recipe: cajun veggie pasta

 i like to call myself a chicketarian. pretty much the only meat i eat is chicken, and turkey on occasion. so, naturally, i love this recipe.

the original recipe for this meal has chicken in it but i chose to add more veggies and skip the chicken this time.

4 ounces linguine pasta
1 red bell pepper
1 cup asparagus
1 cup broccoli 

2 tbsp butter
2 tsp cajun seasoning
1 cup heavy cream
1/2 tsp lemon pepper
1/4 tsp salt
1 tsp garlic (fresh or powder)
1/4 cup grated parm

1. cook pasta according to box (about 8-10 minutes of boil time)
2. in medium pot, sauté fresh, chopped veggies in butter and garlic
3. add cream, lemon pepper, salt, and cajun seasoning. heat through.
4. add cooked linguine, toss and heat through.
5. sprinkle with grated parm.
6. devour.

what's great about this recipe is it can totally be adapted to whatever you want! add more/less veggies, chicken, etc. also, seasonings can be increased/decreased to taste. 

oh, and this stuff re-heats like a champ.


  1. Great recipe! I can't wait to try it! I'm a chicketarian too. I was vegetarian for 2 years, but I felt like I could seriously hurt someone if I didn't eat chick-fil-a. I couldn't break free of the white meat. Oh well. Thanks for posting this!

  2. I'm a vegetarian, and I love this dish! :-)

    By the way, I've noticed that your photography is getting better and better, dear!

    1. Thanks, girl! I've been working on it so it's good to know that it's paying off :)

  3. OMG! This pasta looks so yummy!!! <#

  4. This looks so good! And I'm glad I'm not the only one who calls myself a chicketarian .. haha too funny (:

  5. Oooh yum. I am always looking for something new to make. You may have just helped me out for my next week's meal plans. Thanks!

  6. That looks delicious! We love adding some spicy Cajun flava' to our pastas!

  7. That looks extra yummy!

    I love your plate - that is gorgeous!

    xo, Laura

  8. Yum!!! I'm definitely going to give this a try! (i might add that chicken you left out of it to bulk it up some)
    Thanks for sharing!


  9. This looks incredible! I am definitely a new follower. I hope you'll stop by my blog, Cupcakes and Candy Canes, sometime.


  10. I ate something just like this at O'Charley's :) It was delis! So I'm sure that this would be great, too! :)

  11. That looks SOO good! I think I am going to try this soon :)

    <3 Jamie

  12. New here! Loving what I see so far!!

    I'm totally going to try making this... it looks delicious!

  13. Yummer!!! Haven't had that since UT....better put it on the grocery list for next week!

  14. Totally just made this tonight for dinner - ummmm AMAZE-BALLS!!!!!! Thanks for the new recipe!! :)

  15. Can't wait to try- this looks a little more jazzy than my boring pasta recipe. Thanks for sharing!

  16. Thanks for sharing this recipe! I made it last night and it was so good!

  17. I made this last night, and I was blown away by how good it was! Thank you for the great dinner suggestion- this one is definitely staying in the rotation, especially when I need a quick-fix meal!

  18. This recipe was great... although next time I will use less seasoning since it was a bit to salty for me! I also added parm into the sauce to make it more like alfredo :)


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