This one-pot Vegan Bolognese made with lentils is a hearty, protein-packed, fiber-filled sauce that's also gluten-free, nut-free and oil-free. Serve over your favorite pasta or veggie noodles for a delicious plant-based dinner that's perfect for any night of the week.
*You can substitute green lentils for the red lentils if desired. The green lentils have a firmer texture and more earthy flavor. However, they will also take longer to reach desired tenderness so this will add to the cooking time. In addition, although it is not necessary to soak your lentils ahead of time, you can choose to do so if desired for about 2-3 hours.
Leftover sauce can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 5 days. It can also be frozen for up to 6 months, but should be fully thawed in the refrigerator before reheating on the stovetop in a covered pot over medium heat, stirring occasionally.
The nutrition information shown is an estimate provided by an online nutrition calculator. Accuracy is not guaranteed. Information shown should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist’s advice.
Please note that salt to taste was not included in the nutrition calculation.