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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

Servings:
4
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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 (88)
Gluten-free (9)
Paleo (9)
Vegetarian (20)

46 reviews

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

Yummy, and quick to make!

By: Michelle
Posted: Jun 11, 2018
Diet: Vegetarian
0 Helpful

sauce came together very quickly, used a 16 oz jar of diced tomatoes, skipped the cheese and cilantro, liked the spice.

By: Christine
Posted: Jun 02, 2018
Diet: Gluten-free
0 Helpful

I didn’t like the flavors, and it took too long to make for a somewhat unimpressive pasta dish.

By: Kirsten
Posted: May 25, 2018
Diet: Vegetarian
0 Helpful