Spicy Cajun Jambalaya Pasta

Spicy Cajun Jambalaya Pasta

Picture this: a warm, flavorful plate of Spicy Cajun Jambalaya Pasta that transports your taste buds straight to the heart of Louisiana. This dish is a harmonious dance of flavors and textures, where the smoky Cajun seasoning meets the succulent shrimp, tender chicken, and hearty vegetables. It’s a celebration of Southern cuisine that brings families and friends together around the table.

Ingredients

  • 8 oz Andouille sausage, sliced
  • 8 oz chicken breast, diced
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 bell pepper, diced
  • 2 celery stalks, sliced
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 ½ cups uncooked penne pasta
  • 1 can (14 oz) diced tomatoes
  • 1 tsp Cajun seasoning
  • ½ tsp smoked paprika
  • ¼ tsp cayenne pepper (adjust to taste)
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • ½ cup heavy cream
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Fresh parsley, chopped (for garnish)

Instructions

  1. Heat a large skillet over medium heat. Add the sliced Andouille sausage and cook until browned. Remove and set aside.
  2. In the same skillet, add diced chicken and cook until no longer pink. Remove and set aside.
  3. Add onion, bell pepper, and celery to the skillet. Sauté until the vegetables are softened.
  4. Stir in minced garlic, Cajun seasoning, smoked paprika, and cayenne pepper. Cook for a minute until fragrant.
  5. Add uncooked penne pasta, diced tomatoes (with juices), chicken broth, and cooked meats back to the skillet. Stir well.
  6. Cover and simmer for about 15-20 minutes, or until the pasta is cooked to your desired tenderness.
  7. Stir in heavy cream and let it heat through. Season with salt and pepper.
  8. Garnish with chopped fresh parsley before serving.

Prep time: 15 minutes

Yield: 4 servings

Spicy Cajun Jambalaya Pasta is a mouthwatering fusion of Cajun flavors, succulent meats, and perfectly cooked pasta, all brought together in a creamy and spicy sauce.

Nutrition information: Calories per serving – 480, Fat – 24g, Carbohydrates – 40g, Protein – 28g

Picture yourself savoring each bite of this Spicy Cajun Jambalaya Pasta, a symphony of flavors that remind you of Louisiana’s rich culinary heritage. Whether you’re cooking for a special occasion or simply craving a taste of the South, this dish promises to delight and satisfy. Share it with your loved ones, and let the warmth of the Southern flavors fill your home and hearts.

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