Vegetarian Bolognese with Borlotti Beans
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Vegetarian Bolognese with Borlotti Beans

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Flavored with aromatic sage and Albariño wine, this meatless take on classic Spaghetti Bolognese uses borlotti beans as a satisfying swap for ground beef or pork. The spiralized summer squash makes a healthy, fresh and gluten-free alternative to traditional pasta.
  • 25m

    prep time

  • 45m

    Cook Time

  • 201


  • 17



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(1 cup)



  • For the Bolognese, mash 1 can of the drained beans with potato masher. Set side. Heat 1 tablespoon of the oil in large nonstick skillet on medium heat. Add onion, carrots and celery; cook and stir 6 to 8 minutes or until vegetables just soften. Add wine and mashed beans; cook and stir 1 to 2 minutes.

  • Stir in remaining beans, tomatoes, tomato sauce, water, bay leaves, sage, 1 teaspoon of the garlic powder, paprika, 1/2 teaspoon each of the pepper and salt, and red pepper. Reduce heat to low; simmer, uncovered, 25 to 30 minutes or until vegetables are tender, stirring occasionally.

  • Meanwhile, for the Squash Spaghetti, trim squash ends. Cut squash into spaghetti-shaped strands using a julienne peeler or spiralizer until you reach the seeds. Discard squash core. (Should yield about 1 pound of “spaghetti”.)

  • Drizzle remaining 1 tablespoon oil over “spaghetti” in large bowl; toss gently to coat. Season with remaining 1/8 teaspoon each salt, pepper and garlic. Heat large nonstick skillet on high heat. Add “spaghetti”; cook and stir gently about 30 seconds or just until heated through.

  • To serve, place “spaghetti” in large serving bowl or individual serving bowls and top with Borlotti Bean Bolognese. Sprinkle with shaved Parmesan cheese and chopped fresh parsley, if desired.

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