What is Bolognese? It’s normally a meat-based sauce (traditionally ground beef, veal or pork) originating from Bologna, Italy. Here’s my animal-free version perfect for everyone no matter what their diet is!
I made this for my very Italian girlfriend and she had a second helping!
One of the go-to dinner recipes, I throw together quick & easy! Sometimes semi-homemade is ideal when craving a full dinner at home. Foolproof and super simple. My recipe has a little kick to it, almost a cajun flavor. I plated this pasta with a side mix of red onions, asparagus & mushrooms cooked in balsamic. All of the following ingredients used for this recipe were purchased at Trader Joe’s.
What You’ll Need:
- 3 oz diced yellow onion
- 2 tbsp olive oil
- 2 1/2 cups dairy-free pasta sauce
- 1/2 cup organic coconut milk-reduced fat
- 1 package of pasta (I used whole wheat penne)
- 1 package soy chorizo
- red pepper flakes
- 2 full red/yellow peppers sliced
- 1/3 cup juice from a japaleno jar (optional)
- salt/pepper to taste
Have your water to the side to bring to a boil for your pasta while whipping up the Bolognese.
- Warm an oiled large saucepan then add diced onions until fragrant.
- Follow up tossing in sliced up peppers & let tenderize.
- Combine coconut milk & pasta sauce together then pour slowly into the heated pan. I add coconut milk to create the creamy and unique flavor.
- Stir together on medium heat for about 5 minutes then add your soy chorizo to the mix.
- Add your seasonings (salt/pepper to taste, a few shakes of red pepper flakes)
- I like more heat so I add about 1/3 cup of jalapeno juice.
- Allow simmering for 10-13 minutes, combine strained pasta with sauce and let sit for additional 5 minutes then serve immediately.
There you have it! A delicious meal with minimal time or work involved. Since I always make this in a huge batch, I have so much for leftovers & I’m constantly passing it to my neighbors. PS It’s even better the next day!
Enjoy this recipe & have fun creating your own version.