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Creamy Cajun Sausage Pasta (use sausage or chicken)

This Creamy Cajun Sausage Pasta Recipe is an easy family meal that everyone loves and is perfect for busy weeknights. 

The homemade creamy white sauce is the perfect backdrop for cajun spices and the recipe works wonderfully with sausage, chicken, or both!  (scroll to the bottom for printable recipe)

Creamy Cajun Sausage Pasta Recipe
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Creamy Cajun Sausage Pasta is a fast dinner Recipe

As a mom to two extremely busy kids, I am always on the hunt for easy dinner ideas that I can quickly make between homework, sports, and activities, and my husband getting home from work. This Creamy Cajun Pasta with Sausage is one of my go-to dinners for those busy weeknights.

In the time that it takes for the pasta to boil, I can pull together an entire meal that everyone loves.

Creamy Cajun Sausage Pasta Recipe

If you’ve been following along with what I’ve been posting over in my Instagram stories you might know we’ve been in the process of building a house (and being our own general contractor.)

Unfortunately, with the holidays and all of the rain, we lost almost 2 full weeks of work, so the house just did not get finished in time for us to meet our move-out date.

Thank goodness we had an RV to move into! (and a cute little RV park just a few miles away from our new house.)

I originally published this Creamy Cajun Pasta recipe back in 2011.  It was one of the first recipes I shared on the blog and it desperately needed new images.  Luckily, it’s a perfect recipe for me to make in the RV.  (All I have is a frying pan and a 3-quart saucepan, which is all that is needed for this recipe!)

Doesn’t it look yummy?

Creamy Cajun Pasta Recipe

Why you should make this recipe

  • This Creamy Cajun Pasta is so quick! The best part of this recipe is that you can literally make it in the time it takes for the pasta to boil. By the time the water has boiled for the pasta, you will have the veggies chopped and sauteed and the sauce will be ready to go. Since the sausage is pre-cooked, you just add it in – no extra cook time!
  • It’s absolutely delicious! You just can’t go wrong with the creamy, buttery parmesan sauce, mushrooms pasta, and sliced smoked sausage.  The kids will be begging for seconds!

Ingredients + Tips

(Ingredients at a glance, you will find the full recipe with ingredient amounts in the printable recipe card at the bottom of the post.)

  • Pasta | I prefer bow-tie pasta for this recipe, but really any type of pasta will be fine, especially a pasta shape designed to hold a lot of sauce.
  • Pre-cooked smoked sausage | I used leftover Eckrich sausage when I made this Creamy Cajun Pasta today, but you can also substitute the sausage for pre-cooked chicken…or even use both for some variety.
  • Milk | You can also use half n half for a richer sauce. Or a combo of both. (Today I used 1 cup of fat-free half ‘n half and 2 cups 2% milk. Just use what you have on hand.)
  • Onion | Yellow or white is fine.
  • Mushrooms | Button mushrooms are what I always use, but baby Bella mushrooms are a good option as well.
  • Parmesan cheese | Grated
  • Cajun seasoning | I always  use used Tony Chachere’s cajun spice, but keep in mind, it’s pretty spicy.)
  • Additional herbs and spices | Garlic powder, dried basil, salt, pepper, optional parsley for garnish

How to Make Creamy Cajun Sausage Pasta

  1. Start water boiling for pasta.
  2. Slice/dice mushrooms, onions, and sausage.
  3. Saute the mushroom and onions with Cajun seasoning, add meat and saute a little longer.
  4. When water begins to boil, add pasta and cook according to package directions.
  5. Turn down the heat on the meat and veggies.  Add in your milk and cream.
  6. Keep stirring over medium to medium-low heat until sauce starts to thicken.
  7. Add Garlic, basil, and Parmesan cheese. Stir till parmesan is melted and incorporated. Reduce heat.
  8. When pasta is cooked, drain and add to the meat and cream mixture.  Combine well.

Enjoy, You won’t find a family-friendly weeknight meal much easier than that!

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Creamy Cajun Sausage Pasta Recipe

Creamy Cajun Sausage Pasta Recipe

  • Author: Jamie Sanders

Description

This Creamy Cajun Sausage Pasta is an easy family meal that everyone loves and is perfect for busy weeknights.  The homemade creamy white sauce is the perfect backdrop for cajun spices and the recipe works wonderfully with sausage, chicken, or both!


Ingredients

Scale
  • 12 ounces of pasta ( I prefer bow-tie)
  • 12 oz of pre-cooked, chopped sausage or chicken (I used leftover Eckrich sausage)
  • 3 cups of milk or half and half or combo of both (today I used 1 cup of fat free half ‘n half and 2 cups ff milk)
  • 1/2 cup diced onions
    3/4 cup diced mushrooms
  • 1 teaspoon of Cajun seasoning (more or less depending on the spiciness, I used Tony Cachere’s its pretty spicy)
  • 1 tsp of garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp dried basil
  • 1/3 cup Parmesan cheese

Instructions

  1. Start water boiling for pasta.
  2. Dice your veggies
  3. Saute mushroom and onions with Cajun seasoning, add meat and saute a little longer.
  4. Get pasta cooking.
  5. Turn down heat on the meat and veggies.  Add in your milk and cream.
  6. Keep stirring over medium to medium low until sauce starts to thicken.
  7. Add Garlic, basil and Parmesan cheese.
  8. When pasta is cooked, drain and add to the meat and cream mixture.  Combine well.
  9. Enjoy!

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7 Comments

  1. I love cajun pasta! a restaurant I use to work at served a cajun pasta and I LOVED it! they closed a few years ago and I can't find it anywhere! thanks for the recipe

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