Cajun Veggie Alfredo {Recipe}


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Oh.My.Stars.   Let me repeat that.  Oh.My.Stars.

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

Ingredients:
  • 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
  • parsley

Directions:
  1. Cook the pasta.  Rinse and set aside.
  2. Saute bell peppers and mushrooms.  Season with salt, pepper, and cajun seasoning.  Remove from pan and set aside.
  3. Add a little broth to pan.  Add garlic and tomatoes.  Allow the tomatoes to cook down a little.
  4. Add cream.  Stir to thicken some.  Add the peppers and mushrooms back to the pan.  Heat through.
  5. Remove pan from heat.  Add grated cheeses.  Check for seasoning.  Adjust if necessary.
  6. Add pasta back into the pan.  Heat through.  Top with parsley.
I know I didn't put any measurements.  I'm so bad with pasta.  I never get it right.  I always make too much.  Always.   But it never goes to waste.  :-)


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.)

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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.

Buen Provecho!


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7 comments:

  1. A simple and yummy sounding dish Libby. Right up my alley with my crew. Yum!

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  2. Oh Libby, can I come over to eat with you? This look amazing!! :) Definitely going to try this recipe - thanks for sharing.

    Hugs!

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  3. This look delicious!! I may have to try that soon. And the recipe sounds totally healthy to me, I'd rather have all the flavors and enjoy a walk afterwards lol. Oh and I totally would have purchased the lemonade just for the bottle.

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  4. This looks so yummy! Your pictures are stunning!
    KC

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  5. You know how I love pasta. This looks really good. I mean REALLY good

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  6. Your photos are beautiful Libby! Don't you just love Pinterest? I get so many great cooking ideas there too.

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  7. You're hilarious! Get tired of chewing meat. LOL I've been there! This sounds like a fabulous recipe.

    Thanks for sharing!

    xox

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