This Vegetarian Bolognese is full of hearty chunky vegetables that give the sauce a comforting flavor and texture.
Bolognese is typically a hearty and chunky sauce that is filled with meat. It is full of flavor and originates from Italy. Today we are putting our spin on classic Bolognese.
This Vegetarian Bolognese is full of hearty chunky vegetables that give the sauce a comforting flavor and texture. Even your meat loving friends will love this Bolognese.
Ingredients Vegetarian Bolognese
This dish is easy to make and presents a stunning main dish for your dinner table. Whether you showcase the Vegetarian Bolognese on top of your pasta or mix it in, this recipe is a show stopper.
Simple ingredients, coming together for BIG taste!
- Vegetables: For this veggie bolognese sauce, we used a combination of onion, celery, carrot, mushrooms, and a red bell pepper
- Spices: I used Italian seasoning here to flavor this sauce
- Diced tomato: Keep it easy with a jar of diced tomatoes
How Do You Make Vegetarian Bolognese?
In a deep pot over medium heat, warm half of the oil. When the oil is hot add in the onion, carrot, celery, mushrooms and peppers.
The pot will look full but the mushrooms will cook down. Saute until all veggies al dente (have a little tiny bit of crunch left) . Add additional oil as needed.
Add in Italian seasoning, stir to combine.
Add diced tomato and water, bring to a boil and then simmer for 20 minutes.
Prepare your pasta. Divide onto four plates. Gently pour warm sauce over the noodles. Top with parsley.
Make it meaty (but still meatless!)
The mushrooms in this Vegetarian Bolognese give it an earthy taste with a chunky and chewy texture.
While the mushrooms are in no way considered meat, they do give the dish the meaty texture and fullness of traditional Bolognese.
Vegetarian Bolognese - a twist on classic Bolognese
- ¼ c oil
- 1 c finely diced white onion
- 1 c finely diced carrot
- 1 c finely diced celery
- 5 c finely diced button mushrooms
- 1 red bell pepper finely diced
- 2 T Italian seasoning dried spice
- 32 oz jarred diced tomato
- 2 c water
- One box of Edamame & Mung Bean Fettuccini
- Parsley for garnish
- In a deep pot over medium heat, warm half of the oil. When the oil is hot add in the onion, carrot, celery, mushrooms and peppers.
- The pot will look full but the mushrooms will cook down. Saute until all veggies al dente (have a little tiny bit of crunch left) . Add additional oil as needed.
- Add in Italian seasoning, stir to combine.
- Add diced tomato and water, bring to a boil and then simmer for 20 minutes.
- Prepare your Edamame & Mung Bean Fettuccini. Divide onto four plates. Gently pour warm sauce over the noodles. Top with parsley.
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Let's talk! Have you ever made Bolognese with or without meat? Did you add in any other ingredients? We'd love to hear your spin on this dish!
I've never had bolognese before. In fact, I had no idea what it was until this post! ha! Looks delicious!
Thanks Shannon! It is very tasty!
Lots of color and nutrition in this dish! I bet no one misses the meat!
So much color and flavor! Agreed!
How creative! This is a wonderful twist to classic bolognese. Looks so yummy.
Such a fun twist!
What a delicious idea! I've never eaten real bolognese because of the beef, but I'd love to eat this!!
Thanks Sarah, I hope that you give it a try!
Wow, have never heard of that kind of pasta before. I'm so intrigued and can't wait to try!
It is amazing and worth a try! We LOVE it!
I would not miss the meat at all in this recipe! It's hearty and looks so yummy! Delicious!
Thank you! It is a delicious dish for sure!
GORGEOUS colors! I love pasta but always struggle with how to serve/eat it...thanks for the idea!
You are so welcome!
I I am a vegetarian n love to learn about non-gluten recipe
Definitely your vegetarian bolognese is awesomeness! This is a great recipe Cindy, as you know I made it a short while ago and it was lovely, in fact have made it again since. Thanks for sharing!
Your recipe of 'vegetarian-bolognese' looks very healthy and delicious. I love it thank you for sharing it.
You are very welcome!