Oil Free Lentil Bolognese
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Lentil Bolognese

This budget friendly recipe takes just 20 minutes, and is very kid friendly. It also makes a great recipe for if you're just starting out as a vegan. 
Servings: 4


  • 1 tspn Vegan Beef Stock or vegetable stock
  • 1 cup Water
  • 2 tins Brown Lentils drained and rinsed
  • 1 medium carrot grated
  • 1 medium zucchini grated
  • 700 ml Passatta or tomato pasta sauce
  • 1-2 tbs Vegan Worcestershire Sauce to taste
  • 1 tbs Italian Herbs optional
  • 500g Pasta to serve
  • 2 tbs Vegan Parmesan to serve


  • Cook pasta according to packet instructions.
  • While Pasta is cooking, place water and stock in a pan on medium heat. Stir until stock has dissolved. 
  • Add lentils to stock. Cook, stirring frequently, until stock has disappeared. 
  • Add grated veggies. Cook for 1 - 2 minutes. 
  • Add passatta and stir through. Allow to cook for approximately 10 minutes (or longer) stirring occasionally. 
  • Add Worcestershire sauce and Italian Herbs to taste. You may require more if using passata without added flavours. 
  • Serve over cooked pasta with vegan Parmesan sprinkled over.