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Vegan Mushroom Bolognese

Vegan Mushroom Bolognese

This vegan and gluten-free Mushroom Bolognese is easy and quick to make. I've used gluten-free red lentil pasta. Top it with cashew parmesan, oregano, and basil and you'll be in pasta heaven!
Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian, Vegan
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 2 people
Calories 634kcal
Author Bianca Haun | Elephantastic Vegan


  • 1/2 teaspoon canola oil
  • 1 small red onion - chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves - minced
  • 2 carrots
  • 9 white mushrooms
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1 cup tomato purée / passata
  • 2 cups gluten-free pasta (I've used red lentil penne)



  • Boil the pasta according to the instructions until soft. Then drain (to remove excess starch - I only do this with gluten-free pasta) and strain the pasta. Set it aside.
  • In a large pan, add the canola oil and bring it to high heat. Add the chopped red onion and minced garlic cloves and let them cook until the onions are soft. 
  • Wash the carrots and mushrooms. Add them to a food processor and pulse until fine. Add the mushroom-carrot-mixture to the pan. Let it cook until softened and browned. Add the salt, dried oregano, and dried basil.
  • Reduce the heat and add the tomato passata. At this point, you can add more salt, oregano, and basil to taste.
  • Add the pasta to the sauce and stir to combine. Place it into bowls and top with cashew parmesan, fresh oregano, and basil.


Calories: 634kcal | Carbohydrates: 131g | Protein: 22g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 1396mg | Potassium: 2112mg | Fiber: 12g | Sugar: 22g | Vitamin A: 21720IU | Vitamin C: 40.6mg | Calcium: 126mg | Iron: 8.3mg