Creamy Veggie Sausage Pasta

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Looking for an interesting pasta recipe? We have a delicious and simple vegan dinner idea for you! This warm and hearty meal is great recipe idea for winter, a little bit of comfort food when we all need it. A great vegan kid's meal, or one for the family, in fact it really is a very versatile meal! Sometimes you just can't beat a creamy, rich pasta sauce. This is one of the best we've designed so far. It's really simple, really filling & ridiculously tasty. Just add your favourite plant-based sausages!

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For the pasta

<item-todo-done>1 tsp dried rosemary<item-todo-done><item-todo-done>1 tsp dried thyme<item-todo-done><item-todo-done>1 tsp smoked paprika<item-todo-done><item-todo-done>1 tbsp tomato purée<item-todo-done><item-todo-done>1 tbsp harissa paste<item-todo-done><item-todo-done>6 plant-based sausages - at room temperature<item-todo-done><item-todo-done>2 red onions<item-todo-done><item-todo-done>2 red bell peppers<item-todo-done><item-todo-done>140g cashews<item-todo-done><item-todo-done>120ml almond milk<item-todo-done><item-todo-done>1 garlic clove<item-todo-done><item-todo-done>2 x 400g can(s) of chopped tomatoes<item-todo-done><item-todo-done>4 portions of dried pasta - (we use rigatoni)<item-todo-done><item-todo-done> olive oil<item-todo-done><item-todo-done> Salt & pepper to taste<item-todo-done>

To serve

<item-todo-done>1 tbsp Nooch<item-todo-done><item-todo-done> basil leaves<item-todo-done><item-todo-done> pepper to taste<item-todo-done>

Before you start

Powerful blender | Large saucepan

Prepare the ingredients

  • Slice open the sausages and remove the “skin”
  • Spoon the sausage meat into a bowl and crush using a fork
  • Peel and dice the onions
  • Finely cube the peppers
  • Place the cashews into a small bowl and cover with boiling water, leave to soak for at least 10 minutes

Prepare the sauce** **

  • Place a large pan over a medium heat and add a drizzle of olive oil
  • Once warm, add the diced onions, peppers and a pinch of salt
  • Mix well and cook for 5-10 minutes until soft
  • At this point, crumble in the sausage meat and stir for 5 minutes
  • Mix through the dried herbs and paprika and cook for another minute
  • Drain the cashews and place into a powerful blender, along with the garlic clove and almond milk
  • Blend until smooth and creamy
  • Pour the cashew cream into the pan, along with the tinned tomatoes, tomato purée and harissa paste
  • Mix well and leave to simmer for 10 minutes

Cook the pasta

  • Add a big pinch of salt to a big pot of boiling water, add the pasta and cook according to the package instructions (approx 9-11 minutes, depending on the pasta)
  • Once cooked, drain (reserving some of the pasta water)

Finish the pasta** **

  • Pick the basil leaves and thinly slice
  • Mix the drained pasta through the sauce
  • If the sauce feels too thick, mix through some pasta water until smooth and creamy
  • Sprinkle half the basil over the pasta, stir the pasta into the sauce until well covered

Time to serve** **

  • Spoon the pasta into serving bowls, season with nooch and pepper, garnish with the remaining basil and serve immediately
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