You know how when December rolls around you suddenly really don’t care about anything else other than eating all of the bad foods. Any way you can get them you just want food that’s comforting and delicious and you don’t care about it being bad for you? Or is that just me? Maybe it’s just me. I did eat popcorn and Oreos for dinner last night. I might need an intervention.
That’s beside the point though because while this pasta is pretty decadent it is so yummy and it’s definitely worth making maybe once a year. I mean I don’t make very many things that call for two cups of straight heavy cream but I also can’t stand food going to waste and I had a thing of heavy cream that I needed to use.
I considered just making more whipped cream, which is why I needed it in the first place, but then I thought better of it and decided that it was begging to be made into a pasta sauce.
I think I made the right choice. It’s creamy and flavorful and there’s veggies in it so even if they are covered in cream at least you can feel like you made a good decision with veggies.
I went with peppers and snap peas but you could add any and all veggies that you want to. You can mix up the colors of the peppers or just go with one color. You could use green and red and make it festive. If you don’t have bow-tie pasta you can go with linguine noodles or even penne pasta. You just want something that’s a bit sturdy and will hold the sauce!
If you do try this or any other recipe, let me know! Leave a comment and don’t forget to take a picture and tag it #modernlittlevictories on Instagram! I’d love to hear what you think and see what you create in your kitchen.
Veggie Cajun Pasta
- 1 tbsp paprika
- 1 tsp garlic powder
- 1 tsp onion powder
- 1 tsp cayenne
- 1 tsp oregano
- ½ tsp thyme
- 1 tsp salt
- 8 oz bowtie pasta
- 2 cups snap peas
- 1 small green pepper
- 1 small yellow pepper
- ½ red onion
- 3 tbsp butter
- 1 tbsp flour
- 2 cups heavy cream
- 1 large tomato
Mix together all the spices for your Cajun seasoning. Set aside.
Bring water to a boil and cook pasta to package instructions removing about 4 minutes before required time. It will finish cooking in the sauce.
While water is boiling chop your onion and peppers into good size chunks. Heat 1 tbsp butter in a large skillet. Add in chopped veggies and snow peas. Let cook for about 10 minutes or until softened. Sprinkle about 1 tbsp Cajun seasoning over veggies. Remove from skillet and set aside.
Add in 2 tbsp butter and once melted add 1 tbsp flour. Whisk together for a few minutes. Pour in your heavy cream and whisk together. Let thicken for about 5 minutes.
Place your cooked veggies back into pan along with cooked pasta. Sprinkle in another tbsp. of seasoning (or more or less depending on how you want it to taste). Stir together and let cook for another 5 minutes. Chop and add tomato at the very end. Serve warm!