Vegan Bolognese

Vegan Bolognese

Are you craving a hearty and flavorful pasta dish but want to keep it vegan? Look no further! This Vegan Bolognese recipe is a plant-based twist on the classic Italian favorite. Packed with vegetables and protein-rich lentils, this dish will satisfy your cravings and leave you feeling satisfied. Whether you're a vegan or just looking to try something new, this recipe is sure to impress!

Prep Time Cook Time Total Time Servings
15 mins 45 mins 1 hr 4 servings


  • 2 tablespoons olive oil (30 ml)
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 2 carrots, diced
  • 2 celery stalks, diced
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 red bell pepper, diced
  • 1 zucchini, diced
  • 1 cup cooked lentils (200 g)
  • 1 can crushed tomatoes (400 g)
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste (30 g)
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 8 oz spaghetti (225 g), cooked according to package instructions
  • Fresh basil leaves, for garnish

Cooking Instructions

  1. In a large skillet, heat the olive oil over medium heat. Add the diced onion, carrots, and celery. Sauté for 5 minutes until the vegetables start to soften.

  2. Add the minced garlic, red bell pepper, and zucchini to the skillet. Cook for an additional 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.

  3. Stir in the cooked lentils, crushed tomatoes, tomato paste, dried basil, dried oregano, salt, and pepper. Reduce the heat to low and simmer for 30 minutes, allowing the flavors to meld together.

  4. While the sauce simmers, cook the spaghetti according to the package instructions. Drain and set aside.

  5. Serve the Vegan Bolognese sauce over the cooked spaghetti. Garnish with fresh basil leaves for an extra pop of flavor.

Serving Suggestions

This Vegan Bolognese is perfect for a cozy weeknight dinner or a gathering with friends. Serve it with a side of garlic bread and a fresh salad for a complete and satisfying meal. It's also a great dish to make ahead of time as the flavors develop even more when reheated. Enjoy this plant-based twist on a classic Italian favorite!

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