Cajun Pasta Recipe - Chicken and Andouille Sausage Pasta

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Oct. 17, 2014

This Cajun pasta dish is pretty popular out there. Not only is it easy to make but it is versatile with ingredients. You can add shrimp, crawfish, or anything "Cajun" you want. Give this simple dish a try.


Cooked pasta 1 Pound (penne pasta)
Unsalted butter 2 Tablespoon
Olive oil 2 Tablespoon
Andouille sausage 8 Ounce , diced
Garlic cloves 3 , chopped
Onion 1 , chopped
Red bell pepper 1 , chopped
Green bell pepper 1 , chopped
Ground black pepper To Taste
Salt To Taste
All purpose flour 2 Tablespoon
Beer 1/2 Bottle (0.5 l)
Chicken stock 1 Cup (16 tbs)
Fresh thyme 2 Tablespoon , chopped
Chicken breast 8 Ounce , diced into small pieces
Heavy cream 1/2 Cup (8 tbs)
Scallions 2



In a skillet heat the butter and oil, once the butter has melted add sausage and let it crisp up for 5 minutes, once done remove it.

To the same skillet add the onion, bell peppers, garlic let it cook for 2 minutes till the contents turn translucent.

Add the flour and let it cook for a few minutes. Now add the beer and cook out the alcohol.

Add the chicken stock, season with salt and pepper.

Add the chicken breast and let it cook. Once done add in the heavy cream.

Flavor the sauce with fresh thyme.

Once the sauce is almost done add ½- ¾ of the cooked sausage to it.

Add a pound of pasta to the sauce, coat it up well.


Garnish with the reserved sausage and serve hot.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: Easy
Cook Time: 25 Minutes
Ready In: 25 Minutes
Servings: 5

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 555Calories from Fat 265

 % Daily Value*

Total Fat 30 g46.2%

Saturated Fat 12 g60%

Trans Fat 0 g


Sodium 418 mg17.42%

Total Carbohydrates 41 g13.7%

Dietary Fiber 2 g8%

Sugars 3 g

Protein 27 g54%

Vitamin A % Vitamin C %

Calcium % Iron %

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet