Creamy Cajun Tortellini

Creamy Cajun Tortellini is a decadent, spicy pasta dish that comes together in a flash. Cheesy tortellini, andouille sausage and bell peppers simmered in a creamy cajun sauce. 

When it comes to easy tortellini recipes, I have got you covered. One of my favorite weeknight time savers is fresh pasta. Especially fresh tortellini. All you need to do to cook tortellini is to boil it in a pot of water until it floats. Usually about 3 – 5 minutes. Toss it in sauce and you’re good to go. A quick and hearty meal on the table is less than thirty minutes.

Creamy Cajun Tortellini is a decadent, spicy pasta dish that comes together in a flash. Cheesy tortellini, andouille sausage and bell peppers simmered in a creamy cajun sauce. 

What kind of sauce to put on tortellini?

Short answer: anything and everything.

You could coat tortellini in alfredo sauce, tomato sauce and even a butter sauce. I have used Pesto to coat tortellini and tossed it in a Puttanesca style sauce and now, I’m using it in Creamy Cajun Tortellini. The possibilities are endless.

Creamy Cajun Tortellini is a decadent, spicy pasta dish that comes together in a flash. Cheesy tortellini, andouille sausage and bell peppers simmered in a creamy cajun sauce. 

 

This Creamy Cajun Tortellini is loaded with all kinds of goodies. It starts by sautéing bell peppers, onions and garlic in olive oil and butter. Next cheesy tortellini, andouille sausage are added to the mix. Then, a little sour cream, a splash of cream and some parmesan cheese make it super creamy. Finally, some cajun seasoning kicks the whole thing up a notch with a little spice.

When it comes to Cajun Seasoning, you could make your own. But if you don’t want to, cajun seasoning is pretty easy to find on super market shelves. It might also be called Blackened Seasoning or Cajun Blacken Seasoning. Keep in mind that many of them already contain salt, so I recommend tasting your dish before adding any salt.

Creamy Cajun Tortellini is a decadent, spicy pasta dish that comes together in a flash. Cheesy tortellini, andouille sausage and bell peppers simmered in a creamy cajun sauce. 

The best part about this Creamy Cajun Tortellini, in addition to being scrumptious, is the fact that it’s done in less than 30 minutes. That makes it perfect for weeknight meals.

Creamy Cajun Tortellini is a decadent, spicy pasta dish that comes together in a flash. Cheesy tortellini, andouille sausage and bell peppers simmered in a creamy cajun sauce. 

Creamy Cajun Tortellini is a decadent, spicy pasta dish that comes together in a flash. Cheesy tortellini, andouille sausage and bell peppers simmered in a creamy cajun sauce. 

Creamy Cajun Tortellini Recipe

Serves 8 Prep Time: Cook Time:
4(3)

Ingredients:

  • 20 ounces packaged 3 cheese tortellini
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 2 green bell peppers, diced
  • 1/2 medium yellow onion, diced
  • 5 garlic cloves, minced
  • 13 ounces andouille sausage, sliced
  • 1 teaspoon Cajun seasoning
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1 cup Parmesan cheese

Instructions

1

Cook tortellini according to package directions.

2

Meanwhile, melt butter and olive oil together in a large skillet over medium heat. Add in bell peppers, onion and garlic. Cook just until softened, about 3 minutes. Add in andouille.

3

Reduce heat to low and add in cajun seasoning, heavy cream and sour cream. Stir until the sour cream is mixed in well. Stir in parmesan cheese. Add in cooked tortellini and toss to coat.

Nutrition information

Amount per serving: 8 servings
Calories: 540 , Total Fat: 29.9 , Saturated Fat: 14.7g , Cholesterol: 90 mg , Sodium: 1240 mg , Carbohydrates: 42.7g , Fiber: 2.2g , Sugar: 3.8g , Protein: 26g

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  • Reply
    shell shockers
    May 9, 2018 at 1:26 am

    Oh! looks delicious i want to eat it right away

  • Reply
    amanda @ fake ginger
    May 4, 2018 at 4:35 am

    All my favorite flavors! I can’t get over how easy it is, too!

  • Reply
    Krista
    April 26, 2018 at 8:53 pm

    Creamy cajun always has my attention!

  • Reply
    carrie @ frugal foodie mama
    April 26, 2018 at 4:04 am

    I am loving the Cajun flavors in this dish! :)

  • Reply
    Abeer
    April 26, 2018 at 1:28 am

    Looks absolutely delighful! So yummy!

  • Reply
    I Heart Naptime
    April 25, 2018 at 2:58 pm

    Looks easy and delicious! My family would love this!

  • Reply
    Amanda
    April 25, 2018 at 2:09 pm

    I can’t wait to try this one out! Perfect for the whole family!