Two and a half weeks ago, two of our best friends had a baby (check out their hospital newborn session here). Sweet Tommie Grace is seriously adorable and I have gone to visit every chance I get. Aunt Becca needs her Tommie fix! And honestly, who doesn’t love some sweet baby snuggles and hanging out with good friends? So the other day Isaac and I brought the new family of three some dinner, and a few days later Brooke texted me basically begging for the recipe. And who am I to deny her request? ;)
When thinking of a recipe to bring them, the first thing that came to mind was a tasty pasta dish. Because let’s be honest… who doesn’t love pasta?! I’ve also been all about those Cajun spices lately (which is made easy thanks to my pal Tony Chachere), and from that this recipe was born. I loaded up the pasta with lots of veggies, sausage, chicken and my favorite gluten free pasta.
But the real star of the show was the sauce. Mike can’t eat dairy, but I knew a creamy sauce would be perfect for this dish, so I made my new favorite thing ever: cashew sauce. It became a staple in our house while I was on Whole 30, and it’s the perfect way to add creaminess without using any milk or cheese. Dairy free creamy pasta? Yes please! Best of all, it’s SUPER easy to make. Like seriously, two minutes and you’re done, no cooking needed. Doesn’t get much better than that!
Are you starting to see why Brooke begged me for the recipe? ;) But seriously, this recipe is a new favorite, and I know it’s going to be a staple in our household. Besides, who doesn’t love being able to indulge in some yummy pasta without all the guilt and without feeling weighed down?
Cashew Cream Sauce, no way!! Gosh I bet that is soo good. I make a Cajun pasta for my family as well, but I will for sure have to flavor it up with the cashew sauce next time. Yum!!! ♥
I’ve never thought of using cashew cream sauce in my Cajun pasta! I will definitely try it next time!
Oh my goodness this looks amazing! I cannot wait to make my own cashew cream!
This looks so good! I love Cajun pasta dishes! And I love that this is dairy free, too!
Yummy! I’ve never heard of cashew cream, but I love that you can make a creamy sauce without cream.
Yum! I can’t wait to try the cashew cream. I would be so versatile.
I can not emphasize enough how delicious this looks! I am buying these ingredients tomorrow – seriously! I know my family will loooove it!
Whoa this sounds amazing. I love anything cajun spiced!
Oh yum! I love the sound of these ingredients! While I haven’t used cashew cream before, I think I’ll give it a go. Yours looks so delicious!