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Cajun Pasta with Smoked Sausage

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Cajun Pasta with Smoked Sausage
  • Prep 25 min
  • Total 25 min
  • Servings 6
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Ready in 25 minutes, this fettuccine, sausage and veggie dish is a surefire bet for fans of spicy food.
Updated Aug 1, 2011

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)

Steps

  • 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.

Tips from the Betty Crocker Kitchens

  • tip 1
    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.
  • tip 2
    For extra spice, add 1 teaspoon red pepper sauce.

Nutrition

560 Calories, 35g Total Fat, 18g Protein, 43g Total Carbohydrate, 12g Sugars

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving (1 1/2 Cups)
Calories
560
Calories from Fat
310
Total Fat
35g
54%
Saturated Fat
14g
70%
Trans Fat
1g
Cholesterol
100mg
34%
Sodium
1890mg
79%
Potassium
320mg
9%
Total Carbohydrate
43g
14%
Dietary Fiber
4g
18%
Sugars
12g
Protein
18g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
50%
50%
Vitamin C
60%
60%
Calcium
15%
15%
Iron
15%
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 Choice
3
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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