pot of cajun alfredo with chicken sausage

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 RigatoniWhite Chicken & Spinach Lasagna Rolls, Baked Ziti with Eggplant & Chicken Sausage, or my Instant Pot Beef Ragù with Pappardelle!

pot of cajun alfredo with chicken sausage

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.

overhead shot of cajun alfredo in cast iron skillet

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:

cajun alfredo ingredients
  • 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.
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How to Make Cajun Alfredo Pasta:

  1. Boil the egg noodle pasta according to the instructions and set them to the side when done.
  2. 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.
  3. Move your sausage and veggies to the side and add butter and flour. Stir until it thickens.
  4. 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.
  5. Finally, add the pre-cooked pasta and mix everything in one pan. Dinner is served!
single serving of cajun alfredo on a plate

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!

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overhead shot of cajun alfredo in cast iron skillet

Creamy Cajun Alfredo Pasta with Chicken Sausage


  • Author: Eric Jones
  • Total Time: 40 minutes
  • Yield: 8 1x

Description

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.


Ingredients

Units Scale
  • 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

Instructions

  1. Boil the egg noodle pasta according to the instructions and set it to the side when done.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. Allow to cool, then serve.

Notes

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

Nutrition

  • 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

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