Vegan Bolognese

Recipe by Kozmic Blues
READY IN: 30mins




  • In a large dutch oven, heat the olive oil over medium heat.
  • Add the chopped onions and carrots and saute for about 5 minutes, until they begin to soften.
  • Add a pinch of salt and pepper to taste. Don't add too much as you will be adding soy sauce later for color.
  • Then add dry italian seasonings and crushed red pepper, if using. Mix well and add a bit more olive oil if pan looks dry.
  • Add minced garlic and stir until fragrant.
  • Next add the dry TVP, and stir to coat evenly with onion, carrot and spice mixture.
  • Then add the soy sauce, which will give the TVP great flavor, and a bit darker color.
  • Pan will be dry, so quickly add the cup of vegetable broth to rehydrate the tvp.
  • Stir to coat all the tvp well, scraping the sides of the pan if needed.
  • Let simmer for a minute or two.
  • Next add your can of tomato paste, mix well and cook for a minute or two before adding the large can of crushed tomatoes.
  • As sauce begins to bubble, be sure to stir in the tomato paste into the crushed tomatoes.
  • Reduce heat to low, and simmer while you cook pasta.
  • Cook whole wheat pasta in a large pot f boiling salted water for 7-9 minutes, or until al dente.
  • Drain pasta and place in large serving bowl.
  • Top with bolognese sauce, chopped fresh basil or parsley and serve.