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ImpossibleTM Spicy Sausage Pasta with Broccoli and Sun-dried Tomatoes Recipe

Chef J Michael Melton
Large pan of Impossible Spicy Sausage pasta with broccoli and sun dried tomatoes.
  • 6Servings
  • Not Too Tricky
  • 11Ingredients
  • 15 minPreparation
  • 10 minCooking
  • 25 Total TimeTotal Time

Nab a mouthful of this delicious Impossible™ Sausage Made From Plants (Spicy) Pasta recipe created with heavy cream, parmesan, veggies and spicy, mouthwatering sausage made from plants. Chef J. Michael Melton developed a plant-based riff on the classic Italian dish, pairing broccoli and Impossible Sausage Made From Plants (Spicy) for a comforting and indulgent vegetable heavy pasta dinner. Use fresh or dried fusilli or orecchiette cooked al dente. “Al dente” describes pasta or rice that is cooked to be firm to the bite or in Italian "to the tooth" aka the ideal consistency for pasta. For an entirely animal-free dish, substitute oat milk for heavy cream and plant-based parmesan for its dairy counterpart.

This recipe calls for deglazing your pan. Sounds fancy right? And like it could be complicated. Don’t worry! If you’ve never done this before or have no idea what we’re talking about, we’ll break it down for you (and why you shouldn’t skip this!): deglazing means adding liquid to a hot pan, which allows all of the caramelized bits stuck to the bottom to release. That’s it. But the reason we do this is exactly to get those stuck on bits — so don’t throw them away! That “bottom stuff” has lots of complex flavor which takes your dish to the next level.

How to Deglaze a Pan

1. Remove any burnt, blackened bits from the bottom of the pan prior to deglazing, and pour out most of the oil left in the pan.

2. Pour wine into the hot pan.

3. Bring the liquid to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer until it's reduced by about half.
 And you’re done! Less than 30 minutes for a jaw dropping, restaurant worthy meal. Take a photo of it and share it, because pics or it didn’t happen.

11 Ingredients

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  • 12 Ounce Package Fusilli, orecchiette or your favorite pasta
  • 1 Tablespoon Cooking oil such as Vegetable or Avocado oil
  • 1 Package Impossible™ Sausage Made From Plants (Spicy, 14 oz)
  • 6 Cloves Garlic, sliced thin
  • 4 Tablespoons Sun dried tomato in oil, finely chopped
  • 1 Bunch baby broccoli, florets and stems cut into 1/2" pieces, florets removed from stems
  • 1/4 Cup White Wine
  • 1/2 Cup Vegetable Stock
  • 1 Cup Heavy cream or Full Fat Unsweetened oat milk
  • 1 Cup Grated Parmesan cheese or plant-based parmesan cheese
  • Salt and Pepper to taste
6 steps
  1. Cook Pasta

    Cook pasta according to package directions. Drain and set aside.

  2. Cook Impossible Sausage

    Add oil to a pan over medium high heat. Crumble Impossible Sausage in pan and brown until cooked through. Remove from pan and set aside in a separate bowl.

  3. Saute Vegetables

    In the same pan over medium high heat, add garlic, sun dried tomatoes, and broccoli stems. Cook for about one min then remove from heat.

  4. Make Sauce

    To make the sauce, deglaze the pan with white wine. Heat for one minute. Add in vegetable stock and heavy cream (or oat milk) and cook for approximately two minutes or until heavy cream bubbles up and begins to reduce.

  5. Bring Everything Together

    Stir in cooked pasta, broccoli florets, and cheese to the sauce. Add in browned Impossible Sausage Made From Plants, Spicy and cook for an additional minute.

  6. Finish

    Season with salt and fresh cracked black pepper to taste. Serve and enjoy.

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