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Hearty Pasta Jambalaya with Vegan Sausage

vegan pasta jambalaya

Here’s one of my favorite uses for vegan sausage. This hearty Creole-flavored Pasta Jambalaya recipe makes a dish full of bold flavor. If you have more time, make a pan of vegan corn bread—a wonderful addition to this meal, as is Creole Coleslaw. 

Hearty Pasta Jambalaya with Vegan Sausage

Serves: 4 to 6


  • 8 oz pasta (such as penne, cavatappi, or gemelli, preferably whole grain)
  • 2 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 2–3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 medium celery stalks, diced
  • 1/2 medium bell pepper, any color
  • 2 links vegan sausage, sliced no thicker than 1/2 inch (Tofurky and Field Roast are both good brands)
  • 1 (15–16 oz) can diced tomatoes (try fire-roasted)
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1/2 tsp dried thyme
  • cayenne pepper or dried hot red pepper flakes, to taste
  • salt and freshly ground pepper, to taste
  • 1/4 cup fresh parsley, minced, or more to taste
  • fresh basil leaves, thinly sliced, as desired


  1. Cook the pasta in plenty of rapidly simmering water until al dente, then drain.
  2. Meanwhile, heat the oil in a large skillet or stir-fry pan. Add the onion and sauté over medium heat until translucent.
  3. Add the garlic, celery, bell pepper, and sausage; continue to sauté until all the vegetables are lightly browned.
  4. Add the tomatoes, paprika, and thyme. Continue to cook for 6 to 8 minutes.
  5. Stir in the cooked pasta. Season with cayenne or red pepper fakes, salt, and pepper.
  6. Stir in the fresh herbs, reserving some for garnish if you’d like; then serve.

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1 Comment

  • Reply
    Liz Cornell
    May 29, 2015 at 5:40 am

    Where does one get these ingredients in the UK?
    I Do not eat soya products, which I admit makes it a little more difficult ..

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