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Cajun Andouille Sausage Penne
with bell peppers / zucchini

Active: 30 min Total: 30 min
This skillet pasta comes together fast and uses just a few dishes. It gains heat from the sausage and Cajun spice mix, so feel free to use a less spicy sausage than andouille if you prefer.
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Ingredients

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Servings:
4
Cajun Andouille Sausage Penne:
  • Bell peppers, red - 1, diced
  • Bell peppers, green - 1, diced
  • Zucchini - 8 oz, chopped
  • Garlic - 2 cloves, chopped
  • Sausage, andouille (cooked or smoked) - 12 oz, sliced (sub any pre-cooked or smoked sausage)
  • Cilantro leaves - 1/4 cup, chopped
  • Pasta, penne - 8 oz
  • Oil, cooking - 1 Tbsp
  • Tomato paste - 4 Tbsp
  • Cajun seasoning - 2 tsp
  • Oregano, dried - 1 tsp
  • Stock, any type - 1/2 cup
  • Tomatoes, diced and preferably fire-roasted (14 oz / 397 g) - 1 can
  • Cheese, cotija - 3 oz, crumbled

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Prep

  1. Bell peppers (both colors) / Zucchini / Garlic / Sausage - Prep as directed. Store separately. (Can be done up to 5 days ahead)
  2. Cilantro - Chop cilantro. (Can be done 1 day ahead)
  3. Pasta - Boil pasta according to package directions.

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Make

  1. Heat a Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Add oil and then sausage. Saute until golden brown, 4 to 5 minutes.
  2. Add bell peppers and zucchini. Saute until tender, 5 to 6 minutes.
  3. Add garlic, tomato paste, Cajun seasoning, and oregano. Saute for 2 more minutes.
  4. Pour stock over top and bring to a simmer.
  5. Stir in diced tomatoes (including liquid) and pasta. Cook until everything is warmed through. Season with some salt and pepper.
  6. Serve pasta with cilantro and crumbled cotija over top. Enjoy!

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Reviews

Ratings

Original (97)
Gluten-free (9)
Paleo (10)
Vegetarian (21)

Most Helpful

Better than the pasta is taking the other ingredients, adding brown rice and can of red beans and putting in a tortilla

By: Felice
Posted: May 22, 2018
Diet: Original
2 Helpful

49 reviews

Maybe this was due to the type of Cajun seasoning I used but I found this pretty bland. Needed more spice blend and more salt by a lot.

By: Beth
Posted: May 05, 2022
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

Too spicy. Maybe less Cajun seasoning?

By: Diane
Posted: May 05, 2022
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

Reduced the cajun seasoning for my toddler and omitted the beans. I ended up needing a little more stock than was called for (maybe more like 3/4-1C)

By: Sarah
Posted: May 03, 2022
Diet: Vegetarian
0 Helpful

Really good! Doubled seasonings and meat and it was a little salty but would make again!

By: Julia
Posted: Feb 10, 2020
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

So good. Great flavor and easy to make. A new favorite.

By: mark
Posted: Oct 01, 2018
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

Delicious! Skipped cheese.

By: Kate
Posted: Jul 12, 2018
Diet: Original
0 Helpful