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Sausage Pasta with Cajun Cream Sauce

I needed to use up some ingredients in my refrigerator, so I threw together this dish with a cajun cream sauce. It's delicious and everyone loved it. —Angela Lively, Conroe, Texas
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
  • Makes
    8 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 package (16 ounces) spiral pasta
  • 1 pound fresh asparagus, trimmed and cut into 2-inch pieces
  • 1 package (14 ounces) smoked sausage, sliced
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1/2 cup shredded Parmesan cheese
  • 1 tablespoon Creole seasoning
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper

Directions

  • In a Dutch oven, cook pasta according to package directions, adding asparagus during the last 4 minutes of cooking. Meanwhile, in a large nonstick skillet, cook sausage over medium heat until browned. Add garlic; cook 1 minute longer. Stir in cream, Parmesan cheese, Creole seasoning and pepper; cook and stir until slightly thickened, about 3 minutes.
  • Drain pasta mixture, reserving 1/2 cup cooking water; add to sausage mixture. Toss to coat, gradually adding enough reserved cooking water to reach desired consistency.
Nutrition Facts
1-1/4 cups: 496 calories, 26g fat (14g saturated fat), 71mg cholesterol, 909mg sodium, 46g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 2g fiber), 18g protein.
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