Cajun Pasta

High-flavor ingredients such as spicy Italian sausage, onions, and diced tomatoes with jalapeno peppers make this chicken and pasta dish a family-favorite recipe.

Cajun Pasta
Servings: 6 Prep 20 mins Cook 35 mins


  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 3/4 pound boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1/2 pound spicy Italian sausage, cut into coins
  • 1/2 pound asparagus, trimmed and cut into 1 inch pieces
  • 1 medium onion, peeled and cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1 medium bell pepper, cored and seeded, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1 small zucchini or summer squash, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 2 cans (14.5 ounces) diced tomatoes with jalapenos
  • 2 cloves garlic, peeled and chopped fine
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 pound linguine or fettuccine noodles, cooked
  • grated parmesan cheese, optional

Make It

1. Heat olive oil in a large skillet. Add chicken and sausage; cook for about 5 minutes, turning once.

2. Add asparagus, onion, bell pepper, zucchini, diced tomatoes, garlic, oregano, paprika and black pepper. Stir well.

3. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium and simmer for about 30 minutes or until all the vegetables are tender. Stir occasionally.

4. Toss with cooked linguine or fettuccine. Serve with grated parmesan cheese if desired.