November 6, 2023

One Pot Creamy Cajun Pasta

One-Pot Creamy Cajun Pasta
This One Pot Creamy Cajun Pasta is extremely easy to make, and can be ready in less than 30 minutes. Your family will love this flavorful dish, that only uses one pot to make! If you've ever had Cheesecake Factory's Louisiana Chicken Pasta, this tastes just like it! This meal is so adaptable so you can easily add chicken or even shrimp. Looking for more one-pot meals? Check out some of my favorites!
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Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Course Dinner, Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 4


For the Cajun Seasoning:

  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 ½ tsp garlic powder
  • 1 ½ tsp paprika
  • ¼ tsp ground black pepper
  • ¼ tsp dried oregano
  • ¼ tsp dried thyme
  • ¼ tsp onion powder
  • ¼ tsp cayenne pepper

For the Pasta:

  • 1 lb Farfalle pasta
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 8 oz mushrooms, sliced
  • ½ yellow bell pepper, diced
  • ½ red bell pepper diced
  • ½ red onion diced
  • 1 tbsp minced garlic on microplane
  • ½ tsp red pepper flakes
  • 1 ½ tsp cajun seasoning
  • ¾ tsp sea salt
  • ¼ tsp ground black pepper
  • 1 ½ cups heavy cream
  • 1 cup chicken or vegetable stock
  • ¾ cup grated Parmesan Cheese
  • 2 tbsp parsley for garnish


  • Make your Cajun seasoning and set aside. (You will have extra for another recipe)
  • Set a large pot of water to boil and cook the pasta two minutes less than what is indicated on the box. Drain but do not rinse so the starch stays on the pasta. This will help the sauce stick to it better.
  • In the same pot where you boiled your pasta, melt butter over medium heat. Add the mushrooms, and sauté until they get shiny. Then add the onion and peppers.
  • Cook for a few minutes until the veggies begin to get golden. Add the minced garlic and sauté for another minute or two, stirring often.
  • Mix in the red pepper flakes, Cajun seasoning, salt and pepper, stirring to coat the spices on the veggies.
  • Add the chicken stock, heavy cream and Parmesan cheese. Simmer for a few minutes until heated through.
  • Add in the cooked pasta
  • Let the sauce thicken and stir for about 5 minutes, or until the sauce coats the pasta well.
  • Serve the pasta topped with chopped parsley and additional Parmesan if desired.
Keyword 30 minute meal, one-pot-meal, pasta
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