Vegan Bolognese Casserole. A simple recipe for a delicious pasta bake and aromatic Bolognese sauce. For this delicious one-pot pasta dish, the pasta is cooked al dente in the Bolognese sauce, which makes the dish taste super aromatic. The Bolognese is prepared with vegan mincemeat and flavored. Baked in the oven with cheese, you can turn a simple classic into a very special highlight! The pasta bake is quick to make, super tasty and can be made for several days.
One-pot pasta bake
As well as being a huge fan of one-pot dishes, I’m also a great fan of casseroles. It gets even better if you combine both: a one-pot pasta bake! For one-pot recipes, you only need one pot and prepare all the ingredients in it. It is therefore not only super simple, but also saves dishes ;-).
Since the pasta is cooked in the pasta sauce, the dish also tastes much more aromatic and has a stronger taste. If you want to add something special, simply sprinkle some vegan cheese over the finished one-pot pasta dish, bake it in the oven and conjure up a delicious pasta casserole quickly and easily!
This works just as well with any pasta dish, and that’s how the idea for the Bolognese casserole came about. Since the vegan mushroom creamy pasta casserole was so delicious, I dared to try the next classic and baked a one pot casserole variant: Vegan Bolognese Casserole!
For your information: the following recipe can also be served as a simple “pasta with sauce” dish.
Vegan Bolognese pasta bake – how it works!
The recipe is simple and only requires a large saucepan, a wooden spoon and a baking dish.
It starts with onions and vegan mincemeat, both of which are fried in a saucepan. Paprika powder makes sure it has spice. Instead of vegan mincemeat, you can also use (smoked) tofu. To do this, pat the tofu dry with kitchen paper and gently squeeze out the liquid. Then crumble with a fork or your hands.
Then add the vegetables and tomato paste one after the other and fry. The carrots can also be left out or replaced with other vegetables such as mushrooms. Then deglaze with chopped tomatoes and vegetable stock and season well. Add water and pasta of your choice and cook the pasta until al dente.
As soon as the pasta is cooked, place everything in a baking dish, spread grated vegan cheese over the pasta and bake in the oven until the cheese has melted. As an alternative to the grated cheese, you can also use a homemade cheese sauce for gratinating. You can find the recipe here.
Have fun trying it out and enjoy your meal!
Are you looking for more delicious pasta recipes? Try one of these…
- Vegan Spaghetti Carbonara with Coconut-Bacon
- Fettuccine Alfredo with Brussels Sprouts and Coconut Bacon
- Vegan Lasagna | classic
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Vegan Bolognese Casserole | One-Pot Meal
- 2 tbsp oil to sauté
- 1 onion finely chopped
- 275 g vegan minced meat*
- 1 tsp paprika powder
- 100 g carrots* diced small
- 3 cloves of garlic finely chopped
- 2 tbsp tomato paste
- 2 cans chopped tomatoes 400 g each
- 200 ml vegetable broth
- 2 tsp herbes de Provence
- salt and pepper to taste
- 1 tbsp maple syrup
- 500 ml water
- 400 g pasta fusilli or other kind
- 150 g grated vegan cheese*
- Heat the oil in a large saucepan. Add onions and caramelize for about 3 minutes. Add the vegan mincemeat and paprika and sauté for 5 to 8 minutes. Stir occasionally. Add the carrots and garlic and fry for 5 minutes. Stir in tomato paste and fry for another 2 to 3 minutes.
- Add chopped tomatoes, broth, dried herbs, salt and pepper and maple syrup, stir and bring to the boil. Then add the water and the pasta, bring to the boil again and cook for about 8 to 12 minutes, until the pasta is cooked through.
- Preheat the oven to 200 °C, top and bottom heat.
- As soon as the pasta is cooked, put everything in a baking dish and sprinkle the cheese over the pasta. Bake in the oven for about 15 minutes until the cheese has melted.
- Then take it out and let it cool down a little before serving.
- Instead of vegan mincemeat, you can also use (smoked) tofu. To do this, pat the tofu dry with kitchen paper and gently squeeze out the liquid. Then crumble with a fork or your hands.
- You can also leave out carrots or replace them with other vegetables such as mushrooms.
- Instead of grated cheese, you can also use a homemade vegan cheese sauce for gratinating. You can find more information on this in the blog post.