Craving spaghetti? Go for an easy Vegetarian Bolognese Sauce made with easy-to-find, affordable mushrooms. It’s packed with flavor and loaded with plant-based ingredients including bell pepper, onion, walnuts, and spices
In a deep skillet, wok, or saucepan over medium heat, add olive oil. Once shimmering, add the onion, mushroom, bell pepper, and fennel seeds. Add a pinch of salt. Cook for about 5 minutes, or until vegetables are tender. Add the crushed garlic and cook for 30 seconds, or until fragrant.
Add tomato paste, pasta sauce, mushroom broth, Italian seasoning, garlic powder, and walnuts. Mix well.
Bring to a boil. Then, cover with a lid, reduce heat to low and allow the sauce to simmer for at least 15 minutes. Remove the lid and simmer for another 5-7 minutes.
Serve with spaghetti and garnish with parsley.
To pan-toast walnuts: In a dry skillet or pan over medium heat, pan-toast the chopped walnuts until fragrant. Should only take 1 minute, or so. Remove from the pan and set aside.
I reccommend using a food processorfor the mushrooms and walnuts. It will make this dish 100% times easier and faster to make.