Photo: Pasta with Bolognaise Pasta Sauce

Tempeh "Bolognaise" Pasta

This is a hearty and simple pasta sauce that features protein-rich tempeh. Best served with a twisty noodle like fusilli to get as much sauce as possible per bite!

Yield: 
4-5 Servings

Updated: Mon, 05/13/2019 - 9:13pm

Ingredients: 
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • 1 cup diced onion
  • 1 cup diced bell pepper
  • 1 cup diced carrot
  • 1 cup sliced mushrooms
  • 2-4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 (8 ounce) block tempeh, crumbled
  • 1 (24-25 ounce) jar marinara sauce of choice
  • 1 Tablespoon Italian seasoning
  • Sea salt and black pepper to taste
  • ½ cup water + more to taste
  • 1 (16-ounce) package pasta
Instructions: 
  1. In a large skillet heat 2 Tablespoons olive oil over medium heat. Add onions and cook until just browned, about 5-8 minutes. Add remaining olive oil and green pepper, carrot, garlic, and tempeh. Cook for 10-15 minutes, stirring constantly, until vegetables are soft and tempeh is browned.
  2. Lower heat and add marinara sauce and herbs. Stir to combine, adding water to thin slightly. Taste sauce, and season with salt and pepper if needed.
  3. Simmer sauce for 10 minutes on low heat, stirring often.
  4. Meanwhile, cook pasta according to package directions. Drain and rinse with cool water.
  5. Divide pasta between four bowls, and smother with sauce. Enjoy!