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Vegan Lentil Bolognese Sauce (Traditional Italian Recipe)

Are you looking for a recipe to make an absolutely delicious lentil bolognese? Then you're in the right place! This lentil bolognese is super simple to make, requires only 9 ingredients, and is healthy and delicious!
Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time1 hr
Total Time1 hr 30 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: bolognese, lentil
Servings: 6
Author: Carlo Cao


  • 1 red onion finely chopped
  • 1 celery stick finely chopped
  • 1 small carrot finaley chopped
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tbsp tomato paste
  • 250 g red lentils
  • 200 ml red wine
  • 800 g canned peeled tomatoes
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 200 ml soy milk optional


  • Heat oil over medium to high heat.
  • Stir in onion, carrot and celery and brown for 7-8 minutes. Sir constantly.
  • Add in tomato paste and cook for another 2 minutes.
  • Add in lentils and sautè for 2 ore minutes on high heat.
  • Pour in wine and simmer until completely evaporated.
  • Pour in canned tomatoes and using a spatula break them up in chunks.
  • Adjust salt and pepper and mix until combined.
  • Simmer on low heat, with the lid on, for about 1 hour. Stir every now and then and add a dash of water if needed.
  • Once cooked, pour in soy milk and stir. The Bolognese is ready once the lentils are tender and the sauce is thick and creamy.