Monday, January 10, 2011

Experiments with Veggie Sausage

Last week when I was at the supermarket, Lightlife Ground Sausage (vegetarian) was on sale.  I've never had it before, and I quickly put it in my cart for future experimentation.  I'm not really familiar with cooking with sausage, so I wasn't really sure what to do.  I quickly did a search online and found a tasty sounding Pasta with Escarole, White Beans, and Chicken Sausage by Ellie Krieger.  Bonus...I'd get to use escarole too - a leafy green that I don't normally cook with! Honestly, I have no idea if the Lightlife sausage is similar to chicken sausage, but I went with it.  Instead of the 6 ounces of chicken sausage, I used the entire 14 ounces of fake sausage.  I also used the full pound of pasta, and used a few shakes of dried sage instead of fresh sage.  The result was delicious.  Henry ate his whole bowl for dinner last night, and ate another whole bowl for lunch today.  He loved the pasta and sausage, and was fine eating the escarole and beans that were stuck to the pasta - he didn't even try to pick them out!  The best part? The whole dish only took me about 15 minutes to make - beat that Rachael Ray!

Happy and (mostly) healthy eating!


  1. Years ago I made veggie sausage for my grandmother and told her how good I thought it was, and she said, "Sweetie, it's obviously been a long time since you've had sausage!" Ha ha. But what we don't know won't hurt us, right?

  2. I frequently comment on how good certain veggie products are...only to find out that real meat eaters think they taste nothing like the real thing. Oh well - I'm happy either way :)