Pizza Pasta - Phase 1

Who doesn't love pizza? You can have all the flavors of pizza right there in your pasta bowl! 
My husband LOVES this dish! 

Use whatever pizza toppings you like- just chop and throw into the sauce. We like spicy sauce, so I definitely add the red pepper flakes. If you like a sweeter sauce, you can add a pinch of sweetener. 

Pizza Pasta
Phase 1
Makes 4 servings

1lb homemade turkey sausage (recipe HERE)
2 garlic cloves, minced
½ cup shredded carrot
1 cup diced zucchini
1 bell pepper, diced
1 onion, diced
2 cups tomato puree
2T tomato paste
2-3 Roma tomatoes, diced
1 cup fresh white mushrooms, sliced (optional)
1 banana pepper, sliced (optional)
2T dried oregano
1T dried thyme
¼ tsp dried rosemary
¼ cup fresh basil, chopped
2T fresh parsley, chopped
¼ tsp red pepper flakes (optional)
1 tsp each sea salt and black pepper
1T nutritional yeast (optional)
Chicken or veggie broth

4 cups brown rice or einkorn pasta, cooked

In a hot skillet, brown the sausage, breaking it up as you go. When the sausage is about half way cooked, add the veggies and garlic. Stir and cook until the veggies are starting to get soft. Add the tomato paste, and cook while stirring, just until you can smell the tomato aroma. Add the herbs and salt and pepper. 
Pour in the tomato puree and stir everything up. Add stock if the sauce is too thick. 
Bring to a simmer, then taste. Adjust seasoning as you like. 
Divide the pasta into 4 bowls, then top each bowl with ¼ of the sauce. Sprinkle with nutritional yeast and fresh basil, if desired. 

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