Cajun Pasta with Smoked Sausage

Ready in 25 minutes, this fettuccine, sausage and veggie dish is a surefire bet for fans of spicy food.

  • Prep Time 25 min
  • Total Time 25 min
  • Servings 6

Ingredients

8
oz uncooked fettuccine
2
tablespoons vegetable oil
1
large onion, chopped (1 cup)
2
medium red or green bell peppers, thinly sliced
3
cloves garlic, finely chopped
1
package (14 oz) smoked sausage, cut into 1/2-inch slices
1
can (28 oz) Muir Glen™ organic fire roasted crushed tomatoes, undrained
1
tablespoon Cajun seasoning
1/2
cup whipping cream
1/2
cup shredded Parmesan cheese (2 oz)
  • 1 In 5-quart Dutch oven, cook and drain fettuccine as directed on package. Return to Dutch oven; cover to keep warm.
  • 2 Meanwhile, in 12-inch nonstick skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat. Cook onion, bell peppers and garlic in oil 3 to 4 minutes, stirring frequently, until vegetables are crisp-tender. Add sausage; cook 3 to 4 minutes, stirring frequently, until vegetables are tender.
  • 3 Stir tomatoes and Cajun seasoning into sausage mixture. Stir in whipping cream; cook uncovered 5 to 8 minutes, stirring occasionally, or until mixture is thickened.
  • 4 Add sausage mixture to fettuccine in Dutch oven; toss to combine. Sprinkle with cheese and chopped fresh parsley, if desired.

Expert Tips

After tossing the fettuccine and sausage mixture, transfer to a 13x9-inch pan. Cover and refrigerate until ready to bake. Heat in 375°F oven 30 to 40 minutes or until thoroughly heated.

For extra spice, add 1 teaspoon red pepper sauce.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving (1 1/2 Cups)
Calories
560
(
Calories from Fat
310),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
35g
35%
(Saturated Fat
14g,
14%
Trans Fat
1g
1%
),
Cholesterol
100mg
100%;
Sodium
1890mg
1890%;
Total Carbohydrate
43g
43%
(Dietary Fiber
4g
4%
  Sugars
12g
12%
),
Protein
18g
18%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
50%;
Vitamin C
60%;
Calcium
15%;
Iron
15%;
Exchanges:
1 1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 1 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 1/2 Lean Meat; 1 High-Fat Meat; 5 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
3
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.