This hearty lentil-bolognese recipe, which is gluten-free and vegan by nature, is simmered in the most delicious and bold flavors.
On those days when you’re craving a cozy bowl of pasta alla bolognese If you prefer not to eat meat, then this lentil bolognese will be perfect for you. ♡
In our home, we make this lentil-obsessed child and my vegetarian husband a version of the bolognese. But I’m pretty sure that any meat-eaters in your own house will love it too!
Earthy lentils add a wonderful texture and earthy taste to the sauce. They also provide a generous amount of extra protein, which is something I really enjoy. And it’s hard to see, but there are a ton of finely-chopped mushrooms hiding in there too, which help to add that classically “meaty” umami flavor to the sauce along with the traditional carrots, onion and celery. When I make bolognese sauce, I add a lot of seasonings, including garlic, crushed pepper flakes, herbs and balsamic. And while traditional bolognese is usually finished with dairy milk, you’re welcome to sub in your favorite plain plant-based milk if you would like to make this…