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vegan spaghetti bolognese

Vegan and gluten-free spaghetti bolognese

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes
Servings: 4
Author: Steina


  • 1/2 cup Brown lentils
  • 1/2 cup Red lentils
  • 1 Large onion
  • 2 Garlic cloves
  • 2 Cans of chopped tinned tomatoes
  • 400 g Tomato passata
  • Handful of cherry tomatoes
  • 1 tbsp Soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp Vegan bouillon powder
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 1/2 tsp Black pepper
  • 1 tsp Paprika
  • 2 tsp Mixed italian herbs
  • 1 tsp Granulated onion
  • 1/4 tsp Chili
  • 1/4 tsp Cumin powder
  • Oil for sautéing
  • Handful of basil
  • Vegan parmesan cheese


  • Gather all your ingredients. I always find it easier to prepare all of my ingredients before I start cooking. That way I don't find myself running around in the kitchen looking for the next ingredient while I cook.
    Spagetti lentilnese ingredients
  • Boil the brown lentils for about 40 minutes in a pot. Season the water with 1/2 of the vegan bouillon powder.
    Spagetti lentilnese boiling lentils
  • Sauté the onion and the garlic until golden.
    Spagetti lentilnese sauté onions
  • Add all of the spices and the lentils and sauté for a few minutes.
    Spagetti lentilnese add spice and red lentils
  • Add all the tomato products to the mix as well as the fresh cherry tomatoes. Allow simmering for about 20-30 minutes.
    Spagetti lentilnese add tomatos
  • When the brown lentils have cooked add them to the pot along with the soy sauce. This is also a good time to adjust the taste. If you want to add any additional spices or perhaps add a little more salt. I've been trying to reduce salt in my diet so I buy, for example, reduced salt bouillon powder and reduced salt soy sauce.
    Spagetti lentilnese add brown lentils and soy sauce
  • Boil the spaghetti according to the direction on the pack. For this bolognese, I used Barilla gluten-free spaghetti and I have to say I will definitely be buying that one again. It tastes great and the texture is very close to real flour spaghetti.
    Spagetti lentilnese
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