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Shrimp and Sausage Cajun Pasta

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I was inspired to create this recipe when I made the ultimate kitchen appliance purchase, a pasta machine!  What oh what would I make first with this amazing piece of machinery?  When I saw the Cajun Style Andouille Sausage in the fridge, I knew I had to make a Cajun pasta dish!

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No Cajun pasta dish is complete without a little shrimp, so I cooked up the sausage and shrimp in a little white wine and Cajun seasoning, then threw it on top of my homemade fettuccine tossed in a Cajun alfredo sauce!  The result was amazing, flavorful and just a tad on the spicy side!

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Ingredients

  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • ½ cup butter
  • 1 tsp red pepper flakes
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • ½ tsp oregano
  • ½ tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp cayenne pepper
  • ½ tsp thyme leaves
  • ¾ cup white wine
  • 1 ½ cups parmesan cheese
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 onion (chopped)
  • 1 green bell pepper (chopped)
  • 4 cloves garlic (minced)
  • 12 shrimp (peeled and deveined)
  • 3 links Cajun sausage (sliced)
  • 2 tbsp green onions (chopped)
  • 2 tbsp fresh parsley
  • 1 lb fresh (or purchased) fettuccine pasta

Begin preparing the Cajun alfredo sauce by adding the cream to a saucepan over medium heat. Allow to cook for  2-3 minutes, then add the butter.  Once the butter has melted add half of the red pepper flakes, black pepper, salt, oregano, onion powder, paprika, cayenne pepper and thyme.

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Mix well then add ½ cup of white wine and stir to combine.  Next, mix in the parmesan cheese.

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Allow the sauce to simmer over low heat while you prepare the sausage and shrimp.

Begin by warming the olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat.  Next, add the bell pepper and onions.  Cook for 5 minutes then add the minced garlic and the other half of the black pepper, salt, oregano, onion powder, paprika, cayenne pepper and thyme.

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Next, add the sausage and ¼ cup white wine.

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Allow to simmer for 2-3 minutes, then add the shrimp.

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Cook for 3-4 minutes or until shrimp is pink. At the same time boil the water and cook the fettuccine pasta, then place the shrimp and sausage on top of the fettuccine tossed in the Cajun alfredo sauce. Garnish with green onions and parsley.

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So much flavor packed into this one dish!

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I love the spiciness of the sausage and seasonings mixed with the freshness of the shrimp and the creaminess of the alfredo sauce!

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Not to mention that homemade pasta, AMAZING!!

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Now it’s time… time to dig in!

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♣ Vegetarian Option: Omit the shrimp and sausage, and double up on the vegetables to make this dish vegetarian.

♦ Gluten Free Option: Substitute the fettuccine with a gluten-free pasta.