Recreate Cheddar's Cajun style pasta at home with this easy copycat recipe.
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Cheddars New Orleans Pasta

All sorts of goodness come together in this one-pot pasta dish.  Alfredo sauce, shrimp, chicken, smoked sausage, and more. 
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword Cheddars New Orleans Pasta, Pasta
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 989kcal
Author Stephanie Manley


  • 4 ounces butter
  • 4 tablespoons flour
  • 1 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 1/3 cup shredded parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 cup shredded mozzarella
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons Tony Chachere's Creole Seasoning
  • 8 ounces chicken breast cut into bite-sized pieces
  • 1 cup Italian dressing
  • 8 ounces smoked sausage sliced
  • 8 ounces shrimp (medium sized) peeled and deveined
  • 1 sliced green bell pepper
  • 1 white onion, sliced
  • 16 ounces penne pasta
  • 1 1/2 cup salsa


  • Marinate chicken for about 1 hour in the Italian dressing. Discard the marinade after the marination has completed. Cook pasta according to box directions In a large pot heat butter, when the butter melts add the flour. Stir and cook for about 1 minute or until the roux begins to smell nutty. Add cream, parmesan cheese, mozzarella, and salsa. Stir to combine, and once the sauce thickens simmer until the sauce is needed. Add 1 tablespoon of oil into a large skillet over medium heat. Cook chicken for 5 to 7 minutes, or until done. Remove chicken. Add sliced sausage and sear. Wipe out skillet Sprinkle Tony Chassare seasoning on shrimp. Add another tablespoon of oil to the skillet and cook shrimp just until pink. Remove shrimp. Add oil if necessary, saute onion and green bell pepper and saute until the vegetables are tender. To assemble, combine pasta, meats, cooked vegetables with the sauce. Serve immediately.


Calories: 989kcal | Carbohydrates: 68g | Protein: 37g | Fat: 62g | Saturated Fat: 30g | Cholesterol: 281mg | Sodium: 1275mg | Potassium: 590mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 2430IU | Vitamin C: 15.1mg | Calcium: 237mg | Iron: 3.2mg
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