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Veggie Sausage and Sweet Peppers with “Turkey” Shaped Pasta – a Thanksgiving alternative!

Veggie Sausage and Sweet Peppers with Turkey Pasta - a Thanksgiving Alternative! | Vegan Sausage, onions, colorful sweet peppers, fresh spinach and cannellini beans combine to make a delicious and hearty dish! | Add something new to your menu! | WorldofPastabilities.com

A Thanksgiving alternative your entire family and friends will love!  Perfect addition along side your traditional turkey!

Ingredients

14 oz. bag of Gobble Gobble Turkey Pasta (or another short shape of your choice)

3 T. olive oil

12-16 ounces of Vegan Sausage, cut into half moons (I used 16 oz. of Smoked Apple Sage Sausage, made by ….. and purchased at Whole Foods)

5 cloves garlic, finely chopped

8 ounces sweet mini peppers, assorted colors, thinly sliced into rings

¼ t. crushed red pepper

1 cup chicken broth, or vegetable broth

1 can cannellini beans, drained and rinsed

8 ounces  baby spinach

3/4 cup Parmesan cheese, shredded, or a vegan cheese like Daiya shredded pepperjack

1 t. Kosher salt

1/2 t. black pepper

Instructions

Cook pasta according to package directions, drain, rinse, and lightly toss with some olive oil.

In a non stick skillet, heat 1 T. oil over medium high heat.  Add sausage and cook, stirring occasionally, until sausage is browned, about 5-6 minutes.  Set aside in a bowl.

Add garlic, peppers, and red pepper flakes, and cook for another 5 minutes, until peppers are soft.

Add broth and bring to a boil.  Cook until liquid reduces by about 2/3, approximately 5 minutes.

Stir in beans and sausage.  Toss until heated through, about 2-3 minutes.  Add spinach and cook until wilted, about 4-5 minutes.  Add pasta and gently toss.  Add Parmesan cheese and seasonings.  Toss until heated through!

Serve with extra Parmesan on the side!