Main Course: Vegetarian Spaghetti Bolognese

vegetarian spaghetti bolognese

 

Last week, I posted my own recipe of carrot soup with cheese topped garlic bread which could be used for a starter of a 3 course meal. This week, I’ve decided to share my recipe of a vegetarian spaghetti bolognese sauce. I know a lot of people, who are also vegetarian such as myself, who aren’t sure on what to use as alternatives to meat, so I thought it could be useful to share what I use.

Ingredients

  • 1 small onion
  • 2 mushrooms
  • 1 jar of passata
  • A clove of garlic
  • 1 packet of fresh pasta
  • A pinch of dried basic
  • Olive Oil
  • 100g Quorn mince
  • 100g of Quorn Swedish Style Balls

Equipment

  • Chopping knife
  • Chopping board
  • Sauté pan
  • Saucepan
  • Spatula/wooden spoon

Step one- wash hands

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It’s highly important you thoroughly wash your hands for good hygiene.

Step two- prepare vegetables

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Chop and wash your onion, mushroom and garlic before putting them into the sauté pan.

Step three- add in Quorn mince & Quorn balls

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Add the Quorn mince and Quorn Swedish Balls into the mix- these are your substitute for the meat and I highly recommend you use the Quorn brand over anything else as I personally find it the best vegetarian brand.
Step four- add olive oil 

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Add a tablespoon of olive oil to the mix.
Step five- sauté the vegetables until soft 

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Make sure you keep stirring and watch over the vegetables. Quorn is known for soaking up oil, so if you find the pan going dry, add a bit more oil. Saute until the vegetables are soft.

 

Step six- add in sauce and basil

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Add the sauce and basil into the mix and stir. Cook until it’s hot right through.

Step seven- boil water for pasta

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This can tend to take a while, but it needs to be at a boil before adding the pasta.

Step eight- add pasta with pinch of salt

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Make sure that the pasta is completely covered in water and stir from time to time to avoid the pasta clumping together. Bring it down to a boil and simmer for four minutes or as to the packet instructions of the pasta.

Step nine- strain pasta

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Strain the pasta before presenting onto plate.

Step ten- add the sauce

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Top the pasta with your sauce. You can add grated cheese as an optional and even serve with a green salad and garlic bread

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Enjoy!

Hope you liked this recipe and find it useful. I’m hoping to post a dessert up next week, so check back!

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