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Tomato Pasta

This Tomato Pasta is easy to make with vegan sausage, diced tomatoes and ready on the table in under 20 minutes. A keeper that the whole family, even pickiest eaters, will enjoy. The beauty of this dish is that I use leftover pasta, saving you a good amount of time. This simple pasta dish recipe is bursting with flavors.

Top view of the pan with the ready to eat Tomato Pasta.

I’m always on team pasta, because for that is really my epitome of comfort food which I always come back to.

Just when I think about my Lemon Pasta, the Asparagus Pasta, my Pasta alla Norma, or my Cold Pasta Salad, my mouth is watering and I want to have them all right now.

Ingredients for the Tomato Pasta assembled on a wooden board.

Side by side view of a frying pan with coarsely diced onions, garlic, and vegan sausage.

Why you need to try this Tomato Basil Pasta

What you get is a timesaver made with leftover pasta. You can use any pasta you like, but I find linguini, fettuccine or spaghetti work best.

Red pepper flakes give this recipe an amazing flavor, because they add a little bit spiciness.

Diced tomatoes and vegan sausage, make a great texture.

To make everything more fun and easier, I’ll share step by step pictures so you see firsthand what the final result should look like.

Side by side view of the fried vegan sausage and after adding tomato dices.

What you need for this Tomato Pasta recipe

  • Pasta
  • Diced tomatoes
  • Olive oil
  • Onions

 

  • Garlic
  • Vegan sausage
  • Fresh basil
  • Red pepper flakes

Showing the addition of the spice mix to the pan with the sausage.

How to make Tomato Pasta

In a skillet or casserole heat olive oil. When hot, add diced onions and sliced garlic, and fry for 2-3 minutes. Then add the vegan sausage pieces. Continue frying all for another 2-3 minutes until the sausage begins to brown.

Now is the time to give the diced tomatoes and red pepper flakes to the pan. Season with a pinch of salt and pepper.

Finally mix everything with the pre-cooked pasta and fresh basil. Heat on medium for 3 minutes more, then serve on plates or bowls.

Showing how pre-cooked pasta is given to the frying pan with the tomato-sausage sauce, and after mixing.

Tips and variations

Leftovers of the Tomato Pasta can be stored in the fridge for around 4 days.

For a smoother texture replace diced tomatoes with tomato sauce. But personally I’m really into that chunkier texture.

Use any pasta you like or you have on hand.

For a more creamy texture, you can add vegan cream cheese, sour cream or coconut milk.

View of a pan with the Tomato Pasta, with sausage pieces clearly visible, garnished with fresh herbs.

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Cheers, Florian.

Top view of the pan with the ready to eat Tomato Pasta.

Tomato Pasta

Yield: 4
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes

This Tomato Pasta is easy to make with vegan sausage, diced tomatoes and ready on the table in under 20 minutes. A keeper that the whole family, even pickiest eaters, will enjoy. The beauty of this dish is that I use leftover pasta, saving you a good amount of time. This simple pasta dish recipe is bursting with flavors.

Ingredients

  • 3 cups leftover pasta (use gf, if prefered)
  • 14 oz diced tomatoes
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1/3 cup onions, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, sliced
  • 8 oz vegan sausage, roughly chopped
  • 1 tsp red pepper flakes
  • 1/4 cup fresh basil, finely chopped
  • salt, pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. In a skillet or casserole heat olive oil. When hot, add diced onions and sliced garlic, and fry for 2-3 minutes. Then add the vegan sausage pieces. Continue frying all for another 2-3 minutes until the sausage begins to brown.
  2. Now is the time to give the diced tomatoes and red pepper flakes to the pan. Season with a pinch of salt and pepper.
  3. Finally mix everything with the pre-cooked pasta and fresh basil. Heat on medium for 3 minutes more, then serve on plates or bowls.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4 Serving Size: 2 cups
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 399Total Fat: 12gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 7gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 1129mgCarbohydrates: 44gFiber: 16gSugar: 7gProtein: 11g
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