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Creamy Cajun Pasta

  • Prep 40 min
  • Total 40 min
  • Ingredients 11
  • Servings 6

Ultimate Hamburger Helper® is the starter for this easy and delicious Cajun-inspired skillet supper. ...MORE+ LESS-

Ingredients

2
teaspoons vegetable oil
1/2
cup thin bite-size strips green bell pepper
1/2
cup thin bite-size strips red bell pepper
1
small onion, cut into thin strips
1
box Ultimate Hamburger Helper™ three cheese marinara
1
cup hot water
2 1/4
cups milk
3/4
teaspoon dried thyme leaves
1/2
teaspoon red pepper sauce
1 1/2
cups cubed cooked chicken
1 1/2
cups sliced smoked andouille or other smoked sausage

Steps

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  • 1
    In 12-inch skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat until hot. Add bell peppers and onion; cook about 4 minutes, stirring occasionally, until crisp-tender. Remove from skillet.
  • 2
    In same skillet, place uncooked pasta and seasoning mix (from Ultimate Hamburger Helper box), hot water, milk, thyme and pepper sauce. Heat to boiling, stirring occasionally.
  • 3
    Reduce heat; cover and simmer 10 minutes, stirring occasionally. Stir in chicken, sausage and vegetables. Return to boiling; reduce heat. Cover; simmer about 8 minutes longer or until pasta and vegetables are tender. Remove from heat; stir in tomato herb sauce (from Ultimate Hamburger Helper box). Serve with additional pepper sauce, if desired.

Expert Tips

  • Andouille, a spicy smoked sausage, is often used in Cajun cooking. If you prefer a milder flavor, you can use kielbasa or any other smoked sausage for this recipe.
  • Don't care for sausage? Omit the sausage and double the chicken, or add 1 1/2 cups cooked shrimp instead.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
410
Calories from Fat
180
% Daily Value
Total Fat
20g
30%
Saturated Fat
7g
36%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
70mg
23%
Sodium
990mg
41%
Potassium
410mg
12%
Total Carbohydrate
33g
11%
Dietary Fiber
1g
6%
Sugars
6g
Protein
25g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
10%
10%
Vitamin C
20%
20%
Calcium
15%
15%
Iron
10%
10%
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 1/2 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 2 1/2 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 3 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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