Cajun cream sauce can be used for a variety of foods, but my favorite food to put it on is pasta! This cajun cream sauce recipe is a perfect blend of creaminess and my favorite flavor of the South: Cajun. Below are detailed instructions on how to adapt the sauce if you are making Cajun sauce for seafood.
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Commonly asked questions about Cajun cream sauce:
What is Cajun cream sauce made of?
This falls under the category of is Cajun sauce vegetarian? And is Cajun sauce spicy?
It does have chicken broth in it so it is not vegetarian. If you use vegetable broth, you can make cajun sauce vegetarian. Other ingredients include onion, garlic, cream cheese, and cajun seasoning. It is a tad spicy, but no where near the heat of putting buffalo sauce with it.
What to put Cajun cream sauce on:
Traditionally I made this cajun cream sauce recipe for pasta. How to make Cajun sauce for pasta is the same as how to make cajun sauce for chicken or anything else besides seafood. Cajun dipping sauce without mayo would be a little tougher to make out of this recipe. In that case, I would lessen the chicken broth up so that it is thicker.
Does Cajun sauce have wine in it?
This cajun cream sauce recipe does not have wine in it.
What does Cajun sauce taste like?
Cajun cream sauce tastes like a creamy, Cajun garlic flavored alfredo sauce without the parmesan part of the alfredo. That is the best way I can describe it.
Creole sauce vs Cajun
Creole sauce is more tomato based; this recipe does not have tomatoes in it. That makes it Cajun instead of Creole flavored. Now if you wanted to add tomatoes to make it Creole flavored, you are more than welcome to!
Cajun sauce vs Sweet chili sauce
Sweet chili is considered hotter than Cajun sauce since it is Chili peppers in the name, it does have more kick to it.
Variations of Cajun sauce with Philadelphia:
- use seafood stock-if making this Creamy cajun sauce for salmon or shrimp, it is better to use a seafood stock instad of chicken stock for those seafood flavors. How to make cajun sauce for seafood is fairly easy.
- greek yogurt-cajun sauce with greek yogurt can make this a healthier version of cajun cream sauce. Just replace the cream cheese with greek yogurt.
- cajun sauce with cream-you can add heavy whipping cream if you want more of a creamy flavor but still have it be a smooth mixture.
- different seasonings-adding different seasonings to make this Cajun cream sauce more personable to you is a great option! Salt, pepper, Paprika, garlic salt, oregano, etc are great options.
- more cream cheese-if you wanted your cajun sauce even thicker, you could use half a block more of cream cheese. The texture would be super creamy!
- more spicy-if you want your cajun cream sauce to be more spicy, add more chili powder. There is already chili powder in Cajun seasoning, so adding more would amp it up.
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How to store Cajun cream sauce:
- fridge-store this Cajun garlic powder sauce in an air tight container in the refrigerator for up to one week
- freezer-I have not tried freezing this cream sauce recipe. If you would like to try it, go for it! Let me know how it goes.
Cajun Cream Sauce
- 2 tbsp butter
- 1/4 cup chopped onion
- 3 tbsp garlic
- 8 oz cream cheese
- 3 cups chicken broth
- 4 tbsp Cajun seasoning plus any other additional seasonings to taste
- Melt butter in a medium sized pot over medium heat. Add onion and garlic and cook until lightly golden brown.
- Melt cream cheese in pan. Add remaining ingredients once cheese is mostly melted. Cook for about 10 minutes over medium heat to blend all the flavors. Serve your Cajun cream sauce hot!
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