Lentil Bolognese Sauce: A Hearty Version of the Usual Meat-Based Sauce

Extra healthy and tangy Lentil Bolognese Sauce that brings a vegan twist to the common pasta sauce. It's a healthy and delicious sauce that takes only 45 minutes to prepare.

Lentil Bolognese Sauce

A sauce is usually mixed with beef or pork but this easy-to-follow recipe of Lentil Bolognese Sauce will surely bring a hearty twist to the common bolognese sauce we all know. This healthy comfort food will make veggie-lovers excited, and you can make this in just 45 minutes. Try this nutritious version of the usual meat-based sauce.
Course Sauce
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 5
Author Kristl Story


  • 1 onion chopped
  • 2 celery sticks thinly sliced
  • 2 carrots grated
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 2/3 cup red lentils
  • 1 can 14oz chopped tomatoes
  • 2 tbsp tomato paste
  • 2 cups vegetable broth
  • 1 tsp Italian Spices
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. Grab a large saucepan, pour in the olive oil and heat it up. Add the celery, onion, carrots and garlic and cooked for about five minutes until they become tender.
  2. Put the remaining ingredients. Add salt and pepper to adjust the taste.
  3. Wait for it to boil. Once it boils, bring down the heat and simmer for twenty minutes until the sauce thickens and the lentils become soft.
  4. Pour over hot pasta and sprinkle with Parmesan cheese. Serve.


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