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One-Pot Cheesy Cajun Pasta
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
12 mins
Total Time
17 mins


Servings: 6
Calories: 891 kcal
  • 1 pound boneless skinless chicken breasts, cubed
  • 14 ounces hot smoked sausage sliced
  • 2 bell peppers cored, seeded and sliced (I used red and green)
  • 1 small yellow onion sliced or chopped
  • 1 pound campanelle pasta, uncooked
  • 4 cups chicken stock
  • 1 cup Chardonnay
  • 2 tablespoons Cajun Spice Mix, recipe below
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 2 cups freshly shredded Parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh Italian Parsley
Donna's Cajun Spice Mix
  • 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  1. Combine all Cajun Spice Mix ingredients in a small bowl and set aside.
  2. Combine the chicken, sausage, peppers, onion, pasta, chicken stock, wine, 2 tablespoons Cajun Spice Mix, and salt in a Dutch oven or 12" braising pan. Stir to combine. Cover and bring to a boil. Remove the cover and cook until the pasta is al dente (has a bite to it), 10 to 12 minutes, stirring occasionally to keep the pasta from sticking.
  3. Remove from the heat and add the Parmesan cheese. Stir until the cheese melts into the pasta. Add the cream and stir to combine. Sprinkle with the parsley.
  4. Slightly adapted from The Simple Kitchen
Recipe Notes

You can easily control the spice level in this dish. If you'd prefer a more mild dish, use mild smoked sausage and cut the cayenne pepper down to 1/2 teaspoon.

Nutrition Facts
One-Pot Cheesy Cajun Pasta
Amount Per Serving
Calories 891 Calories from Fat 351
% Daily Value*
Fat 39g60%
Saturated Fat 17g106%
Protein 56g112%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.