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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.

Equipment

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