Macaroni Tetrazzini

This is not a classic tetrazzini. I used macaroni noodles instead of long noodles. I added additional veggies instead of just mushrooms, and I used a tomato-based sauce instead of a cream-based sauce. But as far as I’m concerned, it’s still a tetrazzini– a vegan tetrazzini. And a vegan anything is always so much better.

Veggie Tetrazzini

What You’ll Need:

  • 4 ounces macaroni noodles
  • 1 cup Beyond Meat beefy crumbles
  • 1 1/2 cups baby spinach, chopped (I use Earthbound organic spinach)
  • 1 1/2 cups cremini mushrooms (I just found out that cremini’s are also known as baby bellas– I’m probably gonna start calling them that in recipes because, c’mon!)
  • 1 tablespoon fresh minced garlic
  • 1 cup of your favorite (vegan) tomato sauce (for this recipe I used Bertolli Organic Olive Oil, Basil and Garlic)
  • 1/2 cup canned diced tomatoes in the juice
  • 1 tablespoon essential seasoning blend*
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 tablespoons nutritional yeast
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

What to Do:

  1. In a saucepan, cook macaroni noodles according to directions — boil the noodles in water and cook approximately 6-10; less for al dente noodles, more for tender noodles.
  2. Once noodles reach desired tenderness, drain and set aside but leave in saucepan.
  3. In a skillet, add tomato sauce and diced tomatoes (with juice) and heat on a low, simmer.
  4. Stir occasionally, and when sauce begins to simmer (approximately 5-7 minutes) stir-in seasoning blend and garlic and mix well.
  5. Simmer for another 2 minutes; remove from heat.
  6. Add sauce to macaroni noodles in saucepan and mix.
  7. In a separate skillet, heat olive oil on low-medium heat.
  8. Once hot, add chopped baby bellas and saute approximately 3 minutes.
  9. Add the spinach and continue to saute approximately 4 minutes.
  10. Add beefy crumbles and salt and mix all ingredients well. Saute for another 5 minutes, until all crumbles are heated through and spinach is tender.
  11. Add red pepper flakes and stir. Remove from heat.
  12. Add beefy crumble vegetable mixture to noodles and sauce.
  13. Mix all ingredients in saucepan well.
  14. Transfer tetrazzini to a serving dish and sprinkle with nutritional yeast. Bon appetit!

* Essential seasoning blend can be found on the recipes page.

Date posted on Instagram: 6/9/18

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