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Easy Vegan Sausage Pasta (with Apple and Sage)

Prep

10 minutes

Cook

30 minutes

Yield

4

This Vegan Sausage Pasta is everything you need in a comforting fall pasta and more. The mix of veggies, apple, and wine-infused creamy sauce, is seriously a dream. Whip this up for a quick dinner for the fam, meal prep, or your next dinner party. 

Why you’ll love this Vegan Sausage Pasta:

  • It’s comforting
  • It’s made with easy-to-find ingredients
  • It’s perfect for fall or winter
  • It can be made in under an hour 
  • Perfect for meal prep

White plate of vegan sausage pasta on countertop with fork.

Let’s talk about apples

Apples are the fruit of the fall. Our Instagram feeds are (or will be) full of people going apple picking. Apples are in season during the fall months, and they are so dang versatile. What’s so great about apples is that you can eat them on their own, but you can utilize them in so many ways. Not only can you use them in savory dishes like this Vegan Sausage Pasta, but you can also bake with them, toss them in salads, on sandwiches, the list goes on.  There are also so many different varieties of apples that can really add a different touch and flavor to a recipe. Oh, and did I mention how good they are for you? Apples contain a range of antioxidants, they can be good for digestion, boost your immune system, and the list goes on. 

Two plates of Vegan Sausage Pasta on countertop.

Plate of Vegan Sausage Pasta with gold fork on countertop.

How do you make Vegan Sausage Pasta?

This homemade Vegan Sausage Pasta recipe can be made in under an hour and is fairly simple to pull together. Here’s what you do: 

  1. Bring a large pot to a boil and cook pasta of choice. Reserve 1/2 cup of cooking water and strain
  2. To a large saucepan, add the butter and heat on medium-low until melted
  3. To the pan, add the sausage and cook for around 5-6 minutes (Tip: don’t overly brown the meat)
  4. Remove the sausage and add in the onion, garlic and celery. Cook for 3-4 minutes on medium-low
  5. Once translucent, add in the apple, sage and thyme, and stir well while cooking for 3-4 minutes
  6. Increase heat to high and add in veggie stock paste and water. Stir until reduced by almost half 
  7. Next, add in the wine and cook down until the liquid has reduced to almost half again 
  8. To the pot, add in the kale and white bean of choice. Cook for 3-4 minutes
  9. Add the sausage back to the pan and finish with your cashew cream 
  10. Bring to a boil and simmer for 3ish minutes 
  11. Taste test before adding seasonings like salt!
  12. Combine the pasta and the sauce. Use your pasta water if the sauce is too thick

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Vegan Sausage Pasta

  • Author: Maria Koutsogiannis
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 40 minutes
  • Yield: 4 1x
  • Category: Main Dishes, Budget Friendly
  • Diet: Vegan

Description

This easy Vegan Sausage Pasta is delicious and comforting. It’s perfect for meal prep this fall as the weather gets cooler.


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Ingredients

8 oz of pasta of choice

1 tsp – 1 tbsp. vegan butter, unsalted

3 large apple sage vegan sausages, I used Field Roast, cut into 1-inch pieces or crumble with your hands into a more ground-meat-like texture

1 medium-sized yellow onion, finely chopped

3 large cloves of garlic, finely chopped

1 stalk celery, chopped

1 small apple, cored, peeled, and finely chopped

2 tbsp. fresh sage, finely chopped or sliced

1 tbsp. fresh thyme, finely chopped or sliced

1 tsp – 1 tbsp. vegetable stock paste

1 cup boiling water

1/4 cup dry white wine

1 cup black kale, finely chopped

1/2 cup of a cooked white bean of choice (optional)

1/2 cup homemade cashew cream

juice of half  a lemon

1/2 cup vegan parmesan (regular parmesan is fine too)

pinch of sea salt and fresh cracked pepper


Instructions

Bring a large pot of water to a boil and salt generously.  Cook pasta of choice as instructed or desired.  Reserve 1/2 cup of cooking water and strain.

To a large saucepan add the vegan butter and heat on medium-low till melted. To the pan, add the sausage and cook for around 5-6 minutes on medium-low heat.  You do not want to overly brown the vegan meat, so cook it gently.

Remove the sausage from the pan and add in the onion, garlic and celery.  Cook for 3-4 minutes on medium-low heat or until translucent.  Once again, you don’t want these veggies to brown too much, so keep an eye on them.  Once you are happy with the colour of the onions, add in the apple, sage and thyme.  Stir till well combined and cook for another 3-4 minutes.

Increase heat to high and add in the vegetable stock paste and water.  Stir till the liquid has reduced by almost half.  Now you can add in the wine and cook down till the liquid has reduced to almost half again.

To the pot, add in the black kale and white bean of choice.  Stir till well combined and cook for around 3-4 minutes or until the bean is hot throughout.  Add the sausage back to the pan and finish with your cashew cream.  Bring the mixture to a gentle boil and simmer for 3 or so minutes.  At the last minute, add your lemon and parm! Be sure to taste test the dish for salt before seasoning as your sausage/parm may already be quite salty.  Once determined, season as desired with salt and pepper.

Combine the pasta with the sauce.  If the sauce is too thick simply add in a bit of the pasta water bit by bit (around 1 tbsp at a time) till you read your desired consistency.

Serve with fresh thyme and sage.


Notes

If you do not have vegetable stock paste just use 1 cup of vegetable broth and omit the 1 cup of boiling water.

Keywords: creamy, plant-based, vegan, comfort food, easy, homemade

Elisa

Wow this is so rich and delicous everything I want from a pasta dish

Maria Koutsogiannis

Thank you!

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