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🌱 Instant Pot Vegan Spaghetti Bolognese Recipe

Looking for a delicious vegan spaghetti bolognese recipe? Try this Instant Pot recipe made with red lentils, veggies, and flavorful spices. Get cooking now!

Instant Pot Vegan Spaghetti Bolognese

You will need:

  • red lentils1 cup of red lentils
  • chopped onion1 large onion, chopped
  • minced garlic2 cloves of garlic, minced
  • chopped carrot1 carrot, chopped
  • chopped bell pepper1 bell pepper, chopped
  • canned diced tomatoes2 cans of diced tomatoes
  • tomato paste2 tablespoons of tomato paste
  • dried basil1 teaspoon of dried basil
  • dried oregano1 teaspoon of dried oregano
  • salt1/2 teaspoon of salt
  • black pepper1/4 teaspoon of black pepper
  • vegetable broth2 cups of vegetable broth
  • spaghetti8 ounces of spaghetti
  • olive oil2 tablespoons of olive oil


  1. Start by setting the Instant Pot to the sauté mode and add the olive oil.
  2. Once the oil is heated, add the chopped onion, minced garlic, chopped carrot, and bell pepper. Sauté until the onion becomes translucent.
  3. Add the red lentils, diced tomatoes, tomato paste, dried basil, dried oregano, salt, and black pepper to the pot. Stir well to combine the ingredients.
  4. Break the spaghetti in half and add it to the pot. Pour the vegetable broth over the spaghetti, ensuring all the pasta is submerged.
  5. Close the Instant Pot lid and set the pressure cook mode for 8 minutes.
  6. Once the cooking time is over, allow the pressure to release naturally for 10 minutes, then perform a quick release.
  7. Stir the spaghetti well before serving and adjust the seasoning if necessary.


You can add some vegan parmesan or nutritional yeast on top for extra flavor. Also, feel free to add any other vegetables you like to this recipe.

Delight your taste buds with our hearty and flavorful Instant Pot Vegan Spaghetti Bolognese. Packed with wholesome ingredients like red lentils, fresh vegetables, and aromatic herbs, this recipe is a testament to how vegan meals can be both healthy and delicious. With the added convenience of using an Instant Pot, this dish is perfect for those busy weeknights when you want a satisfying meal without the hassle.

Our recipe uses red lentils as a protein-packed substitute for meat, making it a fantastic choice for those seeking hassle-free vegan Instant Pot recipes. The lentils lend a unique texture and rich flavor to the sauce, perfectly mimicking the heartiness of traditional Bolognese.

As for the vegetables, we've included a colorful medley of onions, carrots, and bell peppers. But don't let that limit you! Feel free to add any of your favorite veggies to this versatile dish. If you're looking for more inspiration, check out our collection of delicious vegan pasta recipes.

One of the key ingredients in this recipe is the humble tomato, used in two forms: diced tomatoes and tomato paste. They work together to create a rich, tangy sauce that beautifully complements the earthiness of the lentils and the sweetness of the vegetables. If you're a fan of tomato-based pasta sauces, you might also enjoy our simple and delicious vegan spaghetti sauce recipes.

Finally, let's talk about the pasta. We've chosen spaghetti for this recipe, but feel free to substitute it with any pasta of your choice. If you're curious about other vegan pasta options, our FAQ on good vegan pasta recipes is a great resource.

In conclusion, our Instant Pot Vegan Spaghetti Bolognese is more than just a meal; it's a celebration of the versatility and deliciousness of vegan cuisine. So why wait? Get your Instant Pot ready, gather your ingredients, and let's start cooking!