Cajun seasoning adds flavor and spice to this delicious slow-cooker pork and shrimp pasta dish. Our recipe calls for salt-free seasoning to lower the sodium content, or you have the option to make your own Cajun seasoning blend.

Diabetic Living Magazine
Source: Diabetic Living Magazine

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Recipe Summary

active:
30 mins
total:
3 hrs 45 mins
Servings:
8
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Trim fat from roast. Cut roast into three portions. Sprinkle pork portions with salt and black pepper. Coat an unheated large nonstick skillet with cooking spray; heat over medium heat. Brown roast portions in hot skillet, turning to brown all sides evenly. In a 3 1/2- to 4-quart slow cooker combine celery, onion, beans and tomatoes (see Tip). Top with browned pork pieces.

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  • Cover and cook on low-heat setting for 6 to 7 hours or on high-heat setting for 3 to 3 1/2 hours.

  • Meanwhile, cook rotini pasta according to package directions except cook 1 minute less than package directions; drain. Remove meat from cooker; set aside. If using low-heat setting, turn to high-heat setting. Add Cajun seasoning, pasta and sweet pepper to the cooker. Cover and cook for 15 minutes more. Cut meat into 1/2- to 3/4-inch cubes; stir into pasta mixture along with thawed shrimp. Sprinkle each serving with cilantro.

Tips

Tips: To make Homemade Salt-Free Cajun Seasoning: In a small bowl stir together 1 teaspoon onion powder, 1 teaspoon paprika, 3/4 teaspoon ground white pepper, 3/4 teaspoon garlic powder, 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper and 1/4 teaspoon black pepper.

For easy cleanup, line your slow cooker with a disposable slow cooker liner. Add ingredients as directed in recipe. Once your dish is finished cooking, spoon the food out of your slow cooker and simply dispose of the liner. Do not lift or transport the disposable liner with food inside.

Nutrition Facts

306 calories; protein 31.9g 64% DV; carbohydrates 35g 11% DV; exchange other carbs 2.5; dietary fiber 6g 24% DV; sugars 4g; fat 4.8g 8% DV; saturated fat 1.3g 7% DV; cholesterol 108.9mg 36% DV; vitamin a iu 523.9IU 11% DV; vitamin c 19.3mg 32% DV; folate 15.3mcg 4% DV; calcium 55.1mg 6% DV; iron 3.9mg 22% DV; magnesium 36.9mg 13% DV; potassium 548.7mg 15% DV; sodium 370mg 15% DV.