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Trader Joe’s Cajun Style Alfredo Sauce (NEW ITEM!!)

I’ve never met a pasta recipe I didn’t like. ESPECIALLY an alfredo recipe! So kudos to Trader Joe’s for their newest addition to their ever-growing pasta sauce line-up, this Cajun Alfredo Sauce. I’m allll over this one, friends!

Front of a jar of TraderJoe's Cajun Style Alfredo Sauce.

What is Trader Joe’s Cajun Style Alfredo Sauce?

**NEW ITEM ALERT!**

It’s absolutely crazy that we’re talking about ANOTHER new item from Trader Joe’s here! But there has been so much goodness coming out of TJ’s recently that we’re having trouble resisting all the new stuff.

With that said, Cajun Alfredo Sauce is one that we must discuss. It’s a thick and creamy pasta sauce that is full of Cajun spices. Needless to say, it’s a spicy sauce!

On first taste, the sauce does actually taste like an alfredo sauce but with a little bit of a kick from the chili pepper seasoning. As a Cajun sauce should, this one is spicy and flavorful at the same time. There’s nothing worse than eating something so spicy that you can’t taste any other flavor!

Back of a jar of TraderJoe's Cajun Style Alfredo Sauce.

And if you’re wondering, yes, there is cheese in this sauce. How could an alfredo sauce not have cheese in it? Here you’ll find grana padana and pecorino romano, two really good hard Italian cheeses that work so well in sauces.

Where In the Store?

You can find the Cajun Alfredo Sauce in the sauce and pasta aisle at Trader Joe’s. It’s also on the New Items end cap display in many stores!

How to Serve Cajun Alfredo Sauce

Alfredo sauce is meant to be served over some sort of pasta, right? So that’s how I served it!

I created a fantastic Cajun Chicken Alfredo Pasta recipe that you’ll want to try, when you get to Trader Joe’s and pick up a jar of this sauce.

And honestly, there are so many other ways to use this sauce! Here are a few recipes you can easily substitute this sauce into if you don’t have time to make your own cajun cream sauce:

The Review

In all honesty, I have mixed feelings about this Cajun Alfredo Sauce.

On one hand, we absolutely loved it in the Cajun chicken pasta recipe I made. It was flavorful, spicy, and uber creamy! All big YAYS!!

But on the other hand, straight from the jar, this sauce is SOOO thick and rich that I had to thin it out with some liquid so that it would coat the pasta and not glob up in the pan. I certainly didn’t mind having to do this since thinning it out stretched the number of servings I was able to get from the jar.

But if you’re new to cooking and just pour this sauce on top of some pasta like you would do with marinara sauce, I think you’re going to be disappointed. There’s nothing written on the label about how to cook with this Cajun alfredo sauce so why would anyone think they should thin the sauce out before serving it?

So please, for the love of all things good, loosen this sauce up with some chicken broth or hot pasta cooking water before you try to eat it! You’ll be so glad you did.

Buy It Again?

This Cajun Style Alfredo Sauce is one of those items that I could go either way about buying again.

It was really good in the recipe I made with it but as a stand-alone sauce, it’s a PASS for me.

I could see myself buying it again in the future if I was in a big pinch to make dinner and had all of the other ingredients for a recipe at home already. But to plan a dinner in my weekly meal plan around this sauce? Nah, probably not.

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2 Comments

  1. I grew up in New Orleans too. This stuff is trash! Find a recipe and get the ingredients from Trader Joe’s…yuck!

    1. To each their own, I suppose! Not every Trader Joe’s product is going to be for everyone. And you know what? That’s totally ok! I’ve made cajun Alfredo sauce from scratch and it’s great but this is a quick hack for very busy weeknights…and I’m ok with that.

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