Mushroom Bolognese – Easy & Vegan

Mushroom Bolognese – Easy & Vegan

Mushroom Bolognese – Easy & Vegan

I love mushrooms, do you?  In everything literally – and they give SO much meaty flavour, not to mention being a great source of fibre (more about that later).  I thought based on my general and I have to say growing desire to eat less meat, why not make a healthy vegan Mushroom Bolognese and share my recipe with you ๐Ÿ™‚

So here it is and it’s good – really good  – packed with flavour 




Plant based veggie Bolognese 

So a little more about mushrooms 

Well clearly they are delicious, packed with fibre and rich in UMAMI 

Low in calories and high in antioxidents

They are also a great source of Selenium

So what’s this word UMAMI….  


Umami? What’s umami?

You’ve probably heard of the word Umami and wondered what it actually means – so here goes 

Umami, or savoriness, is one of the five basic tastes.

It has been described as savory and is characteristic of broths and cooked meats.

People taste umami through taste receptors that typically respond to glutamates and nucleotides, which are widely present in meat broths and fermented products. Wikipedia


What are Porcini mushrooms and what are they good for? 

Porcini mushrooms are a famous, and delicious, addition in Italian cuisine.

Due to their strong nutty flavor, this is an incredibly popular gourmet mushroom.

Like so many other good edible mushrooms, porcini are mycorrhizal. This means that the underground vegetative growth of the mushroom, called the mycelia, enters into a symbiotic relationship with the roots of plants.

Dried porcini mushrooms are add a strong  intense mushroom flavour to pasta, soups, and sauces. 

If you fancy learning more about Mushrooms check out the Mushroom Apprciation Website 


How to make the best Mushroom Bolognese 

It really is super easy and relatively quick. 

Full details in the recipe card below however


There’s a fair bit of chopping but thereafter – really easy 



Next simply, fry off your onion, garlic, celery & carrots 


Add mushrooms – there’s a lot!



Finally the wets, then simmer baby! 



Ta Dah – 30 minutes later 

The best Mushroom Bolegnese recipe 

Well in my humble opinion ๐Ÿ™‚ 


Serving Suggestions for your Easy Mushroom Bolognase 

Well clearly with pasta of any type, and not just spaghetti 

I like to eat mine with macaroni, however any pasta shape works really 

Also great on top of a baked potato 

You can add herbs, chilli  a can of butterbeans, lentils or any beans and really mix it up 

This recipe is a super base for so many other recipes 

Maybe add beans, pulses or lentils  and top with mash potato for a vegan Shepards Pie? 

Oh so many options 

Just look at it here, served simply with linguine 

It’s packed with flavour and everyone in my house loves it 


Can I freeze my Vegan Mushroom Bolognese? 

Yes, yes yes you can 

Freeze in airtight plastic trays (or plastics bags) and use within 3 months 

To reheat – allow to decoys over night in the fridge, then either reheat in the microwave or in a saucepan on the hot 

Ensure it is piping hot 


Another Bolognese Recipe 

And if you’re looking for a meat based Bolognese recipe then look no further than my Easy Bolognese Recipe 

It’s delicious and is packed with hidden veggies as well as beef mince 


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Oh and why not join me on Instagram – I’d love to see you there ๐Ÿ™‚ 


Other Tasty Vegan Recipes 

And here’s another lovely plant based recipe Chickpea & Spinach Curry – yum 

Vegetarian Chickpeas & spinach curry


I also think you’ve love my Cauliflower Kinda Tikka recipe

Packed full go veggies and packing a punch – it’s also VEGAN 


And finally my EASY RED LENTIL DAHL recipe – delicious & made in the slow cooker 


Vegan Red Lentil Dahl


Hope you enjoy all the recipe 

Big Love Clare x

Mushroom Bolognese - Easy & Vegan

Easy Mushroom Bolagnese - Vegan

5 from 2 votes
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour
Servings: 4
Calories: 147kcal
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A delicious Vegan Mushroom Bolognese, packed full of mushroom flavour


  • 30 gram Dried Porchini Mushrooms
  • 3 tbsp Water
  • 1 tbsp Olive Oil
  • 1 Onion Peeled & diced
  • 2 Cloves Garlic Peeled & finely chopped
  • 2 Carrots Peeled & Diced
  • 1 stick Celery Diced
  • 500 gram Chestnut Mushrooms Diced
  • 1 tbsp Tomato Puree
  • 400 gram Tinned Chopped Tomatoes
  • 2 tbsp Soy Sauce
  • Salt & Pepper


  • In a small bowl add your Dried Porcini mushrooms and reconstitute with 3 Tablespoons water - this will take 10 minutes
  • In the meantime take a large frying pan or ovenproof casserole dish and heat your olive oil
  • Add your onion, garlic, carrot and celery and fry over a medium heat stiring occasionally for approximately 10 minutes, until softened
  • Next add your mushrooms (it will look like a lot of mushrooms) stir and fry off for approximately 15 minutes. The mushrooms will create water and fry until this reduces and evaporated
  • Remove dried mushroom from the liquid, reserve this. Chopped the dried mushrooms into small pieces and add to the pan, followed by the reserved liquid
  • Then add your tomato puree, soy sauce and finally your tinned tomatoes, finally fill your tomato tin half full of water and add this, stir and simmer for 30 minutes
  • Cook your chosen pasta according to on pack instructions and stir your sauce through your pasta and serve


*** Nutritional information is approximate and intended as a guide


Nutrition Facts
Easy Mushroom Bolagnese - Vegan
Serving Size
4 g
Amount per Serving
% Daily Value*
Saturated Fat
Polyunsaturated Fat
Monounsaturated Fat
Vitamin A
Vitamin C
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.



  1. 5 stars
    I’m going to try this one but leave out celery as hubby dont/won’t eat it. In your ingredients you have dried mushrooms down twice so is it 30g or 60g? X

    1. Hi Debbi – yes you are correct – thanks for pointing that out – it’s just 30g (I moved it and forgot to delete the original entry) – thanks X

  2. 5 stars
    Hi your recipe says soy sauce twice im confused x

    1. sorry Lynne – typo – now corrected x

  3. Hi can you freeze this ?

    1. I haven’t tried yet – but I can see no reason at all why not x

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