Tofu Bolognaise

Recipe by The Vegan MonsterCourse: MainsCuisine: ItalianDifficulty: Easy


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  • some oil

  • • 1 onion, diced

  • • 2 sticks of celery, sliced

  • • 1 block Tofu

  • • 2 small carrots, finely cut

  • • 1 tbsp ground paprika

  • • 1-2 pinch chilli flakes

  • • 1 tsp of each dried thyme, dried oregano, dried basil

  • • 1 bottle passata or 400 g crushed tomatoes

  • • 1-2 garlic cloves, crushed

  • • salt to taste

  • • extra water if desired


  • In a frying pan, sautee the onions with some oil.
  • In the meantime press the tofu to remove excess liquid. Then pluck it apart to make smaller crumbles and chunks.
  • Stir the crumbled tofu in with the sauteed onions and celery. Cook until it gets a little dry.
  • Add carrots as well as ground paprika and the rest of the spices and herbs. Stir and let roast for another minute.
  • Mix in the passata and let simmer until the carrots are soft. If desired, add a little more water. Add crsuhed garlic at the end and at salt to taste.
  • Serve with pasta or use as a filling for lasagne.

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