Cajun Pasta with Chicken Sausage and Shrimp

Cajun Pasta with Chicken Sausage and Shrimp

By Julia of A Cedar Spoon

"This meal is healthy, easy to prepare, full of flavor and customizable to your family's tastes."

Cajun Pasta with Chicken Sausage and Shrimp

Servings: 8
What you’ll need:

1 package al fresco Sweet Italian Chicken Sausage, sliced

8 oz pasta

8 oz shrimp (peeled, deveined and precooked)

2 tablespoons olive oil

3 cloves garlic, minced

2 bell peppers, seeds removed, cut into thin slices

1 medium zucchini, cut into thin rounds

2 cups fresh spinach

1 15 oz can of diced tomatoes, drained

1/2 cup heavy cream

3 teaspoons cajun spice

1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese

salt and pepper to taste

Optional: fresh parsley

  • Cook pasta according to package instructions.
  • Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the garlic and sauté for two minutes. Add the bell pepper, sausage and shrimp and continue to sauté for about 4-5 minutes, until the sausage and shrimp is heated through.
  • Add the zucchini and spinach and continue to cook for another 2-3 minutes, or until the spinach is wilted.
  • In a small mixing bowl combine the heavy cream, diced tomatoes and cajun spice. Mix well.
  • Pour the sauce over the pasta dish and simmer for 2-3 minutes to let the sauce cook down a bit. Stir in the pasta and add salt and pepper to taste. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese and garnish with fresh parsley.