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Vegan Bolognese Pasta - soy-free & low fat. Delicious and healthy recipe with lots of protein, vitamins and iron.

Vegan Bolognese Sauce with a secret ingredient

Vegan bolognese a different way ... with green spelt! A tasty and healthy meat alternative and for me THE bolognese recipe. 💚 You absolutely need this in your life!! 😊

[:de]Kategorien[:en]Course Tags[:] Main Course
[:de]Gerichte[:en]Cuisine Tags[:] Italian
Tags bolognese, low fat, pasta, plant-based, soy-free, vegan
[:de]Vorbereitungszeit[:en]Prep Time[:] 15 minutes
[:de]Garzeit[:en]Cook Time[:] 20 minutes
Soaking Time 1 hour
[:de]Gesamt[:en]Total Time[:] 35 minutes
[:de]Portionen[:en]Servings[:] 4 pasta fans


  • 100 g coarsely ground green spelt*
  • 1 cup | 250 ml vegetable stock
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 2 carrots, finely diced
  • 3 garlic gloves, diced
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • 2 Tbsp tomatoes paste
  • 1 tsp maple syrup (optional)
  • 1/2 cup | 100 ml water
  • 2 Tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • 800 g tinned peeled tomatoes, chopped
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 1 tsp dried basil
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp paprika
  • pinch of salt, pepper, cayenne
  • 500 g penne or pasta of your choice


  1. Roast the green spelt over medium heat without oil in a saucepan until it gets lightly colored. That takes about 5 minutes. (Keep stirring regularly so that nothing will burn.)

  2. Deglaze with the vegetable stock and bring to a boil. Cover, get it off the heat and let it soak for at least 1 hour. **

  3. In a large, coated pan, heat the oil (medium heat) and sauté onion, carrots & garlic for 5 minutes. Then add the soaked green spelt and fry everything for a couple of minutes.

  4. Now add the tomato paste and the maple syrup to the pan and let it fry for a a minute longer. Pour in the water, the balsamic vinegar, the tomatoes and spices and let simmer for at least 20 minutes.

  5. In the meantime, cook your pasta al dente.

    Serve your bolognese with the pasta in beautiful pasta plates and don't forget to sprinkle it generously with some nut-parmesan. Buon appetito!


*You can find it in a health food store or the organic aisle in your super-market.


**The green spelt can be prepared the evening before, to save you some time.


I always choose organic produce whenever possible. It's not only much better for my health (and yours, too), but also for our environment. 🌍💫💚


Inspired by & adapted from Vegan - Tut gut, schmeckt gut.