Lentil Bolognese Jump To Recipe This post may contain affiliate links.Please read my disclosure policy.This hearty lentil bolognese recipe is naturally gluten-free and vegan and simmered with the most delicious bold and savory flavors.

On those days when you’re craving a cozy bowl of pasta alla bolognese but prefer to skip the meat, this lentil bolognese is here for you.♡ We end up making some version of this plant-based bolognese most often in our house, especially so that my vegetarian husband and lentil-obsessed toddler can enjoy it.But I’m pretty sure that any meat-eaters in your own house will love it too! The earthy lentils here add a wonderfully hearty texture and earthy flavor to the sauce, plus a generous extra dose of protein, which I love.

And it’s hard to see, but there are a ton of finely-chopped mushrooms hiding in there too, which help to add that classically “meaty” umami flavor to the sauce along with the traditional carrots, onion and celery.I admittedly like to go big on seasonings when it comes to bolognese, with lots of garlic, herbs, crushed red pepper flakes, and a hint of balsamic vinegar added in for lots of savory flavor.And while traditional bolognese is usually finished with dairy milk, you’re welcome to sub in your favorite plain plant-based milk if you would like to make this recipe vegan.

Heads up that this recipe makes a big batch of sauce! So you can either use it to make a big pot of pasta, or save

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