Mushroom Veggie Bolognese

For all the veggies out there or even for those looking to decrease their meat consumption, this mushroom spaghetti dish is a perfect alternative to the usual bolognese, filled with juicy umami tasting mushrooms instead.
Serves 4
Total Time
50 Minutes
100g of chestnut mushrooms, roughly chopped
100g of button mushrooms, sliced
1 onion, finely chopped
2 garlic cloves, finely chopped
2 tbsp of olive oil
1 small carrot, finely chopped
1 celery stalk, finely chopped
1 red pepper, finely chopped
100ml of red wine
1 tin of chopped tomatoes
100ml of vegetable stock
2 thyme sprigs, chopped
10g of basil, stalks and leaves
2 bay leaves
1 tsp of tomato purée
To serve
Parmesan cheese, grated
Step 1

In a large saucepan, heat the oil and sauté the onion, garlic, carrot and celery for about 5 minutes until soft. Now add the mushrooms, pepper, thyme, basil stalks and bay leaves. Continue cooking for a further 5 minutes.

Step 2

Pour in the red wine, stock and tinned tomatoes. Season with salt and milled pepper to taste and simmer for 15-20 minutes.

Step 3

When ready add chopped fresh basil and serve with freshly cooked spaghetti and a grating of parmesan cheese.

Recipe courtesy of The Mushroom Bureau

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