Tex Mex Smoked Sausage Pasta

barbara lentz


Easy dish with great smoky flavor. In the summer I like to grill corn on the cob and remove the roasted kernels and use them instead of frozen gives it even more flavor. You can also add green pepper with the onion step if desired


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10 Min
30 Min
Stove Top


  • 8 oz
    favorite pasta cooked and drained
  • 1 pkg
    johnsonville smoked sausage sliced
  • 1 medium
    red onion diced
  • 4 clove
    garlic minced
  • 1/4 c
    sherry (optional)
  • 28 oz
    crushed tomatoes
  • 2 tsp
    sea salt
  • 2 Tbsp
    new mexico red chili powder or regular chili powder
  • 1 Tbsp
    each cumin, onion powder and red pepper flakes
  • 1 tsp
    smoked paprika
  • 1 c
    frozen corn
  • 1/2 c
    smoked provolone cheese grated
  • 1/2 c
    fresh cilantro chopped

How to Make Tex Mex Smoked Sausage Pasta


  1. Add 1 tsp. oil to large pot. Brown the sausage and remove from pan. Set aside. Add the onions and garlic to pan. Let cook a couple of minutes then add the sherry scraping up bits from bottom of pan. Let cook until almost all has evaporated.
  2. Add the crushed tomatoes and all the spices. Let simmer 10 minutes. Stir in corn and cook another 5 minutes. Add the sausage and any juices back to pan. Cook another 5 minutes.
  3. Serve sauce over pasta top with grated cheese and cilantro.

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About Tex Mex Smoked Sausage Pasta

Course/Dish: Pasta
Main Ingredient: Pork
Regional Style: Southwestern

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