Bean Bolognese

December 2006

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Fiber-rich beans stand in for the beef and pork in this surprisingly rich-tasting vegetarian take on pasta Bolognese. Without the meat, the dish has only a third of the fat and 80 percent less saturated fat. To make the perfect meal, serve with a peppery arugula salad and warm, crusty Italian bread.

"Surprisingly tasty! will definately make again! :) "
Bean Bolognese

31 Reviews for Bean Bolognese


Creamy! Loved the mixture. We do like spices a so I added a couple of dashes of red pepper and it really spiced it up. Won't change a thing other than that.


I made this for myself and only cooked 1/2 the package of pasta and evenly split the bean mixture over it, it turned out to be the perfect portions for one another. This gave me dinner and lunch, which for me is economical on my budget.

I used a can of diced tomatoes with roasted garlic & onions in place of 1/2 an onion and 4 cloves of garlic. I think that helped cut down on some of the taste you can get with straight onion & garlic, and would definitely do that again. I also used separate cans of pinto, kidney and garbanzo beans instead of salad beans since I typically have those on hand already in my pantry. Will absolutely keep this in my lineup of dinner selections!

Healthy, meatless, tasty, plenty of beany protein

Surprisingly tasty! will definately make again! :)


Good meatless meal. It was easy to fix and both my husband and I liked it.


Love this! I made this again and was able to keep it tasting delicious while cutting calories. I did the recipe exactly the same except I only used 1 1/2 tbsp of olive oil (which cuts out 70 calories) and I didn't use any parm cheese or pasta. This is a fabulous dish by itself without the cheese and pasta. I calculated the calories on my own for the whole dish and it came out to 630 calories total. If you split it with someone then you are only eating 315 calories for a delicious and healthy meal. Definitely try this dish, it is fabulous!


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