Pasta And Sun Dried Tomatoes With Vegan Sausage

Pasta And Sun Dried Tomatoes With Vegan Sausage

Looking for a plant-based Pasta And Sun Dried Tomatoes recipe? Pasta dishes are beloved for their simplicity and versatility. When combined with sun-dried tomatoes, a delightful burst of tangy sweetness is introduced to the dish. Sun-dried tomatoes are a popular ingredient in Mediterranean cuisine, known for their concentrated flavor and nutritional benefits. Let’s explore how to create a delicious pasta dish featuring sun-dried tomatoes.

You can view my full collection of pasta recipes here.

Health Benefits of Sun-Dried Tomatoes

Sun-dried tomatoes are not only flavorful but also pack a nutritious punch. They are rich in antioxidants, vitamins C and K, and lycopene, which has been linked to numerous health benefits including heart health and cancer prevention.

Recipe Overview

Ingredients & Substitutions

Here are the key ingredients needed for this recipe:

  • Sun-Dried Tomato Pesto
    • ½ cup sun-dried tomatoes in oil, drained
    • ¼ cup roasted almonds
    • 2-3 tbsp oil from the sun-dried tomatoes
    • 2 tbsp nutritional yeast (or vegan parm)
    • 1 clove garlic
    • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Pasta
    • 400g dry spaghetti noodles
    • 4 Italian vegan sausages, thawed

Helpful Tools

To prepare this dish efficiently, you’ll need:

  • Food processor
  • Large pot for boiling pasta
  • Skillet for cooking sausages
  • Cooking utensils

How To Make ThisPasta And Sun Dried Tomatoes With Vegan Sausage Recipe

Sun-Dried Tomato Pesto:

  1. In a food processor, combine sun-dried tomatoes, roasted almonds, nutritional yeast, garlic, salt, pepper, and ¼ cup of olive oil.
  2. Blend until smooth, adding more oil if needed.
  3. Add fresh basil and blend again.
sun dried tomato pesto ingredients in food processor

Pasta:

Cook spaghetti according to package instructions.

pasta in pot boiling

Slice vegan sausages and cook in a skillet.

vegan sausage in pan

Combine cooked pasta, sliced sausages, and sun-dried tomato pesto in the skillet.

Pasta Sun Dried Tomatoes With Vegan Sausage recipe

Stir until well combined.

Pasta And Sun Dried Tomatoes With Vegan Sausage

Tips & Tricks

FAQs about Pasta and Sun-Dried Tomatoes

Can I use fresh tomatoes instead of sun-dried?

Not in this dish. For the pesto, sun-dried tomatoes are the best.

Can I use other types of pasta?

Yes, feel free to use your favorite pasta shape for this recipe.

What other dishes can I use sun-dried tomatoes in?

Sun-dried tomatoes are great in salads, sandwiches, and as a topping for pizza.

Pasta And Sun Dried Tomatoes With Vegan Sausage

Pasta And Sun Dried Tomatoes With Vegan Sausage

Indulge in a delicious vegan pasta dish featuring sun-dried tomato pesto, perfect for a quick and flavorful meal.
No ratings yet
Prep Time 10 minutes
15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Course Main, Main Course
Cuisine Italian, Vegan
Servings 4

Ingredients
  

Sun-Dried Tomato Pesto

  • ½ cup sun-dried tomatoes in oil, drained
  • ¼ cup roasted almonds
  • 2-3 tbsp oil from the sun-dried tomatoes
  • 2 tbsp nutritional yeast (or vegan parm)
  • 1 cloves garlic
  • salt and pepper to taste

Pasta

  • 400g dry spaghetti noodles (or however much you like to cook for 4 servings)
  • 4 Italian beyond sausages, thawed (or other vegan Italian sausage)

Toppings

  • vegan parmesan cheese
  • fresh basil

Instructions
 

Sun-dried tomato pesto

  • Add sun-dried tomatoes, roasted almonds, nooch, garlic, salt, pepper and 1/4 cup of olive oil into a food processor. Blend until you get a thick but smooth paste.
  • Add in the fresh basil, and more olive oil if needed. Blend until combined.
  • Serve immediately, or place in a jar and top with a little olive oil to keep it fresh in the fridge. Buon Appetito!

Pasta

  • Slice the beyond sausages into ½ inch rounds and cook in a pan on medium heat according to package instructions. For beyond sausage this will take about 10 minutes.
  • Cook the spaghetti al dente according to package instructions.
  • Next, crumble up the sausage gently in the pan into bite sized pieces.
  • Once the pasta is almost cooked, save 1 cup of the pasta reserve water.
  • Drain the pasta, and add it into the pan with the cooked sausage. Add the sun-dried tomato pesto into the pan, and the pasta reserve water ¼ cup at a time. You may not need to use all the pasta reserve water. I usually use about ¼-⅓ a cup.
  • Stir in the pan until all the ingredients are well combined and all noodles are coated in the pesto.
  • Serve with a topping of fresh basil, and vegan parm. Buon appetito!
Tried this recipe?Let us know how it was!

Conclusion: Pasta And Sun Dried Tomatoes With Vegan Sausage

Pasta with sun-dried tomatoes is a delightful dish that combines the comfort of pasta with the intense flavors of sun-dried tomatoes. It’s a perfect choice for a quick and satisfying meal that’s packed with Mediterranean flair.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Recipe Rating