Bariatric Recipes of the Week:
Meatless Bolognese Sauce

This Meatless Bolognese Sauce is so delicious, you'll never have to ask, "Where's the Beef?!"


  • 1 package Morningstar Farms Meal Starters Grillers Recipes Crumbles
  • 1/2 cup red wine (can substitute non-alcoholic wine or diluted red wine vinegar)
  • 1/2 tsp. minced garlic
  • 1/4 cup minced onion
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 jar marinara or pasta sauce (I like Newman's Own Fire Roasted Tomato and Garlic Pasta Sauce)
  • 1 Tablespoon fresh parsley, chopped (or 1 tsp. dried parsley flakes)
  • 1 Tablespoon fresh basil, chopped (or 1 tsp. dried basil)


  1. In a saucepan, sauté Recipe Crumbles in wine until warm. (Add more wine if the crumbles aren't moist).
  2. Add garlic, onion, salt and pepper and stir.
  3. Add marinara/pasta sauce to pan. Stir in parsley and basil and simmer until sauce is heated through.

Makes 6 servings. Per serving:

147 calories, 13 grams carbohydrate, 12 grams protein, <1 gram fat, 6 grams sugar, 659 mg. sodium
(Note: sugar and sodium content will vary depending on which brand of marinara/pasta sauce you use.)

Serving suggestions:

  • Serve over 1/2 cup whole wheat pasta or brown rice or over 1 cup spaghetti squash.
  • Make in bulk and freeze for use at a later time.

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