One Pot Spicy Cajun Pasta

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This one pot spicy cajun pasta is an easy weeknight meal filled with peppers, onions, succulent shrimp, chicken, andouille sausage and hearty spices. Almost no prep time, just throw it in the pot and go!  

This one pot spicy cajun pasta is an easy weeknight meal filled with peppers, onions, succulent shrimp, chicken, andouille sausage and hearty spices. Almost no prep time, just throw it in the pot and go!

Does anyone else hate moving?! Let me rephrase that, does anyone actually like moving?

This one pot spicy cajun pasta is an easy weeknight meal filled with peppers, onions, succulent shrimp, chicken, andouille sausage and hearty spices. Almost no prep time, just throw it in the pot and go!

I have been doing a little packing here and there but I am finally getting down to crunch time and I totally underestimated how much STUFF we have! I don’t even remember buying half the things we have. I just want to throw it all away…I am basically the opposite of a hoarder. Growing up my mom threw everything away while my dad was quite the saver. He was one of those “save the shampoo bottles from hotels” kind of guys. Needless to say, I did NOT pick up on the habit.

This one pot spicy cajun pasta is an easy weeknight meal filled with peppers, onions, succulent shrimp, chicken, andouille sausage and hearty spices. Almost no prep time, just throw it in the pot and go!

I stick with my mama’s rule; if you haven’t used it in the last 6 months then throw it away. My dad usually follows up that comment with something about starving children in Africa. *Sigh*

This one pot spicy cajun pasta is an easy weeknight meal filled with peppers, onions, succulent shrimp, chicken, andouille sausage and hearty spices. Almost no prep time, just throw it in the pot and go!

Back to the whole moving thing, WHY did I think it was a good idea to move smack dab in the middle of planning Stella’s birthday party? So overwhelming. I keep telling myself to just stick to my to do lists..but they got lost in the midst of all the boxes. Send me luck. Or better yet, movers!

This one pot spicy cajun pasta is an easy weeknight meal filled with peppers, onions, succulent shrimp, chicken, andouille sausage and hearty spices. Almost no prep time, just throw it in the pot and go!

Which brings me to pasta. Fast, easy and no dishes to clean up afterwards. I don’t know about you but that is my perfect kind of moving dinner. This pasta is my take on a spicy cajun style pasta without all the steps or the hassle. You just throw everything in and it cooks up in the same pot. I used a mix of chicken, shrimp and andouille sausage. I kept the veggies really simple, just a few bell peppers and a jalapeno for a little heat (you can omit that if you have little ones). The fire roasted tomatoes are my favorite part about this dish because they give it so much flavor. This pasta really is SO simple. Just throw it all in a pot and come back to dinner all finished. Now if only I could come back to the house completely packed. 😉

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One Pot Spicy Pasta
 
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Serves: 6 servings
Ingredients
  • 2 Tablespoons Olive Oil
  • 1 Onion, cut into slivers
  • 1 Large Chicken Breast, diced
  • 1 Cup Mixed Bell Peppers, cut into slivers
  • 1 Jalapeno, diced and deseeded
  • 3 Cloves Garlic, crushed
  • 1 Can Fire Roasted Tomatoes
  • 1 Pound Fettuccine Noodles
  • 1 Lb. Andouille Sausage
  • 5 Cups Chicken Broth
  • 1 Teaspoon Old Bay Seasoning
  • 2 Teaspoons Cajun Seasoning
  • 1 Teaspoon Paprika
  • 1 Lb Uncooked shrimp, Peeled and Deveined
  • 4 Tablespoons Tomato Paste
  • Green Onions for garnish
  • Salt and Pepper to taste
Instructions
  1. In a large stock pot with a lid, heat olive oil on medium-high heat. Add the onion, bell pepper, chicken breast, jalapeno and garlic. Cook on medium high heat for 5-7 minutes or until the chicken has started to brown and the onions are translucent. Add in remaining ingredients except the shrimp and tomato paste. Bring ingredients to a boil and reduce to a simmer uncovered for 10 minutes. Stir in the shrimp and tomato paste. Cover and cook on medium heat for 3-5 minutes or until the shrimp have cooked throughout and the sauce has thickened. Garnish with green onions. Serve immediately.

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Comments

  1. says

    Moving is the WORST! I’ve only had to do it twice, and both times I ended up just throwing a ton of stuff away. I’d rather it toss it and buy new stuff than have to move it, Ha! Sending you lots of hugs as you pack up. And I can’t wait to hear all about Stella’s party! This pasta looks delicious! I have got to try this 1 pot pasta. It sounds so easy!

    • Mariah Mercurio says

      Haha I throw everything away! Nick thinks I waste a lot but I think its just that I really dislike junk!

  2. says

    I hope the move goes well, Mariah! At least you have this pasta to help you out. This looks amazing! I love that it’s a one pot dis and is loaded with delicious ingredients. So perfect for busy weeknights! Pinned!

  3. says

    Oh, I HATE moving. It’s the worst! I do like that it forces you to get rid of stuff, though. I moved 4 times in 3 years at one point, so I became an anti-packrat! I love this pasta… it looks so yummy and reminds me of my days living in the South! <3

  4. says

    You really don’t realize how much stuff you accumulate until you move, it’s crazy! This pasta looks so delicious, Mariah! I love an easy one pot meal too 🙂

  5. says

    Mariah, this looks SO good — those close up shots just make me want to dive in! And I already ate dinner! I definitely need to try this soon. 🙂

  6. says

    Mmm nope – not a fan of moving! This time last year we packed up our stuff and moved from San Diego to Nashville, driving a fullll full car and playing packing tetris with the rest of our things in a moving pod. Oh man it was the worst! Muscles I didn’t even know I had were sore from all of the lifting/hauling/etc. Hope you and your fam settle in as quick as can be. This pasta dish is calling my name!! And one pot? Please and thanks. 🙂

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