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Andouille sausage pasta recipe

andouille sausage pasta recipe

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Do you love pasta? Do you like pasta with a kick? Then this is the pasta dish for you! Andouille sausage has a nice little kick to it, so when it is paired with pasta, it makes a fun pasta dish, with a kick! Love that!

This is a really easy pasta dish you can make at home. It’s a fun way to mix American cuisine with and Italian favorite. Can we call this, Italian-American fusion? I think so!

Without further ado, here are the ingredients and directions to make this yummy andouille sausage pasta dish with chicken, at home!

Ingredients

  • 1/4 olive oil
  • 2 cloved minced garlic
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 10 oz chopped andouille sausage link
  • 2 chopped tomatoes
  • 1 lb. pasta, your choice for shape
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 2 pats butter
  • 1/2 pound shredded chicken, or vegan chicken. Pre-cook your chicken! The tomatoes will turn the chicken pink, so you want to make sure your chicken is thoroughly cooked before mixing it with the tomatoes.
  • Season to taste: paprika, basil, oregano, salt, black pepper

Fill your large pot with water and bring to a boil. While you are waiting for your pasta pot to boil, mix your sauce ingredients together into a large sauce pot. The tomatoes will add a little juice to the sauce. This helps it cook, and keeps your sauce from drying out. Embrace the juice.

Cook the sauce on low for 30 minutes. Stir occasionally.

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When your water in your pasta pot boils, add the pasta. Cook until your pasta achieves it’s desired tenderness.

Once your pasta is done cooking, and your sauce has cooked for 30 minutes, drain your pasta and add the sauce to the pot. Mix the pasta and the sauce together. Voila! You have finished cooking your andouille sausage pasta dinner!

Serve, top with grated parmesan, and enjoy! I hope you love this easy pasta dish with a kick! If andouille sausage isn’t your thing, you can always make this dish a milder sausage of your choice. The possibilities are endless!

Things you might need to make andouille sausage pasta at home:

Thanks for stopping by! I hope you love it!

XOXO
Cathy

andouille sausage pasta recipe

Mother’s Day gifts at The Perfect Provenance

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Things are opening up! The weather is fabulous, and the economy is opening; this means it’s the perfect time to head over to Downtown Tiburon and shop local! The Perfect Provenance is my favorite local boutique. The shop is full of on trend clothing for both men and women, as well as children’s books, home decor, accessories, and the most amazing gifts!

The Perfect Provenance is full of artisan candles, luxurious fragrances, vacation-ready handbags, jewelry from local designers, and some products which directly charity. There is a little bit of everyone in-store, love that!

I picked up luxurious soap for my Mom for Mother’s Day. As you can see in the photo at the top of this post, the soap is made in France, and has the most amazing scent. I chose “Lavande” for her since she is a huge lavender fan. I know she will love it! In addition to the soap, I also picked up fragrance from Veronique Gabai, which only uses natural, ethically sourced ingredients. They also use green chemistry, and biodegradable materials. Mom will love this!

If you are looking for fragrance, and/or candles for Mom, The Perfect Provenance has something I am sure she will love.

Oh, and speaking of products with a cause. . .

On the surface, this look like a trendy tee with the word “Peace” written on the front. Underneath it all, this tee is anything from ordinary; in fact, it is extraordinary and special. alivia is an extra special brand, which takes inspiration from autistic artists. Everything from the art to the stitches was hand-made by autistic artisans. In addition, 10% of sales goes back to the artist’s non-profit. Love that! This tee is a must-have for summer. It will look so cute with shorts and sandals. They also make sweatshirts, masks, and scrunchies. Love!

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I am loving all the fabulous straw, woven, and natural fiber handbags we are seeing this year for the summer season. The Perfect provenance has a plethora of beautiful summer bags in stock right now, as we speak. I know they won’t last long! This one in the photo above is perfect for a beachy vacation, or day-to-day summer life. Love it!

If you are local to the Bay Area, be sure to pop into The Perfect Provenance this week and find something special for Mom. Or, you can always treat her to brunch at Sam’s on Sunday, and then walk across the street and let her pick out anything she wants from the store! I know I would love that on Mother’s Day!

Not local? No worries! You can shop everything you see here by either calling the store, or shopping directly from their website at ThePerfectProvenance.com.

One of the things I love about The Perfect Provenance is that they have several products which directly benefit Operation Smile. This tee below is new and special for the Tiburon store. Love that is says “Smile California,” You can learn more about the collection online here.

I hope you find everything you need for Mother’s Day! Have a fabulous Mother’s Day and thanks for stopping by!

XOXO
Cathy

*sponsored by The Perfect Provenance, all thoughts and opinions are my own

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Cheesy Sausage Casserole recipe

cheesy sausage casserole recipe with potatoes

Casseroles are so easy to make, and they tend to hide the flavors of foods such as vegetables which are often snubbed by children. This is why I love making casseroles! They are easy to make, and my kids will eat the healthy stuff because the flavors are blended together; if not masked entirely. Love that!

This cheesy sausage casserole is super easy to make. All you have to do is chop the ingredients, mix them together, and bake! The resulting flavor is yummy, and enjoyed by both adults and children. That is a huge win! So, without further ado, here is my easy, cheesy sausage casserole recipe.

Ingredients:

  • 8 bockwurst sliced (or any sausage of your choice)
  • 1.5 lbs. Dutch yellow potatoes (cut in half)
  • 4 carrots, peeled and chopped
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • three dashes of salt
  • paprika, basil (season to taste)
  • 2 pats of butter cut in quarters
  • 2 cups shredded cheese (I like the Mexican cheese mix by Kraft)
  • Tools: mixing bowl, casserole dish, wooden spoon

Pre-heat the oven to 350. Once you have cut and sliced the ingredients, mix the potatoes, carrots and sausage into a mixing bowl. Coat the mixture with olive oil and salt. Stir. Then add the basil and paprika and stir. Then add the 2 pats of butter, which should be quartered. Then add the 2 cups of shredded cheese and stir. Cover the casserole dish and bake for 1 hour at 350.

cheesy sausage potato casserole recipe

After the casserole is done cooking, let it sit covered outside of the oven for roughly five minutes. Then, uncover and serve! Since this casserole has both potatoes and sausage, it can be filling. I recommend starting everyone out with one scoop, and if that is not enough food, go back for seconds. This recipe serves six people. Enjoy!

I hope you love my cheesy sausage casserole recipe. My family does!

Thanks for stopping by!

XOXO
Cathy

cheesy sausage potato casserole recipe