This easy and creamy vegan sausage pasta is a delicious and easy-to-make midweek family meal that comes together quickly and is perfect for anyone looking for a flavourful and satisfying meal.
Hey there, food lovers! I am so excited to share another delicious pasta recipe with you! As a vegan, I always seek new and exciting ways to enjoy my favourite foods. And pasta is life, so I could not hold myself to show you this recipe. This vegan sausage pasta is not only easy to make but is also creamy, warming and satisfying, and most importantly, it is packed with flavours.
Whether you're looking for a quick weeknight dinner or planning a special gathering, this vegan sausage pasta recipe is for you!
Did I tell you that I ran my first marathon back in April? Pfuhh, done and dusted. It was one of the hardest things of my life but, at the same time, one of the most amazing experiences. The first half went easy, but then between 30-40k, I questioned my life choices, whether I was okay, and why I was doing this to myself. But I loved it, of course, and now I am training for my second one in October.
So back to my healthy (ish) running "diet" that means I will share more delicious, healthy and easy recipes with you that are also quick to make because I know how busy life sometimes can be.
Speaking about easy recipes. Have you seen my Easy Vegan Pasta Bake with Meat-free Sausage, my Easy and Creamy Cashew Alfredo Sauce, or one of my most favourite Pasta with Vegan Cream Cheese recipe ? If not, go and check them out, and I hope you will love them as much as I do!
Vegan Sausage Pasta
I've made this recipe so many times before. It is comforting, hearty and tasty. Perfect for a meal plan and also budget-friendly. The vegan sausage adds a meaty texture and delicious taste, while the creamy tomato sauce brings a comforting richness to the dish.
This simple recipe requires just a few ingredients and easy steps. Whether you're looking for a quick weeknight dinner or planning a special gathering, this vegan sausage pasta is for you.
To make this dish, you will need vegan sausage, pasta, canned chopped tomatoes, vegan double cream, garlic ( loads of garlic ), onion, and a few other simple ingredients.
This recipe is versatile so you can add any vegetables to the sauce. It would be delicious for example with broccoli, courgette, green peas or sweetcorn. The sky is the limit.
Ingredients for vegan sausage pasta
Here's what you need to make this delicious vegan sausage pasta:
- Pasta - I like this dish with rigatoni or penne. But it would work well with any other pasta you have at home.
- Vegan sausage - I tried this recipe with different types of sausages. Simply use your favourite one.
- Dairy-free double cream - To make this dish extra creamy, rich and silky. I used Elmlea dairy-free double cream.
- Vegetable broth - For the extra flavour.
- Onion & garlic - The base for all my recipes. It gives a tonnes of flavour to your dish.
- Canned chopped tomatoes - Any canned tomatoes would work well with this recipe. If you don't have it at home, use Passata instead.
- Red bell pepper - For the extra crunchiness, flavours. You can use other vegetables you like. I like it with frozen green peas too.
- Spinach ( optional ) It would give you extra colours for your meal. I like to add a handful or two to my pasta dishes.
- Oil - To sautee sausages, garlic, onion and red bell pepper.
- Tomato puree - For the extra flavour and colour.
- Nutritional yeast - For the cheesy taste.
- Salt and pepper: to taste.
- Spices such as Italian mixed herbs, paprika, sugar.
For the full recipe and quantities, see the recipe card at the end of the post.
How to make it
1. Cook the pasta according to the package instructions until al dente. Drain and set aside. Save some cooking water for later.
2. At first, heat the olive oil in a large saucepan over medium heat. Add the sliced vegan sausages and cook until browned about 5 minutes. Remove the sausages from the skillet and set aside.
3. In the same saucepan, add the diced onion, red bell pepper and minced garlic. Sauté until the onion becomes translucent and fragrant, about 3-4 minutes.
4. Add the sausages back to the saucepan, tomato puree and mix everything.
5. Add the vegetable broth, canned chopped tomatoes, nutritional yeast, Italian mixed herbs, sugar, salt, pepper and red pepper flakes (if using) to the saucepan. Stir well to combine and bring the mixture to a simmer.
6. As soon as it starts to simmer, reduce the heat to low, add half of the dairy-free double cream to the sauce and simmer for about 5 minutes to allow the flavours to meld together and make the sauce silky and creamy.
7. At this point, you can add spinach or kale to the sauce ( optional ). Add the cooked pasta to the skillet, the other half of the double cream, cooking water if needed and stir well to coat the pasta and sausage with the creamy sauce. Cook for 5-6 minutes until everything is heated and the pasta absorbs the sauce.
8. Finally, season with salt and pepper to taste.
9. Remove from heat and garnish with freshly chopped basil or parsley and ENJOY!
Serve it with a salad or with a delicious cheesy vegan garlic bread. This recipe is customisable, so feel free to add any additional vegetables or seasonings you prefer.
If you have any leftovers, store this vegan sausage pasta in an airtight container in the fridge for 3-4 days. When ready to enjoy the pasta, reheat it in a pan on the stovetop over medium heat. You can also microwave it, but stir it occasionally to ensure even heating.Add a splash of water or vegetable broth to prevent it from drying out.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Yes, you can use your preferred type of vegan sausage for the recipe. There are various options available, such as plant-based sausages made from soy, seitan, or vegetables. Choose the one that suits your taste preferences and dietary needs.
Absolutely! If you follow a gluten-free diet, you can substitute regular pasta with gluten-free pasta options. Just ensure you cook it according to the package instructions to achieve the desired texture.
Yes, you can prepare the sauce ahead of time and store it in the refrigerator for up to a few days. When you're ready to serve the pasta, reheat the sauce on the stovetop and then combine it with the cooked pasta and vegan sausage.
Absolutely! The recipe can be customized according to your preferences. Feel free to add vegetables like mushrooms, broccoli, or kale for added nutrition and flavour. You can also experiment with different herbs, spices, or vegan cheeses to make the dish even more exciting.
Remember, cooking is an opportunity for creativity, so don't hesitate to personalize the recipe to suit your taste preferences and dietary needs.
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