One-Pot Cajun Chicken and Sausage Alfredo Pasta


It is so simple to make and absolutely packed with flavor. Tender chunks of chicken with smoky pieces of sausage in a rich and delicious homemade Cajun-flavored Alfredo sauce.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
35 mins
Total Time:
50 mins
6 servings


  • 1 pound chicken, cut into bite-sized pieces

  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt

  • freshly ground black pepper to taste

  • 4 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil

  • 14 ounces smoked sausage, sliced on the diagonal

  • 4 cloves garlic, minced

  • 2 cups low-sodium chicken broth

  • 1 ¼ cups heavy cream

  • 2 cups dried penne pasta

  • 1 ½ tablespoons Cajun seasoning, plus more to taste

  • ½ cup freshly shredded Parmesan cheese

  • 1 tablespoon minced Italian flat-leaf parsley


  1. Season chicken with salt and pepper. Heat olive oil in a large, covered cooking pot over medium-high heat. Brown chicken in the hot oil, 5 to 7 minutes.

  2. Add sausage to the pot and continue to cook until lightly browned, about 5 minutes more. Stir in garlic and cook for about 2 minutes. Add chicken broth, heavy cream, pasta, and Cajun seasoning. Stir together and bring to a simmer over medium-high heat, about 5 minutes.

  3. Reduce heat to low, cover the pot, and cook until pasta is tender, 15 to 20 minutes.

  4. Remove the pot from heat and stir in Parmesan cheese. Stir in chopped parsley and sprinkle with additional Cajun seasoning if desired.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

723 Calories
53g Fat
22g Carbs
39g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 723
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 53g 68%
Saturated Fat 22g 111%
Cholesterol 163mg 54%
Sodium 1707mg 74%
Total Carbohydrate 22g 8%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Total Sugars 3g
Protein 39g
Vitamin C 3mg 16%
Calcium 144mg 11%
Iron 2mg 12%
Potassium 478mg 10%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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