This is a super quick and easy meal to throw together. You probably have a lot of the ingredients already, which make it cheap too! You can throw most of the ingredients (ok not the pasta) into the food processor and save yourself a lot of prep time.
The taste in this recipe came together very nicely. The original recipe called for pumpkin seeds as a garnish, but since they didn’t carry them at my local grocery store I opted to leave those off. It may have been a nice addition, but without them the recipe did not feel like it was missing anything. Also, since I started using Cajun Spice when cooking, I have become addicted to it. So I did throw some in the sauce here for good measure as well (but I guess it’s not necessary).
For someone wanting meat in their dinner, this would be great for chicken or shrimp. I would saute the chicken up in the cajun seasoning, set aside after cooked, and then cook the veggies and follow the rest of the recipe. Add chicken/shrimp on top of pasta at the end.