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Vegetarian Spaghetti Bolognese

Vegetarian Spaghetti Bolognese
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  • Serves: 6

This Vegetarian Spaghetti Bolognese Recipe is quick and easy to make. It creates a bolognese sauce that’s bursting with Italian flavour and is done before you know it!


  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 onion
  • 400g vegetarian mince
  • 100 ml red wine (optional)
  • 3 or 4 garlic cloves
  • 2 celery stalks
  • 1 red pepper
  • 1 or 2 carrots
  • 1 tbsp dried oregano
  • 2 x 400g tin tomatoes
  • 1 tbsp tomato purée
  • 400ml veggie stock
  • Salt and pepper
  • 400g dried spaghetti or pasta
  • 2 tbsp chopped fresh parsley
  • Grated parmesan cheese, to serve


Stage 1

To make this Vegetarian Spaghetti Bolognese recipe, start by dicing the onion, finely chopping the celery, red pepper & garlic. Peel & grate the carrots.

Stage 2

Heat the olive oil in a large saucepan over a medium heat. Add the onion and fry for 2 to 3 minutes, stirring occasionally, then add the mince and fry for another 5 minutes until the mince is browned and the onions softened.

A pack of Vegetarian mince.
The Vegetarian mince I used. You can use cooked green lentils as a substitute if you don’t like veggie meat, or real mince if you don’t want to keep the meal Vegetarian.

Pour in the wine (if using) and leave for around 2 minutes to bubble and cook away.

Add the garlic, red pepper, celery and grated carrot, then cook for 5 minutes.

Add the oregano, the tinned tomatoes, vegetable stock, tomato purée and freshly ground black pepper. Stir well and bring to the boil, then reduce the heat to simmer for 15-25 minutes, or until the sauce has thickened.

Stage 3

Place the wholemeal spaghetti or pasta in a deep saucepan full of salted boiling water and cook according to packet instructions, then drain.

Stage 4

To serve, divide the cooked spaghetti between four dishes, spoon equal portions of Bolognese sauce over each and sprinkle with parsley and the grated parmesan.

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Serve this easy Spaghetti Bolognese meal with a warmed loaf of Garlic Bread for the perfect Italian meal. Guaranteed to go down well!