Creamy Cajun Pasta with Smoked Sausage

Enjoy the spicy flavors of the south in this Creamy Cajun Pasta with Smoked Sausage. Enjoy the spicy flavors of the south in this Creamy Cajun Pasta with Smoked Sausage.

Hello friends! I’m Melanie from Garnish & Glaze, back again to share another awesome recipe– Creamy Cajun Pasta with Smoked Sausage and Bell Peppers.Enjoy the spicy flavors of the south in this Creamy Cajun Pasta with Smoked Sausage.

Surprisingly, I haven’t had much Cajun food despite growing up close to the south. My first experience with Cajun food happened to be in good ole New Orleans… on a band trip. Kind of random for a school band from Missouri to travel there but I was lucky to experience the New Orleans culture before hurricane Katrina hit. Such a cool place!Enjoy the spicy flavors of the south in this Creamy Cajun Pasta with Smoked Sausage.

Anyway, I wasn’t a huge lover of Cajun food until I tried the Louisiana Chicken Pasta at the Cheesecake Factory. Pairing the Cajun spices and veggies with creamy sauce and pasta is genius! So, I decided to do it again in this Creamy Cajun Pasta with Smoked Sausage and Bell Peppers.Enjoy the spicy flavors of the south in this Creamy Cajun Pasta with Smoked Sausage.

The sausage in this is amazing! I love the smoky flavor and how easy it is to cut up and throw in the pan with the veggies. The whole dish comes together in just 30 minutes making it a perfect week night meal.Enjoy the spicy flavors of the south in this Creamy Cajun Pasta with Smoked Sausage.

The creamy Cajun sauce makes this pasta even more irresistible. No one will be able to pass up this spicy creamy Cajun dish!

Creamy Cajun Pasta with Smoked Sausage

Enjoy the spicy flavors of the south in this Creamy Cajun Pasta with Smoked Sausage.

Ingredients:

12 ounces fettuccine
1 tablespoon oil
12 ounces smoked sausage
1 red bell pepper
1 yellow bell pepper
1/2 red onion
4 teaspoons Cajun seasoning, divided
1 tablespoon butter
3 cloves garlic, minced
3 tablespoons flour
1 cup chicken broth
1/2 cup half and half cream
1 (15 ounce) can diced tomatoes, drained
Cilantro or parsley, for garnish

Directions:

Cook pasta according to package. Reserve 1 cup of the pasta water before draining.
Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the sausage, peppers, and onion. Sprinkle with 1 teaspoon Cajun seasoning and let it cook, without stirring, for 4-5 minutes until browned, and then stir, allowing the other side of sausage and veggies to brown. Remove from the pan onto a plate.
Place the butter in the pan to melt. Saute garlic for 30 seconds or until fragrant. Mix in the flour and cook for 2 minutes. Whisk in the chicken broth, cream, and 2-3 teaspoons Cajun seasoning (depending on how much heat you want). Stir in the tomatoes and cook until thickened (about 2-3 minutes).
Mix the sauce in with the pasta. Add pasta water as needed to acheive desired consistency.
Add the sausage and veggies and toss until combined. Serve topped with cilantro or parsley.

Nutrition Information

Yield: 6, Serving Size: 1

  • Amount Per Serving:
  • Calories: 489 Calories
  • Total Fat: 22.2g
  • Cholesterol: 53.4mg
  • Carbohydrates: 53.4g
  • Fiber: 2.9g
  • Sugar: 4.9g
  • Protein: 19g
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