Bolognese Sauce

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Bolognese Sauce

Jill Dalton
Bolognese is not your average pasta sauce. It is a flavorful, vegetable packed sauce that is traditionally served over wide pasta noodles and is a hearty meal in itself.
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Servings 6 people
Calories 257 kcal



  • Sauté onions for 5 minutes using a little bit of water to keep the onions from sticking.
  • Add the garlic and mushrooms and cook until the mushrooms have released all of their water and the mushrooms are almost dry.
  • Add the carrots, celery, tomato paste and white wine and cook for 5 minutes.
  • Add remaining ingredients and cook for at least 30 minutes on medium low heat.
  • Remove bay leaves.
  • If you want to add just a hint of creaminess, then add the blended oat and water mixture to the sauce.
  • Serve over a wide noodle pasta like linguini or fettuccini.


Calories: 257kcalCarbohydrates: 49gProtein: 9gFat: 1gSaturated Fat: 0.2gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.4gMonounsaturated Fat: 0.1gSodium: 425mgPotassium: 405mgFiber: 4gSugar: 8gVitamin A: 4103IUVitamin C: 9mgCalcium: 76mgIron: 2mg

10 thoughts on “Bolognese Sauce”


    Most other vegan Bolognese recipes consist mainly of tomato sauce with lentils. This recipe is so much more interesting and creative! Love all the veggies. 🙂

  2. Made this tonight and the entire family loved it! Of course pasta with anything is good, right? Just a note for others, dice the carrot really small unless you want some crunch. Mine were a little course, and even cooking the sauce for 1 hour left a little crunch…we thought it was great and my daughter wanted the recipe. Thanks Jill for another winner!

  3. I made this tonight and it was delicious! Everything about it was spot on . . . even the crunch of the celery and carrots. I am gluten free and found a new pasta which worked perfectly with it. The brand is Liviva Fettuccine noodles and the ingredients are organic soybeans and water. Held up wonderfully while cooking and was delicious with this Bolognese sauce! Thanks for this recipe! 🙂


    I would really like to recommend this absolutely delicious sauce! It is packed with flavour and really satisfies the taste buds. My 13 and 9yr old gobbled it up as did my husband! On the weekly list it shall go! Bravo to Jill who so carefully and cleverly crafts these truly wholesome and delicious recipes!

  5. I’ve now made this twice – both times for omnivores. Both times it was a hit and I will be making it again soon I’m sure! The first time I used veggie broth and no wine or oats, served over linguine noodles. The second time I used both the wine and oats, served over penne noodles. Both were great but next time I think I’ll skip the wine and oats and serve over penne. Definitely recommend chopping the carrots finely. This took a little bit of time, so next time I might try grating them or chopping them finely with help from my food processor.

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