I am going to share one of my favorite recipes. 4 months into vegetarianism and I'm already in love with veggie sausage. I never even liked regular sausage but I can't get enough of this stuff. It's got such a great flavor without that greasy, lardy taste you get with regular sausage. It's the one vegetarian item that I think most people would enjoy, even if they don't like vegetarian products because it's just that good. :)
I think I used another recipe as a guide but I'm not sure where it came from...this recipe is just written on a piece of paper which means that I didn't exactly like what the recipe said and changed it a bit.
Veggie Sausage Bake
- 5 oz vegetarian sausage (I used 2 links Morningstar Farm's Italian Sausage)
- 1 1/2 cups WW shaped pasta (rotini, macaroni, penne...whichever you like)
- 1/2 tsp olive oil
- 3 medium zucchini, sliced and quartered
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1/4 tsp black pepper
- 1/4 tsp garlic powder
- 1/3 cup vegetable broth
- 1 Tb. + 1 tsp. flour
- 1 oz white cheddar (Monterey jack works well too)
- 2 oz feta cheese, crumbled
Preheat oven to 400°F. Cook pasta in boiling water 6 minutes and drain. Do not cook pasta all the way.
After finding out just how expensive pre-made vegetable broth (some were $5 for 32 oz!! which still baffles me since vegetables are not more expensive than a whole chicken!), I was very happy to find this little guy in my Publix. Each cube makes 2 cups of broth and this whole container was only $1.49! That's more like it. Just place a cube in a measuring cup and pour 2 cups of boiling water over it. Stir and viola! Vegetable broth.
Top with cheddar. Bake 15-20 minutes.