Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Creamy Cajun Pasta

Is it just me or does January feel like the longest month out of the year? Or maybe it's because where I live I find our winters to generally be miserable so that might make it worse. Well, I needed to make a dish with a kick to warm me up and this Creamy Cajun Pasta definitely did the trick! You can add whatever meat you would like or keep it vegetarian. I tossed in some smoked turkey sausage and it was delish!

Creamy Cajun Pasta
Serves 6
Cal 323, Fat 6, Carbs 47.8, Fiber 5, Protein 20.5

12 oz. pasta of your choice (I used ronzoni penne)
1/2 cup non fat milk
1 tsp olive oil
2 tbsp chopped garlic
1/4 cup chopped onion
1 can rotel, drained
1 cup shredded American cheese
2 tsp cajun seasoning
14 oz package smoked sausage (I used turkey sausage)

Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add onion and saute for two minutes. Add garlic and cook for an additional 30 seconds or until fragrant.

Meanwhile, boil pasta and cook until al dente.

While pasta is cooking add Cajun seasoning, milk, half and half, and rotel to garlic and onion mixture. Bring to a boil and then reduce heat to low. Slowly stir in the cheese. Once melted add in sausage. Drain pasta and add to skillet.. Enjoy!


  1. I guess great minds think a like with the cajun pasta posts haha. Great recipe :)

    Happy Blogging!
    Happy Valley Chow

  2. So True! It must have been Cajun recipe night! :)


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