Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Andouille Sausage and Tomato Pasta

I've been seeing a lot of one pot pasta dishes where you just dump everything in the pot and in about 10 minutes dinner is ready. I decided to try one that I saw over at Damn Delicious and make it vegan. I also used whole wheat spaghetti instead of regular noodles. This was a winner!!!! Here's my version:
  • 1 package whole wheat spaghetti
  • 1 (12.8-ounce) package Tofurky andouille sausage, thinly sliced
  • 1 large sweet onion, thinly sliced
  • 3 cups halved grape tomatoes
  • 2 cups fresh basil leaves
  • 5 cloves garlic, thinly sliced
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 1/4 cup Nutritional Yeast flakes

In a large stockpot or Dutch oven over medium high heat, combine spaghetti, onion, tomatoes, basil, garlic and 5 cups water; season with salt and pepper, to taste.

Bring to a boil; reduce heat and simmer, uncovered. 

While pasta pot cooks, brown sausages in a small amount of oil in a non-stick skillet until brown on both sides. 

Cook pasta for the length of time indicated on box - usually 10-12 minutes. Until pasta is cooked through and liquid has reduced. Stir in sausages and nutritional yeast.

Serve immediately.  

I served this with a large tossed salad and a glass (or two) of wine.


  1. Hi Glo,
    I love New Orlean influenced dishes and your recipe reminded me of my delicious meals there, so I just had to hop by from Virtual Vegan Linky Potluck to see your Andouille Sausage and Tomato Pasta recipe and to explore your blog! What a delectable dish! The chocolate is a nice surprise. I can't wait to try your recipe at home.I'm pinning and sharing this! All the best, Deborah

    1. Deborah,
      Thank you for the kind words and for stopping by. I hope you'll let me know what you think of the dish. We really enjoyed it and the one-pot wonder is just a bonus.

  2. Looks great! I've never tried Tofuky, but I love on pot meals. Thanks

    1. Margaret, it's a brand of vegan faux meat. If you are vegan or vegetarian any similar (Italian Sausage would work) sausage would work. Thanks for visiting my kitchen. I hope you enjoy the dish.

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    1. I know ... right, you just can't go wrong there. Thanks for stopping by my kitchen.

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    1. Me too Annie and I love a good pasta dish anytime! Thank you for dropping by.

  5. Scrumptious and so warming for cold weather. Thanks for sharing on the VVLP 💜💜

    1. It was so full of flavor considering how easy it was to make. Thank you for hosting the VVLP-- my pleasure.