Who doesn’t crave Pasta? Everybody on the planet loves it! There is no denying that classic pasta recipes never get old and are honestly true happiness served on a plate. It is equally loved by people of all ages. One such hearty and rich Italian Sauce Pasta is Bolognese Spaghetti. This is traditionally made with beef, a blend of vegetables known as ‘soffrito,’ herbs, and a splash of milk. You can easily mix and match the ingredients to customize the Recipe.  

Cannot have meat? Don’t worry; we’ve got a savory Vegetarian Bolognese Sauce Recipe for you that also happens to be Vegan! It is heavenly, very tasty, and even more healthy. Use finely chopped mushrooms, tofu, lentils, and ground walnuts to replace the meat. Trust me; your Sauce will still have the meaty texture and flavor with extra protein and fiber. 

About Vegan Spaghetti Bolognese Recipe

This is an extremely simple and plant-based ingredients recipe, which is very fulfilling. You can easily beat the restaurant Vegan Bolognese with Mushrooms and Walnuts that can be cooked in 30 minutes. All it asks is patience to develop rich flavors that hit the right spot with every bite you take. Our Vegan Bolognese Recipe is absolutely delicious, easy, and comforting. I am sure your kids, family, and friends will fall in love all over again. Here is a guide to your meaty Sauce (without using any meat) with a step-by-step picture.

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Ingredients required for making vegan spaghetti bolognese recipe:

  • 8 ounces of Extra Firm Tofu (226g) 
  • 1 cup Finely Chopped Walnuts (100g) 
  • 5 cups Cremini Mushrooms (480g)
  • 1 1/2 cups Cooked Brown Lentils
  • 1 Chopped Medium Onion White (Yellow or Brown)
  • 1 tbsp Olive Oil
  • 1 tbsp Crushed Garlic
  • 1 tbsp Dried Basil
  • 1 tbsp Oregano
  • 1/2 tsp Cayenne Pepper
  • 1 tbsp Dark Soy Sauce
  • 1/2 cup Tomato Paste (130g)
  • 14 ounces of Canned Crushed Tomato (400ml) 
  • 1 tbsp Coconut Sugar
  • Salt and Pepper

Stepwise Instructions with images on how to make the vegan spaghetti bolognese recipe:

process walnuts and mushrooms

STEP 1: First, mash your tofu using a fork and process walnuts and mushrooms separately in a food processor. Then, put it all in a mixing bowl.

Add cooked lentils

STEP 2: Add cooked lentils to the bowl and mix it well together with tofu, walnuts, and mushrooms.

add some olive oil

STEP 3: Take a frying pan, add some olive oil, and sauté chopped onions.

add the tofu

STEP 4: Now, add the tofu, Walnut, mushroom, and lentil mixture along with oregano, garlic, basil, cayenne pepper, and dark soya sauce to the pan. Please give it a good stir and let it cook for some minutes, so it’s not too moist.

add tomato paste

 

STEP 5: Next, add tomato paste and crushed tomatoes and keep frying until it reaches the desired consistency.

add coconut sugar

 

STEP 6: To this, add coconut sugar and sprinkle salt and pepper as per your taste.  

Vegan Bolognsese Recipe

 

Your Vegan Bolognese Sauce is not ready! Serve it over Spaghetti with some fresh basil and vegan parmesan cheese on the top.

What Vegetables go in Spaghetti Bolognese?

My Recipe is pretty simple, but you can add any combination of vegetables you want to make it more nutritious. The Vegan Bolognese Spaghetti is relatively easy to customize. Just chop whatever you find in your fridge and add them to the Recipe. Below are the best veggies for Bolognese:

  •  Mushrooms
  • Carrots
  • Spinach
  • Bell Peppers
  • Zucchini
  • Broccoli
  • Kale
  • Asparagus
  • Tomatoes
  • Corn
  • Green Beans
  • Celery

How to Make the Best Tofu Mushroom Bolognese? 

Now that you know how to make Vegetarian Bolognese Sauce at home, here are a few Spaghetti Bolognese Tips for you. 

  •  Be patient and give your Sauce enough time to simmer. Cooking the Sauce for longer on a low flame brings better flavors.
  • Make sure the lentils are cooked beforehand (if not canned), and you can also use red or green lentils.
  • To balance the tartness or if you prefer a sweeter sauce, add a little coconut sugar or brown sugar.
  • Nutritional Yeast helps in deepening the flavor and thickening the Sauce.
  • Want an extra rich Bolognese Sauce? Add full-fat coconut milk or vegan butter when the Sauce is almost ready.
  • If you can’t find Portobellini Mushrooms, use white button mushrooms instead.
  • Add a little white or red wine to enhance the flavors of your pasta sauce; use a vegan-friendly bottle.

Which Pasta is Best for Bolognese?

Thick Sauces like Bolognese goes well with wide and thick kinds of Pasta as they have more surface area to stick to them. So, Rigatoni, Pappardelle, Fettuccini and even Bucatini are all great choices! Although, most people prefer Bolognese Sauce with Spaghetti or Linguini. A more traditional way to taste this Sauce is in Lasagna. 

How to make Gluten-Free Spaghetti Bolognese?

If you want to cook Gluten-Free Bolognese Sauce, simply use a gluten-free soy sauce (or tamari) and enjoy it with gluten-free Spaghetti.

How Long does Bolognese Last in the Fridge?

Your leftover Bolognese Sauce can last for at least 4-5 days when stored in an airtight container in the fridge. Also, you can freeze Bolognese Sauce for up to 3 months.

Why try the Recipe?

You will find different Bolognese Sauce Recipes on the internet today. This Italian Sauce, traditionally known as Ragù, is loved by everyone. There’s a reason why it is the world’s most popular pasta sauce, and people order it all the time at restaurants. Our Lentil and Tofu Bolognese Recipe is not at all time-consuming, and what’s better than a homemade Vegan Bolognese Sauce? It is definitely worth a try!  

The Vegetable Spaghetti Bolognese has an excellent nutrient profile. We all know Walnut is a great nut high in antioxidants and heart-healthy fats. Let’s learn more about the other two primary ingredients.

It is a very rich, mouth-watering, and delicious pasta sauce. Serve it hot on top of Spaghetti or your favorite Pasta with grated cheese. For a savory taste, make sure to sprinkle some seasoning such as fresh basil, oregano, rosemary, or parsley. You can have it for breakfast, lunch, vegan dinner, or literally, anytime you want. Some people even like it with salad or garlic bread on the side. Try the absolute Best Bolognese Recipe today! Follow “SpicYum” for more delicious and healthy vegan recipes.

Mushroom Benefits:

  •  It is a good source of Vitamin D that strengthens your bones and immune system.
  • They contain potassium, lowering sodium’s negative impact and helping reduce your blood pressure.
  • Mushrooms are also rich in fiber, protein, antioxidants, zinc, and other essential vitamins and minerals, preventing several diseases and benefiting your heart health.

 Health Benefits of Tofu:

  •  This soya-derived dairy food is a fantastic plant protein source, with all nine amino acids necessary for repair, growth, and immunity.
  • It is packed with powerful antioxidants and fiber that lower the risk of heart diseases and reduce cholesterol levels.
  • Tofu is good for brain health and prevents memory loss.
Vegan Bolognsese Recipe

The Best Vegan Bolognese Recipe

super yummy, high-protein, and ridiculously satisfying Vegan Spaghetti Bolognese recipe!
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Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 35 mins
Course Appetizer, Snacks, vegan
Cuisine Italian
Servings 6 people
Calories 83 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 8 ounces of Extra Firm Tofu (226g) 
  • 1 cup Finely Chopped Walnuts (100g) 
  • 5 cup Cremini Mushrooms (480g)
  • 1 1/2 cups Cooked Brown Lentils
  • 1 Chopped Medium Onion White (Yellow or Brown)
  • 1 tbsp Olive Oil
  • 1 tbsp Crushed Garlic
  • 1 tbsp Dried Basil
  • 1 tbsp Oregano
  • 1/2 t tbsp Cayenne Pepper
  • 1 tbsp Dark Soy Sauce
  • 1/2 cup Tomato Paste (130g)
  • 14 ounces Canned Crushed Tomato (400ml) 
  • 1 tbsp  Coconut Sugar
  • Salt and Pepper 

Optional Ingredients (Serving):

  • Spaghetti
  • Vegan Parmesan Cheese
  • Fresh Basil

Instructions
 

  • First, mash your tofu using a fork and process walnuts and mushrooms separately in a food processor. Then, put it all in a mixing bowl.
  • Add cooked lentils to the bowl and mix it well together with tofu, walnuts, and mushrooms.
  • Take a frying pan, add some olive oil, and sauté chopped onions.
  • Now, add the tofu, Walnut, mushroom, and lentil mixture along with oregano, garlic, basil, cayenne pepper, and dark soya sauce to the pan. Please give it a good stir and let it cook for some minutes, so it's not too moist.
  • Next, add tomato paste and crushed tomatoes and keep frying until it reaches the desired consistency.
  • To this, add coconut sugar and sprinkle salt and pepper as per your taste.
  • Your Vegan Bolognese Sauce is not ready! Serve it over Spaghetti with some fresh basil and vegan parmesan cheese on the top.

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Nutrition

Calories: 83kcalCarbohydrates: 11gProtein: 5gFat: 3gSaturated Fat: 0.4gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.4gMonounsaturated Fat: 2gSodium: 2mgPotassium: 219mgFiber: 5gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 196IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 38mgIron: 3mg
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