Monday, January 10, 2011
Quick and Cheap Cajun Pasta Dinner
I whipped up a quick Cajun pasta dinner with stuff that I had on hand...and boy howdy was it delicious! My budget was for sure loving this idea and yours might as well.
Here's what you'll need:
1 can diced tomatoes
1 sliced bell pepper (color not important but green is definitely going to be stronger)
1/2 onion sliced
1/2 box of pasta (I had shells)
1 package of sausage (Mine was plain smoked)
1 Tbspn Cajun seasoning
1/2 tspn minced garlic
1/4 tspn salt and pepper
3 Tbspn olive oil
Start your water to boil and go ahead and cook your pasta.
Heat your oil in a skillet and toss in your pepper and veggies. Let them cook until they're tender. Add in your garlic and half of the Cajun seasoning. Let cook 3-5 minutes.
Add in your sausage and cook for 10 minutes. Then add in your tomatoes and simmer for 5 minutes more.
Add your cooked pasta, salt and pepper, and remaining Cajun seasoning. Toss it together and serve. Sorry for the picture...the steam wouldn't let me get a clear picture. It looked pretty I promise.
This post is linked to the following parties:
Tuesday at the Table
Tempt my Tummy Tuesday
Slightly Indulgent Tuesday