Portobello and Spinach Bolognese

This is a deliciously warm recipe that is a great source of fiber and protein. The spinach, mushrooms, onions, carrots, celery, whole-wheat pasta, and oregano in this recipe provide a total of

15 grams of dietary fiber per serving (60% of the daily recommendation). This recipe also provides a generous 18 grams of protein per serving coming from the mushrooms, milk, and whole-wheat pasta

Recipe Yields: 6 Servings


  •  1/2 cup of mixed mushrooms, any kind
  •  4 large Portobello mushrooms, diced
  •  2 cups low sodium vegetable broth
  •  4 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  •  1 medium onion, chopped
  •  1 small carrot chopped
  •  1 celery stalk, finely chopped
  •  3 cloves of garlic, chopped
  •  10 oz spinach, fresh, chopped
  •  1/2 tsp salt
  •  1/2 tsp pepper, to taste
  •  1/4 cup tomato paste
  •  1 cup skim milk
  •  1 lb whole wheat penne pasta
  •  Oregano to garnish


  1.  Heat extra virgin olive oil in a pan over medium heat
  2.  When olive oil is hot, add all mushrooms. Cook for about 5 minutes until tender.
  3.  Add the onions, carrots, celery, and garlic. Sauté until tender, for approximately 15 minutes.
  4.  Add spinach and season mixture with salt and pepper.
  5.  Stir in tomato paste and vegetable broth, cook for 1 minute.
  6.  Stir in milk and let simmer for 20 minutes.
  7.  Bring a large pot of water to boil. Cook pasta to al dente.
  8.  Drain pasta and toss with sauce. Garnish with oregano.

Nutrition Facts

Amount Per Serving% Daily Value
Calories 450 
Total Fat 8g (15% calories from fat)12%
Saturated Fat 1.2g (4.6% calories from saturated fat)5%
Polyunsaturated Fat 0g 
Monosaturated Fat 5g 
Cholesterol <5mg1%
Sodium 210mg9%
Carbohydrates 11g28%
Dietary Fiber 15g60%
Sugar 2g 
Vitamin A 0% 
Calcium 15% 
Vitamin E 10% 
Vitamin C 15% 
Iron 30% 
Vitamin B6 40%