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Penne (6 Pack)

$27.99 USD

Italian Sausage Penne Skillet

A vegan, gluten-free and nut-free meal that is both hearty and big on flavor.  Delicious Chickapea penne pasta combined with your choice of Italian sausage, roasted tomatoes, onion, peppers, and vegan cheese for a healthy and comforting meal. It is sure to become a simple weeknight favorite in your house.

Italian Sausage Penne Skillet

  • Prep Time:  25 minutes
  • Cook Time: 45 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
  • Course: Dinner
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Servings:  4


  • 1 package of Chickapea Penne
  • 2 Tbsp salt, for boiling pasta
  • 1 Tbsp avocado oil 
  • 5 large tomatoes, each sliced into 8 pieces 
  • 1 Tbsp avocado oil
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 2 Tbsp avocado oil
  • 1 yellow onion, sliced
  • 1 yellow pepper, sliced
  • ¼ cup red onion, thinly sliced
  • ½ package of your choice of sausage, sliced into bite sized pieces
  • ¼ cup vegan cream cheese
  • 1 tsp Italian seasoning
  • Flaked sea salt to taste


  1. Preheat oven to 425°F
  2. Toss the sliced tomatoes in 1 Tbsp of avocado oil, ¼ tsp salt and 1 Tbsp Italian seasoning
  3. On a lined baking tray, roast the sliced tomatoes for 30 minutes
  4. In a large skillet fry yellow onion and yellow pepper with 2 Tbsp of avocado oil over medium-low heat
  5. Fry the mixture until the onion is soft and browning
  6. Add the sausage to the skillet and heat until warmed through, tossing the mixture regularly
  7. Meanwhile, prepare the Chickapea Penne to package specifications (heat 16 cups of water and 2 Tbsp of salt in a large pot over high heat until boiling. Add pasta to the water, decrease the heat to maintain a gentle boil. Stir and cook the pasta for 7 minutes)
  8. Dain the pasta and rinse with warm water
  9. Add the cooked pasta to the skillet and mix it well into the onion, pepper and Mama Mia sausage
  10. Top the skillet with the cook tomatoes, red onion, vegan cream cheese and Italian seasoning
  11. Place the skillet in the oven at 425°F until the cheese begins to melt, roughly 5 minutes
  12. Sprinkle the dish with finishing salt to taste and serve warm
  13. Enjoy!

Recipe Notes:

  • Big Mountain Foods, Mama Mia veggie links were used in this recipe, but can be substituted for your choice of sausage
  • Tofutti vegan cream cheese was used in this recipe
  • This recipe is best when served warm
  • Keep leftovers covered in the refrigerator 
  • The skillet can be reheated by placing it in a 300°F oven until warmed through