Delicious, easy-to-make dinner: Italian Sausage Pasta with Vegetables. Italian sausage is seared with bell peppers, mushrooms, onions, fresh tomatoes in cajun spices, with a splash of red wine! Topped with freshly grated Parmesan cheese!
This has been one of my most favorite pastas for years. I love roasting vegetables on stove top and then mixing them with some meat, pasta and spices! So easy and delicious! Variations of this kind of Italian style dinner are endless, and, in this dish, I am using Italian sausage for meat and Cajun seasoning for spice. You couldn’t come up with the easier and simpler combination of ingredients than that!
And here are step-by-step photos of this very simple recipe that really doesn’t need any step-by-step photos! But all the ingredients are so appetizing, I couldn’t restrain myself from taking pictures. 🙂
Remove casings from the sausage and slice the sausage into small pieces. In a large skillet, heat 1 tablespoon of olive oil, add sausage, and cook, occasionally stirring, until it’s cooked through, drain the fat. Add another tablespoon of olive oil into the skillet with sausage, add chopped onion and garlic, half of the Cajun seasoning – cook, constantly stirring, on high heat until onion softens:
Add chopped bell peppers:
Then, immediately add tomatoes:
You can even add more tomatoes:
Immediately, add mushrooms:
Add the remaining half of Cajun seasoning to the skillet with sausage and vegetables. Cook for about 2 minutes, constantly stirring, on medium-high heat to sear the vegetables nicely on stove-top:
Add wine to the skillet, bring to boil, reduce to simmer and simmer, covered, occasionally stirring, for about 5-7 minutes. The liquid should reduce somewhat but not completely. Remove from heat. Salt to taste. Add more Cajun seasoning, if necessary:
Cook pasta according to package instructions. Drain and immediately add to the skillet with the sauce. Mix everything well, cover, and heat the pasta on low heat for 1-2 minutes. To serve, top with grated Parmesan cheese and cracked black pepper: