Pasta With Cajun Cream Sauce

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 20 mins

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, ir desired.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In large stockpot, boil water for pasta.
  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.
  3. Stir chicken bouillon into white wine and add to pan.
  4. Using a wooden spoon, scrape any brown bits off the bottom of the pan. Let the wine reduce to half – about 3 minutes.
  5. In the meantime, cook your pasta to the al dente stage.
  6. Add cajun seasoning, paprika, salt, pepper, and tomato paste to the sauce. Stir.
  7. Add heavy cream. When the cream mixture is almost bubbling, turn heat to low. Let the crème mixture reduce to half – about 5 minutes.
  8. Drain the pasta very well – add pasta to the crème sauce.
  9. Toss with freshly chopped parsley and Parmesan.
  10. Serve.
Most Helpful

Delicious! I used 1c plain full fat yogurt & 1c half & half because I found out too late that I was out of cream! Grr. It worked wonderfully! Be careful using both cajun seasoning & salt - my seasoning mix has salt in it & if I had used both, it would be too salty. Plus I used chicken broth (has salt) and the parm has salt. So I didn't add salt. ;) We loved this & will definitely make it again. Made for ZWT9 for Mike & the Appliance Killers!

Elmotoo July 20, 2013

Cant go wrong with this recipe, excellent, we loved it, could have this every night! I used linguini as per my husbands preference, but confess that I think a short pasta, penne or similar, would be a better choice. You could add shrimp or bacon or ... lots of stuff -- but it was great as was! Thank you, made for I Recommend tag game.

Karen Elizabeth April 04, 2014

Love this recipe! I had family over and served this...everyone LOVED it! I used Bowtie pasta and added shrimp at the end. We all like our food spicy, so I added some cayenne pepper, just to heat it up a little! Served with a salad and bread, perfect, quick and easy meal! And leftovers taste just as good!!! *takes a bite*

klindauer09 March 01, 2014