Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Cheesy Cajun Pasta

As most already know we love all things spicy. I love Cajun pasta but wanted to prepare a lightened up version. I prepared mine using Penne Pasta and Smoked Turkey Sausage. I am so glad I decided to use the sausage instead of chicken in this dish. It was a fantastic flavor combination. I can't wait to make this one again!

Cheesy Cajun Pasta
Serves 6
Cal 295, Fat 9.3g, Carbs 31.7g, Fiber 3.5g, Protein 19g

8 ounces pasta of your choice (I used Ronzoni Penne)
1/2 teaspoon Cajun seasoning
1 teaspoon mustard powder
Pinch of cayenne pepper
1 cup milk (I used skim)
1 cup shredded American cheese blend (I used reduced fat)
1 pkg turkey smoked sausage, browned and diced
1 oz reduced fat cream cheese
2 sliced green onions
Freshly ground black pepper

Bring a pot of salted water to a boil; add the pasta and cook until al dente. Reserve 1 cup cooking water, then drain the pasta.

Meanwhile, melt the cream cheese in a medium saucepan over medium heat; whisk milk, Cajun seasoning, mustard powder, and cayenne and cook, whisking, 1 minute. Let simmer, stirring occasionally, until slightly thickened, about 5 minutes.

Stir in the cheese until melted, then add the pasta and sausage. Season with black pepper and garnish with sliced green onions.


1 comment:

  1. Love Cajun! Thank you for sharing at our All My Bloggy Friends Party ! Can't wait to see what you will bring us on Tyesday ;-)

    With A Blast


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