Close-up, above shot, bowl of pasta bolognese on wooden board, as seen on Mary McCartney Serves It Up, season 3.
Recipe courtesy of Mary McCartney

Super Quick Bolognese

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 20 min
  • Active: 20 min
  • Yield: 2 to 3 servings




To serve:


  1. For the pasta: Bring a large saucepan of salted water to the boil.
  2. For the sauce: Heat the olive oil in a Dutch oven or wide sauté pan. Add the scallions, carrot and celery and give it a stir. Stir in the plant-based mince, nutmeg and garlic, then stir in the red wine and bring to a bubbling simmer. Add in the tomatoes, then the veg broth and bay leaves. Season with salt and pepper, then vigorously simmer for 10 minutes, stirring often.
  3. Whilst the sauce is simmering put in the pasta to cook until al dente (as per packet instructions). Drain the pasta.
  4. Remove the bay leaves from the sauce. Add the pasta to the Bolognese sauce and toss well to combine.
  5. To serve: Divide among bowls and garnish with the basil leaves and vegan Parmesan if using.