Skillet Tempeh Pasta

Prep Time
30 min
Cook Time
15 min
Serves 4-6 people as a meal
Skillet Tempeh Pasta - Thug Kitchen Recipe

Have you ever seen the living nightmare mascot for Hamburger Helper? That shit is terrifying. But ya know what's worse than that? The sodium content. Get off the salt lick and grub on some real food.

1 teaspoon olive oil
1 yellow onion, chopped
1 8 ounce block tempeh
2 bell peppers, chopped
1 carrots, chopped
3-4 cloves of garlic, minced
1 yellow squash, grated
1 tablespoon soy sauce or tamari
2 tablespoons chili powder
2 teaspoons dried thyme
1 teaspoon dried oregano
2 teaspoons ground cumin
1 teaspoon liquid smoke*
28 ounce can of diced tomatoes, fire roasted if you can find them
1 pound of pasta (whole wheat, rice, quinoa, whatever the fuck you want)
2 tablespoons nooch (nutritional yeast, duhhhh)
juice of 1 lime
1 cup of roasted broccoli or defrosted green peas, whatever you got
Toppings: cilantro, red onion, jalapenos, avocado
Optional: add some spinach, roasted sweet potatoes, corn kernels, whatever you got that you need to use up.

Cook the pasta how the box tells you to. You got this.

Heat up the oil over a medium heat in a big skillet or a wok. Add the onion and cook that shit for a minute. Crumble the tempeh into little pieces with your hands and toss that into the skillet with the onion for another 3 minutes so they start getting a little golden in some spots. Add the bell peppers and carrots and cook for another 2 minutes until they start getting a little soft. Add the garlic, squash,  soy sauce, and spices and cook them for about another minute. Your place should smell fucking awesome by now. You’re welcome. Now add the liquid smoke and tomatoes and let the mixture start to bubble a little. Let this all stew together for two minutes just so everything can get all spiced up.

Add the cooked pasta, nooch, lime juice, and roasted broccoli or peas to the tomato mixture. Mix everything together until the pasta is nice and coated. Add more spices if you think it needs it. Serve it topped with red onion, jalapenos, and cilantro but you can add your favorite shit.

*It is near the BBQ sauce at the store, we swear. You haven’t even looked yet so stop fucking complaining.

Pairs With...

Strawberry Lime Margaritas

this drink’s got whole fruit and citrus so if anyone gives you shit for drinkin more than one or seven just tell ‘em you’re getting your fiber