Creamy Cajun Sausage Pasta

4 servings
30 min


Creamy Cajun Sausage Pasta is an easy and delicious dish that can be made for a weeknight dinner in just 30 minutes. The flavors in this creamy pasta recipe are mouth-watering amazing!

WHY YOU WILL LOVE THIS DISH


  • One Pot Dinner Recipe - The entire recipe is made in just one pot making clean up a breeze.
  • 30 Minute Meal - Get dinner on the table in just 30 minutes.
  • The Amazing Flavor - Creamy Cajun Pasta is a restaurant quality dish packed full of bold flavors that will have your family asking for this dinner over and over again.
  • Andouille Sausage - This sausage is precooked and only needs to be heated making this a very easy dinner recipe.
  • Pasta Recipe - A pasta lovers dream recipe!


Cajun Cuisine


Cajun food is robust, rustic comfort food that is typically found along the bayous of Louisiana. It's a combination of French and Southern cuisines.


Try my Cajun Wings recipe and explore the world of Cajun cooking.

WHAT YOU'LL NEED TO MAKE CREAMY CAJUN SAUSAGE PASTA

Ingredients:


Andouille Sausage - This type of smoked pork sausage has a distinct spicy (but not too spicy) taste.


Pasta - Any type of pasta works great for this recipe. Here I use bow tie, but penne pasta, spiral or even spaghetti will work great.


Diced Tomatoes - I prefer petite diced tomatoes.


Cajun Seasoning Blend - Check out my Cajun Spice recipe to make a homemade blend or use a creole seasoning you already have in the pantry.


Onion - For this recipe I used white onion sliced thin, but red onion would also be delicious.


Red Bell Pepper - Remove the seeds and slice thin.


Heavy Whipping Cream – Half and half or even 4 oz of cream cheese would be a great substitute for the cream.


Parmesan Cheese - Do yourself a favor and grate the cheese from a block. The cheese in a green can gives the sauce a powder like texture.


Garlic - If you don't have fresh garlic, substitute with 1 teaspoon of garlic powder.


Red Pepper Flakes - Completely optional, but if you want to kick up the heat a little garnish with red pepper flakes.


WHY YOU NEED TO MAKE THIS RECIPE


This recipe is quick, easy, takes minimal effort and tastes delicious! It’s a great way to have a hearty dinner without having to be in the kitchen all day!


HOMEMADE CAJUN SPICE BLEND

In this homemade spice blend you will find:


  • Smoked Paprika
  • Garlic Powder
  • Onion Powder
  • Black Pepper
  • Oregano
  • Thyme
  • Salt
  • Cayenne Pepper


HOW TO MAKE CREAMY CAJUN SAUSAGE PASTA


  • In a large skillet saute andouille sausage over medium-high heat and sear on both sides.
  • Remove sausage from skillet and set aside.
  • To the same pan add the onions, peppers, 2 tbsp Cajun spice blend and garlic. Cook for 3 - 5 minutes until the vegetables begin to soften. Be sure to get all of the browned bits off the bottom of the pan while the vegetables are cooking.
  • Next, add the petite diced tomatoes and simmer for 3- 5 minutes.
  • Now add chicken broth and pasta to the pan.
  • Cover and bring to a boil.
  • Turn the heat down and let the pasta simmer for 12 - 15 minutes. Stir the pasta every 2 - 3 minutes to keep it from sticking to the bottom of the pan. Most all of the liquid will be gone when the pasta is done.
  • Once the pasta is tender (I prefer pasta just past al dente), return the sausage to the pan.
  • Add the heavy whipping cream and Parmesan cheese. Simmer over low-heat until the sauce begins to thicken and all the ingredients are incorporated.
  • Top with fresh parsley and red pepper flakes if you wish. Serve immediately.
How long can andouille sausage be in the refrigerator?


Once opened and resealed it will remain fresh for up to 3-4 days in the refrigerator and up to 3 - 4 months in the freezer.


What if I can’t find andouille sausage?


You can also substitute with kielbasa sausage or spicy Italian sausage.


What should I serve with this Cajun Pasta?


Serve this creamy pasta with a simple salad or garlic toast.


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Creamy Cajun Sausage Pasta
Recipe details
  • 4  servings
  • Prep time: 5 Minutes Cook time: 25 Minutes Total time: 30 min
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Ingredients

  • 14 Ounces Andouille Sausage sliced into medallions
  • 1/2 Onion thinly sliced
  • 1/2 Red Bell Pepper seeds removed and thinly sliced
  • 2 Tablespoons Cajun Spice
  • 2 cloves Garlic minced
  • 1 14oz Diced Tomatoes
  • 2 1/2 cups Chicken Broth
  • 8 ounce Pasta
  • 1/2 cup Parmesan Cheese freshly grated
  • 4 ounces Heavy Whipping Cream
Instructions

In a large skillet saute the andouille sausage over medium-high heat and sear on both sides. Removed and set a side.
To the same pan add the onions, peppers, Cajun spice and garlic. Cook for 3 - 5 minutes until the vegetables begin to soften.
Next, add the petite tomatoes and simmer for 3 - 5 minutes.
Now add chicken broth and pasta to the pan.
Cover and bring to a boil.
Turn the heat down and let the pasta simmer for 12 - 15 minutes. Stir the pasta every 2 - 3 minutes to keep it from sticking to the bottom of the pan.
Add the heavy whipping cream and Parmesan cheese. Simmer over low-heat until the sauce begins to thicken and all the ingredients are incorporated.
Options: Top with fresh parsley and red pepper flakes.
Serve immediately.
Tips
  • TIPS
  • Store any leftover pasta in an airtight container for up to three days in the refrigerator.
  • The length of time the pasta takes to cook depends on the type of pasta.
  • Andouille sausage is cooked.  If you use a sausage that is not pre-cooked, be sure to alter the cooking instructions to be sure that it is fully cooked.
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