Extra hearty and totally veggie, this recipe is full of healthy ingredients. This meat-free Bolognese sauce is perfect over a bowl of pasta and topped with a handful of grated cheese, jacket potatoes or as a filling for stuffed vegetables.
Within the pasta kingdom, few dishes deserve the title of “comfort food” more than pasta bolognese. The hearty, slow-simmering sauce transforms a bowl of noodles into a complete meal instantly, without any fuss or multiple pots. Of course, bolognese sauce is traditionally made with beef, veal, or pork, which is part of what accounts for its heartiness. To create a vegan/vegetarian version of this dish — or a Meatless Monday edition — one need look no further than the humble lentil.
Lentils are one of my favorite plant-based proteins. They’re cheap, they’re filling, they’re ridiculously healthy, and best of all, they’re versatile. They can be easily substituted for meat in all kinds of recipes, from soups and stews toSloppy Joes.