Penne with Mushroom Bolognese

Bolognese Sauce is no doubt one of the best sauces for pastas. It is usually made with meat and you can see a classic meat Bolognese Sauce here, but if you are searching for a vegetarian version, the Bolognese sauce works very well with mushrooms too. We are really delighted by its taste and texture so I highly recommend trying this Mushroom Bolognese too. It definitely worth all the effort and everybody will ask for more.

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Penne with Mushroom Bolognese

5 from 1 vote
This Mushroom Bolognese Sauce is as good as the classic meat Bolognese sauce and can be a great alternative for those who want a vegetarian version.
Servings 5 servings
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 45 minutes


  • 500 g bag penne pasta
  • 500 g mushrooms, minced
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • 2 can pelati tomatoes
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 100 ml white wine
  • basil leaves, chopped
  • 2 tsp sugar
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • Parmesan Cheese, grated


  • In a large sauce pan heat oil over medium-high heat. Cook onion and garlic, for about 5 minutes until golden. Add the white wine and allow to evaporate. Add the mushrooms and paprika. Puree the tomatoes cans and add them to the pan along with basil, salt, pepper and sugar. Cover and let it simmer very gently for about 1 -1 1/2  hours, and stirring now and then.
  • When the sauce is almost ready, in a big pot of salted boiling water, cook pasta al dente. Drain and drizzle with olive oil. 
  • You can add the penne to the sauce and mix well or serve the sauce over the pasta topped with Parmesan cheese and don't forget to enjoy it with a a glass of red wine. This sauce also goes very well with tagliatelle pasta or potato gnocchi.


Serving: 1gCalories: 429kcalCarbohydrates: 70gProtein: 16.7gFat: 8.7gSaturated Fat: 1.3gCholesterol: 74mgSugar: 9g
Calories: 429kcal
Course: Main Course, Pasta
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: Bolognese, main dish, mushroom, Parmesan, pasta

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  1. The Mom Chef - Taking On Magazines Author says:

    I’ve never tried a bolognese with just mushrooms. I know that I’d adore it, but unfortunately I’m the only one in my family that eats the earthy goodies. Thanks for passing along the recipe though. It’s beautiful.

  2. Kate@Diethood Author says:

    That sauce sounds soooo good!

  3. Anne Author says:

    Mushrooms give such a meaty quality! This looks delicious! : )

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