Rotini with Spicy Andouille Sauce

Total Time
1hr 5mins
Prep 20 mins
Cook 45 mins

I created this to celebrate my bit of Cajun heritage on Mardi Gras 2004 (many of my father's family lived near Lake Charles, Louisiana)! If you're not into hot and spicy andouille sausage, any smoked sausage can be substituted, but try to use rotini or any other similar pasta (penne, rigatoni or mostaciolli works well, too.)

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Brown sausage well in a large saucepan.
  2. Drain off fat, then add onions and garlic and cook over lower heat until transparent but not browned.
  3. Add crushed tomatoes, Worcestershire sauce, Liquid Smoke, Tabasco sauce, oregano, thyme and chili powder; combine thoroughly and simmer together for at least 30 minutes.
  4. Serve with rotini.
Most Helpful

This was great! I removed the andouille from the casing and crumbled it and used a big can of whole stewed tomatoes instead of crushed. We loved it. Thanks!

HeatherN August 24, 2010

Very good! Spicy and filling! Love me some heat!

mels67530 February 11, 2014

Wow, this was unusual, but we just loved it. Instead of the tabasco, I threw in one teaspoon of Cajun seasoning blend, and added 2 carrots to the veggies. It was easy, flavorful, and delicious. I loved the tangy, tart flavors. Thank you!

bricookie55 January 31, 2008