Cajun Sausage and Peppers Skillet

Cajun Sausage and Peppers Skillet

Enjoy a delicious healthy dinner tonight with this cajun sausage and peppers skillet. Simple ingredients come together in one pan in under 30 minutes for a delicious recipe with sausage and peppers, one that is sure to please you and the family alike!

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A One Pan Skillet Dinner

Meals shouldn’t have to be incredibly involved or time consuming for them to taste great, right? I forget this sometimes, maybe in an effort to put together amazing, extravagant meals, but in the end, I think how it tastes and how it leaves my body feeling are the most important parts. Looking back in weeks or months, I won’t remember how complicated meals are that we made, but I will remember the ones that taste great.

With that being said, here’s a simple and easy cajun dinner. A flavorful and healthy recipe with sausage and peppers, seasoned up with a delicious no salt cajun seasoning for a meal that is truly satisfying. On top of that, it goes together in under 30 minutes and is all made in one pan. Bonus, right? 

Make it tonight; you won’t be disappointed.

closeup of cajun skillet sausage and peppers

Why This Recipe Works

Ready in under 30 minutes

I don’t like spending hours in the kitchen working on one meal, and don’t have time to commit hours every night to making dinner. So for all of you out there who are like us here at Our Sweetly Spiced Life, who love great food, but want it to be made in a reasonable amount of time and to not be super complex, this recipe is perfect for you. From start to finish, including prep, you should be able to have this healthy dinner recipe on the table in less than 30 minutes.

Pre-cooked Sausages

In an effort to make this recipe simpler, I am using pre-cooked sausages. This way they don’t require advanced preparation and can just be sliced up and tossed into the skillet to heat along with the rest of the recipe.

You can certainly make this recipe with sausages that aren’t pre-cooked; you’ll just need to cook them before you start with the rest of the recipe. I recommend using a separate skillet if cooking your sausages first, otherwise you have to clean the skillet before using it for the rest of the dish.

Simple Ingredients

This cajun recipe with sausage and peppers and onions uses 8 simple ingredients that you can likely find at any grocery store, so you don’t have to make trips to several different stores to get what you need. These ingredients also have easy prep, so you aren’t spending forever working on the recipe before you even start cooking. Just slice up your onion and peppers, mince up some garlic (or use pre-chopped), coin up the sausage, and be ready to cook.

A Delicious No Salt Cajun Seasoning

I got tired of cajun seasonings that tasted like salt with a little bit of other spices, so I made my own. It uses no salt, features 7 simple spices that you likely already have on hand, goes together quick, and tastes incredible. Make up this 5 minute no salt cajun seasoning recipe and enjoy the wonderful cajun flavor without overloading yourself with salt.

I do add a little salt into this cajun sausage and peppers skillet, because I think it helps bring out the flavors, but is a very minimal amount. Salt is important in cooking and I use it all the time, but I like to have control over how much goes into a recipe.

Packed with Cajun Flavor

If you like cajun food, this recipe will be a favorite of yours. Sausage, peppers, onion, garlic, and cajun seasoning come together for a meal that tastes incredible and is full of those wonderful cajun flavors. Make some up to enjoy throughout the week for yourself, or make up a skillet for the family and sit down to a nice dinner.

It reheats well, too, so feel free to make a big batch and enjoy the leftovers over the next few days.

cutting board with sliced onion, sliced red and green bell pepper, coined sauage, minced garlic, and cajun seaosning laid out on it

Let’s Get Cooking!

So here we go. I recommend chopping and prepping all ingredients ahead of time, so that once you start cooking you are ready to add things as soon as you need to. You can kind of prep as you make it, but you may run into times where you are waiting on yourself to finish chopping or prepping when you are ready to add in the next ingredients. This isn’t a huge deal, but will likely add overall time to cooking this recipe.

I highly recommend investing in good knives if you do any amount of cooking, and I love our Kyocera Ceramic Knives. They make quick work of most of the things we chop and prep in the kitchen (avoid using them for frozen meats or really hard vegetables like sweet potatoes since they can chip or break) and are so easy to use. Plus cutting things like avocado, apples, etc is great with ceramic knives because they won’t brown anywhere near as quickly as they do with metal knives!

If you need to cook your sausages, do so now. I would cook them whole and then coin them up afterwards. I also recommend a separate skillet for cooking the sausages, otherwise you’ll need to clean out the skillet before continuing with the recipe. If you are using pre-cooked sausages, coin them up and you’re good to go.

Cut your onion and your bell peppers into strips. Mince up your garlic, or use pre-minced garlic.

Once all prep is ready, heat the coconut oil in a skillet. Once the oil is hot, add your garlic and cook, stirring frequently, until garlic becomes fragrant, about 1 minute. Next add onions and peppers to the skillet and cook, stirring occasionally, for about 5-7 minutes, until they begin to soften. 

Add in your sausage, cajun seasoning, and salt, and cook for another 15 minutes or so, until peppers and onions are done.

Taste and adjust seasoning if needed. Serve and enjoy!

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skillet of cajun sausage and peppers with bell peppers, onion, and a bowl of cajun seasoning next to it

Cajun Sausage and Peppers Skillet

  • Author: Our Sweetly Spiced Life
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 23 minutes
  • Total Time: 28 minutes
  • Yield: 34 servings 1x

Description

Enjoy a delicious healthy dinner tonight with this cajun sausage and peppers skillet. Simple ingredients come together in one pan in under 30 minutes for a delicious recipe with sausage and peppers, one that is sure to please you and the family alike!


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Ingredients

  • 2 Tbsp coconut oil
  • 3 precooked sausages, cut into ½” coins
  • 1 green bell pepper, cut into strips
  • 1 red bell pepper, cut into strips
  • 1 large white onion, cut into strips
  • 6 cloves garlic (1 Tbsp chopped garlic)
  • 2 Tbsp no salt cajun seasoning
  • ½ tsp salt

Instructions

  1. Heat oil in large skillet over medium high heat
  2. Add garlic to your skillet. Cook for 1 minute, stirring frequently, until garlic becomes fragrant.
  3. Add in green bell, red bell, and onion to the  pan. Cook for about 5-7 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  4. Add in sausages, cajun seasoning, and salt to the pan. Cook for another 15 minutes or so, until onions and peppers are done.
  5. Serve and enjoy!

Notes

Store leftovers in an airtight container and eat within 3-4 days.

For more great meal ideas, check these out!

Hawaiian Fried Rice

Crockpot Ham and Bean Soup

Spaghetti Squash Vegetable Red Curry

Sourdough Avocado Toast

Citrus Berry Spring Salad with Blood Orange Raspberry Vinaigrette

What other great cajun recipes do you like to eat? Let me know your favorites down in the comment section below. If you haven’t already, be sure to subscribe to get delicious recipes delivered to your inbox, and find us on Pinterest for more great food and drinks! Until next time, 

Cory

cajun skillet sausage and peppers in a pan with bells, onion, and cajun seasoning next to the pan
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