Tuesday, 22 April 2014

Vegetarian Bolognese Sauce

2014 APRIL


Hi and welcome to our Vegetarian Kitchen.  This week we have our own recipe for vegetarian Bolognese Sauce.   This sauce is the most well known of Italian sauces - most people have had Spaghetti Bolognese but is also used with other pasta dishes e.g. Lasagna, penne, tagliatella or any pasta shapes you fancy.  A very useful sauce.


450g Quorn vegetarian mince
400g Tinned Chopped Tomatoes
3 cloves Garlic
2 tablespoons Olive Oil
1 small onion chopped
Half Pint vegetarian stock (Oxo Green)
1 teaspoon dried Basil or chopped fresh Basil
Salt & Black Pepper


In a large saucepan heat the oil, fry the onion gently for 1 minute, add the garlic, fry for 1 minute.   Add the mince and fry gently. Add chopped tomatoes and stir. Add Vegetarian Stock and bring to boil. Add Basil and salt and pepper.  Simmer gently for about 15 minutes, stirring occasionally.
If you use penne, it is better to stir this sauce into the well drained pasta.  Add a few chopped basil leaves when serving.