Cajun Sausage Chicken & Spinach Pasta

Tuesday, February 26, 2019

Cajun Sausage Chicken and Spinach Pasta

Cajun Sausage Chicken and Spinach Pasta - seriously delicious!! Pasta, andouille sausage, chicken, diced tomatoes, chive and onion cream cheese, heavy cream, mozzarella cheese, parmesan cheese and cajun seasoning. Makes a ton! Can divide into two pans and freeze one for later. Great for potlucks and dinner parties. Everyone LOVES this casserole! #cajun #mardigras #freezermeal #pasta #casserole 

Cajun Sausage Chicken and Spinach Pasta - seriously delicious!! Pasta, andouille sausage, chicken, diced tomatoes, chive and onion cream cheese, heavy cream, mozzarella cheese, parmesan cheese and cajun seasoning. Makes a ton! Can divide into two pans and freeze one for later. Great for potlucks and dinner parties. Everyone LOVES this casserole! #cajun #mardigras #freezermeal #pasta #casserole

This Cajun Sausage, Chicken & Spinach Pasta is a new favorite in our house! We both cleaned out plates and went back for seconds. SO good! Andouille sausage, chicken, spinach, cheese and pasta. I'm not even a spinach fan and loved it. It is a great way to sneak in some veggies at dinner.

This pasta bake is easy enough for a weeknight dinner but "fancy" enough for a dinner party. You can make this ahead of time and refrigerate or freeze it for later too. I am a big fan of make ahead dishes!! I prefer to freeze the dish unbaked and thaw it completely before baking. If you are baking this after refrigerating the dish, you will want to add a few minutes to the baking time just to make sure it is warm all the way through.

Cajun Sausage Chicken and Spinach Pasta - seriously delicious!! Pasta, andouille sausage, chicken, diced tomatoes, chive and onion cream cheese, heavy cream, mozzarella cheese, parmesan cheese and cajun seasoning. Makes a ton! Can divide into two pans and freeze one for later. Great for potlucks and dinner parties. Everyone LOVES this casserole! #cajun #mardigras #freezermeal #pasta #casserole

The secret ingredient in this Cajun Sausage, Chicken & Spinach Pasta is chive and onion cream cheese. It adds lots of flavor and makes this pasta bake super creamy. I need to start using the chive and onion cream cheese in more dishes. It is really wonderful!

I like to cook the andouille sausage in the skillet for about 5 minutes before adding it to the casserole. It isn't necessary, but I like for the sausage to be a little browned. You can substitute any smoked sausage or even turkey sausage if you are looking to reduce the calories.

This Cajun Sausage Chicken & Spinach Pasta smelled amazing while it was baking. We seriously couldn't wait to dig in! All you need is a little side salad and a garlic roll and dinner is ready!!!

Cajun Sausage Chicken and Spinach Pasta - seriously delicious!! Pasta, andouille sausage, chicken, diced tomatoes, chive and onion cream cheese, heavy cream, mozzarella cheese, parmesan cheese and cajun seasoning. Makes a ton! Can divide into two pans and freeze one for later. Great for potlucks and dinner parties. Everyone LOVES this casserole! #cajun #mardigras #freezermeal #pasta #casserole

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Cajun Sausage Chicken and Spinach Pasta - seriously delicious!! Pasta, andouille sausage, chicken, diced tomatoes, chive and onion cream cheese, heavy cream, mozzarella cheese, parmesan cheese and cajun seasoning. Makes a ton! Can divide into two pans and freeze one for later. Great for potlucks and dinner parties. Everyone LOVES this casserole! #cajun #mardigras #freezermeal #pasta #casserole
Cajun Sausage Chicken and Spinach Pasta - seriously delicious!! Pasta, andouille sausage, chicken, diced tomatoes, chive and onion cream cheese, heavy cream, mozzarella cheese, parmesan cheese and cajun seasoning. Makes a ton! Can divide into two pans and freeze one for later. Great for potlucks and dinner parties. Everyone LOVES this casserole! #cajun #mardigras #freezermeal #pasta #casserole
Cajun Sausage Chicken and Spinach Pasta - seriously delicious!! Pasta, andouille sausage, chicken, diced tomatoes, chive and onion cream cheese, heavy cream, mozzarella cheese, parmesan cheese and cajun seasoning. Makes a ton! Can divide into two pans and freeze one for later. Great for potlucks and dinner parties. Everyone LOVES this casserole! #cajun #mardigras #freezermeal #pasta #casserole
Cajun Sausage Chicken and Spinach Pasta - seriously delicious!! Pasta, andouille sausage, chicken, diced tomatoes, chive and onion cream cheese, heavy cream, mozzarella cheese, parmesan cheese and cajun seasoning. Makes a ton! Can divide into two pans and freeze one for later. Great for potlucks and dinner parties. Everyone LOVES this casserole! #cajun #mardigras #freezermeal #pasta #casserole
Cajun Sausage Chicken and Spinach Pasta - seriously delicious!! Pasta, andouille sausage, chicken, diced tomatoes, chive and onion cream cheese, heavy cream, mozzarella cheese, parmesan cheese and cajun seasoning. Makes a ton! Can divide into two pans and freeze one for later. Great for potlucks and dinner parties. Everyone LOVES this casserole! #cajun #mardigras #freezermeal #pasta #casserole




casserole, freezer meal, mardi gras, smoked sausage, chicken, spinach, main dish, entree, cream cheese
Entree
Cajun, Creole, American
Yield: serves 8 to 10

Cajun Sausage Chicken & Spinach Pasta

prep time: 15 minscook time: 40 minstotal time: 55 mins
Cajun Sausage Chicken and Spinach Pasta - seriously delicious!! Pasta, andouille sausage, chicken, diced tomatoes, chive and onion cream cheese, heavy cream, mozzarella cheese, parmesan cheese and cajun seasoning. Makes a ton! Can divide into two pans and freeze one for later. Great for potlucks and dinner parties. Everyone LOVES this casserole! #cajun #mardigras #freezermeal #pasta #casserole

ingredients:


  • 16-oz andouille smoked sausage, sliced into 1/4-inch slices
  • 2 cups chopped cooked chicken
  • 16-oz Campanella pasta
  • 2 (15-oz) cans diced tomatoes, drained
  • 2 (8-oz) tubs chive & onion cream cheese
  • 1 (10-oz) package frozen spinach, thawed
  • 1 cup grated Parmesan 
  • 3/4 cup heavy cream
  • 2 cups mozzarella 

instructions:


  1. Preheat oven to 350ºF. Lightly spray a deep dish 9x13-inch pan with cooking spray.
  2. Cook pasta according to package directions. Drain and set aside.
  3. In a skillet, cook smoked sausage until lightly browned. About 5 minutes.
  4. Drain chopped spinach well, pressing between layers of paper towels.
  5. In a bowl, combine cooked pasta, drained spinach, andouille sausage, cooked chicken, tomatoes, cream cheese, salt-free Cajun/Creole Seasoning, parmesan cheese, heavy cream and 1/2 cup mozzarella cheese.
  6. Spoon mixture into prepared baking dish, and sprinkle evenly with remaining shredded mozzarella cheese.
  7. Bake uncovered for 35 to 45 minutes.




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2 comments

  1. Looks delicious! Love the cream cheese addition and that's my favorite pasta to use! It's fun! Thanks!

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  2. No need to go out to eat EVER with pasta this delicious! The whole family loved it and my husband asked if I could make it again the very next night. Thanks for an awesome restaurant-quality recipe!

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