I like to try different sauces.
I guess you could call me a sauce queen.
I have dozens of different sauces stashed in my pantry, fridge, and secondary cabinet.
I’m a big fan of sauce that Trader Joe’s offers. I’ll try anything at least once. So when I saw a jar of Cajun Alfredo the other day, I knew I had to try it.
Unfortunately, it wasn’t my favorite sauce on Earth. I’ve made my own Cajun alfredo before that was much more delicious. But, this sauce will work in a pinch.
When you need a super quick meal, a pre-made sauce is your guy. It’s the workhorse of the pantry and will make dinner a breeze to put together. Even if the sauce isn’t that good, you can dress it up a million different ways.
That’s exactly what I did with this sauce. I added a slew of bell peppers, onions, chicken and sausage. I also added some more Cajun seasoning, to make it even better.
You gotta do what you gotta do.
Cajun Alfredo Spaghetti Squash
A spicy pasta dish with spaghetti squash instead of pasta, chicken, sausage and a mix of peppers.
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Slice spaghetti squash in half and drizzle both sides with one tablespoon of olive oil. Season with salt and pepper. Place, cut side down, in a large baking dish or baking sheet. Roast for 30-40 minutes or until tender and squash flakes easily with a fork.
- Heat remaining tablespoon of oil in a large skillet. Season chicken with Cajun seasoning and cook until tender and cooked through, about 4-5 minutes on each side. Remove to a plate.
- Add more olive oil if necessary to the same pan. Stir in peppers and onion and saute for 5-6 minutes or until tender. Stir in sausage and cook for another 4-5 minutes.
- Pour in alfredo sauce and chicken. Let mixture come to a simmer and simmer for another 4-5 minutes.
- Flake off spaghetti squash strands with a fork. Pour sauce mixture on top and serve.