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Easy Vegan Bolognese Pasta with TVP

Vegan Bolognese Pasta with TVP

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Luckily, it is easy to make a vegan version of spaghetti bolognese. I have tried a lentil bolognese made with lentils and my friends love their vegetarian bolognese pasta recipes. A classic pasta bolognese is a rich Italian dish with a spaghetti sauce made with ground beef, tomato sauce, veggies, and spices.

Sozy's vegan spaghetti bolognese is made with textured vegetable protein or TVP in place of the ground meat and the rest of the ingredients is basically the same as a traditional bolognese sauce.

What Is TVP?

TVP is a plant-based protein that looks like soy curls out of the bag. The soy mince is dried and has to be reconstituted before it is used in a recipe. Once it has soaked it ends up looking like ground beef and can easily be used in recipes that need ground beef like pasta sauce and tacos. You can amp up the flavor of the TVP by adding soy sauce and veggie broth when reconstituting it.

Give It Some Flavor!

This vegan bolognese sauce can be made with Italian seasoning if that's what you have in your spice rack. And any type of tinned tomatoes can be added to the sauce whether it is tomato puree, diced tomato, crushed tomato, what is important is to use tomato paste for extra tomato flavor. You can also add a splash of non-dairy nut milk or coconut milk to give the sauce some richness.

If you are trying to eat fewer carbs or are allergic, zucchini noodles are wonderful with this vegan pasta sauce. And if that isn't something that concerns you, then enjoy it with some toasted garlic bread and maybe a glass of wine too.