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January 19, 2010

Tuscan Tofurky Sausage Sauté over Bow Tie Pasta

Turtle Island Foods

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Tofurky sausage with bowtie pasta

Turtle Island Foods

Serves 8-10 

1 pound bow tie or penne pasta (dry)
2 pounds Tofurky® sweet Italian sausage
4 tablespoons olive or canola oil
1 large onion, julienned
1 tablespoon garlic, minced
12 ounces roasted red peppers, julienned
3 ounces sliced porcini mushrooms, dried (reconstitute by soaking in warm water before adding)
12 ounces spinach, fresh or frozen (defrost and strain out excess water)
8 ounces vegetable stock
4 ounces sherry wine (optional)
2 ounces slurry for thickening (1 ounce cornstarch and 1 ounce cold water)


Cook and strain the pasta.

Brown the sausage in a large sauté pan with 1 tablespoon of oil. Remove from the pan. Cut the sausages on the bias into 1 to 2 inch pieces.

Add the remaining oil to the pan and brown the onions on medium high heat.

Reduce heat to medium and add the garlic. Saute for a few seconds, then add the red peppers and mushrooms. Cook for 2 to 3 minutes over medium heat.

Toss in the spinach, pasta, and cut sausage and heat for 2 more minutes. Transfer to a serving container.

Return the pan to heat and deglaze the pan with vegetable stock and sherry. Bring to a simmer. Thicken with the slurry.

Pour this sauce over the sausage and pasta, stir in, and serve.

Recipe courtesy of Turtle Island Foods.

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