vegetarian spaghetti

VEGETARIAN SPAGHETTI

Rating: 5 out of 5.
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VEGETARIAN SPAGHETTI

A delicious vegetarian spaghetti bolognese that looks and tastes a lot like meat!

While I’m not a vegetarian, I rarely eat ground beef. That’s because years ago I discovered Yve’s veggie ground products and I’ve never looked back! I’ve tried other brands, but Yve’s is by far my favourite. The consistency and texture is the closest thing I could find to real ground beef, but the flavour is what really makes this product top notch. They have a variety of different flavours like Mexican, Italian, Thai and regular (there very well may be more but these are the ones I’ve tried). Even though they’re flavoured, I still add my regular seasoning to a dish and the combo of flavours makes for an even more flavourful dish! This blog post definitely isn’t an Yve’s ad, but I just can’t help share my love of this product!

Moving on to my vegetarian spaghetti dish though… this is such a super quick and easy weeknight dinner! You can throw it together in about 30 minutes and while you still get that hearty pasta dish, it does feel lighter because you’re not using real meat. Top with some parmesan cheese and serve with a side of salad or garlic bread and you have one tasty meal.

vegetarian spaghetti

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vegetarian spaghetti

Vegetarian Spaghetti

A delicious vegetarian bolognese made of veggie ground beef
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Servings 4 people

Equipment

  • Large pan
  • Medium pot

Ingredients
  

  • 1 yellow onion chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 medium red bell pepper chopped
  • 1 handful white mushrooms chopped
  • 230 g spaghetti noodles
  • 1 tsp salt / to taste
  • 1 tsp pepper / to taste
  • 1 tsp Italian seasoning
  • ½ tsp basil
  • 340 g Yve's Italian veggie ground
  • 680 mL strained tomato sauce I used the Passata brand
  • 2 tbsp pasta water
  • 1 tbsp parmesan plus extra to put on top when serving

Instructions
 

  • Cook the spaghetti noodles in salted water until al dente, as per packet instructions. Be sure to save some pasta water for later. Set aside once done.
  • Heat the large pan over medium-high heat. Add the olive oil and sauté the onions for about 2 minutes. Next, add the garlic, salt, pepper, Italian seasoning and basil and mix until combined. Add the pepper and continue to cook for 2 minutes. Next, add the mushrooms and cook for an additional 3 minutes. Turn heat down to medium, add the veggie ground and cook for 2 minutes. Next, add the tomato sauce, parmesan and pasta water and let the contents come to a boil over medium heat. Once boiling, turn down to a simmer and simmer for at least 5 minutes.
  • Once the vegetarian bolognese is done, add the noodles to ensure they are full coated by the sauce. To serve, top with some extra parmesan cheese and with a side of garlic bread or a salad and enjoy!

Notes

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Keyword cold pasta salad, italian, spaghetti, vegetarian spaghetti, veggie ground

SPAGHETTI AND MEATBALLS

SPAGHETTI AND MEATBALLS

Rating: 4.5 out of 5.
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SPAGHETTI AND MEATBALLS

A little bit of homemade spaghetti and meatballs

I honestly surprised myself with how quick and easily these spaghetti and meatballs came together! It took about half an hour and was such a comforting and tasty dish. I’m not the biggest pasta eater (and I say eater because I definitely am a fan) because pasta = lots of carbs. Now, don’t get me wrong, I absolutely love carbs, but the issue is I love them TOO much. I eat a lot of bread so that’s why I usually stay away from pasta. But, every once and a while I switch things up and soak in all the carbs with a beautiful pasta dish.

Spaghetti and Meatballs

I’ve posted a meatball recipe before, but trust me, these are even easier to make!

Learning from the best…

Throughout my travels and life experiences, I’ve definitely learned that the beauty of Italians cuisine and a delicious pasta in particular is simplicity. Being able to highlight the few ingredients used is so much more powerful than dumping a bunch of flavours together. This spaghetti and meatball dish was definitely inspired with that thought of keeping it simple. I hope you love how easy and delicious this recipe really is!

Spaghetti and Meatballs

Spaghetti and Meatballs

Keeping it simple and classic, this spaghetti and meatballs recipe uses few ingredients but is a punch of comfort and flavour.
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Servings 4 people

Equipment

  • Large pan
  • Medium bowl
  • Medium pot
  • Baking sheet

Ingredients
  

Meatballs

  • 1 lb ground pork
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp pepper
  • 1 tsp Italian seasoning
  • ½ tsp oregano dried
  • 1 tbsp Parmesan cheese grated
  • 1 medium egg beaten

Sauce

  • 720 ml tomato sauce I used Divella Strained Tomato Sauce
  • 4 cloves garlic minced
  • 12 cherry tomatoes quartered
  • ½ tsp oregano dried
  • salt & pepper to taste

Other

  • ½ box spaghetti noodles cooked as per box instructions or until al dente
  • 2 tbsp olive oil

Instructions
 

  • In a medium pot, cook spaghetti noodles in salted water according to the instructions or until al dente. Set aside once done.
  • In a medium bowl, combine all the meatball ingredients and form about golf ball sized meatballs.
  • Preheat the oven to 375°F. In a large pan, over medium-high heat, add 1½ tbsp of olive oil and wait til hot. Lightly brown the meatballs on each side, approximately 2 minutes each side. Once lightly browned, place the meatballs on baking sheet and bake for 15 minutes.
  • In the meantime, using the same pan, add the remaining olive oil and turn heat down to medium. Sauté the garlic and cherry tomatoes for 5 minutes. Then, season with salt, pepper and oregano. Next, add the tomato sauce and simmer for 5 minutes. Add the meatballs and pasta to the pan and mix until well combined. Serve with some Parmesan cheese and enjoy!

Notes

Did you make this recipe? Tag @forkandflora on Instagram!
Keyword italian, meatballs, spaghetti, spaghetti and meatballs