Cheat Day Vegan Sausage and Pierogi

Ok ok, nobody’s perfect. We all have cheat days here and there. Well, at least I do. For me, a cheat day doesn’t mean you throw caution to the wind and gobble up everything you see (although I admit that has happened before). Usually, it just means I’m staying plant-based but not necessarily “whole food” plant-based.

And when cheat day comes, this is one of the dishes I love the most. There’s definitely oil here as well as white pasta. If you can find whole wheat pierogies, then more power to you! At a minimum, grab some that don’t have cheese or other dairy in them.

Vegan sausage and pierogies

Cheat Day Vegan Sausage and Pierogi

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Total Time: 45 minutes
Servings: 4

What you’ll need

  • 4 vegan sausage links (Beyond brand Italian sausage is great for this), sliced
  • 16 oz dairy-free pierogi (I suggest Onion or Garlic)
  • 12 oz cherry or grape tomatoes
  • 1 large Vidalia onion, roughly chopped
  • plant-based yogurt, optional, for topping

How you’ll do it

  • Heat medium pot of water to boil.
  • Add pierogi to boiling water and cook until done. They will usually begin to float around this time. Remove from heat.
  • In a large nonstick skillet, cook onion and sliced sausage until firm and much of the oil has cooked out.
  • With a slotted spoon, remove each pierogi from water and add to skillet.
  • Cook until pierogi begin to crisp in the sausage oil.
  • Add tomatoes and cook for another 5 minutes or until tomatoes begin to soften.
  • Serve topped with plant-based yogurt or your favorite toppings.

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