This creamy pasta and sausage dinner gets some heat from Cajun seasoning, and it's ready to serve in 15 minutes.

Hillshire Farm(R) Brand
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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Prepare pasta according to package directions; drain and set aside.

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  • Saute sausage in a large skillet over medium-high heat for 5 minutes, turning occasionally.

  • Add cream and Cajun seasoning; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer gently for 3-4 minutes or until mixture begins to thicken. Remove from heat, stir in Parmesan cheese. Add pasta to sauce and toss.

Cook's Tips:

For added fresh flavor add 1 cup frozen green peas in last 3-4 minutes of cooking pasta. Continue as directed.

For added visual appeal, garnish with chopped tomato and sliced green onion, if desired.

Nutrition Facts

663 calories; 51.1 g total fat; 156 mg cholesterol; 859 mg sodium. 33.6 g carbohydrates; 17.5 g protein; Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
12/18/2014
This recipe has been added to our regular rotation. It's the first time I've added Cajun seasoning to a dish and we LOVE it! That with the sausage makes for an amazing flavor combination. I do add the peas for color and because they go so well with the dish. I usually do just 1 cup of heavy cream and then 1 cup of half & half or milk to cut calories (though I've read that half & half can become lumpy if overheated I've never had that issue...yet). Do try this easy dinner tonight! Update 12/14 I just realized that the recipe above does not list peas as an optional ingredient. On the Hilshire Farms website where I originally discovered this recipe it mentions adding a cup of frozen peas to the pasta during the last minute of boiling. And as I said before it is good with the peas! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
11/22/2014
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Rating: 5 stars
12/18/2014
This recipe has been added to our regular rotation. It's the first time I've added Cajun seasoning to a dish and we LOVE it! That with the sausage makes for an amazing flavor combination. I do add the peas for color and because they go so well with the dish. I usually do just 1 cup of heavy cream and then 1 cup of half & half or milk to cut calories (though I've read that half & half can become lumpy if overheated I've never had that issue...yet). Do try this easy dinner tonight! Update 12/14 I just realized that the recipe above does not list peas as an optional ingredient. On the Hilshire Farms website where I originally discovered this recipe it mentions adding a cup of frozen peas to the pasta during the last minute of boiling. And as I said before it is good with the peas! Read More
(66)
Rating: 5 stars
12/18/2014
This recipe has been added to our regular rotation. It's the first time I've added Cajun seasoning to a dish and we LOVE it! That with the sausage makes for an amazing flavor combination. I do add the peas for color and because they go so well with the dish. I usually do just 1 cup of heavy cream and then 1 cup of half & half or milk to cut calories (though I've read that half & half can become lumpy if overheated I've never had that issue...yet). Do try this easy dinner tonight! Update 12/14 I just realized that the recipe above does not list peas as an optional ingredient. On the Hilshire Farms website where I originally discovered this recipe it mentions adding a cup of frozen peas to the pasta during the last minute of boiling. And as I said before it is good with the peas! Read More
(66)
Rating: 5 stars
11/02/2014
This recipe was so good! I made it last night & have already given it out to at least 4 different people! I started by sautéing an onion and 4 cloves of minced garlic. I only used 1.5 tablespoons of Cajun seasoning because I didn't want it to be too hot for my little eaters. I did add defrosted frozen peas to it as another reviewer suggested. Would also be good with Spanish. Everyone loved it in my house!! Will keep recommending this recipe! Mmm!!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/21/2015
I substituted campanelle pasta for penne. I sauteed the kielbasa in 1 Tbls of butter and once browned stirred in 1 Tbls of flour to make a quick roux of sorts. This helped to thicken the sauce once I stirred in only 1 1/2 cups heavy cream. I used 1 tsp Cajun seasoning as I was feeding 4 little boys and used fresh shredded Parmesan. I also added peas to the pasta as it cooked. Everyone devoured it and told me I definitely need to make this again! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/20/2014
I liked how simple it was to prepare and how quickly it was ready. I used spicy sausage which was a great complement to the sauce. I also sauteed some onion along with the sausage. It made a good amount for 2 people with 3 or 4 servings for left overs. I will add peas in it the next time I prepare it to give it a little color (and I love peas in Alfredo dishes). You can add almost any of your favorite spices or vegetables to suit your taste. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/01/2014
Make the alfredo sauce in a separate pan and incorporate all the ingredients when they're done- since sausage tends to be greasy. Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
11/21/2014
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Rating: 4 stars
11/29/2014
I used Andouille sausage and added some sliced onions served over penne. This was surprisingly good and SUPER fast. The next time I make this I'm adding some veggies - peas and mushrooms would make this KILLER. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
03/24/2015
The sauce on this recipe never really thickened. I think too much whipping cream was called for and next time I am going to use half the suggested amount as it was soupy to say the least. However my family did love the taste and we used a slotted spoon for serving. The recipe also calls for a 14 oz. package of sausage but Hillshire Farms sausage is now a 12 oz. package so know that in advance. I will make this again but will most definitely use less cream. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/24/2015
this was a HUGE hit in our household! 2 thumbs up by all (7 8 and 10 yrs old) must make again! super easy too! will definitely be on our monthly cook list! Read More
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