Roasted Vegetarian Sausages and Grapes

19 Nov

Have you ever cooked with grapes?? I have never done if before seeing this recipe…

This recipe is adapted from Johanne Kileen, owner of Al Forno in Providence Rhode Island. I saw this on Ina Garten’s TV show Barefoot Contessa. I have never been to Al Forno, or to Rhode Island for that matter, but I have always been a fan of Johanne’s recipes. She’s also the inspiration for the Baked Pasta and 4 cheeses recipe here.

I had never cooked grapes before, but given my appreciation for Johanne’s cooking I was willing to try this blindly. I adapted this recipe to make it vegetarian and also to make it for just one person. But it is very easily made for 2 or more by simply multiplying the ingredients to the amount of people eating.



1 vegetarian sausage – I use Field Roast Smoked Apple Sage Vegan Sausages
1 tbs butter
2 cups of seedless grapes – I have used green and/or red grapes for this recipe
2 tbs pineapple juice
1 tbs balsamic vinegar
  1. Preheat the oven to 500 degrees.
  2. Slit the sausages down the middle on the long side, creating 2 long halves of sausages. Take some of the butter and slather the sausages halves with it. This will add some moisture to the vegetarian sausages, which tend to be on the dry side.
  3. In a small roasting pan, add the grapes, remaining butter, sausages halves and pineapple juice. Nestle the sausages in between the grapes. Place in oven and roast for about 20-25 minutes, checking it once in a while and flipping the sausages if they get too browned on one side.
  4. After 20-25 minutes have elapsed, add the balsamic vinegar. Cook for an additional 5 minutes, allowing the vinegar and juices to reduce until they are thick and syrupy.
  5. Pour the sauce over the sausages and grapes and serve immediately, accompanied with mashed potatoes.

The original recipe calls for crusty bread too as an alternative to serve alongside this dish. I have always eaten it with mashed potatoes and it is sublime!!!


23 Responses to “Roasted Vegetarian Sausages and Grapes”

  1. Riquísimo PR November 19, 2012 at 10:10 am #

    Suena super rico! Must try!

  2. Vanessa Marie Pérez Soto November 19, 2012 at 10:36 am #

    Eso se ve riquísimo, gracias por compartirlo!!! Sabe de algunas recetas de como preparar la soya? Si tiene alguna por favor déjeme saber. Gracias!

    • KarmaFree Cooking November 19, 2012 at 11:44 am #

      Seguro Vanessa… sólo has un SEARCH en el campo disponible en la parte superior derecha y escribe SOY, que te van a salir muchas recetas de como preparo la proteína de soya.

  3. Lisbhit F. England November 19, 2012 at 11:08 am #

    Qué rico se ve! voy a hacerlo a mis hijos les encanta las salchichas, gracias por el tip!

  4. Yadira Ambert (@ClubdeDiosas) November 19, 2012 at 12:04 pm #

    Me encantan las uvas. Nunca he probado sausage veggie.

  5. María Machuca (Lennie) November 19, 2012 at 12:13 pm #

    It look’s great. I love to try it.

  6. Cristina - Una colombiana en California November 19, 2012 at 2:06 pm #

    Se ve irresistible! Esas salchichas con las uvas deben ser una combinación deliciosa. Gracias por esta maravilla 🙂

  7. Jocelyn Delk Adams November 19, 2012 at 2:18 pm #

    Wow! those seem pretty darn incredible!

  8. Naturalmente Mamá (@NaturalmentMama) November 19, 2012 at 2:38 pm #

    Interesting approach! I have never tried grapes before and the fact that the recipe is for vegetarian sausages caught my attention.. so you think my Argentinean husband would notice the difference?

    • KarmaFree Cooking November 19, 2012 at 3:09 pm #

      he might notice… just don’t sell it as a chorizo parrillero. Sell it to him as a very innovative embutido dish and take it from there…

  9. Ivette Soto November 19, 2012 at 2:40 pm #

    se ve interesante la receta, buena para variar el invariable arroz y habichuelas, a ver cuando me animo a hacerla 😉

  10. Cool Chill mom November 19, 2012 at 6:56 pm #

    What a combination! Then again I have never had vegetarian sausage !

  11. Teresa Garza November 19, 2012 at 8:00 pm #

    Me suena a una combinación exótica, pero sumamente sencilla. Es cierto hay tantos platillos que podemos preparar y a aveces nos limitamos a lo mismo de siempre. Gracias por compartir la receta.

  12. Natalia November 19, 2012 at 9:53 pm #

    Aunque no soy vegetariana, esta receta se ve fabulosa!

  13. Alejandra Ramírez November 19, 2012 at 10:28 pm #

    Esto se ve súper delicioso!

  14. Myrah Falco Duque November 19, 2012 at 11:17 pm #

    Que Rico!

  15. Notas de Mamá (@NotasdeMama) November 20, 2012 at 12:43 am #

    Nunca he probado la salchicha vegetariana! Esto se ve muy rico!

  16. Bren @ Flanboyant Eats™ November 20, 2012 at 8:18 am #

    Vegan sausages! Great for you. I’m glad you have so many options to choose from. I don’t do pork, so I may just like them. Turkey one are so blah. And cooking with grapes. I’ve only done it once or twice. Interesting use.

  17. duodishes November 20, 2012 at 12:07 pm #

    Definitely enjoy roasted grapes. We’ve used them as a sauce before, and that was a hit. They are also great on crostini!

  18. Maria O. Alvarez November 20, 2012 at 3:26 pm #

    I love this combination. Will have it on mind. I love grapes.

  19. Jeannette Quiñones-Cantore November 21, 2012 at 9:53 pm #

    la salsita me tienta 🙂 nunca he probado ese tipo de salchicha vegan pero me animo a probarla

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