Cajun Mushroom & Spinach Rigatoni

It’s amazing how many delicious recipes you can find on Pinterest (you can find my pins here). During the holidays, Pinterest is chock-full of every holiday recipe and crafts you can think of. I love to see everyone’s spin on classic recipes we all know and love, like the cajun pasta recipe I came across the other day. I’d say that most of our favorite recipes have some type of a spicy kick to it, so I knew I had to give cajun pasta a try! I can’t remember where exactly I saw this particular version, but I did give it my own twist buy adding sautéed mushrooms, spinach, and diced tomatoes. It’s perfect if you’re looking for a meatless meal. Scroll down for my cajun mushroom & spinach rigatoni recipe!

Cajun Mushroom & Spinach Rigatoni

We enjoyed this cajun mushroom & spinach rigatoni so much that we’ve made it more than a few times in the past couple of weeks. I love that its actually pretty versatile and we’ve added chicken, salmon, and even meatballs! This mushroom and spinach cajun pasta is definitely a filling meal. A small portion goes a long way, making it perfect to have for leftovers, which is something I’ve been utilizing a lot more lately. With a busy family like mine, serving leftovers saves me a lot of time (not to mention money too) and I plan on sharing these time-saving tips and recipes in the next coming months, so stay tuned!

cajun mushroom & spinach rigatoni

Ingredients:

1 box of Rigatoni
4 tbsp butter
2 tbsp garlic powder
2 tbsp of cajun seasoning
1/2 cup white wine
2 tbsp lemon juice
1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
1/2 cup half & half
Olive oil
1 cup of mushrooms
1 cup of spinach
Salt & pepper

Instructions:

Cook your rigatoni according to the instruction on box.
Sautee mushrooms in olive oil until soft. Add in diced tomatoes and cook until soft. Set aside.
In a sauce pan ment butter, add garlic, cajun seasoning, lemon juice and white wine. Cook for 2-3 minutes. **Make sure to stir frequently.
Stir in heavy whipping cream and half & half. Cook for about 5 minutes (make sure to stir) and then lower heat to low and allow sauce to thicken. Once sauce has thickened you can add parmesan cheese, stir.
In a large pot add rigatoni, cajun sauce and veggies. Toss, add salt and pepper, and some extra parmesan cheese.

Cajun mushroom & spinach rigatoni

Cajun mushroom & spinach rigatoni

Serve with garlic bread and a glass of wine!

Cajun mushroom & spinach rigatoni

Pin this cajun mushroom & spinach recipe for later!

Cajun Mushroom & Spinach Rigatoni

I’m sure most of you guys have had cajun pasta before, what do you normally add to it?

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Comments

  1. My oldest child loves food with a little heat, so this may be the perfect thing to make for him this weekend. I love to add as many veggies as possible to our dinners, so this looks like a winner.

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