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    Spicy Cajun Penne

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    30 mins

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    20 mins

    David J Rust's Note:

    Wanting a really spicy dinner, I cobbled together this dish of Andouille sausage and peppers. It turned out hot enough to make my roommate leave the room just from the smell alone (but he's overly sensitive) and it tasted really good!

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    1. 1
      Start by preparing the penne pasta. In a pot of boiling, salted water, cook the penne for about 10 minutes or until al-dente. Remove from the pot and strain until later.
    2. 2
      In the same pot (now devoid of water) add the crushed chili flakes to the olive oil over medium-high heat. Once the oil is hot, add the onions and sliced stem pieces of the broccoli. Saute until the onions start to brown on the edges.
    3. 3
      Add the andouille sausage and minced garlic, mixing in with the onions and broccoli stems until the sausage starts to brown on the edges.
    4. 4
      Add the cherry tomatoes, broccoli florets, and finely chopped roasted bell peppers and cook with the other ingredients until the broccoli florets turn dark green and are fork-tender.
    5. 5
      Remove from the heat and stir in the cooked penne pasta and minced pepperoncini peppers. Serve, hot.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on May 12, 2010


      This was okay. There was no sauce to speak of, so I added a bit of white wine to deglaze and then about a cup of tomato sauce. We served it over farfalle which wasn't a great choice; it reminded me of Hamburger Helper. Next time I'll use the penne or fettuccine. Maybe some fresh herbs like basil or cilantro would be nice.

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    • on February 21, 2010


      I made this meal last night and it was amazing!! You should be knocking at every italian restaurant and selling this recipe!! You'd make millions!! Thanks for sharing such a wonderful recipe! I will be making this over and over again!

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    Nutritional Facts for Spicy Cajun Penne

    Serving Size: 1 (840 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 1

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 1154.5
    Calories from Fat 431
    Total Fat 47.9 g
    Saturated Fat 13.2 g
    Cholesterol 65.1 mg
    Sodium 2579.9 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 147.2 g
    Dietary Fiber 18.4 g
    Sugars 14.8 g
    Protein 45.6 g

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