Mushroom Bolognese

Are you looking for a hearty and flavorful vegetarian alternative to traditional Bolognese sauce? Look no further than this Mushroom Bolognese recipe! Bursting with umami-rich mushrooms, aromatic herbs, and savory tomato sauce, this dish is sure to satisfy even the most discerning pasta lover. In this blog post, we will explore the origins of Bolognese sauce, discuss the key ingredients in our vegetarian version, and provide step-by-step instructions for creating this delicious and nutritious meal. So grab your apron and get ready to cook up a storm with this Mushroom Bolognese recipe!


  • 1 lb mushrooms, finely chopped
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 2 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 1 carrot, grated
  • 1 celery stalk, diced
  • 2 tbsp tomato paste
  • 1 can (28 oz) crushed tomatoes
  • 1/2 cup vegetable broth
  • 1/4 cup red wine
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 1 tsp dried basil
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 lb pasta of your choice
  • Grated Parmesan cheese for serving


  1. Heat some olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat.
  2. Add the onions and garlic, and sauté until translucent.
  3. Add the mushrooms, carrot, and celery, and cook until the vegetables are soft.
  4. Stir in the tomato paste and cook for another minute.
  5. Pour in the crushed tomatoes, vegetable broth, red wine, oregano, basil, salt, and pepper.
  6. Simmer the sauce for about 20 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  7. While the sauce is simmering, cook the pasta according to the package instructions.
  8. Once the sauce has thickened, serve it over the cooked pasta and top with grated Parmesan cheese.
  9. Enjoy your delicious mushroom bolognese!


  • You can use any type of mushrooms for this recipe, such as cremini, shiitake, or portobello.
  • Feel free to add other vegetables to the sauce, like bell peppers or zucchini.
  • If you don’t have red wine, you can substitute it with more vegetable broth.
  • This sauce freezes well, so you can make a big batch and save some for later.


With this mushroom bolognese recipe, you can enjoy a hearty and flavorful pasta dish that is perfect for a cozy night in. The combination of mushrooms, vegetables, and herbs creates a rich sauce that pairs perfectly with your favorite pasta. Whether you’re a vegetarian looking for a meatless alternative or just want to try something new, this recipe is sure to impress. Give it a try and let your taste buds thank you!