An easy One-Pot Cajun Pasta dinner recipe that’s allergy-free, gluten-free, and vegan! A healthy meatless dish filled with bell pepper, okra, tomatoes, and loads of flavorful spices and herbs all mixed together with your favorite pasta!
A healthy and hearty pasta dish? A wholesome dinner you won’t have to fight your family to eat? You know what they say….YES PLEASE!
We’re skipping the Italian this time and instead, going south! Cajun flavors are still always a welcome addition to a meal. There’s nothing I love more than just throwing together an entire pasta dinner all in one pot, super quick, and super easy. There’s always time to fed out families something they’ll love that’s also quick and healthy. We’re bringing the flavor and the nourishment today!
Pasta is always a quick go-to for busy families. When we need it gluten-free, sometimes we get stuck and raise our hands up in dinner defeat! What do we make that will replace our beloved pasta dinners? Just make pasta (gluten-free) again! That’s not the only problem I hear, though. Sometimes…after many years of pasta and noodles galore, we can get sick of our marinara sauce and carbs. Again, don’t worry! We’re about to make it fun again!
We’re talking a meatless gluten-free, allergy-free, and vegan dinner that’s full of good old Southern okra, bell peppers, fire-roasted tomatoes, and all the flavors of Cajun food you love! There’s no excuses for soggy bland pasta anymore! Everyone will be running to the dinner table once they smell this meal cooking up! The heat level of the dish is all up to you too! If you have little ones to feed, reduce the spice, if your family LOVES some heat, bring it on!
One-Pot Cajun Pasta (Gluten-Free, Vegan)
- 1 8oz Box Gluten-Free Penne
- 1 15oz Can No-Salt Added Diced Fire-Roasted Tomatoes
- 3 Cups Chopped Bell Peppers
- 1 Cup Sliced Okra
- 1 Tsp Minced Garlic
- 1 Tsp Onion Powder
- 1 Tsp Dried Marjoram
- 1 Tsp Dried Thyme
- ½ Tsp Cumin
- ½ Tsp Smoked Paprika
- ½ Tsp Fennel Seeds
- ½ Tsp Dried Oregano
- ½ Tsp Dried Basil
- ¼ Tsp Cayenne (or more)
- Cook the pasta according to package directions, drain, rinse, and add back to the pot.
- Add all other ingredients to the pot of cooked pasta and stir and leave covered over a low simmer for 10 minutes or until the veggies soften.
What’s for dinner tonight? Of course, if you don’t eat it all or are just cooking for a small crowd, you’ll have some fantastic leftovers for lunch tomorrow! I don’t know about you, but I do love eating leftover pasta dishes! I think they taste even better the next day once the flavors have really marinated in there!
So tell me:
+ Does your family have a go-to pasta dinner recipe for busy nights?
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