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Creamy Mushroom & Spinach Pasta Skillet Recipe (Video)

Guess what we ate for dinner a lot before going vegan?

Hamburger Helper and those Birds Eye Voila Skillet Meals. 

Don't judge me.

I liked the convenience of those meals and really thought cooking a homemade meal would take too long.

I was wrong.

As you can see in the dinner recipe video below, this meal will only take about 30 minutes and its filling, simple and delicious.

I usually double the ingredients to serve my family of 5.

The ingredients listed below are for 4 people.

This meal should take you about 35 minutes and you can serve it with vegan garlic bread and a salad.

Don't like mushrooms? I think more vegetables, black beans or vegan sausage (from a brand like Field Roast) will work as a good replacement.

Creamy Mushroom & Spinach Pasta Skillet Recipe

by Brown Vegan

Keywords: vegan vegetarian

Ingredients (Serves 3-4 people)

  • 1 teaspoon coconut or olive oil
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 12 oz mushrooms, chopped
  • 1 large red bell pepper, chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 cup vegetable broth
  • (2) 15 oz cans of coconut milk
  • 1 lb farfalle/bow-tie pasta (uncooked)
  • 3 handfuls of fresh spinach
  • Salt & pepper to taste


In a large skillet, saute the onion for 5 minutes on medium heat.

Add in mushrooms and cook for 5 minutes.

Mix in red bell pepper, garlic, cumin and vegetable broth.

Cook for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.

Shake the cans of coconut milk, open and pour into the skillet along with the bow-tie pasta.

Bring to a boil.

Reduce heat to medium.

Be sure to mix the pasta every 2-3 minutes to ensure that it doesn't stick together (should be ready in 20 minutes).

Mix in spinach and cook for about 1 minute.

Season to taste with salt & pepper.

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One-Pot Cheesy Pasta & Sausage Recipe (VIDEO)

You already know I had to come back with another one-pot family-friendly recipe. Check out the previous one here 

This meal is simple, delicious, filling and takes about 30 minutes to put together.

It features pasta, vegan sausage, and cheese.

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One-Pot Cheesy Pasta & Sausage Recipe (VIDEO)

by Brown Vegan

Cook Time: 30 mins

Ingredients (Serves 4)

  • 1 teaspoon oil or vegetable broth
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 teaspoon oregano
  • 1 teaspoon basil
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • (1) 28 oz canned diced tomatoes
  • 4 cups vegetable broth
  • 1 lb linguine pasta, uncooked
  • 1 cup vegan mozzarella cheese (Field Roast, Daiya and Follow Your Heart are options)
  • 4 links of vegan sausage, chopped (Field Roast & Tofurky are options)
  • 1/2 cup fresh basil (to garnish)


In a deep skillet (use the deepest you have since everything will go into it), sauté onion and garlic for 5-6 minutes on medium heat, stirring occasionally.

Stir in oregano, basil, black pepper, and salt.

Mix in tomatoes and vegetable broth and bring it to a boil.

Add in linguine and cook based on the instructions on your box, mixing with tongs every 2-3 minutes.

Once the pasta is done, mix in vegan cheese and sausage.

Season with salt & black pepper (if necessary).

Garnish with fresh basil and additional vegan cheese.

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Vegan Chili Recipe (Video) Just Throw it in the Slow Cooker

I've been working on ways to be more consistent with my YouTube channel.

Even though making videos is a huge part of my brand, I feel like I didn't make many videos over the summer.

Hell, I KNOW I didn't make many videos. Three videos for the whole summer to be exact.

This is unacceptable, so streamlining the process is what I have to do to finally get back on track.

I cut out a couple of my usual steps in this chili video, so I could quickly film and edit.

The steps I skipped? Writing a script and recording my voiceover part.

As much as I love video, I will be the first to admit that it can be a lot of work when you're working on a trillion other things. *sigh*

I can talk to you about YouTube, podcasting, social media and building a business and brand for hours, but I'm sure you came for the food. 

So let's get to the recipe & video....

I love chili! It's easy, filling and versatile.

We usually have it with rice or cornbread the first night and on tortilla chips with lettuce (sometimes this queso recipe) and salsa the next day.

The measurements in the recipe below is enough for one night for us, so I double the ingredients to stretch it out.


Vegan Chili Recipe - Throw It In the Slow Cooker

by Brown Vegan

Cook Time: 6-8 Hours

Keywords: slow-cooker entree vegan vegetarian

Ingredients (Serves 5)

  • 1 lb kidney beans, soaked for 8 hours-then drained & rinsed
  • 1 large onion, diced
  • 1 large green bell pepper, diced
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 tablespoons chili powder
  • 2 tablespoons cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 24 oz can of diced tomatoes
  • 2 cups vegetable broth
  • 2 jalapeño peppers, diced (add seeds based on how spicy you want the chili to be)
  • 1 package of vegan meatless crumbles (optional)


In a large bowl, soak the kidney beans in water overnight.

After soaking, rinse the kidney beans and boil in a stockpot for 30 minutes in about 10 cups of water.

Add all of the ingredients (except for the vegan crumbles and jalapeño) into a slow cooker.

Turn on and cook for 6-8 hours or until the kidney beans are soft.

During the last 30 minutes, mix in the crumbles and jalapeño.

Also, check your seasoning and add more salt, if necessary.

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Mushroom, Spinach & Mashed Potatoes Recipe | What's for Dinner # 5

If you're just getting started on a vegan journey, I know how important it is for the food to be familiar, comforting and flavorful.

This dinner recipe delivers in all of that -- mushrooms, spinach and mashed potatoes? Yes, please!

If you want to save a little time, you can also use rice, pasta or quinoa in place of the mashed potatoes.

Check out the full recipe and video below…

Mushroom, Spinach & Mashed Potatoes Recipe

by Brown Vegan

Prep Time: 20

Cook Time: 45

Keywords: saute entree vegan vegetarian

Ingredients (Serves 4)

    For potatoes
    • 2 lbs Yukon Gold potatoes, washed, peeled and cut lengthwise into quarters
    • 1/2 cup unsweetened almond or soy milk (add more if necessary)
    • 1/4 cup vegan margarine (Earth Balance and Smart Balance are options)
    • 1 teaspoon salt (1 teaspoon more salt for the cooking water)
    • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
    • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
    For Mushrooms & Spinach
    • 1 tbsp oil
    • 1 medium yellow onion
    • 1 lb mushrooms of your choice, chopped
    • 3 garlic gloves, minced
    • 1 teaspoon cumin
    • 1 teaspoon salt
    • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
    • 4 handful of raw spinach


    In a large pot, add potatoes then cover with water and salt.

    Cover with lid and bring to a boil. Cook until soft.

    While the potatoes are cooking, in a large skillet add oil.

    Then saute onion for about 7-8 minutes on medium heat until translucent.

    Next, add in mushrooms and cook for about 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.

    Mix in garlic, cumin, salt and black pepper.

    Stir in garlic and continue cooking for about a minute.

    Then add in spinach, stirring frequently until wilted.

    Turn off heat and place skillet to the side.

    Once the potatoes are done, drain the water and place back into the pot.

    Next, add in almond or soy milk, vegan margarine, salt, black pepper and garlic powder.

    With a potato masher, mash the potatoes until you get your desired consistency (try not to over mash because it will make the potatoes have a gluey texture).

    Adjust seasoning for the potatoes and mushroom mixture, if necessary.


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