Red lentil bolognese

This recipe is based off a recipe from the Vegetarian Cooking, but I have modified it signficantly. It definitely ranks in my top five recipes. Goes great with your favorite pasta, or also polenta.



  • Preparation: 20 min
  • Cooking: 40 min
  • Ready in: 1 h


  1. In medium saucepan heat olive oil over medium-high heat.
  2. Saute onions and celery 4-6 minutes. Add garlic and carrots; continue sauteing for another 3-5 minutes.
  3. Add canned tomatoes, and wine ; cook for another 2-3 minutes. Add lentils, water and spices. Cover and simmer over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until lentils are soft (app. 20 minutes).
  4. Add the tomato paste and lower the heat.
  5. Serve the bolognese with pasta or polenta. Top with a little cheese and fresh cracked pepper.