Creamy Cajun Pasta Shells

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312 CALORIES 52g CARBS 7g FAT 11g PROTEIN
9
Freestyle™ SmartPoints™ New!
(9 Old SmartPoints™)
(8 PointsPlus®)

Creamy Cajun pasta is one of my favorite dishes. I love the combination of anything creamy with anything spicy and it's pasta - so it's a win. However restaurant versions of this dish many times pack in over 1500 calories so I like to make it at home instead with high fiber or whole wheat pasta, lots of veggies, and a touch of cream cheese to create the sauce. You can adjust the heat to fit your preferences. If you like things really spicy, add some cayenne or chipotles in adobo sauce.

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The Recipe

Creamy Cajun Pasta Shells

PREP TIME: 10 Min
COOK TIME: 20 Min
TOTAL TIME: 30 Min
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Ingredients

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  • 8 oz. high fiber shell pasta (or whole wheat)
  • 2 tbsp. Cajun seasoning (or to taste)
  • 2 tsp. olive oil
  • 1 U red pepper, sliced thin
  • 1 U green pepper, sliced thin
  • 2 cups mushrooms, sliced
  • 1/2 U red onion, sliced thin
  • 4 U cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 cup fire roasted diced tomatoes
  • 1/2 cup reduced fat cream cheese
  • 1/4 cup scallions

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Instructions

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1

Prepare the pasta according to package directions. Drain.

2

Heat the olive oil over medium heat. Add the vegetables to the same pan and cook for 6-8 minutes until tender. If they begin to stick, add 1-2 tablespoons of water. Stir in half the Cajun seasoning.

3

Turn heat down to low and add the diced tomatoes (undrained), cream cheese, and remaining Cajun seasoning. Cook until cream cheese melts and the sauce is formed. Taste and season if needed.

4

Serve with scallions.

Nutritional Facts
Serving Size: 1.5 cups
Amount Per Serving
Calories 312
Calories from Fat 69
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 7g
12%
Saturated Fat 3g
15%
Monounsaturated Fat 0g
0%
Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
0%
Cholesterol 16mg
6%
Sodium 442mg
19%
Total Carbohydrate 52g
18%
Dietary Fiber 8g
32%
Sugars 8g
Protein 11g

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

The Nutritional Values provided are estimates only and may vary based on the preparation method.

† SmartPoints™ and PointsPlus® calculated by Slender Kitchen; Not endorsed by Weight Watchers International, Inc.
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