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Cajun Pasta

  • Author: Contentedness Cooking
  • Prep Time: 5
  • Cook Time: 10
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 6 1x
  • Category: Dinner, Lunch
  • Method: Cooking
  • Cuisine: Vegan, Gluten free

Description

This Cajun Pasta is a must make for your under 30 minute meals. Kid friendly and seriously the best addition for your cheap meals packed with flavor. No one of your family or friends would ever know they eat vegan meals. Also so amazing for meal prep and even gluten free, so a dinner winner for anyone.


Ingredients

  • 10 oz pasta (use gluten free if needed)
  • 1 15 oz can chopped tomatoes
  • 2 tbs cajun seasoning
  • 1/2 cup coconut milk
  • 5 cloves garlic
  • 1 cup cooked black beans
  • salt, pepper to taste

Optional add ons:

  • 2 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1/2 cup chopped bell pepper
  • 3/4 cup chopped onions
  • 1 cup chopped mushrooms

Instructions

  1. First cook your favorite pasta according the package directions. The actual time will vary a bit depending on your used pasta shapes. While pasta is cooking heat a pan or pot with a bit of oil, vegan butter, or just vegetable broth for oil free cooking.
  2. Start with optional onions, bell peppers, minced garlic, and fry all for 3 minutes. After that add optional sliced mushrooms.
  3. Finally make the cajun pasta sauce. Just add chopped tomatoes, black beans, and coconut milk to the same pan. Season with cajun seasoning, salt, pepper and again optional smoked paprika if you like. Cook for an additional 5 minutes, drain pasta and mix with cajun sauce. Serve on a plate or in bowls, enjoy.

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 2.5 cups
  • Calories: 359
  • Sugar: 4.7 g
  • Sodium: 640 mg
  • Fat: 5.8 g
  • Saturated Fat: 4.4 g
  • Unsaturated Fat: 0.5 g
  • Trans Fat: 0 g
  • Carbohydrates: 70.5 g
  • Fiber: 12.2 g
  • Protein: 18.7 g
  • Cholesterol: 0 g