Mushroom Walnut Vegan Bolognese

The mushrooms and walnuts play off each other to create some semblance of ground beef, and the flavors do not disappoint. Whether you are plant-based or a meat-eater, give this sauce.

Category Dinner, Paleo, Vegetarian
Compliance Level Kickstart, Lifestyle, Performance
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Servings 6
Author Lauren Lobley


  • 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 medium onions small dice
  • 1 small head of broccoli small dice
  • 200 g Shiitake mushrooms about 2 cups, small dice
  • 4 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 28 oz can of plum tomatoes
  • 1 15 oz can of tomato sauce
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 tsp Italian seasoning
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 1 cup walnuts roughly chopped


  1. Heat the olive oil over medium heat.

  2. Add the onions, broccoli and mushrooms. Saute for 5-10 minutes or until soft.

  3. Add the garlic and toss to combine. Add the tomatoes and sauce, along with the spices. Toss to combine and let simmer on the stove for about 20-30 minutes to let all the flavors come together.
  4. Add the walnuts and toss to combine. Adjust the seasoning as you wish.
  5. Serve warm over spaghetti squash or zoodles.