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Bowl of Vegan Bolognese with Lentils and Walnuts

Vegan Bolognese with Lentils and Walnuts

  • Author: thehungrywaitress
  • Total Time: 1 hour
  • Yield: 4 1x


Bolognese sauce is a favorite in our house. I thought I would try to make meatless version, and this recipe is one of my new favorites.


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 cup onions, chopped fine
  • 1 cup celery, chopped fine
  • 1 cup carrots, chopped fine
  • 1 tablespoon garlic, chopped fine
  • 2 cups mushrooms, chopped fine
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes, optional
  • 1 cup walnuts, chopped fine
  • 1/4 cup tomato paste
  • 1/2 cup red wine
  • 3 cups vegetable stock or broth
  • 1/4 cup lentils
  • 1 lb pasta, cooked


  1. Heat up the olive oil in a medium skillet over medium high heat.
  2. Toss in the onion, celery, carrots, garlic, mushrooms, salt, pepper, Italian season, and red pepper flake, and cook down for around 4-5 minutes.
  3. Stir in the tomato paste and walnuts and cook another 2-3 minutes.
  4. Pour in the wine and cook another 2-3 minutes until it's reduced by half.
  5. Add the vegetable stock and lentils, and give everything a good stir.
  6. Simmer the sauce for 20-30 minutes stirring occasionally.
  7. Serve over hot pasta!
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 45 minutes

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