Veggie-Packed Bolognese Recipe

your Sunday plans: a big, cozy bowl of my Veggie-Packed Bolognese and a new show to crush! I highly recommend Cheer.

I served this rich and chunky meat bolognese over @palminipasta hearts of palm noodles but you can use any favorite depending on your mood 😋I love the way the house smells with the sauce heating on the stove – seriously like a hug for your nose!⁣

Veggie Packed Bolognese

A rich, chunky sauce full of vegetables and flavor! Will pair great with your favorite noodles.
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Prep Time 0 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Servings 4


  • 1 lb. organic ground beef 85%/15% or 90%/10%
  • 1 container Trader Joe's veggie mirepoix or 1/2 yellow onion, 3 carrots and 3 celery stalks, chopped⁣
  • ½ cup crimini mushrooms chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 20-oz. can crushed tomatoes
  • 1 cup good red wine like cabernet or merlot
  • 1 tbs. tomato paste
  • 1 tbs. dried oregano
  • 1 tbs. salt
  • ½ tbs. pepper
  • 1 tsp. red pepper flakes
  • 1 cup light coconut milk
  • cup grated parmesan cheese
  • olive oil


  • Start by heating 1 tbs. olive oil in a deep skillet, then add mirepoix (onions, carrots, celery). cook until soft, about 5 minutes then add in mushrooms and garlic. cook another minute then add beef, breaking up with your spoon.
  • Cook meat until no longer pink, then add in wine, scraping up brown bits from the pan. after 3-5 minutes, add crushed tomatoes, tomato paste, salt, pepper and red pepper flakes. bring to a boil then lower heat to simmer for 10 minutes.⁣
  • After 10 minutes of simmering, add in coconut milk and grated parmesan, then taste for seasoning. serve with your favorite noodles and more cheese!
Keyword bolognese, italian,, meat sauce, pasta, sauce
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