Sunday, March 23, 2008

Pasta with Peppers and Spicy Sausage

What better way to wow your omni family than with vegan sausage? While my brother-in-law was not fooled into thinking he was actually eating meat, he did say it was "good" and was "way up there" in relation to other fake meats he had tried. Hey, good enough for me! This recipe fed four adults and 6 kids (yes, it is crazy here), so you may want to make half a recipe.

- 2 tbsp oil
- 1 onion, cut in half and sliced
- 1 red pepper, sliced
- 1 yellow pepper, sliced
- 1 orange pepper, sliced
- spicy vegan sausage, sliced
- 1 jar pasta sauce
- 10-12 large cherry tomatoes, quartered
- 700g (or so) pasta, cooked

1. Get your pasta cooking in a large pot.
2. While pasta cooks, heat oil in a frying pan over med-hi heat. Saute onions and pepper for 5 mins. Then add sausage slices and cook for 5 mins more, until sausage browns a bit.
3. Drain cooked pasta and put back in pot. Stir in pasta sauce. Then toss on onion/pepper/sausage mixture and mix well. Finally, toss tomatoes in and serve at once.


Sharon R said...

This recipe looks good & I have peppers and tomatoes to use that I bought marked down at our farmer's market. I want to try your recipe for sausage as I tried one that included baking instead of steaming and it turned out dry and inedible. It won't go to waste though, because my DH wants to use it for compost in the garden.
Happy Easter to you & your Family!

Chris said...

Looks simple and delicious! I really need to try making me some seitan sausages.

And by the way, I really love your blog... especially since I'm about to become a vegan dad myself. I sometimes worry that I won't have time to cook anymore after the baby comes but I'm regularly inspired by your awesome posts.

Billy said...

That looks really good. And, I agree with you: break out the good food likely to please all when the omnivores come over.

Tracy said...

This looks absolutely delish! I think I might have to make something like this for supper tonigt, likely minus the sausage, cuz for some reason my family has hated every single incarnation os sausage I've presented to them. Little sickos....

Happy Herbivore! said...

faux-sausage ALWAYS sells the omni's

(this dish looks AWESOME btw)