Parmesan
Net Atkins Count ™
Prep Time: 10 Minutes
Cook Time: 25 Minutes
Phase: Phase 1
Difficulty: Moderate
* Any adjustments made to the serving values will only update the ingredients of that recipe and not change the directions.









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  • 1 small Onions
  • 1 tsp Garlic
  • 1 tbsp Light Olive Oil
  • 24 ounce Ground Beef (85% Lean / 15% Fat)
  • 16 oz Tomato Sauce (Canned)
  • 1/2 tsp, leaves Basil (Dried)
  • 1/2 tsp, leaves Oregano
  • 1/4 tsp Marjoram (Dried)
  • 1/4 cup Heavy Cream
  • 1 medium Zucchini
  • 2 stalk, medium (7-1/2" - 8" long) Celery
  • 2 cup flowerets Broccoli Flower Clusters
  • 6 tbsp Parmesan Cheese (Grated)


  1. Sauté the chopped white onion and minced garlic in olive oil over medium heat in a heavy sauce pan for 1-2 minutes until fragrant.  Add the beef and cook an additional 5-10 minutes until meat is lightly browned.  Drain off excess fat.
  2. Add the tomato sauce, basil, oregano, and marjoram.  Allow to simmer for 15 minutes then add cream.  Stir to incorporate and heat through an additional 2 minutes. 
  3. Dice the zucchini, celery and broccoli.  Add to the sauce and cook an additional 5 minutes until softened.  
  4. Serve immediately with 1 tablespoon freshly grated Parmesan cheese per serving and an optional side salad with low-carb dressing.  This recipe makes terrific leftovers and may be frozen for up to one month.

Cooking Tip

The difference between marinara sauce and bolognaise is the addition of meat.

How we calculate the Net Atkins Count™

In the Atkins Nutritional Approach®, the Net Atkins Count™ is calculated by subtracting the number of grams of fiber and polyols (such as glycerin and sugar alcohols) from the total grams of carbohydrates in whole foods. This reflects the idea that fiber and polyols minimally impacts blood sugar levels at the doses present in the products.