Nutrition

Vegan Bolognese Pasta

Here is a fast, tasty and easy to make recipe.  Making your own sauce is far too easy.  AND – all on the cheap.  I always mess with the recipes and add more of some things and less of others.  It’s best to make a recipe to your liking.

I made 3 times or so the recipe so I have this for multiple meals.  The total cost is $8.71, plus or minus what you might already have.

Thin wheat pasta 16oz – $1.00

2 5oz can tomato paste – $0.92

Vegetable Broth – $1.96

Medium Onion – $0.86

Gardein Meat Balls – $3.97.  Alternative is the Gardein Beefless Ground – $3.97.  These are both soy based protein.  For a few cents more there is Beyond Beef that is the same product but most of their products are pea protein based.  I like it, but, Gardein just happens to taste that much better.

Already had the olive oil, spices, garlic, etc.  I didn’t use the wine, just drank that.  And I didn’t use the dry veggie mix, didn’t see the need.

So six medium size servings for about $9.00.  So it can’t be argued that it is expensive to eat Vegan and healthy.  For about $2.00 more on the pasta, you can go gluten free – I don’t.

My pictures suck and I don’t “plate” like they do on Top Chef or Chopped.  I go for ease and taste – so that doesn’t include presentation for me 🙂

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Ingredients
  • 250g spaghetti
  • Vegan Bolognese sauce
  • 100g textured soy protein granules
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1½ cups water or veggie broth
  • 2 Tbsps dry veggie mix for soup (it contains dry carrot, celery, and more)
  • 5 Tbsps tomato paste
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 3 Tbsps olive oil
  • optional – 100ml red wine
  • salt and pepper, to taste
Instructions
  1. Boil the spaghetti according to the instructions on the package.
  2. Heat the oil in a large pan.
  3. Add onion and garlic and saute for 1 minute. Add textured soy protein granules and mix.
  4. Pour water or vegetable broth.
  5. Add the rest of the ingredients.
  6. Cook on low heat for 15 minutes, or until the liquid is absorbed by the soy granules.
  7. Serve on top of pasta.
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