Cajun Pasta in a large skillet with wooden spoon serving
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5 from 9 votes
Nutrition Facts
Cajun Pasta
Amount Per Serving (1 serving)
Calories 308 Calories from Fat 144
% Daily Value*
Fat 16g25%
Saturated Fat 4g25%
Cholesterol 24mg8%
Sodium 286mg12%
Potassium 354mg10%
Carbohydrates 31g10%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 9g10%
Protein 10g20%
Vitamin A 1804IU36%
Vitamin C 53mg64%
Calcium 122mg12%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Servings:6 servings
Cajun Pasta
Prep Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
20 mins
 

This creamy one-pot Cajun Pasta is an easy and tasty dish ready in under 30 minutes. Made with zesty chicken sausage, pasta, and plenty of fresh, colorful veggies with Cajun seasoning it's such a simple meal too whip up!

Ingredients
  • 1/4 cup olive oil + 1 tablespoon
  • 1 small yellow onion
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 small bell peppers (1 red and 1 green)
  • 1 container (8 ounces) white sliced mushrooms
  • 1 package (13 ounces) Hillshire Farm® Tajin® Chili Lime Smoked Sausage with Mango
  • 1/4 cup white flour
  • 1 cup chicken stock or broth
  • 2 cups milk
  • Salt and pepper
  • 2-4 teaspoons Cajun seasoning
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 2 ounces cream cheese (reduced-fat or regular)
  • 2 cups uncooked penne pasta
  • Optional for garnish: parmesan cheese & fresh parsley
Instructions
  1. Place a large (at least 12 inchenonstick skillet over medium high heat.
  2. Prep the veggies: dice onion, mince garlic, remove stems & seeds and then thinly slice bell peppers. Slice the sausage into coins.
  3. Add 1 tablespoon olive oil, diced onion, and garlic to the skillet. Stir for 1-2 minutes. Add in the bell peppers, mushrooms, and sausage. Cook stirring frequently until the veggies are tender and sausage is browned, about 7-8 minutes.
  4. Remove this mixture to a plate or bowl.
  5. In the same skillet, add in the remaining 1/4 cup olive oil and the flour. Briskly whisk until a dough forms. Cook for 1 minute. Add in the chicken stock and milk whisking constantly. Add in the Cajun seasoning (to taste and spice preference; not all Cajun seasonings are the same heat), oregano, salt & pepper (to taste), and cream cheese. Whisk until smooth.
  6. Bring the mixture to a boil and then pour in the uncooked pasta. Stir to coat. Cover the pot and reduce the heat to medium-low. Cook for about 12-14 minutes, stirring occasionally, and if needed add in an extra 1/4-1/2 cup chicken broth or milk.
  7. Once the pasta is al dente, add back the veggie + sausage mixture, and if desired, parmesan cheese & fresh parsley. Stir and enjoy immediately.
Author: Kim
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American, cajun
Keyword: Cajun Pasta, One pot pasta

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