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Cajun Creamy Pasta

Cajun Creamy Pasta

Hey friends! Do I got an easy and delicious recipe to share with you! This cajun creamy pasta is the perfect quick weeknight meal. It is so full of flavor and luscious; trust me you will not get enough. I am a big fan of pasta but I don’t eat it too often. Every now and then I like to indulge and this is one of my favorite ways to enjoy it.

This cajun creamy pasta was actually was inspired by Cheesecake Factory’s Louisiana Pasta when I came up with this recipe. That was the pasta dish my friends and I would almost always get when we dined there and I miss those days! So, I thought let me make something quite similar now that it has been on my mind. I also know you will thoroughly enjoy it!

It isn’t as spicy as it may sound but you can always play around with the heat level to make it more personalized to your preference. Also, this pasta is fantastic with some chicken breast or shrimp if you would like that added protein to the meal. But regardless, it is still hearty and filling. I personally like to enjoy it as is. I love those bits of bell pepper in there too. YUM!

If this pasta recipe isn’t for you then maybe check out these from my blog:

Pesto Pasta Salad

Spaghetti squash pasta with vegan béchamel

Pasta primavera

Seafood Pasta

As always if you make any of my recipes, please do share your thoughts with me in the comment section below. I love to hear from you guys! I know this recipe will be a winner especially for all you pasta lovers out there. Give this a try and let me know what you think fam! I hope you enjoy!

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5 from 9 votes

Cajun Creamy Pasta

This subtly spicy creamy pasta with bell peppers is melt in your mouth good! It is so simple to make and a compliments chicken or shrimp really well.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: dinner
Cuisine: American, Italian
Keyword: 30 min dinner, cajun pasta, cheesecakefactory copycat pasta, cold pasta dish, creamy pasta, easy pasta dish, louisiana pasta, pasta recipes
Servings: 3 people
Author: Heifa

Ingredients

  • 12 oz Bowtie Pasta cooked
  • 2 tbsp Butter melted
  • 1.5 cups Heavy Cream
  • 1 cup Chicken Broth/Stock or veggie stock
  • 1/3 cup Grated Parmesan Cheese
  • 1.5 tbsp Corn starch
  • 1 tbsp Cajun Seasoning
  • 1 tsp Garlic Powder
  • Sprinkle of Red pepper flakes
  • Salt & Pepper to taste
  • 1 tsp Dried Italian Seasoning
  • 1 Bell pepper (not green) thinly sliced or chopped
  • 4 Garlic cloves minced
  • 1/2 Red onion thinly sliced or chopped
  • Parsley for garnish chopped

Instructions

  • In a pot, add the heavy cream, stock, and starch along with the seasonings and parmesan cheese. Mix together well while cold. Then bring this to a light boil then simmer.
  • In a pan, add the butter with the garlic, onions, and bell peppers and cook for 3-5 minutes until slightly tender and lightly browned.
  • Mix the veggie mixture into the pasta sauce and allow to cook together on medium high heat for 3-5 minutes. Sauce should be slightly thickened at this point.
  • Add the cooked bowtie pasta that has been drained to the pasta sauce and mix together. Plate this creamy pasta and garnish with some chopped parsley. Enjoy as is or with chicken or shrimp!

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22 Comments

  1. 5 stars
    Made this tonight for dinner with blackened shrimp. It was so delicious! I made it dairy free by swapping the butter for olive oil, the cream for silk half and half, and the parmesan for nutritional yeast. It was a great, quick and delicious weeknight meal – my whole family loved it!

  2. 5 stars
    I made this recipe last week and I conveninetly had all ingredients on hand! It was creamy, spicy perfection 🙂 I added some extra hot peppers and seared chicken breasts to go with it. So delicious! 🙂

  3. 5 stars
    This recipe was amazing!! My family loved it and said it was better than the one at cheesecake 😄 thank you so much!

  4. 5 stars
    This recipe is amazing. I added shrimp to the veggie pan for about 2 min and then added it all together and omg. I have been missing the Cheesecake Factory dish and now I know how to make it! Lol.

  5. 5 stars
    Just made this last night for my family and it was a bit ! The first thing my husband said was “wow this reminds me of the pasta I like from Cheesecake Factory , but better !”
    I halved the whipping cream and put more broth instead for less calories and it was still great ! I paired it with deep fried shrimp.

  6. I made this pasta recently and paired it with shrimps and I was so impressed! I made a big pot and my husband and kids loved it so much! We made enough for two days but we almost had it all in one day!

  7. Absolutely loved this recipe! So creamy and spicy! I made this with my fiancé through FaceTime and we we were both successful in making a beautiful and easy iftar! Thanks, Haifa 🙂

  8. 5 stars
    Made this for iftar last week and paired it with Parmesean Herb Crusted chicken. WOW it was delicious! The heat was perfect for my husband and I (a tad too spicy for my kids but next time I plan to separate some of the cream sauce for them before adding the red pepper flakes). It was so easy to prepare and versatile for different protein additions or as a flavorful side! Its definitely going to be a regular for us!

  9. This dish was a hit in my family! Everyone is asking me for the recipe. We like spicy so It worked out well but if you don’t make sure to cut down on the chili pepper or just leave it out. ☺️

  10. I really wanted to try this. Can this be made without Parmesan? How I can adjust the recipe if I don’t have Parmesan?

    1. Hi! This can most definitely be made without Parmesan cheese. Maybe, add a tiny bit more of corn starch to thicken the sauce and feel free to add shredded cheese of your choice too if you like.

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