Entrees, Vegan Food

One Pan Spicy Sausage Cajun Pasta


Woohoo! Back with another one pan recipe: One Pan Spicy Sausage Cajun Pasta. This stuff is soooo good. And I seriously love one pan pasta recipes. Sure, they’re not traditional, but they save so much time! No boiling, standing at the stove stirring, or complicated steps. You simply put all the ingredients into the pan, cover with foil and bake. That’s all there is to it!

This isn’t my first one pan pasta recipe (as you can see, I’m kind of obsessed now) so if you want to try some more, here are my favs:

The best part is, even though the total recipe time is 1 hour, about 55 minutes of that is completely hands-off, leaving you so much time! I love a hands-off dinner so I can change, walk the dogs, and decompress after work and before eating. Such a lovely way to be efficient while still enjoying a homemade dinner.

If you have kids, this recipe is also perfect for you. You might want to go easy on the spices, because this is spicy, but otherwise, its such a kid-friendly recipe! I remember my mom always made pasta bakes and casseroles every Thursday night when my dad had hockey, and I looked forward to it every week!

AND if you’re looking for more super easy recipes (I’m taking sheet pan, one pot, and 5-ingredient recipes) definitely check out my new cookbook, available for preorder now!

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One Pan Spicy Sausage Cajun Pasta

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  • Author: Liv B
  • Total Time: 1 hour
  • Yield: 6 servings


The easiest weeknight recipe! Creamy spicy sausage cajun pasta made in only ONE pan. No work or extra dishes required.



  • 1 tbsp oil
  • 1/2 small red onion, finely diced
  • 2 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 2 vegan sausages, crumbled (about 1 cup crumbled)
  • 1 lb short pasta of choice (about 4 cups)
  • 2 cups water
  • 2 cups nondairy milk
  • 1 cup vegan cream cheese
  • 2 tbsp cajun seasoning (see below)
  • 1 cup vegan cheese shreds

Cajun Seasoning:

  • 2 tsp smoked paprika
  • 2 tsp onion powder
  • 2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 1 tsp dried thyme
  • 1 tsp chilli powder
  • 1/2 tsp ground cayenne pepper
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp pepper
  • sliced green onion, for garnish (optional)



  1. Preheat oven to 400 F. In a small bowl, whisk together all cajun seasoning ingredients.
  2. In a 9 x 13 inch baking dish, add the oil, onion and garlic and stir to coat. Add the vegan sausage, pasta, water, nondairy milk, cream cheese, and cajun seasoning and stir to combine.
  3. Sprinkle vegan cheese evenly overtop, then cover tightly with aluminium foil. Bake for 40 minutes.
  4. Remove from the oven, remove the foil and stir well. Put the foil back on and bake another 10 minutes.
  5. Remove from the oven and remove foil. Let cool slightly before serving. Enjoy!
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 50 minutes



  1. We just discovered your website and we can’t wait to try all your recipes! We loved your rice noodles and crispy tofu recipe. Also I appreciate how clean and easy to navigate your website is, without a bunch of ads.

    • Thanks so much! I appreciate you taking the time to write this- made my day! xo Liv

      • Also just discovered your website! Love the layout and pictures. Encourages me to cook all the recipes!
        I did have a question about the vegan sausage. Did you have any you recommended??


  2. This look delicious. Will it work halved? Would I need a different sized baking dish? Or will it work reheated the next day? Thanks for your help. Looking forward to your new book in the UK, I have your first one and use it loads.

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