Smoked Sausage Cajun Alfredo

Smoked Sausage Cajun Alfredo – Only 5 ingredients – smoked sausage, pasta, cajun seasoning, heavy cream and parmesan – ready in under 15 minutes! No prep! Very similar to our all-time favorite Chicken Lazone, but with smoked sausage. OMG! AMAZING! Make this tonight! We ate it two nights in a row – it was that good!

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Easy Skillet Cajun Pasta Recipe

This Smoked Sausage Cajun Alfredo is SO good! This was so good that we made it two days in a row! I’m still dreaming about it!! It reminded me a lot of our all-time favorite Chicken Lazone. There are only 5 ingredients in this dish, and it only took about 15 minutes from start to finish. I LOVE easy weeknight meals like this!

How to Make Smoked Sausage Cajun Alfredo

This pasta is super easy to make. Start with cooking some pasta. While the pasta is cooking, brown some smoked sausage in a skillet. Add heavy cream and Cajun seasoning; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer gently for 3-4 minutes or until mixture begins to thicken. Remove from heat, stir in Parmesan cheese. Add pasta to the sauce and toss.

  • To cut down on the calories, I used turkey smoked sausage. It tasted great and we couldn’t tell any difference from the regular smoked sausage.
  • Here is our recipe for Homemade Cajun/Creole Seasoning: https://www.plainchicken.com/creolecajun-seasoning-secret-recipe/
  • If you are worried about this being spicy, you can certainly reduce the amount of cajun seasoning.
  • You can use any shape of pasta that you prefer.
bowl of smoked sausage cajun alfredo pasta

What to Serve with Cajun Pasta

This pasta has been on repeat at our house. We just can’t get enough of this dish! It is so easy to make and is packed full of amazing flavor! We usually serve this with some green beans or a salad and some bread. Give this a try the next time you need a quick weeknight meal!

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skillet of smoked sausage cajun alfredo pasta

Smoked Sausage Cajun Alfredo

Yield: 4 people
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 15 mins
Smoked Sausage Cajun Alfredo – Only 5 ingredients – smoked sausage, pasta, cajun seasoning, heavy cream and parmesan – ready in under 15 minutes! No prep! Very similar to our all-time favorite Chicken Lazone, but with smoked sausage. OMG! AMAZING! Make this tonight! We ate it two nights in a row – it was that good!

Ingredients:

  • 1 (14-oz) package turkey smoked sausage, cut into 1/4-inch slices
  • 8- ounces pasta
  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • 1 Tbsp Cajun seasoning
  • ½ cup grated Parmesan cheese

Instructions:

  • Prepare pasta according to package directions; drain and set aside.
  • Saute sausage in a large skillet over medium-high heat for 5 minutes, turning occasionally.
  • Add cream and Cajun seasoning; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer gently for 3-4 minutes or until mixture begins to thicken.
  • Remove from heat, stir in Parmesan cheese. Add pasta to sauce and toss.

Notes:

  • To cut down on the calories, I used turkey smoked sausage. It tasted great and we couldn’t tell any difference from the regular smoked sausage.
  • Here is our recipe for Homemade Cajun/Creole Seasoning: https://www.plainchicken.com/creolecajun-seasoning-secret-recipe/
  • If you are worried about this being spicy, you can certainly reduce the amount of cajun seasoning.
  • You can use any shape of pasta that you prefer.

Steph

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  1. AMAZING! This is our new favorite recipe. So easy and delicious at that. I double the sauce recipe to match with a whole box of pasta and it is just so yummy. Thank you for this keeper!

  2. Any good ideas on how to reheat leftovers? My husband reheated the leftovers in the microwave at work, and the sauce separated. It looked like a big pool of grease. It was still yummy, he just avoided the grease.

  3. Love the simplicity of this recipe! I added some Johnny’s seasoning salt at the end since it wasn’t quite as flavorful as I wanted, but I used tofurky kielbasa so a good smoked sausage probably would have added that extra kick. It really separated something fierce when reheated but was still tasty. Overall I would make it again because it’s so EASY, but will add some red bell pepper and more seasoning next time 🙂

  4. I’m not a fan of Cajun anything. Being from ranching country in Canada I’m not used to flavouring foods with those spices.
    Can anyone recommend a substitute seasoning?

    1. Try some ranch or maybe once you have it good and hot some shredded cheddar omit parm or not. Or you couldcook some garlic and then add it. I would probably ad areg can of diced tomatoes to either mixture

  5. Fantastic recipe! Only complaint is there were no leftovers lol! This will become a family staple for sure. Thanks!

    1. I haven’t, but you can certainly try it. You may need to add a little flour or cornstarch if the sauce doesn’t thicken.

  6. This was so good!! Perfect flavors with a noce kock, great for a hearty dinner on any night and suoer quick and easy. I added some garlic to the meat and sautéed for about a minute before adding the cream!

  7. Love this recipe- have made it several times with the addition of spinach— we love this meal! Thank-you!

  8. I make this recipe often, but I add Slap Ya Mamma Cajun seasoning, lawrys seasoned salt, salt & pepper, annnnd SHRIMP! Literally so dang good

  9. Just made this tonight using campanelle pasta and it was just outstanding and beautiful! Doubling for company next week!Brussels sprouts were a great side with it too!

  10. i used roger wood lumber jack spicy smoked sausage and added a lot of cayenne pepper powder, some additional paprika, and a little bit of tony chacheres (i don't think this one made a difference), because i wanted a spicy version of this, and it was great. i also used some more parmesan cheese, because i love parmesan cheese.

  11. i used roger wood lumber jack spicy smoked sausage and added a lot of cayenne pepper powder, some additional paprika, and a little bit of tony chacheres (i don't think this one made a difference), because i wanted a spicy version of this, and it was great. i also used some more parmesan cheese, because i love parmesan cheese.

  12. I made this for dinner the other night and it was awesome! I used andouille sausage and penne pasta. Not only was it fantastic when I made it, the left overs were even better 🙂

  13. I needed a quick and easy recipe for dinner last night, and this was it. It was fantastic! A keeper for sure. Thanks!

  14. This is soooo good! Have made several times!! Question…would this also work if I just used chicken instead?

  15. Awesome recipe! I added in some diced tomatoes and spinach for some extra veggies, and it tasted amazing! Not too spicy, but just enough kick. Thanks for my new go-to pasta recipe!

  16. Inspired me… But I made a chicken & sausage Cajun Alfredo with pepper strips, onions, and mushrooms. Thanks for the dinner idea!

  17. Just served this for lunch. Husband and I both thoroughly enjoyed this and decided it was a keeper recipe. The color of mine wasn't as appealing as yours, but that did not deter the meal at all. Many thanks.

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