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 by 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!
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
3/4 pound pasta or zucchini noodles
2 tsp olive oil
10 oz mushrooms sliced
2 cloves garlic, minced
3 cups spinach
Salt and pepper to taste
1/4 cup white wine or vegetable broth
1/2 half and half
1/2 cup parmesan cheese
1/4 cup chopped tomatoes – optional
1. Cook pasta according to instructions on box.
2. Add olive oil to a large skillet and heat over medium heat.
3. Once oil is hot add garlic, mushrooms, salt and pepper to taste.
4. Cook until mushrooms are soft.
5. Add spinach and tomatoes (optional) and cook until spinach wilts.
6.Add wine and stir. Cook for a few minute until liquid evaporates.
7. Remove skillet from heat and stir in pasta, parmesan cheese and half and half. Stir until combined.
8.Taste and season with more salt and pepper to taste.
Top with parmesan cheese and enjoy!
Serve with garlic bread and a glass of wine!
Pin this cajun mushroom & spinach recipe for later!
I’m sure most of you guys have had cajun pasta before, what do you normally add to it?
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Option: These garlic knots would be an amazing side dish!
Lois Alter Mark says
Ooh, that looks so delicious and filling. Perfect comfort food for a cold winter’s night!
Oh yes I did just pin that one! That looks so good! It reminds me of something my mom would make us!
Rebecca Bryant says
You had me at pasta. I love a good meal of pasta and i Love musrooms. Youare totally speaking to me here.
Nothing says love like a big bowl of pasta. This looks amazing.
Mmmm, you had me at mushrooms. That looks ridiculously tasty and perfect for winter!
Tiffany Khyla says
I am definitely saving this to make later. It has all of my favorite things – mushrooms, spinach and Cajun-influence. I live in Louisiana, and I use Tony Cachere’s like it’s salt.
Nancy Johnson Horn says
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.
pasta yum , beautiful recipe thank you so much
You fail to show fixed tomatoes in the list of ingredients and when and where to add the spinach. I’m going to sing it and guess. Also, going to add Italian sausage/ground round. Thank you for this delicious recipe!