Meatless Sausage Penne with Greens
Recipe type: Pasta
Meatless "Sausage" Penne with Greens
  • 3-4 cups uncooked whole-wheat penne pasta
  • 8 oz tempeh, crumbled or diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tsp fennel seeds
  • ½ tsp paprika
  • ⅛ tsp red chile flakes
  • ½ medium onion, diced
  • 1-2 cups chopped collard greens
  • 3-4 cups spaghetti sauce of choice
  • 1 tbsp dried oregano
  1. Cook penne, drain and set aside.
  2. Blanch collard greens for 2 minutes in boiling water, until they start to darken in color. Drain and set aside.
  3. Saute' tempeh and garlic for 3-4 minutes over medium heat or until browned. Reduce heat to medium-low and add fennel seeds, paprika and chile flakes. Continue to cook for 3-4 minutes, until fragrant, stirring frequently. Transfer tempeh to a bowl and return pan to heat.
  4. Increase heat to medium-high, and saute' onion for 2-3 minutes. Add tempeh mixture, stir to combine, and add spaghetti sauce and oregano. Allow to simmer for a few minutes, then add collard greens. Finally, add the penne and mix it all together.
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