Creamy ZENB Cajun Chicken & Sausage Penne


PREP TIME 10 minutes

COOK TIME 20 minutes

TOTAL TIME 30 minutes

Nutrition Facts


Serving Size: 310g
Servings: 6

Calories: 480

Amount per Serving*% Daily Value
Total Fat18g23%
Saturated Fat6g30%
Dietary Fiber7g25%
Total Sugar1g
Vitamin A 10%
Vitamin C 4%
Calcium 189mg 15%
Iron 4mg 20%
Potassium 333mg 8%
* Nutrition information is estimated based on the ingredients and cooking instructions as described in each recipe and is intended to be used for informational purposes only. Please note that nutrition details may vary based on methods of preparation, origin and freshness of ingredients used.


ZENB Pasta Variety

This ZENB Penne Pasta recipe features Cajun Chicken, smoked sausage, and parmesan cheese to create a flavorful dish for six. Not only will you enjoy the mix of flavors, but you'll get a good source of protein for under 600 calories per serving.


  • 12 ounces ZENB Yellow Pea Penne Pasta, uncooked
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 pound boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into bite-size pieces
  • 2 tablespoons Cajun seasoning
  • 1/4 teaspoon each kosher salt & ground black pepper
  • 2 links smoked sausage, cut into ½-inch slices
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 teaspoons all-purpose flour
  • 3 tablespoons sour cream
  • 3/4 cup shredded Parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 cup chopped Italian parsley, plus additional sprigs for serving



Cook ZENB Pasta as directed on package. Reserve 1 cup pasta water, drain.


Heat oil in large pot on medium-high heat. Add chicken; sprinkle with Cajun seasoning, salt, & pepper. Cook 4-5 minutes, stirring occasionally until golden brown. Add sausage; cook 3-4 minutes until edges start to brown. Add garlic; cook 30 seconds stirring constantly until fragrant. Sprinkle flour over skillet.


Stir in reserved pasta water and sour cream until well combined. Bring mixture to a simmer. Add pasta, cheese and parsley; mix gently until well combined. Serve immediately garnished with additional parsley.

Tasty Tips

For a spicier dish, use smoked andouille sausage. For a less spicy dish, reduce the Cajun seasoning to 1 tablespoon.

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