Here’s something that I threw together last night pretty quickly. Sometimes it’s more about getting something good together fast than making an elaborate meal, but this ended up tasting like it took much longer! I threw some kale in the mix for nutrients, color and texture.
Easy Penne with Italian Sausage
4-6 generous servings
4 cloves garlic, minced
1 medium onion, chopped finely
1 tsp. thyme
salt & fresh ground pepper
crushed red pepper flakes, optional
1 package of Tofurky Italian sausages (4), cut into bite sized pieces
28 oz. can of crushed tomatoes
1/3-1/2 bag of chopped frozen greens (I used kale)
1 lb of pasta, I used whole grain penne, cooked al dente according to package directions
1. Add a little olive oil to a medium pot on low-medium heat. Add the garlic and onion, and cover. Let them sweat for about 5 minutes while you chop the sausages.
2. Mix in the seasonings, and bring heat up to medium. Add the sausages, and cook for another 5 minutes, stirring occasionally so you can get a little brown on the sausage.
3. Stir in the crushed tomatoes and greens, and cover to simmer on low for 10-15 minutes. Adjust seasonings if necessary.
4. Combine with pasta and sprinkle with a little nutritional yeast to serve!