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Plant-Based Italian Sausage Pasta

Plant-Based Italian Sausage Pasta


Go vegetarian for pasta night! Plant-based Italian sausage adds a meaty texture and loads of flavor in this easy pasta dish.


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 12 ounces vegetarian Italian-style sausage, sliced
  • 1 medium onion, cut into thin wedges
  • 1 medium yellow bell pepper, cut into bite-sized strips
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • ¼ cup dry red wine
  • 1 (28 ounce) can crushed tomatoes
  • 1 (14.5 ounce) can fire-roasted diced tomatoes, with juice
  • 1 tablespoon Italian seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon white sugar
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon crushed red pepper
  • 1 (8 ounce) package dried penne pasta
  • 2 tablespoons shredded Parmesan cheese, or to taste


  1. Heat oil in an extra-large skillet over medium-high heat. Add sausage; cook until browned, turning occasionally, about 5 minutes. Remove from the skillet, reserving drippings in skillet.
  2. Add onion, bell pepper, and garlic to the skillet; cook, stirring, over medium heat until softened, 5 minutes. Carefully add wine to skillet. Cook, scraping up any browned bits, for 1 minute. Add crushed tomatoes, fire-roasted tomatoes, Italian seasoning, sugar, salt, and red pepper. Return sausage to skillet. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, covered, stirring occasionally, for 10 minutes. Uncover and cook until desired consistency, about 5 minutes.
  3. Meanwhile, bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add penne and cook, stirring occasionally, until tender yet firm to the bite, about 11 minutes. Drain.
  4. Serve pasta topped with sauce and sprinkle with Parmesan cheese.

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Plant-Based Italian Sausage Pasta

Servings Per Recipe: 4
Calories: 591.4
% Daily Value *
protein: 58 %
carbohydrates: 25 %
dietary fiber: 40 %
fat: 33 %
saturated fat: 19 %
cholesterol: 1 %
vitamin a iu: 31 %
niacin equivalents: 152 %
vitamin b6: 75 %
vitamin c: 127 %
folate: 16 %
calcium: 20 %
iron: 45 %
magnesium: 39 %
potassium: 29 %
sodium: 65 %
thiamin: 214 %
calories from fat:
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
**Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
(-)Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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