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Cajun Smoked Sausage Alfredo

This Cajun-flavored sausage alfredo is dinner in a dash! This skillet dinner is roughly 15 minutes from start to finish.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Comfort Foods, Everyday Meals, Pork, skillet dinners
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Alfredo sauce, Cajun, smoked sausage
Servings: 4
Calories: 1157kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 lb smoked sausage or kielbasa
  • 1 1/2 cups tubular pasta like penne or elbows
  • 1 1/2 cups water
  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • 2 tsp cajun/creole seasoning
  • 1/2 cup frozen peas defrosted
  • 1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese
  • 1 green onion sliced
  • 1/2 cup grape tomatoes

Instructions

  • Slice sausage in 1/4-inch slices.
  • Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Brown sausage well. Remove from pan; set aside.
  • Return pan to heat and deglaze pan with the 1 1/2 cups water. Add the pasta. Bring to a boil, cover and reduce heat. Cook until water is absorbed by pasta (about 8 minutes).
  • Add the cream, peas, parmesan and cajun seasoning to the pan; stir well. Add the browned sausage back to the pan; heat through.
  • Top with sliced green onion and grape tomatoes. Serve immediately.
  • Serves 2-4, depending on appetite and accompanying dishes.

Nutrition

Serving: 1person | Calories: 1157kcal | Carbohydrates: 76g | Protein: 34g | Fat: 79g | Saturated Fat: 40g | Cholesterol: 255mg | Sodium: 1211mg | Potassium: 628mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 2674IU | Vitamin C: 11mg | Calcium: 250mg | Iron: 3mg