Cheesy Cajun Sausage Pasta

Amy Massey
by Amy Massey
6 Servings
45 min

As you all know by now, one of my favourite types of recipes to cook is good old fahsioned comfort food and this dish is no exception to that! I first came up with this recipe when I had a packet of Cajun sausages that needed to be used and a bunch of other I gredients in the fridge that I threw together. I'm just glad I remembered to write down the recipe this time as I've returned to this one time and time again!

Another comfort food favourite, delicious served on its own of with a crispy garlic baguette.

Spicy andouille sausages are first cooked until browned and they release their hot, smoky flavour in the oil.

A base sauce is prepared using mushroom, peppers, garlic, chicken stock, tomatoes and that sweet yet spicy Cajun seasoning.

Once the pasta has cooked and soaked up all of that delicious flavour, cream cheese is added to give a silky finish to the sauce.

Cheesy Cajun Sausage Pasta
Recipe details
  • 6  Servings
  • Prep time: 15 Minutes Cook time: 30 Minutes Total time: 45 min
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  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 6 andouille sausages, sliced into rounds
  • 10 baby button mushrooms, thinly sliced
  • 1 red bell pepper, thinly sliced
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 200g chopped tomatoes, canned
  • 1 litre hot chicken stock
  • 2 tbsps Cajun seasoning
  • 500g dried penne pasta
  • 200g cream cheese, such as philadelphia
  • Sprinkle of dried red chilli flakes, to taste

Heat a frying pan until hot and add the oil.
Add the sliced sausage and cook gently over a medium heat until the sausage is browned on both sides. Remove and set aside in some kitchen paper.
Add the bell pepper, garlic and mushrooms to the pan and cook gently for around 5 minutes, until the vegetables have softened.
Tip the vegetables into a deep saucepan and add the dried pasta, chopped tomatoes, chicken stock and Cajun seasoning. Stir well to combine.
Cover the pan with a lid and bring to a boil.
Reduce the heat to a simmer and leave to cook the pasta for around 12-15 minutes, or until the pasta is al dente and the stock has evaporated.
Remove the lid and stir in the cream cheese and return the sausage to the pan.
Stir well to combine and allow to heat through for around 5 minutes.
Serve immediately and sprinkle over the red chilli flakes as a garnish.