Creamy Cajun Pasta


Back to reality today.   We had so much fun with our friends over the weekend.  My 6 year old was so worn out he was asleep by 7:00 last night.   Long weekends are tough when you are 6! :-)

We like spicy food in this house.  By we, I mean me and my husband.  Our 6 year old can’t stand spicy food.  Sometimes I can get him to eat the Indian Food we make if I mix it with a bunch of sour cream to cool it down.  We are from the Mid West, so we don’t have a ton of experience with Cajun food.  I saw a recipe at Eat. Live. Run for a lightened up version of a creamy Cajun pasta.  I am always looking for lightened up dinner recipes, so I was excited to give this one a try.

It came together very quickly and it was creamy and slightly spicy.  I thought this was a great weeknight dinner.  My husband ate it, and the leftovers, but it wasn’t his favorite.  He is not a big fan of chunks of fresh tomatoes, so I am not surprised he wasn’t a fan.  Next time I might use a can of crushed tomatoes to help win him over!


Creamy Cajun Pasta
Recipe slightly adapted from Eat.Live.Run

1 pound boneless skinless chicken breast, cut into small pieces
1 Tbls olive oil
1/4 cup onion, minced
2 garlic cloves, minced
2 tsp Cajun seasoning
1 cup tomatoes, diced
1/3 cup half and half
8 oz Spaghetti

Cook pasta according to package directions.

Heat a large skillet over medium high heat.  Add olive oil, swirl to coat the pan. Add chicken and 1 tsp Cajun seasoning.  Cook until chicken is cooked through, about 6 minutes depending on how big the pieces are.  Remove chicken from the pan, cover to keep warm.

Add onion and garlic to the hot pan. Saute until the onion is tender.  Add tomatoes, half and half, and 1 tsp Cajun seasoning. Bring to a slow boil, stirring frequently and cook for a couple minutes. Add chicken back to the pan.  Stir in pasta, and toss to combine.  Top with Parmesan cheese, if desired.



  1. Oh to be young again.. and strongly dislike spicy anything. I had a discussion with my dad over the weekend about how he still cannot handle spicy things but I somehow got used to it. I am so glad I did because this looks good.

  2. This looks absolutely delish Erin! I love all the flavors, I miss creamy pasta dishes. I could have a bowl of this for breakfast right now lol. Thanks for sharing, have a good one! =]

  3. Looks lovely and simple yet packed with flavor :) I am such a sucker for Cajun seasoning!

  4. Sounds like a super pasta dish – I’m sure it will be a hit around here
    mary x

  5. Mmmm creamy cajun pasta. :) This looks amazing and I wish I had this for dinner! :)

  6. Wow, this looks simple and delicious!!! Funny hubbies with all their idiosyncrasies :)

  7. I wish I could get in to spicy food, but my tongue just can’t handle it :( My hubby LOVES spicy food though, soI might just have to try this out for him!

  8. I love pasta. I love cajun seasoning. I love lower calories. I call this one a winner. :)

  9. I love spicy pasta dishes. I remember seeing this a while ago and fell in love too. Glad to hear you liked it!

  10. Spicy food is always a hit in our house, too. Your pasta looks perfect!

  11. Simple (and delicious) pasta dishes like this are my favorite to cook and of course, EAT. Sounds delicious! And I’m so glad you had fun over the weekend. :)

  12. This sounds really good… I love spicy food and so does my 8 year old but my hubby can’t handle the heat. LOL. Maybe I’ll have to make it for the little one and I :)

  13. Oh I bet this pasta is so good. I love more “naked” pastas like this, the simple ingredients really shine.

  14. Erin, I like fresh tomatoes with pasta, too, so if you have more leftovers than you can manage, please give me a call… :) Actually, the crushed tomato version sounds good, too! Let me know how that variation turns out!

  15. I love everything spicy!!! Looks so yum!! I sent some Buzz your way too!

  16. This looks great, Erin! I am a definite spicy foods freak and have even managed to convert my hubby in the 4 years we’ve been together. This is one I think the whole family would love. Well, other than Joshie. We’re still working on his spice training hehe

  17. This looks terrific Erin! Delicious, easy and comes together easily…my kind of recipe!

  18. I am borderline obsessed with Cajun food :) I never thought to use it with pasta!

  19. I LOVE the sounds of this one, Erin. I love creamy and I love cajun. Good stuff!

  20. Yum, this sounds easy and delicious! I have to see if I have Cajun spices in my cabinet. =)

  21. Ohh, I love spicy too. This pasta looks great! The Cajun spices must add delicious flavor!

  22. This looks perfect for a week night meal, and I love spicy food at the moment. Delicious!

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