Creamy Cajun Pasta with Shrimp & Andouille Sausage
Experience a taste of Jamaica right from your own kitchen. This creamy cajun pasta is packed full of flavor and has the perfect kick of heat depending on how much Cajun spice you sprinkle in. You can make it your own by adding your favorite ingredients like lobster or chicken in place of shrimp or sausage, mushrooms and peppers instead of corn and tomatoes, or all them all. The possibilities are limitless!
Creamy Cajun Pasta with Shrimp & Andouille Sausage
Experience a taste of Jamaica right from your own kitchen. This creamy cajun pasta is packed full of flavor and has the perfect kick of heat depending on how much Cajun spice you sprinkle in. You can make it your own by adding your favorite ingredients like lobster or chicken in place of shrimp or sausage, mushrooms and peppers instead of corn and tomatoes, or all them all. The possibilities are limitless!
Servings Prep Time
4-6servings 10minutes
Cook Time
30minutes
Servings Prep Time
4-6servings 10minutes
Cook Time
30minutes
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Prepare your ingredients. Cook the pasta, rinse and set aside.
  2. In a medium saucepan, melt the butter over medium-high heat. Add flour and quickly stir into a paste consistency.
  3. Pour 1/3 of the milk into a pan and using a whisk, vigorously combine ingredients until creamy. Add another 1/3 milk and continue to whisk. Add the remaining milk and whisk until sauce is creamy and smooth. Sprinkle with 1/2 teaspoon salt, pepper, and nutmeg, stirring to combine.
  4. Add the cheese to sauce and stir until melted. Remove pan from heat and set aside.
  5. Heat oil in a medium sautépan over medium-high heat. Add onions and sauté for 20 seconds to infuse the oil. Stir in tomatoes and corn and sauté for 2 minutes.
  6. Add in shrimp, sausage, and noodles and toss to combine. Stir in sauce, reduce heat to medium, and cook for 3 minutes, stirring as needed. Toss in cilantro (optional).
  7. Sprinkle in cajun seasoning (1 teaspoon for mild spiciness and 2 teaspoons for extra spicy) and the remaining 1 teaspoon salt, stir until everything is well combined. Adjust seasoning if desired.
  8. Serve immediately.
Recipe Notes

Notes and ideas:

– Begin by using less Cajun seasoning to ensure the dish doesn’t become too spicy for you or your family. Add more seasoning at the end if desired.
– You can adjust any of the ingredients to your likings by removing or adding your favorites.

Recipe by Lisa Soldo-Johnson of www.culinarybutterfly.com

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