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Vegan One-Pot Pasta with Sausages & Broccoli

 The pasta is cooked in a spicy pasta sauce in this deliciously comforting one-pot pasta with vegan sausages and broccoli. 

One-Pot Pasta with Sausages & Broccoli

Vegan One-Pot Pasta with Sausages & Broccoli


This comforting one-pot pasta is perfect for these cooler autumn days.

Uncooked rigatoni pasta is added to well-cooked vegan sausages and veg along with a gently spiced tomato sauce.

Dinner is on the table in under half an hour.

A family favourite that's easy to make midweek.


Quorn Brilliant Bangers


Quorn Brilliant Bangers


I was excited to try the new Quorn Brilliant Bangers in my newest pasta recipe.

Quorn Brilliant Bangers are succulent vegan sausages, that cook like regular sausages, but these bangers are perfect for a plant-based diet with no compromise on flavour or texture.

Blimey, they are good! 

I think these will be replacing my regular vegan sausages.

I loved the texture and flavour of them, which was still as good after they were cooked in a rich sauce.

They are high in protein and a good source of fibre, so perfect if you are trying to eat more vegetarian or vegan meals.

You could cook these sausages for breakfast, lunch or dinner. They only take 6 - 8 minutes to cook in a pan or 12-14 minutes in the oven.


Quorn Brilliant Bangers in a frying pan



How to serve Quorn Brilliant Bangers


Here are a few ideas for serving these tasty vegan sausages.

Breakfast

  1. Fully Cooked Breakfast - bangers with tattie scones, baked beans, grilled mushrooms and tomatoes.
  2. Sausage Sarnie - well cooked bangers served on soft bread with brown sauce (or ketchup).
  3. Scramble - Bangers served with scrambled tofu and wilted spinach on toast

Lunch

  1. Wrap - a sausage, pepper and hummus wrap
  2. Easy Sausage Rolls - cooked bangers wrapped in ready-rolled puff pastry and baked for simple homemade sausage rolls
  3. Retro - cooked bangers chopped into pieces and skewered on toothpicks with cubes of vegan cheese and pickled onions for a fun and retro lunchbox snack.
  4. Grains - bangers cooked and served with couscous, roasted red peppers, tomatoes and sweet chilli sauce

Dinner

  1. Nursery Style - bangers served with mash potatoes (or chips) and baked beans.
  2. Cowboy Style - bangers served in cowboy beans with a herby potato topping
  3. BBQ Style - bangers cooked on the BBQ as a kebab with peppers and mushrooms brushed with a spicy marinade
  4. Slow Cooked - bangers cooked in a slow cooker stew with white beans
  5. Hot Dog - serve these succulent bangers in a hot dog bun with fried onions, mustard and ketchup

You can buy these Quorn Brilliant Bangers in Tesco, Asda or Waitrose. I found them in a plant-based area in the chilled meat aisle in Tesco.

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vegan pasta with sausages and broccoli

What you need to make one-pot pasta with sausages and broccoli


Here are the ingredients you need to make this one-pot pasta:

  • Vegan Sausages - I recommend Quorn Brilliant Bangers
  • Onion - I used red but you could use a large brown onion
  • Garlic
  • Broccoli
  • Cannellini Beans
  • Chopped Tomatoes - I used tinned tomatoes
  • Tomato Puree
  • Vegetable Stock
  • Paprika
  • Chilli Flakes
  • Salt & Pepper
  • Cheese - I served this hearty pasta dish with smoked vegan cheese


sausages cooking in a griddle pan

Cooking Bangers


This is a one-pot pasta, which is supposed to be cooked in one dish.

However, as my casserole pan is notorious for clinging on to sausages when I cook them, I decided to cook my bangers in a griddle pan.

Once they were cooked, I cut them into chunks and added them into the pan with the cooked onions.

You will know your pan best. If you don't think they will stick, then by all means cook them with the onions.


tenderstem broccoli

Which type of broccoli?


Tenderstem broccoli is a real favourite in my house and teams really well with bangers, but you could use standard broccoli to this pasta dish instead.

Break your head of broccoli into florets, rinse them then add them to the dish.

The broccoli will cook in the sauce along with the pasta.


sausage and broccoli pasta in a pink pasta bowl



How does a one-pot pasta work?


Usually, when you cook pasta, it's cooked in a large pot of boiling salted water and the sauce is cooked separately.

Recently I've been experimenting with one-pot pasta where the pasta cooks in the sauce.

Did you see my one-pot mushroom & cherry tomato spaghetti?

So how does it work?

The pasta and vegetables are cooked with just enough liquid to cook the pasta and make a tasty sauce.

The secret is to have a large enough pot with a lid.

The pasta is cooked with the lid on, so it effectively steams the pasta and veg while the sauce thickens.


Which pasta works well in a one-pot pasta dish?


There are so many pasta shapes that would work well in a one-pot pasta. I used rigatoni, but you could try one of these instead:

  1. Penne
  2. Shell Pasta
  3. Pasta Bows
  4. Pasta Twists
  5. Spaghetti

close up of one-pot sausage and broccoli pasta

Tips for making a one-pot pasta



Here are a few tips for making a successful one-pot pasta.

  1. Start the vegetables off in the pot first.  Saute the onion and garlic in olive oil until soft.
  2. You can use fresh or frozen veg and it doesn't need pre-cooked as long as it can cook in the time the pasta cooks. If you add something like potatoes, you would have to pre-cook them a little first.
  3. Add plenty of flavours to make the sauce tasty, garlic and fresh or dried herbs or spices.
  4. Add enough liquid to just cover the vegetanbles and pasta.
  5. Cook with a lid on to help steam the pasta and vegetables.
  6. Give it a stir half way through to make sure nothing is sticking.
  7. You can stir in some cream or cheese to the sauce near the end to make it more luxurious.


One-pot sausage & broccoli pasta topped with grated smoky vegan cheese

More Vegan Pasta Recipes to Try


Here are a few more delicious and easy pasta recipes for you to try:

  1. Creamy Lemon Basil Spaghetti
  2. Creamy Roast Cauliflower & Chickpea Pasta
  3. Jamie-Style Aubergine & Tomato Pasta
  4. Kale & Cashew Pesto Spaghetti
  5. Quick Green Spaghetti
  6. Roasted Raratouille & Cherry Tomato Pasta
  7. Tomato & Roasted Red Pepper Pasta

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How to Make One-Pot Pasta with Sausage & Broccoli


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Making one-pot sausage & broccoli pasta - step 1

Step 1


  • First cook the sausages in a pan or in the oven. If you think they won't stick to your pan, you can cook them with the onions.
  • Saute the onion and garlic in the pan your pasta will be cooking in, a large casserole pan or frying pan is perfect for cooking one-pot pasta in.
  • Once the onions are soft, add the broccoli.

Making one-pot sausage & broccoli pasta - step 2

Step 2


  • Drain the cannellini beans and add them, then chop the sausages into pieces and add them too.
  • Next add the chopped tomatoes and tomato puree.
  • Now add the spices and season with salt and pepper.


Making one-pot sausage & broccoli pasta - step 3

Step 3


  • Add the pasta and then the stock.
  • Give it a good stir and push the pasta under the liquid as much as you can.
  • Cover the pan with a lid and leave to cook, giving a stir half way through.


Making one-pot sausage & broccoli pasta - step 4

Step 4


  • Give a good stir and serve.
  • I served this pasta topped with grated smoky vegan cheese, but you could top it with vegan cheddar or vegan style parmesan.

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British, vegan
Yield: 4-6
Author: Jacqueline Meldrum
Vegan One-Pot Pasta with Sausages & Broccoli

Vegan One-Pot Pasta with Sausages & Broccoli

The pasta is cooked in the spicy pasta sauce in this deliciously comforting one-pot pasta with sausages and broccoli.
Prep time: 5 MinCook time: 25 MinTotal time: 30 Min

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil 
  • 6 vegan sausages
  • 1 large red onion, sliced
  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 200g (7 oz) tenderstem broccoli (or one standard broccoli, broken into florets
  • 246g (8 1/2 oz) cooked cannellini beans (400g tin drained)
  • 400g (14 oz) chopped tomatoes
  • 4 tbsp tomato puree
  • 700 ml (3 cups) vegetable stock
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground paprika
  • 1 tsp chilli flakes (more if you want heat)
  • salt and pepper
  • 400g (14 oz) pasta

Instructions

  1. If your sausages are likely to stick in the pan you are cooking the pasta in you can cook them in another pan or bake them in the oven. If you think they will be ok, you can cook them with the onions.
  2. Saute the onion and garlic in a large flat pan or frying pan until soft, then add the uncooked broccoli.
  3. Chop the cooked sausages into pieces and add to the pan with the drained cannellini beans.
  4. Add the tomatoes, tomato puree, stock, spices, salt and pepper and stir well.
  5. Add the pasta and mix in. Try to push it below the liquid as much as possible.
  6. Add a lid to the pan and cook on a medium heat for 15- 20 minutes until the pasta is al dente (soft with a little bit of firmness). You can give it a stir halfway through to make sure it doesn't stick.
  7. Stir well then serve topped with grated vegan cheese.
  8. Enjoy!

Notes:

  • Add more chilli flakes for more heat in the pasta sauce. I added enough for warmth, just a little kick which is child-friendly.
  • You may use a standard broccoli instead of tenderstem.
  • You may use brown onion instead of red if you like.
  • You may add a little more hot water if required. The amount I added was perfect when I made it, but changes in pot size and heat under the pot could vary.
  • Once cool you can keep this in an airtight container in the fridge for a couple of days and eat cold for lunch.


Calories

4 large portions = 502 calories per portion

5 standard portions = 402 calories per portion

6 smaller portions = 335 calories per portion

Nutrition Facts

Calories

502.96

Fat (grams)

33.22

Sat. Fat (grams)

10.20

Carbs (grams)

31.44

Fiber (grams)

7.91

Net carbs

23.53

Sugar (grams)

7.84

Protein (grams)

21.72

Sodium (milligrams)

1452.07

Cholesterol (grams)

62.48
Disclosure: I created this recipe for Quorn. I was not expected to write a positive review and any opinions expressed are my own.

40 comments

  1. I love one pot cooking for easy dinners and this pasta dish does not disappoint. I love the fact it's vegan too.

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    1. I am so glad you enjoyed it Maread and yes one-pot meals are fab.

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  2. Loved that this was a one pot dinner- everyone loved it!

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    1. Yay! I'm glad you all enjoyed it Heather. It was popular here too.

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  3. I just finished my shift and managed to find some of the sausages on the way home so I'm all set for brunch. I'll definitely try this pasta next week. It's on my meal plan now. Jill

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    1. Oh good. Enjoy your brunch and the pasta when you try it Jill.

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    2. I made the pasta too. We had it last night and it was so good. I thought I would let you know ohasnd we liked the sausages too. Jill

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  4. I never thought of adding sausages to pasta. Can't wait to try this.

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    1. It's really good. It makes for a really hearty meal.

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  5. Such a wonderful and easy one pot meal! I especially love the addition of the vegan pasta. Yum!

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    1. Well pasta is usually vegan, did you mean the sausages?

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  6. Enjoyed this for dinner tonight and it did not disappoint! Quick and hearty; easily, a new favorite recipe. My whole family loved it!

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  7. Pasta always goes down well with my squad. Making this Monday night for dinner. I will let you know how it goes. Mandy x

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    1. Oh yes do let me know Mandy and I hope you all enjoy it

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  8. I saw you talking about the Bangers in living on the veg group and got some last night. We had some for breakfast this morning with my sourdough and they were excellent.Pasta looks ace too. (Sam)

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    1. Oh homemade sourdough! Nice! Do give the pasta a go too Sam and yes the sausages are good.

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  9. This was such a delicious pasta...my whole family loved it! Thanks.

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    1. That is lovely to hear Waj. Thanks for taking the time to let me know.

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  10. This was full of flavor and so easy to make! Thank you!

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    1. I am so glad you enjoyed it. Thanks for letting me know.

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  11. I can only imagine the flavors in this dish! I will like to check to check out this brand of vegan sausage, looks good!

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    1. We really liked them. Let me know what you think once you try them.

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  12. Going to make this tonight. Are these sausages in the freezer section?

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    1. No they are actually chilled. I found them in a plant-based cabinet ar the end of the meat aisle in Tesco.

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  13. This pasta was so yummy! Love all the flavors, they were super satisfying!

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    1. I'm so glad you loved it. I think it's going to be a regular meal here now.

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  14. This one pot dish looks so hearty and satisfying! Can't wait to try!

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  15. My kind of comfort food! And you can never beat a good one-pot dinner recipe. :)

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    1. oh definitely. They are perfect for midweek meals when you don't have much time or energy.

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  16. One pot dinners are the best!

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  17. I love one pot meals and this one looks great. Perfect for this time of year!

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    1. Yes it's the perfect hearty Autumn dish with big flavours

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  18. This is such a warm, comforting and filling meal. I love that it's made in just 30 minutes. The perfect dinner for busy weeknights.

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  19. I'm always looking for new recipes for Meatless Monday. This is such a great spin on one of my husbands favorite pasta and sausage dishes - it's sure to be a regular on our dinner table now!

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  20. We loved this recipe. Can't wait to see what you come up with next! (The Morrison family)

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