Cajun Sausage Pasta – Barefeet In The Kitchen

Creamy, spicy, pasta with bell peppers and sausage is a 20-minute meal that everybody loves. My household will fortunately eat this Cajun sausage pasta any evening of the week.

Cajun pasta in white bowl with fork on wooden table

Cajun Pasta with Sausage

I really like the convenience of utilizing seasoning mixes for easy recipes like this one. Technically, there are solely 5 elements on this recipe, however with an excellent seasoning combine there’s an abundance of various flavors within the dish.

I shared this Cajun Seasoning Mix in The Weeknight Dinner Cookbook. The seasoning mix has been a staple in my pantry for fairly just a few years now. I figured it was gone time to share it right here in order that I can extra simply hyperlink to it for simple entry.

After you whip up that Cajun spice mix (it solely takes a minute), you’ll be able to make this scrumptious pasta.

Pasta with Bell Peppers

My household loves creamy pasta dishes, however I generally discover them to be somewhat too bland. The bell peppers and the sausage assist hold issues attention-grabbing. This recipe satisfies each my household’s love of cream sauces and our want for somewhat extra warmth.

This meal begins by browning the sausage in a pan. As a result of spicy sausage already has a lot taste, it’s the proper basis for therefore a lot of our favourite meals.

Add in just a few bell peppers for colour and taste, plus heavy cream and Cajun spices and also you get an additional creamy sauce to toss together with your pasta.

close up photo of pasta in bowl

On the subject of the cream on this recipe: you’ll wish to use actual heavy cream right here. Milk or lower-fat alternate options gained’t work as properly. Belief me on this!

This Cajun pasta has simply the correct amount of kick to it for us. In case you’d like much more warmth, be at liberty so as to add a pinch of additional seasoning.

I’d encourage you to attempt the recipe as written earlier than making modifications; you don’t need your dinner to be so spicy you possibly can’t get pleasure from it.

Each single individual at my dinner desk gave this creamy spicy pasta an enthusiastic two thumbs up! There was hardly a chew leftover. Fortunately, it’s really easy to make that I can whip up one other batch subsequent time the craving strikes.

Cajun pasta in white bowl with fork on wooden table

Cajun Pasta with Sausage Recipe

You’ll want simply 5 elements to make this pasta:

  • bite-size pasta: fusilli, rotini, penne, and so on.
  • sizzling sausage
  • 3 bell peppers, assorted colours, reduce into 1/2″ items
  • heavy cream
  •  Cajun seasoning, modify for desired warmth

I’ve made this a number of instances now utilizing no matter bite-sized pasta we’ve within the pantry. It really works superbly with penne, rotini, and fusilli and would even be a good way to serve small shells or farfalle.

close up bite of pasta on fork

Straightforward Pasta Recipes

Talking of ease, I don’t assume I might ever have too many straightforward pasta recipes. Even the pickiest eaters amongst us will gladly eat pasta and there are limitless methods to maintain it on the dinner rotation with out losing interest.

A plate of spaghetti topped with Five Minute Marinara Sauce is the basic (with or with out meatballs!) and no child of their proper thoughts will flip down this Easy Macaroni and Cheese.

For these heat summer time nights attain for a giant bowl of Spinach Pasta Salad or Italian Pasta Salad. And when your basil plant goes loopy this summer time, you’ll wish to have this recipe for Creamy Pesto Pasta available too.

Full of contemporary greens, tangy Italian dressing, and pleasant twirls of pasta, you’ll wish to savor every chew of this California Spaghetti Salad.

This straightforward 5-ingredient straightforward pasta recipe is assured to please. Let Cajun Sausage Pasta be the reply to, “What’s for dinner?” tonight! 

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Servings: 8 servings

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  • Cook dinner the pasta in closely salted water. Reserve ½ cup pasta water, drain the pasta, and put aside. Whereas the pasta is cooking, cook dinner and crumble the sausage in a big skillet, over medium excessive warmth, about 5 minutes. Add the peppers and proceed cooking, stirring continuously, till barely softened.

  • Pour the cream right into a glass measuring cup and whisk within the spices. Pour the cream into the skillet with the sausage. Stir and convey to a simmer to barely thicken, about 1-2 minutes.

  • Add the cooked pasta and toss properly to coat. Add a splash of the reserved pasta water, provided that the pasta seems dry. Take away from the warmth and serve sizzling. Take pleasure in!

Energy: 470kcal · Carbohydrates: 47g · Protein: 17g · Fats: 24g · Saturated Fats: 10g · Ldl cholesterol: 68mg · Sodium: 375mg · Potassium: 418mg · Fiber: 3g · Sugar: 4g · Vitamin A: 2641IU · Vitamin C: 58mg · Calcium: 37mg · Iron: 2mg

initially printed 5/8/20 – recipe notes and pictures up to date 6/8/23

Five Ingredient Cajun Pasta is a winner!

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