Serve up this Vegetarian Bolognese Sauce for Meatless Monday dinner – it’s hearty, luscious, and vegetable packed!
When Dr. Praeger’s challenged me to deconstruct their veggie burgers, I was all in! With more and more home cooks turning to pre-prepped ingredients for quick and easy, healthy meal creation, Dr. Praeger’s burger patties are the perfect freezer staple to have on-hand. But who says a burger has to stay a burger? They were looking for creative bloggers to “deconstruct” the burgers and create one-of-a-kind recipes that inspire our readers to think outside the box.
After much brainstorming and recipe testing, this Vegetarian Bolognese Sauce was born! Using the Gluten Free California Veggie Burgers and beginning with the classic mirepoix of vegetables (onions, carrots, celery), this sauce made the perfect lunch over quinoa pasta. Hearty enough to fill even the hungriest of family members, it’s packed with great flavor from the vegetables, the veggie burgers, a splash of red wine, and a couple traditional seasonings. Also, this freezes gorgeously – so make a double batch and freeze for future meals! Served atop quinoa pasta from Hodgson Mill, it was the perfect meal!
One of the statements by this brand that I loved was the one below – as a professional chef, sometimes I don’t have all the time at home to cook lengthy meals after cooking 16 hours at the restaurant. Products and brands that make my life easier, all while being wholesome and delicious, deserve a space in your freezer!
LIKE HAVING A FARM IN YOUR FREEZER – Dr. Praeger’s
“You could spend hours in your kitchen shredding potatoes, chopping broccoli, breading fish and boiling sweet potatoes. Or, you could just open your freezer, take out a favorite from Dr. Praeger’s, and enjoy the same all-natural food in a fraction of the time, at an affordable price that’s probably less than assembling all of the ingredients yourself.”
Need more inspiration?
- Pizza with Ground Turkey, Spinach & Sweet Potato by Carrots ‘n’ Cake
- Vegetarian Fried Rice by eat. drink. love.
- Baked Veggie Egg Rolls by Miss in the Kitchen
- Kale and Quinoa Stuffed Peppers by Lauren Kelly Nutrition
Disclaimer: I was compensated for my time in creating this recipe by Dr. Praeger’s and they are sponsoring the giveaway. Thanks for supporting the brands I work with, making it possible to bring you more and more recipes!