Firehouse Habanero Skillet

Here’s a dish for all of you that loves a little kick with your pasta!

Firehouse Habanero Skillet -

Do you ever sometimes feel like you run a full on cafe in your house? …because I do.  But this is a dish my lunch crowd agrees on!  Everyday, when the boys come home during lunch time, I try to be a little creative so they can all agree on eating the same dish.  We are a family that LOVES to kick up the spice!  So this was purely a winner!

The Firehouse Habanero Skillet is made with large bites of habanero filled sausages, fire roasted tomatoes, garlic and pasta.  Then topped with mozzarella cheese and melted under the broiler.

This is a meal you can make and have on the table in less than 30 minutes!

For this recipe, I used some Firehouse Habanero Sausage links.  You can ask the butcher  at your local grocery store, if they make it.  (But if you live here in Utah, I found these at Harmon’s.)   Take the casings off 3 large sausage links and cut into large pieces.  Flatten them a little to get them to cook fast all the way through.

Firehouse Habanero Sausage

In a skillet on medium heat, brown the sausages on both sides.  Firehouse Habanero Sausage with Fire Roasted Tomatoes

Add one can of fire roasted tomatoes with garlic to the sausage.  Do not stir.  Just let the tomatoes cover the sausage.  The sausage will finish cooking on the inside of each piece.  Simmer on medium-low heat and cover with a lid for 20 minutes.

While the sausage and tomatoes are simmering, start boiling the water for 2 cups of uncooked pasta.  I used the veggie bow tie pasta.  Cook 2 minutes under what the directions call for.  Because they are going to finish cooking in with the sausage and tomato mixture.

Firehouse Habanero Skillet with pasta

Add the pasta to the skillet.  Stir everything together.  Then sprinkle with mozzarella cheese.

Firehouse Habanero Skillet with Cheese

Depending on the skillet you are using, you can stick it under the broiler in the oven to melt the cheese.  Or you can put the lid back on the pan.  Leave it on the hot burner, but turn it off.  This will melt the cheese just as fast.

Firehouse Habanero Skillet -  A meal in less than 30 min!

Serve this with your favorite green salad and maybe some Garlic Cheesy Bread.

This whole amount is always devoured at my house by only 2 high school boys for lunch!  Depending on how hungry your crowd is, this will serve 2-4 people.  This recipe can easily be doubled.  If you don’t want to go as spicy, go ahead and use your favorite sausage.

What is your favorite spicy dish?

Enjoy my friends!

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Firehouse Habanero Skillet
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Serves: 2-4

Depending on how hungry your crowd is, this will serve 2-4 people. This recipe can easily be doubled. If you don’t want to go as spicy, go ahead and use your favorite sausage.
  • 3 Firehouse Habanero Sausage links, cut and peel casings off
  • 2 tablespoons of olive oil
  • 1 (14.5 oz) can Fire Roasted Tomatoes with Garlic
  • 2 cups of uncooked Veggie Bow Tie Pasta
  • 2 cups shredded mozzarella

  1. Heat a large skillet on medium heat.
  2. Take the casings off 3 large sausage links and cut into large pieces.
  3. Flatten the pieces a little (to get them to cook fast all the way through).
  4. Add the olive oil and sausage pieces to the heated skillet.
  5. Cook on each side until golden.
  6. Add the Fire Roasted Tomatoes with Garlic on top of the sausage pieces.
  7. Do not stir and cover with lid.
  8. Turn heat down to low and let it simmer for 20 minutes.
  9. Boil water in a large pot.
  10. Add Veggie Bow Tie pasta to the water.
  11. Cook pasta 2 minutes less than instructed on the package.
  12. When pasta is tender, drain.
  13. Add pasta to the tomato and sausage mixture and stir.
  14. Sprinkle shredded mozzarella on top.
  15. Melt the cheese by putting under the broiler until golden brown– only if you have a pan with a handle that won’t melt!
  16. Or, put lid back on and turn burner off.
  17. Allow to melt the cheese while the skillet is still on the heated burner.
  18. Enjoy!


    • says

      This is definitely fast to whip up for a full filling dinner. I’ve made this with so many versions. Sometimes more on the Italian side. Love when you come over to say hi! Hugs!

  1. says

    Hi Gloria
    Wow, I love the way you cook lady. You can cook for me anytime. Thanks for sharing your recipe at my Recipe Swap Hop this weekend. I don’t know which recipe to try first. The dark chocolate hot fudge cake is calling my name too. Decisions, decisions, decisions.
    Angel @

  2. says

    Hi Gloria! Wow this recipe looks incredible. Fave ingredients – pasta, fire roasted tomatoes, cheese, and so much more. Love it! Come share on our Brag About It link party opens every Tuesday! We have others as well so come on by. Thanks! ~ Sharon and Denise @BeBetsy

  3. says

    Lovin this simple, quick, and spicy dish! It looks soooo good. I might try it with spicy turkey sausage too. It’s breakfast time but I’m totally wanting this dinner dish right now! My husband and I make a spicy chili that we just adore.
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