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Spicy Cajun Pasta with Sausage and Tomatoes

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Spicy Cajun Pasta with Sausage and Tomatoes is an easy, one pan dinner! Make this andouille sausage pasta for the whole family. They will love it! 

I'm a sucker for one pan meals. This Spicy Cajun Pasta with Sausage is technically a two pan meal, since you do have to boil the pasta, but it still has the benefit of not requiring a big clean-up effort after dinner! It's a creamy, spicy pasta with andouille sausage, which is one of my favorite sausages! 

"This was awesome (and spicy)! Instead of using canned diced tomatoes, we cut up a fresh tomato and sautéed a shallot and a clove of garlic beforehand. We also added fresh basil for garnish." - Blog Reader Comment

Spicy Cajun Pasta with Sausage

 

I've been experimenting with this Spicy Cajun Pasta with Sausage for a while now. Typically, you see Cajun pasta recipes with chicken or shrimp. 

I like to use authentic andouille sausage, which cooks up super quickly in the skillet AND adds a ton of authentic Cajun flavors. 

Spicy Cajun Pasta with Sausage

Most Cajun pasta recipes call for cream, but honestly, I think it's unnecessary in most cases. I prefer to use low fat cream cheese, which has about half the calories.

Cream cheese also has a much longer shelf life, and you can freeze it! I don't even want to know how many partially used cartons of heavy cream I've thrown out over the years because I've used a small portion and the rest goes bad.

Spicy Cajun Pasta with Sausage

Use whatever type of pasta you like for this recipe! But, I would recommend that you use a tubular shaped pasta, like penne, rigatoni or cavatappi. Why? Because the hollowed out shape of the pasta will hold the cream sauce inside, making a delicious bite every time!

This pasta uses light cream cheese to make a rich, creamy, and super flavorful andouille sausage pasta dish that is ready in about 20 minutes. You can fit that in on a weeknight, right? Here are some other quick pasta dishes you may enjoy!

Spicy Cajun Pasta with Sausage

Serve this Spicy Cajun Pasta with Sausage with crusty bread and top with grated Parmesan, and let the good times roll!

Spicy Cajun Pasta with Sausage

Spicy Cajun Pasta with Sausage

Spicy Cajun Pasta with Sausage and Tomatoes

Yield: 4
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

A super fast skillet dinner with andouille sausage, penne pasta, and a spicy cream sauce.

Ingredients

  • 16 oz pasta
  • 1 lb andouille sausage, uncooked
  • 8 oz cream cheese
  • 9 oz diced tomatoes with garlic and onion
  • ¾ cup chicken broth
  • ½ tablespoon garlic powder
  • ½ tablespoon dried oregano
  • ½ tablespoon dried basil
  • ¼ tablespoon dried thyme
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • ½ teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon seasoned salt

Instructions

  1. Cook pasta according to package instructions.
  2. In a large skillet, saute the sausage on medium high until cooked through, about ten minutes.*
  3. Cut cooked sausage into bite-sized pieces and return to the pan.
  4. To the skillet, add 8 oz cream cheese and diced tomatoes and reduce heat to low. Stir constantly until cream cheese melts.
  5. Add spices and chicken broth into skillet, stir until well combined.
  6. Add cooked pasta to skillet, stir and serve.

Notes

  • *Precooked sausage is fine.
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Jamie

Wednesday 15th of July 2020

This was awesome (and spicy)! Instead of using canned diced tomatoes, we cut up a fresh tomato and sauteed a shallot and a clove of garlic beforehand. We also added fresh basil for garnish.

Michelle Goth

Tuesday 21st of July 2020

So glad you enjoyed it and great additions! You can't ever have too many shallots or garlic in pasta, in my opinion! :)

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annie

Wednesday 30th of October 2019

One Pan dinners like this are such life savers!

Chrissie Baker

Wednesday 30th of October 2019

This is SERIOUSLY DELICIOUS!!! I WOULDN’T CHANGE A THING! A recipe for the whole family to enjoy!

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