Vegan Mushroom Bolognese

Are you looking for a hearty and delicious vegan pasta dish that will satisfy even the most discerning carnivores? Look no further than this Vegan Mushroom Bolognese recipe! This plant-based twist on the classic Italian dish is packed full of flavor and will leave you feeling satisfied and nourished. In this post, we will walk you through the steps to creating this mouthwatering dish, from sautéing the mushrooms to simmering the rich tomato sauce. Get ready to impress your friends and family with this vegan take on a traditional favorite!


  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 carrot, diced
  • 1 celery stalk, diced
  • 8 oz mushrooms, chopped
  • 1 can (14 oz) crushed tomatoes
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 1 tsp dried basil
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/2 cup vegetable broth
  • 1/4 cup tomato paste
  • 1/4 cup red wine (optional)
  • 1/4 cup nutritional yeast (optional)
  • 12 oz pasta of your choice


  1. Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat.
  2. Add onion and garlic, sauté until fragrant.
  3. Add carrot and celery, cook until softened.
  4. Add mushrooms, cook until browned.
  5. Stir in crushed tomatoes, oregano, basil, salt, and pepper.
  6. Pour in vegetable broth, tomato paste, and red wine.
  7. Simmer for 20 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  8. Meanwhile, cook pasta according to package instructions.
  9. Stir in nutritional yeast into the sauce (optional).
  10. Serve the mushroom bolognese over the cooked pasta.


  • You can use any type of mushrooms for this recipe, such as cremini, portobello, or shiitake.
  • For a richer flavor, you can add a splash of balsamic vinegar or soy sauce to the sauce.
  • If you prefer a thicker sauce, let it simmer for a bit longer until it reaches your desired consistency.
  • This vegan mushroom bolognese is great for meal prep – you can make a batch and freeze it for later use.


  • For a gluten-free option, serve the mushroom bolognese over zucchini noodles or spaghetti squash.
  • You can add other vegetables to the sauce, such as bell peppers, zucchini, or spinach.
  • If you like a spicy kick, add some red pepper flakes or a dash of hot sauce.
  • Top the dish with vegan parmesan cheese or fresh basil for extra flavor.


Enjoy this hearty and flavorful vegan mushroom bolognese as a satisfying meal for lunch or dinner. It’s a great way to incorporate more plant-based ingredients into your diet without sacrificing taste. Feel free to customize the recipe with your favorite vegetables and seasonings to make it your own. Bon appétit!