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Quick Cajun Pasta

  • Author: Mix and Match Mama
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 4 1x

Description

Quick, simple and delicious…three perfect words for weeknight suppers!  This recipe has lots of flavor but not a lot of heat.  Enjoy!


Ingredients

Scale
  • 1 pound of pasta (we used rotini)
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • Extra Virgin Olive Oil (EVOO)
  • salt and pepper
  • 1 red bell pepper, chopped
  • 1 (14 oz) package of kielbasa, sliced into rounds
  • 3/4 tablespoon Cajun seasoning (I used Louisiana Cajun Seasoning)
  • 1 (14 oz) can diced tomatoes
  • chopped parsley to garnish
  • grated Parmesan cheese to garnish

Instructions

  1. Bring a large pot of water up to a boil.  Once boiling, drop your pasta and cool to al dente.
  2. In a large skillet over medium-high heat, add in your chopped onion with a big drizzle of EVOO and a nice pinch of both salt and pepper.
  3. Allow your onion to get tender (about 4 minutes) and then stir in your chopped bell pepper.  Let you bell pepper hang out and get tender in your skillet another 3 to 4 minutes before adding in your kielbasa rounds.  Allow the kielbasa to brown up on all sides, stirring everything in the skillet occasionally.  After another 5 minutes or so, stir in your Cajun seasoning and diced tomatoes.  Reduce the heat to low and let everything simmer together about 5 more minutes.
  4. Drain your pasta and set aside.  Now, it’s time to plate!  Take your pasta and separate it on your plates for dinner.  Next, top each plate with a helping of the kielbasa mixture and then garnish with chopped parsley and grated Parmesan.