Sunday, February 2, 2014

Roasted Brussels Sprouts, Fruit, and Nuts with Veggie Burger Pasta Alfredo

This recipe has such complexity in it's flavors that you really need to make it to truly understand. My inspiration for this was the lovely flavor compliments of cheese, nuts, and fruit; the savory and the sweet. You will love this recipe! Enjoy!

Roasted Brussels Sprouts, Fruit, and Nuts with Veggie Burger Pasta Alfredo

What you will need:
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 cups fresh brussels sprouts, halved
  • dash of sea salt
  • dash of pepper
  • 2 tbsp brown sugar
  • 2 tbsp mixed nuts, chopped
  • 2 tbsp dried fruit, chopped
  • 1 lb box of mini shells pasta
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/4 cup vegan butter
  • 2 tbsp flour
  • 1 cup vegan milk
  • 4 oz vegan cream cheese
  • 1/2 cup vegan parmesan
  • dash of sea salt
  • dash of pepper
  • 4 veggie burgers, cooked according to package and cut into chunks

What you will need to do:

Preheat oven 400 degrees. In a baking dish, toss olive oil and brussels sprouts, sprinkle salt and pepper on them, then bake for 35 minutes stirring once. Then mix in brown sugar, nuts, and fruit, and bake for 5 more minutes. Cook shell pasta according to package directions, drain, and mix with olive oil back in pan or in a large bowl. In a saucepan melt vegan butter and whisk in flour, then whisk in vegan milk, cream cheese, and parm and heat on medium until bubbly, stirring frequently. Once bubbly, remove from heat and season with salt and pepper. Pour cheese sauce over pasta and mix well. Toss in brussels sprouts and veggie burger chunks and serve immediately, Enjoy!


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