These hearty vegetarian recipes are flavorful, filling, and just what you'll be craving once the cooler weather starts to hit—chilis, casseroles, and veggie-packed dishes included. I’m happy you love them! Remember my new marinara sauce recipe from earlier this week? Very easy to throw together for a quick dinner. And the lentils were so tasty even before being mixed in with the sauce that I may make them separately for salads, etc. More about Cookie and Kate », Follow us! Simmer for 1 hr, adding up to 1 cup of water over the course of an hour, when the sauce becomes to thick. Absolutely recommend! It was my first time trying lentils, and I think I’m hooked :) thanks for sharing! Love that, Jess. I love it! Another favorite dish I come back to again and again! All rights reserved. This was super easy! Thank you, for the tasty and realistic recipes. I love your recipes – I know they’re going to work and we’re going to enjoy the result. When I’ve tried making spaghetti sauce in the past, it always tasted like canned tomatoes because I didn’t cook it long enough. This recipe is awesome! 75 Calories. This is one of my fav go to recipes! Yes, I think it will do well in the slow cooker, but I would still do the skillet step. Spoon vegetables into 4- to 6-quart slow cooker. If you’ve been following the blog for awhile, you’ve surely tried Nana’s EPIC Creamy Potato Soup Recipe and Nana’s Epic Chicken and Rice. substitute a can of diced tomatoes for the sauce, and you get a much lighter dish; just cook the drained lentils with the tomatoes for at least 5 minutes before adding to the pasta. You’ve successfully lightened-up a traditionally carb-heavy pasta dish into a well-balanced, fiber-rich dinner. As a thank you, we'll give you our welcome guide with 5 printable dinner recipes. Will it still work? Your comments make my day. Great idea to up the protein – I would’ve never thought to add lentils to spaghetti and marinara sauce! I was able to let everything cook and do its thing while I cleaned the kitchen. On to your next recipe…. Simmer until the lentils are cooked through and tender, which will take somewhere between 20 to 35 minutes, depending on the age and variety of the lentils. Kim NYC. I’m so happy you love it, Claudia! If you google the term “vegetarian spaghetti sauce” you will get a variety of recipes. Loved it. Hi! This Hearty Vegetarian Bolognese tastes like it has been simmering on the stove all day but comes together easily in under 20 minutes. Perhaps you have already encountered it in my lentil baked ziti? Thank you for sharing your wonderful meal ideas! Many thanks for sharing. This was a great mix of comfort food, but also healthy, vegetarian and easy. Happy to hear that, Penny! I’m glad that soup inspired you to try other lentil recipes! In step 2 above, when you cook the lentils, do you cover the pot during the cooking time? Perhaps mushrooms or zucchini to make it an even healthier meal? I really love this recipe, well i love your page… i was getting out of ideas. Keep those recipes coming! This started when I saw a bag of polenta in the cupboard and thought about serving it with a marinara sauce. And it was great! This is a good thing! This is a great one to tip your toe in. Quick, vegan, and delicious! Sauté the … It will add flavor to the finished sauce. A hearty and healthy Vegetarian Bolognese that comes together in a cinch. :) Thank you for sharing, Hannah! This nutrient-packed tomato sauce is meaty, saucy, kinda chunky and will be sure to please the whole family! Gluten-free, Dairy-free, Vegetarian, Vegan, Sodium-free, Sugar-free, Certified Organic: ITEM# 10197: Category: Spice Blends: Recipes that include Hearty Spaghetti Sauce Blend. This one delivers all! Easy to make and delicious. Your recipes consistently deliver. Please let me know how you like this recipe in the comments. Recipe yields 4 servings. 1 Tbsp Worcestershire sauce (use a fish free blend to keep this vegetarian) 1 Tbsp of dried Italian herb mix. I actually just had lentil soup mix so I let it simmer away in Passata sauce for about an hour and it worked a treat. So easy and tasty! Heat olive oil dutch oven over medium-high heat. I thought this had meat in it. I love to cook but don’t usually have time to during the week; this is super easy to make ahead of time and have throughout the week. I made my marinara with a big can of crushed tomatoes and some tomato paste and added a lot of vegetables (caramelized onion, zucchini, red pepper, leftover grilled squash and eggplant, sautéed mushrooms). Would love to hear your suggestions! I have been browsing on-line more thazn 3 hours lately, but I bby no You rock, Kate! This is a perfect busy weekday night staple! Loaded with … Thanks so much for your review. It will add flavor to the finished sauce. Add onion, and stir to coat with oil. Thank you! It’s so delicious I’ve even had carnivores prefer it to their meat options. (It's all free.). Amazing recipe and so easy to make! Big fan of yours! You want to be able to maintain a nice low rolling simmer. Now you have a thick and hearty sauce base ready for all your pasta recipes. This website uses cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. Hi Kate, can you make this in an instant pot? If I buy canned lentils do I still need the veggie stock? Vegetarian spaghetti sauce is a delicious minimalist approach to meatless spaghetti sauce. This is really yummy! My dog, Cookie, catches the crumbs. Happy you think so, Rebecca! I’m a huge fan This was great! You’re welcome, Alex. So pretty served over polenta and garnished with basil. Thanks for trying this recipe so quick. Delicious, and like you say, even tastier for lunch leftovers the next day ! I was able to lose 15 pounds in a matter of weeks with your dinner recipes! {"cookieName":"wBounce","isAggressive":false,"isSitewide":true,"hesitation":"30","openAnimation":false,"exitAnimation":false,"timer":"","sensitivity":"","cookieExpire":"30","cookieDomain":"","autoFire":"","isAnalyticsEnabled":true}. Made this last night and loved it. I know! You’re sweet, Eve! I’m glad you tried it, Kathy! The longer it cooks, the additional the flavors will develop and permeate the bean curd and mushrooms. Will definitely make again. Crumble tofu into very small pieces over the onion. I found one to use to save time and then added extra sun-dried tomatoes/garlic/shallots to. I chopped up mushrooms really small and cooked prior to adding to sauce. by: Andi Gleeson // updated: January 17, 2018 // 21 Comments. It’s a big pot of delicious chunky marinara. Could you do this in the slow cooker? Thank you! Posted it with your site on my FB page. All three components are super easy to make. Perfect for a worknight. Love this recipe and have made it a bunch of times now. Cook the pasta until al dente, according to the package directions. I was looking for a quick weeknight dinner and found this. stir in diced and crushed tomatoes. Loved it!!! I found the sauce can stand a level teaspoon of chilli flakes if you fancy a fair bit of heat, and garnishing with basil leaves really added as well. Served our needs. It has such simple ingredients to make a delicious, and nutritious meal. So flavorful and rich. Lol Outstanding! Reduce heat to low, and simmer for at least two hours, stirring occasionally. Nana knows a thing or two about home cooking.. The prep time is rather long, but the result is definitely worth it. Thank you! Hearty, healthy, easy and tasty. I’d love to have this over zoodles, too. You’ll find suggested amounts in the recipe below, although the proportions are really up to you. 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