Spaghetti No Bologna-Nese

A vegan twist on a family favourite – Spaghetti Bolognese. Reliable, tasty and easy to put together, together with Waitrose.

Key Details

  • Serves: 6
  • Prep time: 15 minutes
  • Cook time: 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Difficulty: Easy


  • 1 carrot, finely chopped
  • 1 red onion, finely chopped 
  • 1 celery, finely chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed 
  • 2 x Waitrose & Partners Vegan Mince (from the chilled aisle!)
  • 140g Waitrose & Partners sun-dried tomatoes, blitzed to a paste
  • 175ml Vegan Red Wine 
  • 2 essential Waitrose & Partners tinned plum tomatoes in natural juice
  • 1 bay leaf 
  • 3 sprigs of thyme 
  • 300g Waitrose & Partners Italian Spelt Spaghetti Pasta


Put a large saucepan on medium-high heat with 1 tsp of oil. Add your onions, carrots, celery and a generous sprinkling of salt. Soften for 10 minutes and then add your garlic. Continue to soften for 5 minutes then decant.

Stir in the Waitrose & Partners Vegan Mince (from the chilled aisle!) and sun-dried tomatoes, turn the heat up to high and cook for 5 to 10 minutes, or until browned all over, stirring and breaking it up with a spoon as you go.

Add the red wine and cook until it has evaporated.

Add the tomatoes, 1 tin of water, the bay leaf and the thyme.

Give everything a loving stir, season generously and then cover with a lid and continue cooking for 15-20 minutes. Keep an eye on it and have a midway stir to check it isn’t catching.

Cook 300g Waitrose & Partners Italian Spelt Spaghetti Pasta according to packet instructions, drain and stir through your delicious vegan bolognese.

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