One Pot Cajun Style Smoked Sausage and Orzo

One Pot Cajun Style Smoked Sausage and Orzo

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This Cajun Style One Pot Sausage and Orzo is packed with flavor, absolutely delicious and is ready in less than twenty minutes! Smoked turkey sausage, onions, garlic, bell pepper, tomatoes, zucchini and cajun seasoning come together for a quick meal bursting with veggies. For this recipe, I used Jennie-O Hardwood Smoked Turkey Sausage for the protein, and it adds so much flavor. Since smoked sausage is already cooked, it just needs to be heated through which cuts way down on cooking time!

 

One Pot Cajun Style Smoked Sausage and Orzo

One pot meals are some of my favorite dinners to make! I especially love when they include the protein and veggie all in one recipe.

 

One Pot Cajun Style Smoked Sausage and Orzo

 

This summer, I have really been into adding shredded zucchini to my orzo dishes. I shred it on a box grater and stir it in just at the end to heat through. The texture blends so well with the orzo and it adds a delicious boost of veggies to the meal. The key is not to over cook the zucchini! Once it starts to cook down, it will start getting soggy and have a stronger vegetable taste.

 

One Pot Smoked Sausage and Orzo

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 8 minutes

Serving Size: 4

One Pot Smoked Sausage and Orzo

Ingredients

  • 16 oz Jennie-O Hardwood Smoked Turkey Sausage, sliced on the diagonal
  • 1 tablespoon of olive oil
  • 1 small yellow onion, diced
  • 1 small red bell pepper, diced
  • 3 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon of cajun seasoning
  • 1/2 teaspoon of crushed red pepper flake
  • 1 14.5 oz can of low sodium chicken broth
  • 1 15 oz can crushed tomatoes
  • 8 oz of uncooked orzo pasta
  • 1 medium zucchini, shredded
  • kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • flat leaf parsley for garnish

Instructions

  1. In a large sauté pan, sauté onions, bell pepper and garlic in olive oil.
  2. Add sliced Jennie-O Smoked Turkey Sausage and season with cajun seasoning, half of a teaspoon of kosher salt, freshly ground black pepper to taste and crushed red pepper flake.
  3. Stir in chicken broth, tomatoes and orzo and bring to a boil.
  4. Turn heat to medium low and cover, cooking about eight minutes, just until orzo is tender.
  5. Stir in shredded zucchini.
  6. Garnish with a sprinkle of cajun seasoning and freshly chop flat leaf italian parsley.
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The flavors in this one pot meal are really great! I used the Jennie-O Smoked Turkey Sausage which I love, and I think you could easily add shrimp to the dish, or double the sausage for even more protein.

 

One Pot Cajun Style Smoked Sausage and Orzo

 

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