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Easy Vegan Spaghetti Recipe With Fake Meat

Updated on September 30, 2012

This healthy and nutritious vegan dinner is great for beginning vegans or vegetarians and can really curb your meat cravings. It's also a great source of quality protein on top of being delicious. The ingredients aren't in some crazy place either like "Sunshine's Animal Friendly Bargaining Center". You can find all of these products at either Smith's or Walmart. If there is not a small section for vegetarian or vegan products, you can usually find them near the vegetables. I highly recommend all Yves products, and the Tofurkey Italian Sausages will make the most hardcore meat eaters consider vegetarianism. I do want to be candid and say that Yves Meatless Ground tastes awful; it just plain sucks. I add it because it brings great texture and extra quality nutrients. Cook and enjoy!

Disclaimer: This tastes pretty much like the real deal to me. I feel like I can taste the sweet tears of tortured cows (although no cows were harmed). However, your taste buds change after not having meat for so long! So, what I'm saying is keep an open mind if this is your first vegetarian or vegan dinner. You may be expecting the savory taste of saturated fat, but focus more on the great mix of spices. Keep at it!

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This recipe is legen-wait for it, NO DAIRY.
This recipe is legen-wait for it, NO DAIRY. | Source
Pre-cooked, they're about this brown. You can see a little searing around the edges. It may look like poop, but it tastes delicious!
Pre-cooked, they're about this brown. You can see a little searing around the edges. It may look like poop, but it tastes delicious! | Source

Instructions

  1. Bring 4-6 quarts of water to boil.
  2. Add package or desired servings of pasta to boiling water. Let cook for 8 minutes.
  3. Cut Tofurkey Italian Sausages.
  4. Pour 2 teaspoons Olive Oil or 2 teaspoons Earth Balance to a pan or pot and add Tofurkey Italian Sausage slices. Cook for 6 minutes.
  5. I pinch in some diced garlic and Garlic and Herb "No Salt" here because I love garlic. It may be too much for you.
  6. Add bottle of pasta sauce to sausages and package of Yves Meatless Ground. Add 2 teaspoons of diced garlic. Add 2 tablespoons of Basel leaves. Stir.
  7. Drain pasta once cooked.
  8. Mix and serve!

Cook Time

Prep time: 5 min
Cook time: 15 min
Ready in: 20 min
Yields: 10 Manly Servings
You can get all of these ingredients at many big grocery store chains.
You can get all of these ingredients at many big grocery store chains. | Source
Supplementary seasoning and spices.
Supplementary seasoning and spices. | Source

Ingredients

  • 1 package Whole Grain Spaghetti, As whole grain as you can get! Mix with 4-6 quarts of water.
  • 4 sausages Tofurkey Italian Sausage
  • 1 package Yves Meatless Ground
  • 1 bottle Francesco Rinaldi Tomato and Basel Sauce, Substitute any pasta sauce, just check the ingredients!
  • Lots of Love!, The rest of the ingredients are optional.
  • 2 teaspoons Olive Oil, or you can substitute Earth Butter
  • 2 teaspoons Earth Balance, or you can substitute Olive Oil
  • 2 tablespoons Basel Leaves
  • 2 teaspoons Diced Garlic, I add more than this, but I love garlic...too much.
  • 3 pinches Garlic and Herbs "No Salt"
Nutrition Facts
Serving size: 1/10
Calories 324
Calories from Fat72
% Daily Value *
Fat 8 g12%
Carbohydrates 43 g14%
Sugar 7 g
Fiber 10 g40%
Protein 24 g48%
* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.

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      Elliott Ploutz 5 years ago from Las Vegas, Nevada

      I had no idea that existed! I'll have to give it a try next time. Thank you.

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      Written Up 5 years ago from Oklahoma City, OK

      Have you ever tried making spaghetti with spaghetti squash? It's a great alternative to grain-based pasta.