Vegetarian Lentil Bolognese

Vegetarian Lentil Bolognese

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The Dish 

Bolognese is a meaty, ragu-like pasta sauce named after it’s founding city of Bologna, Italy. This plant-based bolognese recipe is made using meat-mimicking lentils, simmered with carrots, onions, garlic, broth, and diced tomatoes. Combining the lentils with the whole wheat noodles boosts this recipe’s protein percentages, creating a plant-based, complete protein. Lentils are mostly mild in flavor, especially the brown or green varieties, with a nice chew. They soak up and absorb flavors very well, making them a valuable asset to meatless or plant based dishes and recipes. Feel free to serve this recipe with your favorite side salad or steamed veggie side dish for a well rounded meal.

Hacking this Recipe 

Feel free to make the bolognese sauce a day or two in advance, refrigerating and reheating when ready to enjoy. The fettuccine in this recipe can be cooked ahead of time or cooked while the lentils are cooking, following the cooking instructions on the package. 

Vegan Modifications

Substitute the parmesan in this recipe with your favorite vegan alternative. 


Preparation Instructions