Veggie Spaghetti Bolognese

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You can’t go wrong with pasta, especially because it tastes great & usually prepared within minutes. The absolute classic dish: Spaghetti Bolognese. But it does not always have to be meat to cook a delicious Bolognese sauce.

In today’s post, I’ll show you a quick & vegan recipe for spaghetti Bolognese. The minced meat is replaced by tofu & seasoned with soy sauce, paprika, onion powder & garlic powder. Have fun cooking!

Cooked/Baked today: Veggie Spaghetti Bolognese
Difficulty: Medium
Preparation Time: 30 minutes
Category: Main Dishes, Recipes without Meat, Pasta & Noodle Recipes, Fast Food, Veggie Recipes
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Veggie Spaghetti Bolognese

Veggie Spaghetti Bolognese

Veggie Spaghetti Bolognese

Veggie Spaghetti Bolognese

Ingredients for 4 servings:

  • 500 grams spaghetti
  • 500 grams sieved tomatoes
  • 200 grams tofu
  • 125 milliliters each of red wine & water
  • 25 milliliters soy sauce
  • 1 small piece celeriac
  • 1 carrot
  • ½ stick leek
  • 1 heaping tablespoon tomato paste
  • A teaspoon each of sweet paprika powder, garlic powder & onion powder
  • A teaspoon each of oregano, thyme & rosemary
  • Oil for frying
  • Salt, sugar & pepper to taste
  • Basil for garnish

Required kitchen gadgets, helper & preparations:

  • Small bowl for tofu mixture
  • Pot or saucepan for sauce
  • Large pot for pasta
  • Colander


…preparations for veggie Bolognese sauce:

Crumble tofu with your hands & put in a bowl. Add 25 milliliters of soy sauce & 1 teaspoon each of garlic powder, onion powder and sweet paprika powder and stir together until everything is well combined. Next, peel 1 piece of celeriac and 1 carrot & dice finely, then quarter ½ stick leek along the length and cut into thin strips.

Preparations for Veggie Bolognese Sauce

Preparations for Veggie Bolognese Sauce

Heat up a large pan adding a good dash oil & sauté tofu crumbles over medium heat for about 2 – 3 minutes until slightly browned, stirring occasionally. Next, add celeriac, carrots & leek & sauté for another 3 – 4 minutes. If that’s done stir in a heaping tablespoon tomato paste & briefly roast.

Then deglaze the vegetables with 125 milliliters red wine & allow the wine to boil down almost completely. Afterwards pour in 500 milliliters sieved tomatoes as well as 125 milliliters water & season the sauce with a teaspoon each of oregano, thyme & rosemary. Give the sauce a good stir & then allow to simmer gently for about 7 – 8 minutes over low heat.

Cooking Veggie Spaghetti Bolognese

Cooking Veggie Spaghetti Bolognese

…für die Spaghetti Bolognese:

Meanwhile, bring to a boil a large pot with salted water & cook spaghetti for 7 – 8 minutes or according to package directions until al dente, then drain over a colander. Finally season the sauce with salt, sugar & pepper to taste & remove from heat.

Spread spaghetti on deep plates & dish up along with a few spoons veggie Bolognese sauce. Finally garnish with a bit fresh basil & serve. Have fun cooking!

Video Tutorial:

Watch the video tutorial to see the recipe and the preparation method precisely (German Audio only, English Subtitles available):


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