Vegan “Sausage” & Kale Pasta

Vegan “Sausage” & Kale Pasta

With only seven ingredients, this tasty vegan sausage and kale pasta, courtesy of Dietitian Debbie Dishes, comes together in just 30 minutes. Chock-full of fire-roasted tomatoes and kale, this hearty pasta is perfect for busy weeknights! If you’re not vegan, you can add mozzarella for even more flavor and nutrition.

Vegan “Sausage” & Kale Pasta

Ingredients

  • 2 cups whole-grain pasta shells
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 vegan Italian sausages, sliced
  • 1 bunch kale, stems removed and leaves chopped
  • 1 (14.5-ounce) can fire-roasted diced tomatoes
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh basil
  • 1/4 cup chopped Kalamata olives
  • 4 ounces part-skim mozzarella cheese, sliced or shredded (optional)

Directions

Cook pasta according to package directions, then drain and set aside.

Preheat the broiler if adding cheese to the dish.

In a deep oven-safe skillet, add olive oil and sausage. Sauté for 2 minutes, or until just starting to brown. Add the kale, cover and cook another 3 minutes.

Remove lid and stir. Add the cooked pasta, tomatoes, basil and olives. Cook 5–7 minutes to heat everything well.

If using, sprinkle mozzarella on top, and place skillet under the broiler for 2–3 minutes, checking frequently, until cheese is melted and just starting to brown. Serve immediately.

Nutrition Information

Serves: 4  |  Serving Size: 1 1/2 cups

Per serving: Calories: 433; Total Fat: 18g; Saturated Fat: 2g; Monounsaturated Fat: 5g; Cholesterol: 0mg; Sodium: 607mg; Carbohydrate: 44g; Dietary Fiber: 6g; Sugar: 5g; Protein: 23g

Nutrition Bonus: Potassium: 134mg; Iron: 27%; Vitamin A: 216%; Vitamin C: 144%; Calcium: 14% 

dietitian debbieDeborah Davis, MS, RD, practices clinical dietetics in Chicago, Illinois. She shares practical nutrition tips and healthy recipes on her personal blog, Dietitian Debbie Dishes. In her free time, you’ll likely find Deborah in the kitchen, camera and spatula in hand, developing recipes for her blog and freelance pieces. Connect with Deborah on Twitter and Instagram.

Photo courtesy of Deborah Davis. Original recipe published on Dietitian Debbie Dishes.

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