This is another easy meal prep for you. This cajun sausage and vegetables recipe is super fast to make. Read this article of Apronese to see how to make it and some additional suggestions.
This recipe is flexible. So if you don’t like the vegetables in this recipe, you can swap them out with the following:
- Green beans
- Brussels sprouts
For broccoli, cauliflower, or Brussels sprouts, pre-steam them for a few minutes to make sure they get tender.
The Andouille sausage in this recipe is packed with herbs, spices, and a delicious smoky flavor. It helps to add flavor to the entire dish.
You can replace the sausage by with something like shrimp or chicken thighs. But if you do so, you should coat the chicken or shrimp well with plenty of Cajun seasoning since they don’t have seasonings built-in like the sausage.
Add Carb to Your Dish
If you need more carb to keep you full and satisfied, you can serve these cajun sausage and vegetables over a bed of rice.
Another option is to serve it over a bed of pasta. Penne would be a great choice.
How Long Does it Last?
Generally, this meal prep lasts for about four days, but the lifespan will vary depending on the conditions in your refrigerator, the freshness of the vegetables, and how long you cook the vegetables.
By nature, the vegetable will wilt a bit as the days go by.
Cajun Sausage and Vegetables Recipe
This simple meal prep is a fast, easy, flavorful, and delicious way to get your daily dose of vegetables.
Prep Time: 10 mins / Cook Time: 15 mins / Total Time: 25 mins
- 1 zucchini (1/2 lb.) ($0.72)
- 1 yellow squash (1/2 lb.) ($0.70)
- 1 red bell pepper ($1.50)
- 1 red onion ($0.28)
- 14 oz. Andouille sausage ($3.33)
- 2 tbsp cooking oil, divided ($0.08)
- 1/2 tsp smoked paprika ($0.05)
- 1/4 tsp garlic powder ($0.02)
- 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper ($0.02)
- 1/4 tsp salt ($0.02)
- 1/4 tsp freshly cracked black pepper ($0.02)
- 2 tbsp chopped fresh parsley ($0.20)
- Slice the zucchini and yellow squash into half-rounds. Slice the red bell pepper and red onion into strips. Add all of the vegetables to a large bowl.
- Slice the sausage into rounds. Add the sausage and 1 tbsp cooking oil to a large skillet. Cook the sausage over medium heat until well browned. Remove the skillet from the heat and transfer the sausage to a clean bowl.
- Drizzle the vegetables with the remaining 1 tbsp cooking oil, then sprinkle the smoked paprika, garlic powder, cayenne pepper, salt, and pepper over top. Toss the vegetables to coat them in oil and spices.
- Place the same skillet back over the heat and turn the heat under the skillet up to medium-high. Once very hot, add the vegetables and sauté just until they are slightly tender. The vegetables will pick up the flavor left in the skillet from the sausage, so do not clean the skillet first. Be careful to not overcook the vegetables, as they will cook more when you reheat your meal preps.
- Remove the skillet from the heat and add the cooked sausage and chopped parsley to the vegetables. Toss to combine with the vegetables. Give the sausage and vegetables a taste and adjust the salt or other seasonings to your liking.
- Serve immediately or divide into four portions and refrigerate until ready to eat.
If you can not find Andouille sausage in your area, you can substitute it with any smoked sausage, like kielbasa.
Serving: 0.25 recipe ・ Calories: 440 kcal ・ Carbohydrates: 9 g ・ Protein: 21 g ・ Fat: 36 g ・ Sodium: 1043 mg ・ Fiber: 3 g
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How to Make Cajun Sausage and Vegetables – Step-by-step Photos
Step 1: Prep the vegetables first, so they’re ready to go. Slice one zucchini and one yellow squash into half-rounds. Slice one red bell pepper and one red onion into strips. Place the vegetables in a bowl.
Step 2: Slice 14oz. Andouille sausage into rounds.
Step 3: Add 1 tbsp cooking oil to a large skillet and heat over medium. Add the sausage and cook until the sausage is well browned.
Remove the skillet from the heat and transfer the sausage to a clean bowl.
Step 4: Drizzle 1 tbsp cooking oil over the vegetables, then sprinkle with 1/2 tsp smoked paprika, 1/4 tsp garlic powder, 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper, 1/4 tsp salt, and 1/4 tsp freshly cracked pepper.
Toss the vegetables until they’re coated in oil and spices.
Step 5: Turn the heat under the skillet up to medium-high. Once very hot, add the vegetables and sauté just until they begin to soften.
The vegetables will pick up the flavor and browned bits left behind by the sausage. Be careful not to overcook the vegetables.
Remove the skillet from the heat.
Step 6: Return the cooked sausage back to the skillet along with a couple of tablespoons of chopped parsley. Toss to combine.
Give it a taste and adjust the salt or other seasonings to your liking.
Step 7: Serve immediately or divide into four portions and refrigerate until ready to eat.
This recipe is very flexible, so you can swap some ingredients in this to your favorite ones. Make your unique dish following the steps above!