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Creamy Cajun Pasta

Creamy with just the right hit of heat, this 30-minute Cajun-inspired pasta dish is what weeknight dinner dreams are made of.
10 min
PREP TIME
20 min
COOK TIME
16
INGREDIENTS

INGREDIENTS

  • 2 tablespoons (30 mililiters) unsalted butter
  • 1 pound (500 grams) spicy Italian sausage
  • Kosher salt , to taste
  • 1 medium yellow onion , thinly sliced
  • 1 jalapeño , seeded and minced
  • 1 tablespoon (15 mililiters) minced garlic
  • 1 tablespoon (15 mililiters) tomato paste
  • 2 tablespoons (30 mililiters) jazzy
  • 1 pound (500 grams) dried penne pasta
  • 1 medium red bell pepper , seeded and thinly sliced
  • 1 medium green bell pepper , seeded and thinly sliced
  • 8 ounces (250 grams) button mushrooms , stemmed and sliced
  • 1 can (14 1/2 ounces/398 ml) diced fire-roasted tomatoes
  • 4 cups (1 liter) chicken stock
  • 5 ounces (156 grams) cream cheese , cubed
  • 2 scallions, thinly sliced , for garnish

Preparation

  • 1 In a large, heavy-bottomed pot, melt the butter over medium heat until just bubbling. Add the sausage and break up into crumbles, then season with salt. Brown for 2 minutes on 1 side, then stir and brown on the other side for 2 minutes more.
  • 2 Add the onion, season with salt, and cook for 2 minutes, until starting to soften. Add the jalapeño, garlic, and tomato paste. Stir to distribute the tomato paste. Add the Jazzy Seasoning and stir to combine.
  • 3 Add the pasta, red and green peppers, mushrooms, and salt and stir to combine. Pour in the tomatoes and stock. Bring to a gentle boil, then reduce the heat to low, cover, and simmer for 10 to 12 minutes, until the pasta is cooked through and the peppers are tender but not mushy.
  • 4 Mix in the cream cheese to create a thick, creamy sauce.
  • 5 Serve garnished with scallions, if desired.
  • 6 Enjoy!

NUTRITION INFORMATION

(per Serving)

Nutrition information coming soon.

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