Creamy Cajun Alfredo Pasta with Chicken Sausage
My creamy Creamy Cajun Alfredo with Chicken Sausage uses the “holy trinity” as a core ingredient, a staple of Cajun cooking made up of onion, celery, and bell pepper. This quick and easy one-pot meal gets even better when juicy chicken sausage is added into the mix.
Looking for other tasty pasta ideas? Check out my Healthier Mushroom Rigatoni, White Chicken & Spinach Lasagna Rolls, Baked Ziti with Eggplant & Chicken Sausage, or my Instant Pot Beef Ragù with Pappardelle!
Let’s take a trip down south and go to a place where Cajun flavors and creamy alfredo sauce blend in perfect harmony. As a matter of fact, I grew up enjoying a version of this recipe quite often. It was always that go-to meal that you would whip together with a few simple ingredients.
The only difference in the recipe I enjoyed back then was the type of sausage used. For my recipe, I prefer to go with chicken sausage but feel free to use your favorite. Turkey and beef sausage are great options as well.
And just like many other one-pot meals, once everything is prepped, you can have dinner on the table in 30 minutes. Now that is my kind of cooking!
Ingredients you’ll need to make this dish:
- Although egg noodles are more slippery than rice or your traditional pasta, I find this firmer noodle easier to work with and to eat. Also, you get that extra savory flavor from the addition of eggs in the dough. Egg noodles are most commonly found in a wide, loose corkscrew shape.
- The creaminess of the dish comes by way of heavy whipping cream that is seasoned with minced garlic, Creole seasoning, black pepper, dried sage, smoked paprika, and Himalayan pink salt.
- The sauce is thickened using flour, butter, and we can’t forget about the parmesan cheese.
- As as I mentioned earlier, the core of this dish is the holy trinity (white onion, celery, and bell pepper) — and I’ve expanded on those ingredients by adding red bell pepper and fresh parsley.
- At last, but not least, you’ll need smoked chicken sausage. If you can’t find it, you can easily substitute the sausage with any link sausage.
How to Make Cajun Alfredo Pasta:
- Boil the egg noodle pasta according to the instructions and set them to the side when done.
- Add butter to a large heated pan. Chop and cook your onions and peppers for 5 minutes until they become soft and the onions translucent. Chop your sausage into thin slices and add to the same pot. Stir until combined and cook for an additional 10 minutes.
- Move your sausage and veggies to the side and add butter and flour. Stir until it thickens.
- Add your heavy whipping cream, parmesan cheese, minced garlic, Creole seasoning, black pepper, dried sage, smoked paprika, and Himalayan pink salt to the same pan so all of those flavors infuse together. Stir occasionally for a few minutes.
- Finally, add the pre-cooked pasta and mix everything in one pan. Dinner is served!
This dish is fantastic for intimate family dinners, family gatherings, or game days. When you want to make an impression, give this one-pot Cajun Alfredo Pasta recipe a spot on your home menu, I think you will truly enjoy this meal any day of the week!
Creamy Cajun Alfredo Pasta with Chicken Sausage
- Total Time: 40 minutes
- Yield: 8 1x
My creamy Cajun Alfredo Pasta with Chicken Sausage uses the “holy trinity” as a core ingredient, a staple of Cajun cooking made up of onion, celery, and bell pepper. The quick and easy one-pot meal gets even better when juicy chicken sausage is added into the mix.
- 12 oz. extra wide egg noodles
- 2 cup heavy whipping cream
- 1 lb smoked chicken sausage, thinly sliced
- 1 parmesan cheese, grated
- 1/2 cup green pepper, coarsely chopped
- 1/2 cup red pepper, coarsely chopped
- 1/2 cup white onion, coarsely chopped
- 1/2 cup celery, coarsely chopped
- 1/4 cup fresh parsley, coarsely chopped
- 2 tbsp minced garlic
- 2 tbsp all-purpose flour
- 4 tbsp butter, divided
- 1 tsp Creole seasoning
- 1 tsp black pepper
- 1 tsp dried sage
- 1 tsp smoked paprika
- 1/2 tsp Himalayan pink salt
- Boil the egg noodle pasta according to the instructions and set it to the side when done.
- Heat a large pan to medium, then add 1 tablespoon of butter. Add peppers, parsley, onion, and celery and cook for 5 minutes. Add chicken sausage into the same pan and cook for another 10 minutes.
- Push the sausage and veggies to one side of the pan, then add 3 tbsp of butter to the other side. Once butter melts, add the minced garlic and flour and stir until it begins to thicken. Add heavy whipping cream, parmesan cheese, Creole seasoning, black pepper, dried sage, smoked paprika, and Himalayan pink salt, then stir everything together until well combined.
- Slightly lower heat and add the cooked pasta to the pot, stirring until noodles are thoroughly blended with the sauce. Bring heat to a simmer and allow the pasta to cook for 5 minutes.
- Allow to cool, then serve.
You can substitute regular fettuccine pasta or gluten-free pasta for the egg noodles in this recipe.
Turkey sausage or beef sausage is great in this recipe as well.
- Prep Time: 10 minutes
- Cook Time: 30 minutes
- Category: Dinner
- Method: Stovetop
- Cuisine: Cajun
- Calories: 614
- Sodium: 1325mg
- Fat: 39.1g
- Carbohydrates: 43.8g
- Fiber: 1g
- Protein: 45.3g
- Cholesterol: 119mg
Keywords: Cajun Chicken Alfredo Pasta, Chicken Alfredo Pasta, Alfredo Pasta, Cajun pasta
Hey Eric can I make this ahead and serve as a casserole dish a day or two later?
You have a few options. I recommend cooking everything separately and then combining the sauce with the cooked pasta and the other ingredients before adding to your casserole dish and warming it up. If you combine all ingredients ahead of time, the noodles may soak up the moisture from the sauce. You would need to add some water (not too much) to restore the lost moisture before baking/warming it.
I love a simple but flavorful one pot meal and this one is my new favorite.
This is our new weeknight go-to dish. So easy but still flavorful and filling!
This was unbelievably delicious!! Everything just matched to a T and i will defo make this over and over again!
This pasta hit the spot! The flavors were perfect and the recipe was so easy to follow. This will definitely get a permanent spot on my Autumn menu!
The flavors of this dish are sooo good!!! I love the creaminess from the alfredo sauce and the extra flavor the cajun adds! Thanks so much for the recipe! Also, it’s so cool your video is vertical, it made it so easy to follow along while on my phone.
Thanks for the feedback Lilly! I really appreciate it and glad the video was helpful.
A great way to spice up a traditional dish. You delivered great flavor and a super creamy sauce. Thanks!
Marta thank you so much!! I really appreciate it!
Wow! When I tell you this Alfredo was devoured! My kids gobbled it up so quick! I ended up making it again a few days later! It’s definitely a staple dish for us now! Thanks for sharing.
Wow thanks for sharing Tanara! I’m really glad you all enjoyed it!!
Quite yummy! Was too excited to let it cool! Other than being super hot, it was very well seasoned, creamy, and a good balance. We will be making it again. Thank you!
Hi, Julia! We love to hear this! You described this recipe perfectly!
Delicious, creamy and full of flavor 😍
Thanks, Ann! I am so glad you enjoyed it!