Creamy Cajun Pasta

Creamy Cajun Pasta

Ultimate Hamburger HelperĀ® is the starter for this easy and delicious Cajun-inspired skillet supper.

Prep Time

40

Minutes

Total Time

40

Minutes

Makes

6

servings

2
teaspoons vegetable oil
1/2
cup thin bite-size strips green bell pepper
1/2
cup thin bite-size strips red bell pepper
1
small onion, cut into thin strips
1
box Ultimate Hamburger HelperĀ® three cheese marinara
1
cup hot water
2 1/4
cups milk
3/4
teaspoon dried thyme leaves
1/2
teaspoon red pepper sauce
1 1/2
cups cubed cooked chicken
1 1/2
cups sliced smoked andouille or other smoked sausage
  1. In 12-inch skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat until hot. Add bell peppers and onion; cook about 4 minutes, stirring occasionally, until crisp-tender. Remove from skillet.
  2. In same skillet, place uncooked pasta and seasoning mix (from Ultimate Hamburger Helper box), hot water, milk, thyme and pepper sauce. Heat to boiling, stirring occasionally.
  3. Reduce heat; cover and simmer 10 minutes, stirring occasionally. Stir in chicken, sausage and vegetables. Return to boiling; reduce heat. Cover; simmer about 8 minutes longer or until pasta and vegetables are tender. Remove from heat; stir in tomato herb sauce (from Ultimate Hamburger Helper box). Serve with additional pepper sauce, if desired.
Makes 6 servings (1 cup each)
Make the Most of This Recipe With Tips From The Betty Crocker® Kitchens
Andouille, a spicy smoked sausage, is often used in Cajun cooking. If you prefer a milder flavor, you can use kielbasa or any other smoked sausage for this recipe.
Don't care for sausage? Omit the sausage and double the chicken, or add 1 1/2 cups cooked shrimp instead.

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Serving)
  • Calories 410
    • (Calories from Fat 180),
  • Total Fat 20g
    • (Saturated Fat 7g,
    • Trans Fat 0g),
  • Cholesterol 70mg;
  • Sodium 990mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 33g
    • (Dietary Fiber 1g,
    • Sugars 6g),
  • Protein 25g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    Exchanges:
    • 1 Starch;
    • 0 Fruit;
    • 1 Other Carbohydrate;
    • 0 Skim Milk;
    • 1/2 Low-Fat Milk;
    • 0 Milk;
    • 0 Vegetable;
    • 2 1/2 Very Lean Meat;
    • 0 Lean Meat;
    • 0 High-Fat Meat;
    • 3 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    • 2;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.