I've been perusing Pinterest for awhile now. Actually it's one of my secret pleasures when I can't sleep at night. Browsing Pinterest, checking links, and pinning. Might be kinda lame, but it's the truth. And in all of that perusing, I stumbled across this recipe for Cajun Chicken Alfredo. Then I kept stumbling upon it again and again on Pinterest, so it had to be a pretty tasty recipe, right?
I'm sure it tastes fantastic as written, but a lot of times in the summer (especially) I get sick of chewing meat. Not that it's not good. Not that I have a thing against meat. I just get tired of chewing it, so I decided to remake this dish using a few less ingredients and no chicken. Plus, I like thin pastas.
Cajun Veggie Alfredo
view the original recipe here
- angel hair pasta
- grape tomatoes, halved
- red and yellow bell peppers, julienned
- baby portobello mushrooms, sliced
- minced garlic
- heavy whipping cream
- asiago cheese, grated
- parmigiano reggiano cheese, grated
- cajun seasoning
- salt and pepper
- olive oil
- chicken broth
- Cook the pasta. Rinse and set aside.
- Saute bell peppers and mushrooms. Season with salt, pepper, and cajun seasoning. Remove from pan and set aside.
- Add a little broth to pan. Add garlic and tomatoes. Allow the tomatoes to cook down a little.
- Add cream. Stir to thicken some. Add the peppers and mushrooms back to the pan. Heat through.
- Remove pan from heat. Add grated cheeses. Check for seasoning. Adjust if necessary.
- Add pasta back into the pan. Heat through. Top with parsley.
If I had it on hand, I would have added some frozen peas. Oooh, can you just imagine the pop of bright green color? SMH
I did have a side salad with a squeeze of lime juice for the dressing. And what was for drinks? French lemonade. (Also from Aldi's. Truth be told. I bought it for the bottle.)
p.s. If you're wondering about cost. Let me say that one trip to Aldi's helped me through this dish. I love buying specialty cheeses there, well because I can afford them! lol
p.s.s. You'll probably need to go for a brisk walk after this rich goodness. Maybe I'll work on a healthier version. Or maybe I'll just go for that walk.