Planning and making meals are by far two of my least favorite tasks of the week. I once lived in an apartment by myself in downtown Asheville, and I would cook for hours, but those days have long gone by. I love to try new recipes and spend time in the kitchen, but once I became a mom, that all changed, and for the better I would have to say. Now I would rather spend my time engaged with the boys or exercising. I know the day will again come when I can spend extended lengths of time in the kitchen, probably sooner that I would like. For now, I’m trying to embrace the craziness of motherhood and make life a bit more efficient.
I am always on the lookout for quick and healthy dishes that everyone in my family will enjoy. It’s tricky sometimes because our six-year old and I like healthy, quirky foods while my husband and my three-year are much more traditional with their culinary desires (meat, potatoes, pasta, etc.). Interestingly, the recipe I’m sharing with you today fulfills all of those requirements and is simple to make. Further, I used Richard’s products. Richard’s is a family-owned company out of Louisiana that only recently brought their flavorful, Cajun-style products to my state of North Carolina.
Richard’s makes a number of products, including single-serve bowls, sausages and other items. I’ve eaten the single-serve bowls several times for lunch and the sausages are great to include in rich, delicious dishes such as the one I am sharing with you today. If you live in North Carolina, you should be able to find Richard’s products in Ingles or Harris Teeter. Richard’s has a great family story which all started with Grandma Richard cooking in her small grocery store in Church Point, Louisiana.
For this recipe, I used Richard’s Andouille Smoked Sausages. The full flavor of this product really made the dish scrumptious. All you need for this recipe are several healthy ingredients and one pot. Seriously, you throw everything in one pot and cook. It’s amazing! Below is the full recipe.
One-Pot Pasta Dish with Richard’s #NCBN #NCBNCampaign #RichardsCajunFoods
- 16 oz package Richard's Andouille Smoked Sausage
- One box whole wheat spaghetti
- One pint grape tomatoes, sliced lengthwise
- Three large garlic cloves very thinly sliced
- One small onion thinly sliced
- Two cups basil leaves
- Pinch of sea salt
- One cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
- Bring 6 cups of water to a boil
- Put all ingredients in the pot, except the Parmesan cheese
- Cover and cook on a low boil for about 30 minutes or until pasta is tender
- Remove from heat and stir in Parmesan cheese (the water and cheese mixed created a light cream sauce)
I can’t tell you how simple this recipe is. Someone had told me about it a while back and just didn’t believe that everything would cook together like that, but it does! The Richard’s sausages were perfect for this dish. They really add a bold flavor. My family really enjoyed this meal, and I have already taken leftovers for lunch several times.
Enjoy this easy-t0-make, Cajun-style, yummy meal!
This is a sponsored campaign on behalf of the North Carolina Blogger Network and Richard’s Cajun Foods. While I was compensated for my time, opinions are 100% my own.
Robin Rue (@massholemommy) says
That sounds delicious! I love meals like this and I think this one would be a big hit with my family!
I love everything about this dish. One pot and flavors I love. Yes please!
I love easy meals that don’t require me to tear up my whole kitchen!
This one is so easy! Enjoy. 🙂
Aeryn Lynne says
Oh that’s awesome! I’ve always been fascinated with one-pot pasta recipes, but have yet to try one! I love the idea of it cooking/marinating all together, as I’m sure the pasta comes out more flavourful that way. Thanks for the inspiration! 🙂
It’s so delicious! You should definitely try it.
Liz Mays says
What an easy way to a most wonderfully satisfying dinner! Looks fantastic.
That looks so filling and yummy! I can’t wait to try it.
I love one pot meals, and this one looks really delicious and easy to prepare.
Annemarie LeBlanc says
I love tasty and easy to prepare meals. I wish I had more time to spare and make miracles in the kitchen, but since I don’t have the luxury of time, I always go for dishes like yours.
This pasta dish looks like it is so easy and convenient to make. I would make this during the week when I get home from work.
Judy Thomas says
Had to pin this because it looks so delicious! I am going to have to make it 🙂
Richards products are great for adding a little zing to dinner. One pot and less than 10 ingredients = perfect weeknight plan
Emily Smith // The Best of this Life says
Mmmm, that looks amazing! I love one pot recipes. This one is filled with flavour and great ingredients.
Kristin K says
To be able to make a large pot of pasta…and goodies…to serve quickly out of the fridge, or freezer, is my dream come true! I love everything that makes mealtime easy!!!
Ronald Gagnon says
Just bought first slow cooker and needing reciepes…thank you pasta one of my favorites
Julie @ Running in a Skirt says
Looks yummy! What a great recipe! Hope you are having a good week.
Brooke Fradd says
printing because my hubby loves this type meal. and i love easy one pot recipes!
That looks so good!!
I”m going to look for this sausage in Raleigh and make your dish. It looks so good.
Good! I hope your family enjoys it as much as ours. And it’s so easy!