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Cajun Inspired Macaroni and Cheese

April 29, 2014 (Last Updated: May 19, 2021)

This delicious recipe for Cajun Inspired Macaroni and Cheese contains some serious Cajun flair from Andouille sausage, green scallions, red bell peppers, green bell peppers, Cajun Spice, and everything excellent.

Macaroni and Cheese is one of America’s all-time comfort foods. If you delve into Google, you will find many Macaroni and Cheese recipes your head will spin guaranteed.

 

Cajun Inspired Macaroni and CheeseI decided to search out a Cajun Flavored one to try out. I found many I have, to be honest, spending a decent amount of time in Louisiana over the years. I know most of the recipes are far from the case being Authentic. That includes the one I decided to make, “Cajun Inspired Macaroni and Cheese” However, it’s always fun to have a little Cajun Inspiration on the dinner table.

This Cajun Inspired Macaroni and Cheese recipe was Adapted from  Soul Food and Southern Cooking

 

 

 

 

Cajun Inspired Macaroni and Cheese

  • One pound small pasta shells

  • Two tablespoons of extra-virgin olive oil

  • Sixteen ounces of andouille sausage, diced

  • One bunch of green scallions, sliced

  • One cup chopped green bell pepper

  • One cup chopped red pepper

  • One can (10 ounces) of  Ro*tel Diced tomatoes with chiles

  • One tablespoon of Cajun spice, your brand

  • pinch of ground cayenne pepper

  • One cup of whole milk

  • Twelve ounces of sharp cheddar cheese, grated

  • Kosher salt, to taste

  • fresh ground pepper to own taste

 

 

Directions 

  1. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Add the pasta and cook until al dente, about 1 minute less than the label directs. Drain pasta.

  2. Meanwhile, combine the olive oil and sausage in a large skillet over high heat and cook, stirring, until the sausage starts to brown (2-3 minutes).

  3. Stir in the scallions and bell pepper and cook for another 2-4 minutes. Add the Rotel Diced tomatoes and Cajun spice, and cayenne pepper. Gradually whisk in the milk, continue whisking until the sauce is thick and smooth, about 4-6 minutes.

  4. Add pasta and cheese. Mix thoroughly.

 


This pasta contains a little KICK, so I would advise if you have children to use Original Ro*Tel tomatoes, Smoked Kielbasa, and omit a little of the Cajun spices.

 

Cajun Inspired Macaroni and Cheese

Cajun Inspired Macaroni and Cheese

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This delicious recipe for Cajun Inspired Macaroni and Cheese contains some serious Cajun flair from Andouille sausage, green scallions, red bell peppers, green bell peppers, Cajun Spice, and everything excellent.
4.81 from 21 votes
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 40 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine American, Cajun
Servings 6 Servings
Calories 849 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1 pound small pasta shells cooked
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 pound  andouille sausage sliced or diced
  • 1 bunch  green scallions sliced
  • 1 cup green bell pepper chopped
  • 1 cup red bell pepper chopped
  • 1-10- ounce Ro*tel Diced tomatoes with chiles
  • 1 tablespoon Cajun spice do not sub with Creole spice
  • 1 pinch ground cayenne pepper optional
  • 1 cup whole milk + more to thin if needed
  • 12 ounces sharp cheddar cheese grated
  • Kosher salt to taste
  • black pepper to taste

Instructions
 

  • Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Add the pasta and cook until al dente, about 1 minute less than the label directs. Drain pasta.
  • Meanwhile, combine the olive oil and sausage in a large skillet over high heat and cook, stirring, until the sausage starts to brown (2-3 minutes).
  • Stir in the scallions and bell pepper and cook for another 2-4 minutes. Add the Rotel Diced tomatoes, including the juice and Cajun spice, and cayenne pepper. Gradually whisk in the milk, continue whisking until the sauce is thick and smooth, about 4-6 minutes.
  • Add pasta and cheese. Mix thoroughly.

Notes

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Nutrition

Calories: 849kcalCarbohydrates: 63gProtein: 41gFat: 48gSaturated Fat: 21gCholesterol: 127mgSodium: 1054mgPotassium: 641mgFiber: 4gSugar: 6gVitamin A: 2159IUVitamin C: 53mgCalcium: 490mgIron: 3mg
Keyword Cajun-Inspired, Macaroni and Cheese
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26 Comments

  • Reply
    Jessica
    October 30, 2014 at 9:17 pm

    Spicy mac and cheese??? YES, please! You know how to get me going, friend! I loved the recipe for Cajun Inspired Macaroni and Cheese

  • Reply
    Ronda
    May 11, 2014 at 8:05 pm

    Yummy Heidy. This was good. I pinned and added it to SU. Thanks for sharing. I’m also adding to next week’s recipe round-up on the blog

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    debi
    May 7, 2014 at 9:15 pm

    I Made this for dinner last night. Super Yum! And the husband loved it too! We even have leftovers for lunch today! I think I’ll double the Cajun spice next time I make it, oh, and there will be a next time! It was delish!! Thanks!

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