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Lentil Bolognese in a plate

Lentil Bolognese

Delicious vegan lentil sauce served with pasta. This Bolognese sauce is very rich with flavor and is also super filling.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Course Main Course, Side Dish
Cuisine Italian
Servings 6 servings


  • 1 pound (500 grams) pasta
  • 1 cup red lentils
  • 2 cups boiling water
  • 1 can (14oz / 400 grams) tomato puree
  • ½ cup (100 grams) tomato paste
  • 2 teaspoon salt
  • Black pepper by your taste
  • 1 tablespoon red sweet paprika
  • 1 cubed onion
  • 2 grated carrots
  • Pinch of sugar
  • 2 tablespoon olive oil


  • Few leaves of parsley finely chopped
  • Handful of walnuts grated thinly


  • Cook the pasta by the instructions on the box and set aside.
  • In a pot, heat the olive oil and sauté the onion for a few minutes.
  • Add the carrots and spices and mix well.
  • Add the tomato puree and paste.
  • Add the lentils and boiling water and bring to a boil.
  • Cook on low for 15 minutes until the lentils are softer.
  • Serve the sauce over the cooked pasta.
  • Garnish with herbs and walnuts, if you want.
  • Enjoy!