Mighty Mom Meatless Monday: Meat free spaghetti bolognese

Meat Free Spaghetti Bolognese

  • Prep/ Cooking Time: 10 minutes/25 minutes
  • Servings: makes 4 servings
  • Storage: Eat immediately  or up to 1 day later
  • Equipment: frying pan, mixing bowl, chopping board, pot


  • 2 cup’s soya mince
  • 500g baby or rosa tomatoes
  • 2 tins of tomato paste
  • 1 onion cut and finely chopped
  • 2 table spoons chopped mixed herbs (we love this recipe with fresh chopped thyme, origanum, rosemary and mint)
  • Vegetable based stock cubes or powder
  • 2 teaspoons of garlic
  • meat spice
  • olive oil
  • Spaghetti (rice pasta or brown whole wheat pasta are great healthy options)
  • Fresh basil
  • salt and pepper to taste


  1. Place the pot for your spaghetti, on the boil and follow the cooking instructions to  cook.
  2. Chop your onions and brown them in a pan with the garlic and herbs. Tip: Leave them to brown without oil, add a bit of water, let that evaporate and continue until fully browned, then add a dash of olive oil.
  3. In your mixing bowl, add 2 cups of stock to your soya mince and let it rehydrate for 10 minutes.
  4. Add the mince to the garlic, onion, and herbs and meat spice. Add another dash of olive oil and the chopped tomatoes. Cook on medium heat for 5 to 10 minutes. (Hint: Remember to keep checking on the spaghetti).
  5. Add your tomato paste to the mix, pop on the lid and simmer for around 5 to 10 minutes.
  6. Serve atop spaghetti with a few fresh sprigs of basil.
  7. Enjoy!

meatless spaghetti-bolognese-topped-with-fresh-basil-leaves

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