Vegetarian Lentil Bolognese with Fresh Pasta

This store cupboard supper can be out of the pantry and onto plates in less than 45 minutes, which makes it’s the perfect remedy for those nights where you’re convinced you don’t have the makings of a proper meal! By cooking the sauce in bulk, you’re able to feed the family, and have portions ready to go in the freezer.

Green Bean has a wealth of bulk-buy ingredients, ranging from baking staples such as dates, flours, pumpkin seeds and sugars, to meal prepper go-tos like quinoa and oats. Buying in bulk allows you to build a great store cupboard, saves money in the long run, and reduces food waste. Why not add a packet or two to your next box order?


  • On a medium heat, warm the oil and fry the onion and garlic until soft.
  • Add the chopped celery and carrot and stirring occasionally for 5 minutes.
  • Add the lentils, tomatoes, tomato paste and vegetable stock, stir and reduce to a simmer for 30 minutes. Salt and pepper to taste.
  • Bring a pot of salted water to boil and add the fresh pasta and cook as per the packet instructions.
  • Drain, and serve with a generous spoonful of the Bolognese and a handful of grated parmesan.
  • This sauce freezes really well! Spoon portions into zip lock bags and freeze flat on a baking tray for 2-3 hours before storing upright. Defrost in warm water before reheating thoroughly on the stove.


Recipe Credit

Phoebe Male is a food and travel blogger based in Southwest Ohio. She moved to the US from England in 2015 and is on a mission to get the best out of the Midwest. Her love of food and travel is made clear through innovative and inviting still life photography, paired with a delightfully captivating style of writing. For more recipes and reviews, follow her on Instagram at @milkwithnosugar.