Vegan Lentil Bolognese

  • Author: Lindsay Grimes Freedman
  • Prep Time: 10 min
  • Cook Time: 30 min
  • Total Time: 40 min
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x
  • Category: main dishes
  • Method: stovetop
  • Cuisine: bolognese
  • Diet: Vegan


Vegan Bolognese is hearty and filling, loaded with lentils and veggies! This recipe is the perfect way to add more veggies to your meal!



  • 1 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 medium yellow onion, finely diced
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 Tbsp. Italian seasoning
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 tsp. pepper
  • 1 pinch red pepper flakes (optional)
  • 2 cups cooked lentils
  • 28 oz. crushed tomatoes
  • 28 oz. tomato sauce


  1. Add the olive oil to a large saucepan or Dutch oven over medium heat.
  2. Once the olive oil is hot, add the onion and cook for about 5 minutes, or until translucent and slightly caramelized.
  3. Add the garlic, Italian seasoning, salt, pepper and red pepper flakes, if using. Cook for 2 additional minutes before adding the lentils, crushed tomatoes, and tomato sauce.
  4. Bring the sauce to a boil and then reduce the heat to low. Cover and cook for at least 20 minutes.
  5. Serve with pasta or veggie noodles of choice.


  • BIG thank you to my friend Allie from Miss Allie’s Kitchen for creating this delicious recipe and taking these gorgeous images for us!! I love her work and couldn’t be more excited she’s creating some tasty dishes to share here too!


  • Serving Size: 1 serving
  • Calories: 522
  • Sugar: 23g
  • Sodium: 2011mg
  • Fat: 6g
  • Saturated Fat: 0.9g
  • Unsaturated Fat: 0g
  • Trans Fat: 0g
  • Carbohydrates: 88.1g
  • Fiber: 39.3g
  • Protein: 32.6g
  • Cholesterol: 2mg

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