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Lentil bolognese

Lentil Bolognese

  • Author: Alison Andrews
  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Cook Time: 45 mins
  • Total Time: 1 hour
  • Yield: 4-6


This vegan lentil bolognese is the best ever! It’s hearty and veggie packed and satisfying. Vegans and non-vegans alike will love this comfort food classic!


  • 2 Tbsp Olive Oil
  • 1 Tbsp Crushed Garlic
  • 1 Medium Onion (Finely Chopped)
  • 1/2 tsp Dried Basil
  • 1/2 tsp Dried Oregano
  • 1/2 tsp Dried Rosemary
  • 2 Large Carrots (Finely Chopped)
  • 2 Stalks Celery (Finely Chopped)
  • 1 Red Bell Pepper (Finely Chopped)
  • 1/2 cup (130g) Tomato Paste
  • 1 Tbsp White Miso Paste*
  • 1 cup (200g) Dried Brown Lentils
  • 3 cups (720ml) Vegetable Stock
  • 1 14oz (400g) Can Chopped Tomato
  • 1 Tbsp Coconut Sugar*

For Serving (Optional):

  • 8oz (220g) Dried Spaghetti (cook according to package instructions)
  • Vegan Parmesan Cheese (Grated)
  • Fresh Parsley


  1. Add the olive oil to a pot along with the crushed garlic, finely chopped onion, dried basil, dried oregano and dried rosemary and sauté until the onions are softened.
  2. Add in the finely chopped carrot, celery and red bell pepper along with the tomato paste, white miso paste and dried brown lentils.
  3. Add the vegetable stock and canned chopped tomato and bring to a simmer. Let it simmer until the lentils are soft but firm (about 35 minutes).
  4. Add the coconut sugar and stir in.
  5. Serve with spaghetti and top with a little grated vegan parmesan and some fresh parsley.


*You can actually use any color miso paste for this bolognese but we used white miso paste.

*The coconut sugar is just for flavor balance. You can also use brown sugar.

*Nutritional information is for the bolognese only and does not include spaghetti or vegan parmesan.

  • Category: Entree, Savory, Gluten-Free
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: Vegan


  • Serving Size: 1 Serve (of 4)
  • Calories: 370
  • Sugar: 16g
  • Sodium: 980mg
  • Fat: 8.3g
  • Saturated Fat: 1.2g
  • Carbohydrates: 60.1g
  • Fiber: 11.4g
  • Protein: 16.7g

Keywords: lentil bolognese, vegan lentil bolognese