ZENB Rotini with Vegan Mixed Mushroom Bolognese


PREP TIME 20 minutes

COOK TIME 70 minutes

TOTAL TIME 1.5 hours

Nutrition Facts


Serving Size: 390g
Servings: 6

Calories: 370

Amount per Serving*% Daily Value
Total Fat12g15%
Saturated Fat1.5g8%
Dietary Fiber11g39%
Total Sugar9g
Vitamin A 40%
Vitamin C 2%
Calcium 97mg 8%
Iron 4mg 20%
Potassium 800mg 15%
* Nutrition information is estimated based on the ingredients and cooking instructions as described in each recipe and is intended to be used for informational purposes only. Please note that nutrition details may vary based on methods of preparation, origin and freshness of ingredients used.

Vegan, gluten-free, and low-calorie, this version of Bolognese is the perfect plant-based swap for the traditional version. Using lots of mushrooms, ZENB Rotini Pasta and ZENB Sweet Carrot and Tomato Marinara Gourmet Pasta Sauce, this recipe delivers on flavor while providing a good source of fiber.


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 8 ounces cremini mushrooms, finely chopped
  • 8 ounces button mushrooms, finely chopped
  • 8 ounces shiitake mushrooms, stemmed, finely chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon each kosher salt & ground black pepper
  • 1 large yellow onion, finely chopped
  • 2 medium carrots, finely chopped
  • 2 stalks celery, finely chopped
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1 carton (15.5 ounces) ZENB Sweet Carrot and Tomato Marinara Gourmet Pasta Sauce
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 box (12 ounces) ZENB Rotini Pasta made from 100% Yellow Peas, uncooked



Heat oil in a large heavy bottom pot on medium-high heat. Add mushrooms, salt & pepper. Cook 20 minutes stirring frequently, until browned. Add onions, carrots, celery and red pepper; cook 8-10 minutes until vegetables are softened.


Stir in ZENB Sauce and oregano. Cook 6-8 minutes while scraping brown bits from bottom of pan. Reduce heat to low. Simmer 30 minutes, stirring occasionally, until sauce is slightly thickened.


Meanwhile, cook pasta as directed on package; drain. Add pasta to sauce; mix gently until well combined.

Tasty Tips

Reconstitute 1/2 ounce dried porcini mushrooms in 1/2 cup of hot water for an extra flavor boost. Finely chop the reconstituted mushrooms before adding with the soaking liquid to the pot with the other vegetables.

Keep this dish vegan by sprinkling with vegan Parmesan style topping or nutritional yeast flakes before serving.

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