Cajun Pasta Carnivale

Cajun Pasta Carnivale combines chicken, shrimp and Andouille sausage with jambalaya pasta in a creamy sauce.
Cajun Pasta Carnivale

Cajun Pasta Carnivale

By Sue Lau | Palatable Pastime

Cajun Pasta Carnivale is my recipe of the day for a Mardis Gras recipe event with some of my food blogging peers. The pasta is a creamy and  delicious  version of pasta jambalaya. Festive enough for Mardis Gras, it evokes the feeling of Carnivale.

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Cajun Pasta Carnivale

It is in some ways similar to Cajun chicken pasta but has a bit more to it. If you like the chicken pasta you are sure to like this. It had characteristics of jambalaya but with a Cajun spiced alfredo sauce.

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Cajun Pasta Carnivale

Cajun Pasta Carnivale

Sue Lau
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Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine American, Cajun, Southern
Servings 10
Calories 491 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1 pound uncooked campanelle or tacconi pasta
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 1 red bell pepper (sliced)
  • 1 green bell pepper (sliced)
  • 1 large onion (cut into slivers)
  • 6 cloves garlic (sliced)
  • 12 ounces Andouille smoked sausage (sliced)
  • 12 ounces sliced boneless chicken breast
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 tablespoons Cajun seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 pint fresh cherry tomatoes (halved)
  • 8 ounces peeled deveined shrimp
  • 1/4 cup Chardonnay or other dry white wine
  • 6 green onions (chopped)
  • 1 tablespoon chopped Italian parsley
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 3/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese

Instructions
 

  • Cook pasta in boiling salted water according to package directions; drain.
  • Heat butter in a large wok skillet.
  • Saute peppers, onions, garlic, sausage, chicken, Cajun seasoning, thyme and pepper until the chicken is cooked through.
  • Add tomatoes, shrimp and wine to the pan and cook until tomatoes soften and shrimp curls.
  • Stir in green onions,  parsley, and heavy cream, cooking until hot but do not boil.
  • Toss sauce with pasta and stir in the Parmesan cheese.

Notes

From the kitchen of palatablepastime.com

Nutrition

Sodium: 513mgCalcium: 158mgVitamin C: 40mgVitamin A: 1550IUSugar: 4gFiber: 3gPotassium: 640mgCholesterol: 127mgCalories: 491kcalTrans Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 8gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gSaturated Fat: 10gFat: 23gProtein: 29gCarbohydrates: 41gIron: 2mg
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This recipe  has been updated from 2.26.17 to update the recipe card and photos.

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