One Pot Cheesy Cajun Pasta

One Pot Cheesy Cajun Pasta takes less than 20 minutes to make, is super flavorful and delicious, and costs less than $5 for the recipe - amazing!! 

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 6 servings


  • 3 garlic cloves , minced
  • 1 TBS olive oil
  • 1/2 red pepper , sliced
  • 1/2 yellow pepper , sliced
  • 1/2 orange pepper , sliced
  • 1 small onion , sliced
  • 2 tsp cajun seasoning
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 8 ounces linguine
  • 1 cup milk (I used 1%) + 1/4 cup milk
  • 1 1/2 cups vegetable or chicken broth
  • 1/2 cup freshly grated parmesan cheese
  • 2 green onions , chopped


  1. In a large skillet or pot over medium/high heat, add olive oil and garlic, saute for 30 seconds. Add red, yellow, and orange peppers, along with onions; stir to combine with garlic. Sprinkle cajun seasoning and black pepper over the vegetables; saute for 2-3 minutes.

  2. Add milk, vegetable/chicken broth, and linguine. Bring to a boil, then turn heat down to simmer; cover. Stir every few minutes, and allow to cook for 12-14 minutes, or until pasta is tender and not much liquid is left. **If after this time there is no liquid left, add 1/4 cup milk, stir to combine**.

  3. Remove from heat, add parmesan cheese and stir to incorporate. Garnish with green onions and serve immediately.

Recipe Notes

If you would like to add chicken to this dish, simply chop the chicken into bite sized pieces and cook it FIRST in the skillet with the garlic and oil. Sprinkle half of the cajun seasoning over the chicken while cooking, and then add the other half of the seasoning when you add the pasta. Leave the chicken in the pot when you cook the rest - easy!
If you would like to use the whole box of pasta in this recipe, just DOUBLE everything - easy!