Vegetarian Bolognese Sauce is the best sauce for your spaghetti, ever. Packed with our favorite homemade vegetarian meat replacement to mimic a traditional bolognese and spaghetti sauce.
(Gluten-Free, Vegan, Vegetarian, Dairy-Free, Low-Carb, Low-Sugar)
Is a vegetarian bolognese sauce possible? One night I was determined to find a vegetarian meat replacement that was gluten-free and would mimic beef in the best way possible.
After a couple tries and making our vegetarian taco meat recipe, I realized I wasn’t the only one looking for a homemade vegetarian meat replacement recipe. Readers have been raving about this recipe ever since.
What is in our vegetarian bolognese sauce that is indeed makes it meat-free and also vegan?
Yep, 2 simple ingredients and as I said in our Vegetarian Taco Meat post, just hear me out and give it a try. You’ve got to try it out before you knock it.
Tip: If you aren’t the biggest fan of mushrooms (like R) I’d advise you cut the vegetarian meat in half while mixed into the spaghetti sauce. Use the other half to make for tacos later that week.
The mushroom flavor was a little more apparent using the entire batch in the spaghetti sauce as it was a majority of the sauce. So either double the sauce or halve the meat replacement.
As you know, we are about making things easier. I personally love leaving myself only one pan to clean.
Make your meat replacement, set aside and cook down the sauce in the same pan. Hello easy clean-up.
Some ways to make this Vegetarian Bolognese Sauce recipe even easier.
- Ditch the extra spaghetti sauce steps and use store bought.
- Got Fresh Basil? Elevate that sauce by using it! Fresh basil is my jam and brings such amazing flavor.
- Drink red wine. Yep. A splash in the sauce and a glass of wine makes cooking easier. 😉
There are several ways to elevate store bought spaghetti sauce, but those two above will make a simple jar of spaghetti sauce into a 4-star dinner.
Add some homemade garlic bread to make the dinner absolutely complete.
Even your mushroom haters will like this! I have a mushroom hater in my family. Don’t knock this Vegetarian Bolognese Sauce until you try it. Let me know what you think!