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Vegan bolognese

Vegan Spaghetti Bolognese

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  • Author: Caroline Phelps
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 40 minutes
  • Total Time: 50 minutes
  • Yield: 6 people 1x
  • Category: Vegan
  • Method: Simmering
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Diet: Vegan


Grandma’s slow simmered red sauce flavor in under an hour. 100% meat-free spaghetti Bolognese. Hearty, rich Italian comfort food.


Units Scale
  • 16 ounces dried thin spaghetti or regular spaghetti
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • 1 medium carrot, finely chopped
  • 1 green bell pepper, cored, seeded and finely chopped
  • 10 ounces button mushrooms, finely chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 28 ounces can diced tomatoes
  • 1/2 cup vegetable broth


  1. In a large pot over medium high heat, add olive oil, garlic and onions and cook for 2-3 minutes, until onions are translucent.
  2. Add carrots, green bell peppers and mushrooms, stir and cook for 5 minutes.
  3. Add thyme, oregano, tomatoes and vegetable broth and bring to a boil. Lower heat, cover and simmer for 30 minutes.
  4. Put 2 1/2 cups of the vegan bolognese sauce into a blender and pulse a few times – do not over blend – until the texture looks like ground meat. Return to the pot and stir. Serve with pasta.
  5. For the pasta: fill a large pot with water and salt (approximately 1 tablespoon salt, or 1.5 tablespoon kosher salt, per quart). Bring to a boil.
  6. Cook pasta according to directions on the package (about 6-7 minutes for thin spaghetti). Drain – do not rinse – and set aside.


Save any leftover sauce – separate from the cooked pasta – in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 4 days.


  • Serving Size: 1 serving
  • Calories: 359
  • Sugar: 5.8g
  • Sodium: 119.6mg
  • Fat: 6.1g
  • Saturated Fat: 0.9g
  • Unsaturated Fat: 1.1g
  • Trans Fat: 0g
  • Carbohydrates: 64.5g
  • Fiber: 4.1g
  • Protein: 12.2g
  • Cholesterol: 0mg
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