Creamy Cajun Pasta

Creamy Cajun Pasta

Creamy Cajun Pasta

Prep Time
10 Minutes
Cook Time
20 Minutes
  • 2 unsalted butter

  • 1 pound spicy Italian sausage

  • Kosher salt, to taste

  • 1 medium yellow onion, thinly sliced

  • 1 jalapeño, seeded and minced

  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic

  • 1 tablespoon tomato paste

  • 2 tablespoons Jazzy Seasoning

  • 1 pound dried penne pasta

  • 1 red bell pepper, seeded and thinly sliced

  • 1 green bell pepper, seeded and thinly sliced

  • 8 ounces button mushrooms, stemmed and sliced

  • 1 can (14,5 ounce) of fire-roasted tomatoes

  • 4 cups chicken stock

  • 5 ounces cream cheese, cubed

  • 2 scallions, thinly sliced, for garnish


  • 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 spice blend 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 10-12 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!