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Pasta With Cajun Cream Sauce

"This is not for the diet conscious! This is a great side for chicken or shrimp, and served with steamed broccoli. Sub chicken broth for the wine and bouillon, if desired."

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Prep Time: 15m

Cook Time: 35m

   

Servings: 4  

 
 
  • 5.0000

This is wonderful! It's simple to make and very flavorful. It has a bit of a bite that I loved. I served this as an entree with mini penne noodles. Thanks Mike for sharing. Made for Went to the Market tag..

  Ingredients
 
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  • 1 pound dry pasta (I like rigatoni)
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/2 cup yellow onion, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon chicken bouillon granules
  • 1 cup white wine
  • 1 tablespoon Cajun seasoning (creole-use your favorite)
  • 1 tablespoon paprika (sweet smoked)
  • Salt, to taste
  • Fresh ground pepper, to taste
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • 2 tablespoons fresh parsley, chopped
  • 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese, shredded
 

What You Will Need



No special items needed.
  How to Make
 
 

Step 1

In large stockpot, boil water for pasta.

Step 2

In a large sauté pan, heat olive oil over medium heat. Add onions and saute for 2 minutes. Add garlic, saute additional 1 minute.

Step 3

Stir chicken bouillon into white wine and add to pan.

Step 4

Using a wooden spoon, scrape any brown bits off the bottom of the pan. Let the wine reduce to half – about 3 minutes.

Step 5

In the meantime, cook your pasta to the al dente stage.

Step 6

Add cajun seasoning, paprika, salt, pepper, and tomato paste to the sauce. Stir.

Step 7

Add heavy cream. When the cream mixture is almost bubbling, turn heat to low. Let the cream mixture reduce to half – about 5 minutes.

Step 8

Drain the pasta very well – add pasta to the cream sauce.

Step 9

Toss with freshly chopped parsley and Parmesan.

Step 10

Serve.

  Nutritional Facts
 
 
  • Serving Size: 1 (290.1 g)
  • Calories 758.6
  • Total Fat - 34.3 g
  • Saturated Fat - 16.8 g
  • Cholesterol - 90.1 mg
  • Sodium - 145 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 99.8 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 14.2 g
  • Sugars - 1.5 g
  • Protein - 15.1 g
  • Calcium - 201.5 mg
  • Iron - 2.6 mg
  • Vitamin C - 5.5 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.3 mg
  Reviews
 
 
1 review

This is wonderful! It's simple to make and very flavorful. It has a bit of a bite that I loved. I served this as an entree with mini penne noodles. Thanks Mike for sharing. Made for Went to the Market tag.

 

Review by lazyme