One Pot Cajun Pasta brings you the bold, spicy flavors of New Orleans and Cajun cuisine in a one pot pasta dish. This pasta mixes vegetables, sausage, pasta and mixed into a spicy, creamy sauce that you will want to soak up with a big slice of crusty bread.
One Pot Cajun Pasta
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For my birthday this year my husband and I tried a Cajun Italian restaurant for dinner. I heard wonderful things about their food and knew that I had to try it, especially because I am a huge fan of Italian food as well as dishes that have that Cajun kick. The food was everything I hoped for and included a warm bowl of spicy gumbo, a salad with a spicy dressing, Cajun inspired tacos and of course, a big slice of Mississippi mud pie. Today’s One Pot Cajun Pasta was inspired by our dinner and all of those warm, rich spicy flavors that you get when you go to New Orleans and experience Cajun food.
This pasta comes together in one pot to save you all of that clean up time after dinner. One Pot Cajun Pasta involves using a lot of chopped ingredients, including onion and bell peppers. I knew this would the perfect recipe to try my new set of Calphalon Self-Sharpening Cutlery. A quality, sharp set of knives can be the key to quick, seamless meal preparation. I don’t know if you have used a dull set of knives but it can make chopping and preparing your meal a nightmare.
The self sharpening aspect of these knives is pretty neat and features SharpIN Technology. This technology uses ceramic sharpeners that are built into the slots of the stainless steel part of each storage block to automatically sharpen knives with every use, ensuring that every time a knife is removed or replaced, it is automatically sharpened at the correct angle. Yes! Sharp knives every, single time! The knives are made from high-carbon, no stain forged stainless steel and feature full tang construction and a comfortable triple-riveted handle.
Did you know there are actually classes devoted just to teaching people proper knife skills? I took one in Chicago at our local cooking school and learned a lot. I have to brush up on my skills often because I tend to go back to old habits when wanting to chop things as fast as possible. 😉
Check out this helpful video on how to cut bell peppers from Calphalon. These types of tutorials and tips can really make meal preparation a breeze.
One Pot Cajun Pasta involves a sweet onion, two bell peppers and sausage so you can put those knives to good use. Once everything is chopped throw it in a large pot with the Old Bay and Cajun Seasoning and sauté over medium heat until the sausage is browned and the peppers and onion are soft. Then you add the chicken broth, fire roasted tomatoes, cream, more spice and the pasta bring it to a boil, cover and simmer for 15 minutes until the pasta is tender. It is as easy as that!
You can use any color bell pepper you would like.
Add a jalapeño for even more spice.
You can use regular diced tomatoes if you want. I like the fire roasted for the extra flavor.
Use any pasta you would like. I tend to think penne and rigatoni work best.
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