Cajun Smoked Sausage Alfredo!

 
 
This is a delicious pasta recipe you can have on the table in 30 minutes or less.  It's nice when you are short on time and don't want to use a huge list of ingredients!   This is so full of flavor from the smoked sausage and the Cajun seasoning!   Add a salad and dinner is done!   Here is what you will need:
  
8 oz. pasta, cooked and drained ( I used penne, but you can use what you like or have on hand)
1 14 oz. pkg. smoked sausage sliced
2 Tbs. butter
1 cup heavy cream
1 cup half and half
2 tsp. Cajun seasoning (I used Tony Chachere's Creole seasoning)
1/4 tsp. black pepper
1 cup shredded Parmesan cheese
 
Cook the pasta according to the package directions, drain and set aside.  Melt the butter in a skillet and saute the smoked sausage until just lightly browned. 
 
Place the cream and half and half along with the Cajun seasoning and the black pepper in a saucepan  Bring to a boil, stirring continuously.  Turn down and simmer until it starts to thicken up.  Keep stirring or it can stick.   Once it thickens, add the Parmesan cheese and stir until melted. 
 
 Pour the pasta into the sauce and toss to coat it, then pour onto a deep platter or pasta plate.  Pour the browned smoked sausage over the top.  Garnish with a little fresh parsley! 



It's ready to serve!  It's just that easy!  Add a salad and it's a complete meal.  If you want to add something green to this dish, stir in some green peas to the pasta and Alfredo mixture!

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