Monday, December 30, 2013

Cheesy Cajun Pasta

Do you ever throw together dinner using whatever you have in your refrigerator and pantry and it turns out so much better than you expected? This is one of those meals. It was super delicious given how few ingredients were needed and the amount of time it took to whip it up!

In fact, it was so good that I made it again the following weekend - just to make sure I wasn't imagining how tasty it was, and also to measure the ingredients to create an actual recipe to share with you. One thing to note: I like my food a bit spicy, so if you prefer your food on the mild side, I recommend using less Cajun seasoning. 

Cheesy Cajun Pasta
Serves 4-6

8 oz spaghetti noodles (You can use any pasta shape you like)
4 Andouille chicken sausage links (I used Amylu brand)
1 can diced tomatoes w/green pepper, celery and onion
1 cup corn
1 Tbsp Cajun seasoning
1 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese (I used 2 percent)

 Cook spaghetti noodles according to package directions. Drain and set aside. 

Meanwhile, slice the Andouille chicken sausage and heat in a large pan. Add the diced tomatoes, corn and Cajun seasoning and allow to simmer for 15 minutes. Next, stir in the cooked spaghetti noodles. Remove from heat and top with the cheddar cheese. Cover the pan so the cheese melts. Serve immediately. 

Share, share share: What is your favorite throw-together dinner?

- ST


  1. This looks / sounds ridiculously good - I may have to make it tonight! Trader Joe's has these vegan sausages that are delicious, I bet the veggie chorizo would work in place of the andouille.
    Also - we need to go to Maxie's soon! Yum :)

    1. Yes to Maxie's - I love that place and will pretty much go anytime :) I've seen that veggie chorizo at Trader Joe's but have never tried it - let me know how it is!

  2. Yum! I love it when random meals work out so well!