Pappadeaux Pasta Mardi Gras Recipe | Easy Kitchen Guide

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By Lori Walker, MS, RD | Published on March 14, 2023 | Last Updated on March 19, 2024

Mardi Gras Pasta is a superb New Orleans-style dish full of shrimp, sausage, garlic, peppers, and many more. Within 25 minutes, you can prepare this fettuccine alfredo Cajun-style Mardi Gras Pasta. It is perfect for a family gathering or just making dinner at home. This classic New Orleans specialty is full of flavor and sure to please.

Pappadeaux Pasta Mardi Gras Recipe

What is pappadeaux mardi gras pasta?

Pasta mardi gras pappadeaux is a tantalizing meal bursting with flavor from the sausage, peppers, garlic, and shrimp.

A unique and flavorful traditional dish originated in Louisiana. It is made with pappardelle noodles, tomatoes, bell peppers, mushrooms, onions, garlic, shrimp, and andouille sausage simmered with creole spices in a rich tomato-based sauce. 

The addition of the creole spices really makes this dish stand out and gives it a unique flavor. This tasty dish takes 25 minutes to cook and is fettuccine alfredo Cajun style. 

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How was I introduced to pappadeaux pasta mardi gras?

I was first introduced to pappadeaux pasta mardi gras when I visited my friend who had recently moved to New Orleans. She served it for dinner one night and I fell in love with the flavors immediately.

Is pappadeaux pasta mardi gras spicy?

Personalize your plate by adjusting the spiciness of this dish to suit your taste! The heat level depends on the zestiness of the andouille sausage, as well as Cajun seasoning. For an extra kick, add a 1/4 teaspoon of cayenne pepper for additional flavor that will tantalize your taste buds.

How to make pappadeaux mardi gras pasta recipe?

Prep Time: 15 Min

Cook Time: 25 Min

Ingredients (8 Serving)

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pasta mardi gras pappadeaux ingredients

  • 12 ounces Egg Fettuccine, Recommended
  • 1 pound medium shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 1/3 cup freshly grated parmesan Cheese
  • 4 green onions, sliced
  • 1 teaspoon Cajun seasoning
  • 1/4 cup diced green pepper
  • 1/4 cup diced yellow pepper
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 1/2 cups sliced mushroom
  • 1/2 cup diced tomato
  • 8 tablespoons butter, divided
  • 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 12 ounces of andouille sausage, sliced
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons fresh parsley, chopped
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Equipment & Tools

  • Measuring Cup
  • Large Skillet
  • Cutting Board
  • Spoon
  • Knife

Instructions

Step 1

Boil the pasta in a pot of salted water, following the instructions on the package. Once cooked, drain and set aside.

Step 2

Melt 3 tablespoons of butter in a large skillet.

Step 3

Start seasoning the shrimp with Cajun spice and smoked paprika and cook in butter until they reach a pleasing pink hue. Once cooked, use a spoon to carefully remove them from the skillet and place them aside.

Step 4

Now, add the remaining butter to your skillet. Once it is melted, throw in onions, bell peppers, tomatoes, mushrooms, and sausage for a savory combination of flavors. Stir-fry until each vegetable is cooked to tender perfection and the sausage has browned nicely.

Step 5

Add and sauté the tomato and garlic for 1 1/2 minutes until you get fragrant. Slowly pour in the heavy cream, stirring constantly until it reaches a thickened consistency.

Step 6

Incorporate the Parmesan, lemon juice, and parsley by stirring it until everything is combined. Don’t forget to taste the dish and adjust its seasoning according to your desired flavor. Add a pinch of salt and pepper for a punchy, delicious finish!

Step 7

Remove the pan from the heat and add the fettuccine and shrimp. Gently mix everything together.

Notes

  1. Make sure you do not overcook the pappadeaux pasta, as it will be too soft and mushy when served.
  2. Incorporate a variety of colorful vegetables like bell peppers, cherry tomatoes, carrots, and celery to add flavor and texture.
  3. Add some fresh herbs like parsley and thyme for an extra layer of flavor complexity.
  4. Top off your pasta mardi gras pappadeaux recipe with some freshly grated Parmesan cheese and a sprinkle of paprika for added color and taste!
  5. For a unique twist, try adding some jalapeno peppers or diced onion to the pasta mardi gras recipe.
  6. Don’t forget to add some salt and pepper for a balanced flavor profile!
  7. Serve your mardi gras pasta pappadeaux recipe with a side dish such as garlic bread or a green salad to complete the meal.
Pappadeaux Pasta Mardi Gras Recipe

Pappadeaux Pasta Mardi Gras Recipe

Mardi Gras Pasta is a superb New Orleans-style dish full of shrimp, sausage, garlic, peppers, and many more. Within 25 minutes, you can prepare this fettuccine alfredo Cajun-style Mardi Gras Pasta. It is perfect for a family gathering or just making dinner at home. 
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Author: Lori Walker, MS, RD
Course: Pasta
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 743kcal

Equipment

  • Measuring Cup
  • large skillet
  • Cutting Board
  • spoon
  • knife

Ingredients

  • 12 ounces Egg Fettuccine Recommended
  • 1/3 cup freshly grated parmesan Cheese
  • 1 teaspoon Cajun seasoning
  • 1/4 cup diced yellow pepper
  • 4 garlic cloves minced
  • 1 1/2 cups sliced mushroom
  • 4 green onions sliced
  • 1 pound medium shrimp peeled and deveined
  • 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1/4 cup diced green pepper
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1/2 cup diced tomato
  • 8 tablespoons butter divided
  • 12 ounces of andouille sausage sliced
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons fresh parsley chopped
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice

Instructions

  • Boil the pasta in a pot of salted water, following the instructions on the package. Once cooked, drain and set aside.
  • Melt 3 tablespoons of butter in a large skillet.
  • Start seasoning the shrimp with Cajun spice and smoked paprika and cook in butter until they reach a pleasing pink hue. Once cooked, use a spoon to carefully remove them from the skillet and place them aside.
  • Now, add the remaining butter to your skillet. Once it is melted, throw in onions, bell peppers, tomatoes, mushrooms, and sausage for a savory combination of flavors. Stir-fry until each vegetable is cooked to tender perfection and the sausage has browned nicely.
  • Add and sauté the tomato and garlic for 1 1/2 minutes until you get fragrant. Slowly pour in the heavy cream, stirring constantly until it reaches a thickened consistency.
  • Incorporate the Parmesan, lemon juice, and parsley by stirring it until everything is combined. Don’t forget to taste the dish and adjust its seasoning according to your desired flavor. Add a pinch of salt and pepper for a punchy, delicious finish!
  • Remove the pan from the heat and add the fettuccine and shrimp. Gently mix everything together.

Notes

  1. Make sure you do not overcook the pappadeaux pasta, as it will be too soft and mushy when served.
  2. Incorporate a variety of colorful vegetables like bell peppers, cherry tomatoes, carrots, and celery to add flavor and texture.
  3. Add some fresh herbs like parsley and thyme for an extra layer of flavor complexity.
  4. Top off your pappadeaux pasta mardi gras recipe with some freshly grated Parmesan cheese and a sprinkle of paprika for added color and taste!
  5. For a unique twist, try adding some jalapeno peppers or diced onion to the pasta mardi gras recipe.
  6. Don’t forget to add some salt and pepper for a balanced flavor profile!
  7. Serve your pappadeaux pasta mardi gras recipe with a side dish such as garlic bread or a green salad to complete the meal.
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Nutrition Information

Amount per serving And % Daily Values

Serving: 8

Calories: 753

Total Sugars 1.6g

Cholesterol 332mg

Total Fat 47.2g

Saturated Fat 23.4g

Potassium 480mg

Total Carbohydrate 41.9g

Sodium 1189mg

Dietary Fiber 0.9g

Vitamin D 71mcg

Protein 41.6g

Iron 7mg

Calcium 142g

What dishes go well with pappadeaux pasta mardi gras?

A classic pappadeaux side dish is a warm, fluffy French bread with butter and garlic. You may also serve it with a simple salad of leafy greens, tomatoes, and cucumbers for a light meal. 

For a heartier option, make some roasted vegetables such as carrots, broccoli, and Brussels sprouts. 

And, if you’re looking for a richer flavor, it also pairs deliciously with creamy sautéed mushrooms or a savory mushroom ragout.

For an even more indulgent experience, finish off the dish with freshly grated Parmesan cheese and a drizzle of extra-virgin olive oil. 

You may cap off the meal with some fresh fruit or a creamy homemade panna cotta for a sweet finish.

Can pregnant women eat pappadeaux pasta mardi gras?

Absolutely! This recipe is full of healthy ingredients like shrimp, andouille sausage, and tomatoes that are nutritious for pregnant women. To ensure your and your baby’s safety during pregnancy, always cook your seafood to an internal temperature of 145°F or higher and avoid eating uncooked fish.

How to store pappadeaux pasta mardi gras?

To store the leftover pappadeaux pasta mardi gras recipe, simple steps to follow:

– Place it in an airtight container and refrigerate for up to 3 days.

– To extend the life, freeze it for up to 2 months.

– When you’re ready to enjoy it again, thaw it overnight in the refrigerator or use the microwave or stovetop to heat it up quickly.

How to reheat pappadeaux pasta mardi gras?

Reheating pappadeaux pasta mardi gras is a simple process that can be accomplished in the oven or microwave. To reheat it, you may follow the steps:

  • Preheat the oven to 350°F.
  • Place the pappadeaux pasta mardi gras onto an oven-safe dish and cover it with aluminum foil.
  • Bake in the preheated oven for 15 to 20 minutes or until heated through.

Reheat pappadeaux pasta mardi gras in the microwave:

  • Place it in a microwave-safe dish and cover it with a damp paper towel.
  • Heat on high power for 1 to 2 minutes, stirring occasionally until heated as desired.
  • Enjoy it reheated and served hot!

Wrapping Up

Thanks for reading, and we hope you enjoy the pasta mardi gras pappadeaux copycat recipe! This delicious dish is perfect for special occasions or weeknight dinners. We’re sure you’ll love the flavor of this easy-to-make dish.

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