Hearty & Wholesome Plant-Based Bolognese: A Nourishing Meal for the Whole Family

Hearty & Wholesome Plant-Based Bolognese: A Nourishing Meal for the Whole Family

Discover the wonders of plant-based cooking with our delightful Plant-Based Bolognese recipe!

This family favourite is not only packed with flavour but also loaded with nutritious vegetables and plant-based protein.

This recipe is sure to satisfy even the most discerning taste buds!

Get ready to enjoy a wholesome and delicious meal that is gluten-free, dairy-free, vegetarian, and suitable for various dietary preferences.

What you’ll need:

  • 1 Onion
  • 1 Large Carrot
  • 1 Long Stick Celery
  • 3 tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 1 tbsp Crushed Garlic or 3 Cloves
  • 500g Plant-Based Mince
  • 1 Cup Finely Diced Vegetable or your choice - Zucchini, Capsicum, Mushroom
  • 2 tbsp Tomato Paste
  • 125ml White Wine
  • 700ml Tomato Passata Sauce
  • 400g Tin of Crushed Tomatoes 
  • 1 Cup Salt-Reduced Vegetable Stock
  • 1.5 tbsp Dried Mixed Herbs
  • Pasta to serve 


  • Chopping Board
  • Knife
  • Large Frypan
  • Saucepan

Step 1:

Finely dice the onion, carrot, and celery.

Dice an additional vegetable of your choice, such as zucchini, for later use. 

Step 2:

In a large fry pan or saucepan, heart 3 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil over medium heat. 

Add the diced onion, carrot, and celery, and cook until the vegetables soften - approximately 8 to 10 minutes.

Step 3:

Add 1 tablespoon of crushed garlic and cook for an additional minute. 

Step 4: 

Add the plant-based mince to the pan and break it up with a large spoon while it cooks.

Cook for about 5 to 7 minutes, ensuring there are no lumps.

Step 5:

Once the mince is cooked, add the additional cup of diced vegetables and cook for a few minutes until slightly softened. 

Step 6:

Add 2 heaped tablespoons of tomato pasta and cook, stirring, for 1 minute. 

Pour in 125ml of white wine and cool for an additional 2 minutes to allow the flavours to meld.

Step 7:

Stir in the tomato passata, crushed tomatoes, salt-reduced vegetable stock, and dried herbs.

Simmer the sauce for 20 minutes, allowing it to thicken and the flavours to develop.

Step 8:

While the sauce simmers, prepare your choice of pasta or rice according to the package instructions.

Serve this delicious plant-based Bolognese sauce over a portion of cooked pasta and indulge in the savoury delight.

Embrace the flavours, nourish your body, and savour every bite!

Be sure to share your creations with us by tagging us @fitazfk on Instagram.

This recipe is suitable for Transform Postpartum, Level 1, Level 3, and Level 3.

By Fitaz.

Written by Community Manager and Marketing Assistant, Courtney Moane.

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