This is a gluten free and vegetarian pasta dish that anyone can eat and enjoy especially if you are gluten free or vegetarian. The products in this dish are so good that even someone who is not vegetarian nor vegetarian will not know. I hope you make this dish. The recipe can be found below. Enjoy!
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Pasta With Artichoke hearts sausage and gorgonzola cheese
12-16 oz. oil-marinated artichoke hearts or frozen artichoke hearts.
1 Lb Vegetarian soy protein Italian sausages.
8oz of Gorgonzola cheese or your choice of Italian cheese.
2–4 tablespoons olive oil
1 Slivered brown onion.
4-6 tablespoons minced garlic
2 28-oz. cans plum tomatoes, crushed
3 tablespoons tomato paste
1 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
1 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
1/2 teaspoon dried rosemary
1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper
Salt and freshly ground white or black pepper to taste
1-2 Tbsp. Lemon juice(Optional)
1/2 to 1 teaspoon sugar to balance the acids in the tomato sauce and lemon juice if the lemon juice is used.
16 oz package of gluten free pasta of choice. I am using brown rice and quinoa pasta.
Drain artichokes and cut them in half lengthwise if using marinated.
Or if using frozen just defrost them.
Cut vegetarian Italian sausage into 1/4- 1/2 inch sized pieces. Heat 2 tablespoon Olive Oil over medium high heat and add sausage cook until brown on all sides then remove and set aside.
Add onions, mushrooms and cook until onion is softened and starting to caramelize.
Add the garlic during the last two minutes.
Stir in the crushed plum tomatoes, tomato paste, basil, oregano, rosemary, sugar and red pepper flakes. (Rub the herbs quickly between you hands to release their oils, before adding)
Simmer medium high 10-15 minutes then add 2nd can of sauce.
Simmer, uncovered for 45 minutes adding some chicken stock if needed to keep the sauce running.
Add 1-2 Tsp. sugar if desired to balance acid in the sauce
Add the artichoke hearts and simmer for 5-10 minutes, stirring occasionally.
Add salt and pepper if needed. Adjust sweetness, if needed.
Now let sauce simmer on low as you cook your gluten free pasta according to instructions.
Once the pasta is done it is your choice as to how you want to serve this dish. You can plate the pasta on a large charger and pour the sauce on top and serve family style or plate pasta individually and sauce over the top as necessary and serve. Top with gorgonzola or your choice of Italian cheese.