Thursday, 15 January 2015

Meat-free Spaghetti Bolognaise with Quorn

When I make my spaghetti sauce I prefer not to use mince but Mr R really likes it with mince and occasionally I give in and make it his way.  I like to cut my vegetables really small so it feels a little like mince in your mouth.

I hadn't considered using a meat-free mince so when Quorn asked me to try Quorn in my bolognaise sauce I rose to the challenge.

Quorn is high in healthy protein and low in saturated fat. It is also not only meat free but gluten free and a great source of fibre.

The mince comes frozen but doesn't need more than a few minutes to defrost and you don't need to brown it first either.  I do like that just browned look so I did brown mine for a few minutes then added it to the sauce.

I made my usual sauce; onion, celery, pepper, garlic, tomato puree, pesto, tins of tomatoes.
When the sauce was ready I added seasoning then the Quorn.
I let it simmer for about 20 minutes whilst I boiled the water for the pasta and cooked it.

Served with parmesean cheese on top and yummmmm!
Neither Mr R nor FIL (father-in-law) guessed it was meat-free. There was loads left over so you can guess what we had for lunch the following day!

I received a voucher to purchase the Quorn. I was not paid to write this review. All opinions and photos are my own.


  1. That looks so good Heidi. I'm not really a fan of quern, but I think I'd be wolfing this down quite quickly.

  2. I am not the greatest fan but really this made quite a good meal.

  3. I've never used Quorn, But this looks really good so perhaps I should give it a try. GG

    1. I didn't expect to like it as much as I did!

  4. I put lots of mushrooms and red wine in mine too. Mmmmmmm! I'm craving veggie bolognaise now..

  5. I have different recipes I use for my veggie sauce but really liked this Quorn.