Creamy Cajun Sausage Linguine

Creamy Cajun Sausage Linguine is a creamy 30 minute pasta recipe that’s going to become a family favorite! Not too heavy on the cheese but still super creamy!

Creamy Cajun Sausage Linguine in the skillet.

Hey there! It’s Richa from My Food Story and this creamy cajun sausage linguine is on our dinner rotation every single week. Because the weathers turning, and we love ourselves a bowl of warm, creamy pasta to make us feel cozy.

I love everything cajun and its lately my new favourite flavour because you can never go wrong with it. It’s spicy without being super hot and hits all the right notes. I love that this creamy cajun sausage pasta is such an easy recipe – it takes all of 30 minutes, and is super creamy without a truckload of cheese (not that I mind more cheese), and makes a super hearty meal.

Creamy Cajun Sausage Linguine close up in a skillet.

We love all kinds of noodles at our place which is why the linguine. But you can use any pasta you want. The bell peppers and sausages work fantastically with the cajun spice so don’t skip the two if you can help it, but this recipe is so easy that anything goes. You can add mushrooms or broccoli or any of your favourite veggies. The kids won’t complain about the veggies – trust me, because there is enough sausage to keep them happy. And really, who doesn’t like creamy pasta?

I really like to brown the sausages so that they are slightly crispy around the edges. The bell peppers are barely sauteed because we like them crunchy, and then everything gets tossed in the pasta sauce with some cream cheese. Now isn’t that a happy combination? Definitely comfort food!

Creamy Cajun Sausage Linguine in a bowl.

Also some grated parmesan on top really sounds off the flavours on this creamy cajun sausage linguine! If you are a pasta lover like me, this is going to become a sure shot favourite!

Creamy Cajun Sausage Linguine

4 from 1 vote
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Author Richa Gupta
Servings 4
Creamy Cajun Sausage Linguine is a creamy 30 minute pasta recipe that's going to become a family favourite! Not too heavy on the cheese but still super creamy!
Course Dinner, Main Course
Cuisine American, Italian, Italian American

Ingredients

  • 3/4 pound Linguine
  • 3 tablespoons Butter divided
  • 1/2 pound Sausages sliced
  • 1 teaspoon minced Garlic
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons All Purpose Flour
  • 2 tablespoons Cajun Spice Mix
  • 1 teaspoon Organo
  • 2 cups Milk
  • 1/2 cup Cream Cheese
  • 1 cup sliced Bell Peppers
  • Salt to taste
  • Chopped Parsley and grated parmesan for topping

Instructions

  1. Cook linguine according to package instructions in salted water till al dente. Strain and set aside.
  2. Heat 1 tablespoon butter in a skillet and add sliced sausages. Cook on medium heat till light brown on both sides. Transfer them to a plate and set aside.
  3. Add the remaining butter to the pan along with garlic. Saute the garlic for a minute or two till fragrant and add all purpose flour. Cook the flour for 1-2 minutes and add cajun spice and oregano. Mix well and then slowly add milk while continuously mixing to make sure there are no lumps. Simmer the sauce till it starts thickening up.
  4. Add cream cheese and bell peppers and simmer for another 3-4 minutes till the cream cheese is combined and the bell peppers are slightly tender, but still crispy. Check for seasoning and add more salt if necessary.
  5. Add back the sausages and cooked linguine and toss everything in the sauce. Top with chopped parsley and grated parmesan if using. Serve immediately!
Nutrition Facts
Creamy Cajun Sausage Linguine
Amount Per Serving
Calories 745 Calories from Fat 351
% Daily Value*
Fat 39g60%
Saturated Fat 18g90%
Cholesterol 107mg36%
Sodium 584mg24%
Potassium 530mg15%
Carbohydrates 73g24%
Fiber 3g12%
Sugar 9g10%
Protein 26g52%
Vitamin A 885IU18%
Vitamin C 0.4mg0%
Calcium 191mg19%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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Richa Gupta

I’m Richa, the cook, writer and photographer behind this little blog. I’ve grown up in the kitchen along side my mum and grandmothers and conversations in my family are always about the next meal. I’ve picked up their love for food along the way, and with this blog, I share my food story with you.

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  1. 4 stars
    I used half and half, cream, andouille sausage and K Paul’s pork magic seasoning blend as well as double the cream cheese. It turned out great!

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