Warning: If you thought vegan food is healthy, this dish can prove to you that vegan food can be rich and decadent - in taste and calories (I am sure!)!!
I adapted this recipe
Spinach Pesto Alfredo
Here is my version:
Olive Oil - 1/2 T
Onion - 1
Garlic - 2 cloves
Baby Spinach (coarsely chopped) - 1 pkt (8oz)
Vegan Sausage/meatballs - 1 sausage + 8 meatballs (or equivalent)
Tofutti Cream Cheese - 1 container
Vegan Pesto - 4 T
Soy milk - 1-2 cups
Salt - to taste
Black pepper, Herbs (Italian seasoning), Red pepper flakes - all to taste
Cooked Pasta of your choice (I used Trader Joe's Whole Wheat Pasta)
Add chopped onions and chopped garlic in a pan with warm oil. Saute. (I tend to start boiling water to cook pasta as I start preparing the dinner)
Add Spinach, sausage and cook till spinach is wilted. The meatballs that I use would crumble if I add it too early, so I add it at the end.
Add salt, herbs, red pepper flakes - to taste. Let flavors meld for less than 1 minute.
Reduce heat and add Tofutti cream cheese. Stir till the cheese melts and mixes with the vegetables.
Add pesto and stir. Add soy milk - decide how much you would like - till the sauce is the consistency that you like.
Add cooked pasta and black pepper if you would like. This is the time to add vegan meatballs if you are adding those.