Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Orechiette with Kale and "Sausage"

We missed Pasta Sunday, so I decided to make our pasta meal today on Tuesday.  It was pretty quick and easy to make for a weekday dinner and I just threw a bunch of stuff together.

This is what I did:


1 package orechiette pasta (I got mine from Trader Joe's)
2 tablespoons olive oil
1/2 onion, diced
1/2 tomato, diced
1 Tofurkey sausage, chopped and diced into small pieces
3 garlic cloves, crushed
1 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
1 cup vegan chicken broth
2 cups fresh kale, chopped into bite-sized pieces


Cook pasta according to the package.

Meantime, heat the oil in a dutch oven-style pot.  Add onions and cook for about five minutes before adding the tomatoes.  Stir all well and cook over medium heat.  Add the sausage, garlic, red pepper flakes.  Stir well and cook for about five minutes.  Add the broth and kale and simmer until the kale is soft.

When the pasta is done, serve it with a generous helping of the kale and sausage sauce.  I added a layer of marinara sauce underneath the kale and sauce, but that's up to you!

We sat down at our little table on the patio outside and enjoyed the delicious Pasta Tuesday dinner.  It was quite delicious and nutritious. 

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