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One Pot Cajun Pumpkin Pasta

Pumpkin and spice are besties as we are all aware. #pumpkinSpiceEverything amirite? But I am not talking about the famous latte here I am talking cajun instead of cloves. Spicy cajun seasoning to be exact. In this dish you have sweet apple & gouda chicken sausages, cool and creamy pumpkin puree, and spicy cajun seasoning. Throw in some pasta and cook it up in one pot and less than 30 minutes you have dinner. Winner. Winner.

Thirty minute meals have been a life saver for me. Remember last month when I pledged to skip the drive thru and cook from home? Did you challenge yourself to eat at home too? How did you do? Well I did dine out a few times last month (it was my daughter’s birthday). We only had fast food TWICE as a pick-it-up-on-the-way-home-from-soccer convenience. Twice in 31 days isn’t too shabby.

One Pot Cajun Pumpkin Pasta

As a child I can’t even think of a time where my parents picked up fast food for dinner. Occasionally we would order pizza. But fast food? Never. For my family fast food is going to return to a special treat (like when we are traveling) and in order to do that I need to arm myself with quick and easy recipes.  I love to be in the kitchen whipping up masterpieces however that is not doable every night. Meals ready in 30 minutes or less, like this pasta, are going to become the norm around here.

Tell me how often do you pick up fast food, take-out, or pizza each week?

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  1. You had me at “one pot”. I also try to skip the drive through, but pizza delivery is a regular Friday on the couch kind of dinner.

    I make a LOT of one pan dinners. One that is super popular in my house is a pasta dish with smoked sausage, tomatoes and cheese. I make it way too much, so I’d love to add this dinner to the rotation!

  2. Fast food is a treat in our house … and like you said, mainly when we’re traveling.
    I love the sound of this combination. And I’m pretty sure I have everything in the cupboard to try it out!

    1. Thanks Noel. I am looking forward to it being only a treat –we used it as a crutch for busy nights far too many times this year.

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