Veg Bolognese Spaghetti – Vegan and DF

Bolognese Spaghetti1


Fiber rich beans stand for non-veg replacements. Beans give this vegetarian dish a hearty texture. this vegetable Bolognese sauce is really versatile because you can use any vegetables.

Serves: 3-4
Preparation time: 10 minutes
Cooking time: 25-30 minutes


  • Whole wheat spaghetti-400gms
  • Finely chopped onion-1num
  • Finely chopped capsicum/bell pepper-1num
  • Finely chopped carrot-1num
  • Crushed garlic-2clove
  • Tomato puree-1cup
  • Fine chopped tomato-1cup
  • Red kidney beans-1can or 250 gms (drained and rinsed thoroughly)
  • Italian dried herbs-1tsp
  • Paprika-1tsp
  • Salt- as per taste
  • Bay leaf-1
  • Olive oil-1tbsp


To cook spaghetti:

  • Put a large pot of water on to boil. Add spaghetti to the boiling water and cook until tender, about 10-12minutes or as per package instructions. Drain and drizzle some oil and set aside.

For the sauce:

  • Drain water from the canned beans rinse thoroughly and mash half of it using fork and other half let it remain whole
  • Heat oil in a medium sauce pan over a medium heat, add onions, carrot, capsicum, salt cover and cook for about 8-10mins until the vegies are softened.
  • Add crushed garlic and bay leaf, cook, stirring for about 10-15seconds.
  • Add chopped tomatoes and cook for 5-7mins/ until they are mushy.
  • Add paprika, mashed beans , simmer and bring the sauce to boil until thickened about 6-8 mins
  • Now add the remaining whole beans, cook stirring occasionally until heated through for about 2-3 mins more.


  • Divide the spaghetti among the bowls, top it with the sauce, sprinkle some cheese and enjoy.

Bolognese Spaghetti3


  • Use any beans of your choice.
  • You can even use tomato puree instead of tomatoes.
  • You can use mushrooms, aubergine and courgette as a variation.

I am posting this recipe to First virtual Vegan linky potluck.


About Chitra Jagadish

My passion for Cooking & love to explore healthy recipes. This blog is a result from it and am here to share 'Recipes for Healthy living'...Its all about 'FOOD and HEALTH'

Posted on July 6, 2014, in International, Main Course, Vegan and tagged , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 18 Comments.

  1. Red kidney bean in spaghetti:) good try chitra


  2. Yayyyy 🙂 Love the sauce on top 🙂


  3. I love bolognese and this looks wonderful Chitra!


  4. Yummy .. I had bolognese first time when I came to uk..


  5. Reblogged this on Chitra's Healthy Kitchen and commented:

    Bolognese Veg Spaghetti…


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