Fiery Fettuccine

Here’s a fettuccine you’ve never seen before. It’s super easy to make, relying on already-cooked sausage and a jar of roasted red bell peppers for fantastic flavor.

  • Prep Time 10 min
  • Total Time 25 min
  • Servings 4

Ingredients

8
ounces uncooked fettuccine
1
cup whipping (heavy) cream
1
teaspoon Creole or Cajun seasoning
1
jar (7 ounces) roasted red bell peppers, drained
1/2
pound fully cooked smoked sausage, cut in 1/4-inch slices
2
medium green onions, sliced (1/4 cup)
  • 1 Cook and drain fettuccine as directed on package.
  • 2 While fettuccine is cooking, place whipping cream, Creole seasoning and bell peppers in blender or food processor. Cover and blend on high speed until smooth.
  • 3 Pour pepper mixture into 12-inch skillet. Cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until mixture thickens. Stir in sausage; heat through but do not boil.
  • 4 Serve sausage mixture over fettuccine. Sprinkle with onions.

Expert Tips

Cajun seasonings are boldly flavored spice blends. Although many types are available in the grocery store spice aisle, most contain some combination of garlic, onion, chilies, black pepper, mustard and celery.

Using roasted red peppers from a jar saves lots of roasting time in the kitchen! Look for them near the spaghetti sauces and Italian ingredients or near the canned vegetables in your grocery store.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
440
(
Calories from Fat
200 ),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
22 g
22 %
(Saturated Fat
12 g,
12 %
),
Cholesterol
145 mg
145 %;
Sodium
650 mg
650 %;
Total Carbohydrate
44 g
44 %
(Dietary Fiber
2 g
2 %
),
Protein
19 g
19 %
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
52%;
Vitamin C
72%;
Calcium
6%;
Iron
18%;
Exchanges:
3 Starch; 1 1/2 High-Fat Meat; 1 1/2 Fat;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.