Penne with Vegetable Bolognese Sauce


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Penne with Vegetable Bolognese Sauce

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This quick entrée brings authentic Italian ingredients to your family’s meatless Mondays.

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Servings and Ingredients

Serves 4
6 oz. Gustare Vita organic spaghetti
6 tbsp. Gustare Vita extra virgin olive oil, divided
¼ c. finely chopped onion
¼ c. finely chopped celery
¼ c. finely chopped carrot
1 tbsp. Gustare Vita bottled chopped garlic
1 dash(es) Hy-Vee salt
1 dash(es) Hy-Vee black pepper
¼ c. finely chopped cauliflower
¼ c. finely chopped fennel
¼ c. finely chopped broccoli
¼ c. finely chopped Brussels sprouts
½ c. red wine
2 c. Gustare Vita tomato basil pasta sauce
2 tbsp. Gustare Vita double concentrated tomato paste
Fresh basil leaves, for garnish
Soirée grated Parmesan cheese, for garnish

Things To Grab

  • Large saucepan
  • Large skillet


  1. Bring a large saucepan of lightly salted water to a boil. Add spaghetti; cook for 5 minutes. Drain, reserving pasta water. Set partially cooked spaghetti aside; keep warm.

  2. Meanwhile, heat 3 tablespoons of olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat.

  3. Add onion, celery and carrot. Cook for 5 minutes or until vegetables begin to soften, stirring frequently. Stir in garlic, salt and pepper. Cook and stir for 1 minute more.

  4. Add cauliflower, fennel, broccoli, Brussels sprouts and remaining 3 tablespoons olive oil; cook over medium heat for 3 to 4 minutes until vegetables are softened, stirring occasionally.

  5. Remove skillet from heat. Stir red wine into vegetable mixture in skillet. Return skillet to heat; cook for 3 minutes. Stir in pasta sauce and tomato paste; gently simmer for 5 to 7 minutes, stirring occasionally.

  6. Add spaghetti to skillet; toss to combine. Add enough reserved pasta water to make desired consistency. Cook for 2 to 3 minutes or until pasta is al dente. Garnish with fresh basil and Parmesan cheese, if desired.

Nutrition facts


490 Calories per serving

Amounts Per Serving

  • Total Fat: 32g
  • Cholesterol: 0mg
  • Sodium: 400mg
  • Total Carbohydrates: 41g
  • Protein: 7g

Daily Values

Iron 6%
Calcium 2%
Vitamin D 0%
Potassium 15%