Spaghetti Bolognese with Walnut Tofu Meat

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This walnut tofu meat spaghetti is my top requested recipe. My non vegan friends ask for it when the come over. The spaghetti bolognese was a definite game changer around here because it’s that good. Like omg, holy hell good.

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Spaghetti Bolognese with Walnut Tofu Meat

This flavorful bolognese is as meaty as it can get! The best part is that it's made from plant based ingredients only.
4.81 from 21 votes
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Total Time: 55 minutes
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: Italian-Inspired
Keyword: Bolognese, Pasta, Plant-Based Pasta, Recipe, Vegan
Servings: 4 people


Walnut Tofu Meat

Homemade Tomato Sauce


Walnut Tofu Meat

  • Crumble walnuts in food processor until pea sized.
  • Mash tofu with fork (or hands!) until pea sized.
  • Whisk wet and dry ingredients together and combine with walnut and tofu mix.
  • Spread on baking sheet and bake at 350 for 35 min. Stirring at half way to ensure even baking. 

Homemade Tomato Sauce

  • Sauté onions, add garlic. Add tomato paste and cook 1 min.
  • Add tomatoes, cayenne and cook on simmer for approx 30 minutes. 

Completing the Spaghetti Bolognese

  • Cook pasta, heat pan with 1tbsp of olive oil, add walnut meat just to heat through, add 1-2c of tomato sauce (more if you like really saucy-less if you like more meaty) to create the bolognese.
  • I added in fresh basil, baby spinach and black olives for punch but certainly can be omitted.
  • Buon Appetito!

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10 thoughts on “Spaghetti Bolognese with Walnut Tofu Meat”

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  2. This was excellent! I used a good pre-made tomato sauce though because there was no time but the walnut tofu meat was perfect. I’m sure that meat-eaters, those who still remain, would not know the difference. Great texture and much easier than other recipes I’ve used that required more ingredients. If you don’t have tamari just use soy sauce. Thanks!!!

  3. 5 stars
    Wow. Tweeked the recipe a little bit. Used fresh tomatoes and omitted the fresh garlic and onions as for me it overpowers dishes. Everything else I followed to the letter. Made it four times so far and wow one of the best vegan recipes out there. I gave heavy meat eaters this dish and they were stunned how hearty and beefy and great this dish is.

  4. The walnuts were still crunchy for me. Are they supposed to be like that or didn’t I bake them for long enough in the oven?

    If that happens again, can I just boil it all afterwards without ruining it?

    Also, could u add the exact g/ml for tofu and tomatoes (hard for a european to know how
    how many g the tofu is and how many ml of tomatoes a san marino can contains in the US, hehe.

    Gotta say that it was the best vegan bolognese that I’ve tasted that doesn’t have any processed mince

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