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Spicy Penne Pasta with Andouille Sausage

This Cajun flavored Spicy Penne Pasta with Andouille Sausage is made with pure Southern love combining penne pasta, grilled Andouille sausage, a deliciously creamy cheese sauce, diced tomatoes with chiles, Roasted Red Peppers, onions, fresh garden-grown herbs, and Cajun spices.

I wish all dinners came with an easy button, this Cajun Flavored Spicy Penne Pasta with Andouille Sausage only took me about 30 minutes after the grill was fired up to cook. While I waited for my grill to heat, I used the time to do a bit of prep work for my recipes, such as chopping a medium onion, garlic, and fresh parsley from my herb garden.

 

Just a hint if you don’t live in an area where you can pick up andouille sausage at your local market, you can take one of two routes; either go with spicy country sausage, or you can use a smoked sausage you enjoy. I have had to do so myself. The flavor changes slightly, but it’s still totally delicious and easy to make for dinner.

 

 

 

 

TIPS FOR GRILLING YOUR ANDOUILLE SAUSAGE WITH CHARCOAL

  1. Be sure to properly heat your charcoal grill using your charcoal grills instruction manual, and instructions on Charcoal package as well as lighter fluid. Also, be sure all the lighter fluid has burned off, and coals are hot. You do not want you andouille sausage to taste like lighter fluid.
  2. Brush the andouille sausages with a little vegetable oil, then place them on a ready grill preheated to medium-high. Use a set of metal tongs to turn the sausages often, allowing them to brown on all sides.

 

 

 

 

 

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5 from 7 votes

Spicy Penne Pasta with Andouille Sausage

This Cajun flavored Spicy Penne Pasta with Andouille Sausage is made with pure Southern love combining penne pasta, grilled Andouille sausage, a deliciously creamy cheese sauce.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Cajun
Keyword: Penne Pasta, Smoked Kielbasa
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 474kcal
Author: hmccallum

Ingredients

  • 1 pound Andouille sausage or smoked sausage grilled
  • 1 tablespoon pure olive oil
  • 1 small yellow onion chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • ¼ cup celery diced
  • 1-10- ounce can organic diced tomatoes with chiles
  • 15- ounces Alfredo sauce your brand
  • cup roasted red peppers chopped
  • ¼ cup chopped fresh parsley
  • 1 tablespoon Cajun seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon hot sauce
  • freshly ground black pepper to own taste
  • 12- ounces al dente penne pasta
  • extra chopped parsley for garnish

Instructions

  • Be sure to properly heat your charcoal grill using your charcoal grills instruction manual, and instructions on Charcoal package as well as lighter fluid. Also, be sure all the lighter fluid has burned off and coals are hot. You do not want you andouille sausage to taste like lighter fluid.
  • Brush the andouille sausages with a little oil, then place them on a ready grill preheated to medium-high. Use a set of metal tongs to turn the sausages often, allowing them to brown on all sides.
  • While andouille sausage is cooking prep onions, garlic, and celery, place olive oil in a large metal skillet onto medium heat, then add onions, garlic, and celery, cook till softened about 4-5 minutes.
  • Add the diced tomatoes with chiles, alfredo sauce, roasted red peppers, chopped parsley, Cajun seasoning, hot sauce, and fresh ground black pepper to own taste, simmer about 10 minutes.
  • Remove the Andouille sausage or smoked sausage from the grill, let slightly cool before slicing into bite-size rounds, add to simmering sauce, reduce heat to low and cook for about 5 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, following package directions cook penne pasta till al dente, remove from the heat source, rinse, and drain pasta.
  • Place pasta in a large pasta bowl or serving bowl, ladle sauce over pasta, toss the pasta and sauce to combine.
  • Garnish with extra chopped parsley.
  • Serve immediately.

Nutrition

Serving: 01 | Calories: 474kcal | Carbohydrates: 0g | Protein: 0g | Fat: 0g | Saturated Fat: 0g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0g | Trans Fat: 0g | Cholesterol: 0mg | Sodium: 0mg | Potassium: 0mg | Fiber: 0g | Sugar: 0g | Vitamin A: 0IU | Vitamin C: 0mg | Calcium: 0mg | Iron: 0mg

 

 

 

 

 

 

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14 Comments

  • Reply
    Valentina
    September 14, 2018 at 6:02 pm

    This pasta looks and sounds so delicious and comforting! A perfect dish to enter into fall and winter with!

    • Reply
      hmccallum
      September 17, 2018 at 2:03 pm

      Hi, Valentina! Actually, this is great any time of the year, toss that Andoullie Sausage on the grill and add another delicious layer of flavor! Thank you so much for coming by.

  • Reply
    Kelsey
    September 14, 2018 at 5:47 pm

    You had me at spicy! Nothing beats a good pasta dish but I do love a nice kick to my meals ever now and again! Love your flavors!

    • Reply
      hmccallum
      September 17, 2018 at 2:02 pm

      Hi, Kelsey! I love spicy food too! Thank you for the sweet comment!

  • Reply
    Mary
    September 14, 2018 at 5:27 pm

    Pasta variations make for such great weeknight meals!

    • Reply
      hmccallum
      September 17, 2018 at 2:01 pm

      Hi, Mary, I totally agree with that statement!

  • Reply
    Cindy Gordon
    September 14, 2018 at 4:51 pm

    This spicy penne pasta looks dreamy! I love pasta and I love spice! Win!

    • Reply
      hmccallum
      September 17, 2018 at 2:01 pm

      Thank you, Cindy! It’s definitely a winning Penne Pasta recipe!!

  • Reply
    Marisa Moore
    September 14, 2018 at 4:46 pm

    This Cajun Pasta looks super flavorful! Perfect for the cool nights ahead too!

    • Reply
      hmccallum
      September 17, 2018 at 2:00 pm

      Hey there, Marisa, glad you enjoyed it. It’s actually really good if you grill the sausage too—Summer and Fall friendly! Thank you for stopping by. Love your blog btw.

  • Reply
    Connie
    September 14, 2018 at 4:09 pm

    Totally easy peasy pasta. Enjoyed the Cajun flavors.

    • Reply
      hmccallum
      September 17, 2018 at 1:59 pm

      Hi, Connie, gotta love that easy button when it comes to Spicy Penne Pasta.

  • Reply
    Sherri
    September 14, 2018 at 4:08 pm

    This was a great weeknight dinner! Kids nah husband liked it.

    • Reply
      hmccallum
      September 17, 2018 at 1:58 pm

      That’s so awesome to hear Sherri, thanks for stopping by to tell me they like the recipe. Makes my day!!

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