Bolognese sauce is traditionally a meat- and pork- based sauce. I had a desire to lighten up this dish by making it all vegetarian. In fact, it's easy enough to make vegan - thereby creating delicious, stick-to-your-ribs sauce that is actually good for you!
Let's compare amounts per serving*:
Traditional Bolognese: 472 calories 19.7 grams of fat
Vegan Bolognese: 158 calories 7.8 grams of fat
Only two tablespoons of oil are added to a medley of fresh herbs, vegetables, and tempeh (opt). Allowing this ragu to simmer for two hours creates deeply complex and robust flavor.
For a gluten-free option, omit the tempeh and use wheat free pasta!
* according to recipe calculator