Make This Best Cajun Shrimp Pasta [Of All Time]


This creamy and delicious Cajun Shrimp Pasta is a one-pot shrimp pasta dinner fix under 30mins! Cajun cream sauce together with pasta and shrimp makes this best cajun pasta recipe.



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This easy and creamy Cajun Shrimp Pasta is a quick dinner fix and that too is under 30mins.

Toss fettuccine in cajun pasta sauce together with cajun seasoned shrimp, makes this dinner fix creamy, delicious, and amazing!

If you love pasta dinners then this cajun shrimp pasta recipe will be a favorite at your place. Prepare the cajun cream sauce by simply adding ingredients to the pan and stir, and the spicy and delicious cajun sauce is ready!
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Cajun Shrimp Pasta

What goes in making cajun pasta?

To make this creamy cajun pasta you have to use:
  • Shrimp:   Use fresh, cleaned, peeled, and deveined shrimp for this dish to get the best flavors into this dish. You can use pre-cleaned shrimp as that will make everything quick.
  • Pasta:   Use fettuccine for this recipe. Fettuccine works best for this recipe but you can use fusilli, bow-tie, penne, etc.
  • Cajun Seasoning:   You can use store-bought cajun seasoning or mix your own spaces to make cajun seasoning at home. Cajun seasoning is a mix of cayenne pepper, paprika, garlic powder, onion powder, oregano.
  • Sauce:   To make this creamy cajun sauce you will need butter, heavy cream, stock, cajun seasoning, salt, parmesan.
ingredients for Cajun shrimp pasta
ingredients to make cajun shrimp pasta recipe

How to make creamy Cajun Shrimp Pasta?

Step1:   Cook fettuccine till al dente. Run the pasta under cold water, toss with some oil and keep aside.

Step2:   Marinate shrimp with cajun seasoning and salt. Keep this aside. 

Heat a pan, add butter to the pan and when it melts arrange the shrimp on the pan.

Turn the shrimp to ensure even cooking.
Once the shrimp are cooked well, keep them aside.
how to prepare cajun shrimp pasta
Step3:    In the same pan add olive oil, next add onion and garlic, saute till soft. 

Add stock to the pan and tomato, let it cook till tomato is soft.

Step4:    Reduce the heat and add cream, cajun seasoning, a pinch of sugar, and salt, let it simmer.
steps to prepare cajun shrimp pasta recipes
Step5:    Add parmesan and stir the sauce.

Add pasta, shrimp, and stir till the pasta is coated well with the sauce.

Garnish with parsley and grated parmesan.
how to prepare cajun shrimp pasta
creamy cajun pasta with shrimp, tomato, chopped parsley

What to serve with Cajun Shrimp Pasta?

You will love this Kale salad with honey lemon dressing, Grilled peach salad, Cheesy baked asparagus, Jalapeno popper egg roll, Shrimp stuffed peppers.

How do you make cajun pasta sauce from scratch?

To make the cajun pasta sauce, just add in the pan all the ingredients for sauce such as stock, cream, cajun seasoning, salt, parmesan, and stir well. If you want the sauce to be thin add more stock or milk.

How do you thicken cajun pasta sauce?

If you want the cajun cream sauce to be thick then add either more cream or parmesan to the sauce and stir well it the cheese is melted.

Also if you do not want to add more cheese to the sauce then simmer the sauce for some time till the sauce gets slightly thick. Once the sauce cools it gets thicker.

delicious creamy Cajun  shrimp pasta

Tips' to prepare creamy cajun shrimp pasta:

  • Fresh, Pre-cleaned Shrimp: Choosing fresh, pre-cleaned shrimp gives the best flavor and makes the dish very quick to fix.
  • Watch for salt in the recipe: Cajun seasoning has salt and it's spicy, so you have to remember to adjust the salt in this recipe depending on how much Cajun seasoning you add. If you are adding more cajun seasoning then also remember that the dish will turn spicy.
  • Replace with Chicken or Veggies: If you are not having shrimp then you can always replace shrimp with chicken. Also for a vegetarian version, you can add bell peppers, mushrooms too.
  • Different Pasta: You can use penne, fusilli, bow-tie, or any other pasta you like in this recipe instead of fettuccine.
  • Cream alternative: Instead of heavy cream, you can also use half-and-half with milk. make sure the sauce is thin and not very thick else there won't be enough sauce to coat the pasta and shrimp.
  • Pasta water instead of stock:  Instead of stock, you can also replace it with the leftover pasta water(water in which you cooked pasta).
  • Do not overcook pasta: The cajun sauce also has to be thin to coat the pasta. So keep pasta slightly undercooked so that it soaks the cajun sauce.
  • Thin Sauce:  Keep the cajun sauce thinner but if the sauce is runny do not simmer it for long to thicken it as the sauce will get very thick once it cools down depending on the quantity of heavy cream and parmesan you have used in it.

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Make This Best Cajun Shrimp Pasta [Of All Time]

Make This Best Cajun Shrimp Pasta [Of All Time]
Servings: 4 Servings
Author: Savory Bites Recipes
Prep Time:: 15 MinCook Time:: 15 MinTotal Time:: 30 Min
This creamy and delicious Cajun Shrimp Pasta is a one-pot shrimp pasta dinner fix under 30mins! Cajun cream sauce together with pasta and shrimp makes this best cajun pasta recipe.

Ingredients

For Shrimp:
  • 2 Cup medium Shrimp, cleaned, deveined
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 1 Tbsp Cajun Seasoning
For Pasta:
  • 8oz Fettuccine
  • 1 Tbsp Butter
  • 2 Tbsp Olive Oil
  • 1/4 Cup Red Onion, chopped
  • 1 Medium  Roma Tomato, diced     
  • 2 Cloves Garlic, minced
  • 1 Cup Chicken Stock
  • 1/2 Cup Heavy Cream
  • 1 Tbsp Cajun Seasoning
  • A generous pinch of Sugar
  • Salt as per need
  • 1/2 Cup Parmesan, grated
  • Parsley and Parmesan for garnish

Instructions

  1. Cook fettuccine till al dente. Run the pasta under cold water, toss with some oil and keep aside.
  2. Marinate shrimp with cajun seasoning and salt. Keep this aside.
  3. Heat a pan, add butter to the pan and when it melts arrange the shrimp on the pan.
  4. Turn the shrimp to ensure even cooking.
  5. Once the shrimp are cooked well, keep them aside.
  6. In the same pan add olive oil, next add onion, and garlic, saute till soft.
  7. Add stock to the pan and tomato, let it cook till tomato is soft.
  8. Reduce the heat and add cream, cajun seasoning, a pinch of sugar, and salt, let it simmer.
  9. Add parmesan and stir the sauce.
  10. Add pasta, shrimp, and stir till the pasta is coated well with the sauce.
  11. Garnish with parsley and grated parmesan.

Notes:

  • Fresh, Pre-cleaned Shrimp: Choosing fresh, pre-cleaned shrimp gives the best flavor and makes the dish very quick to fix.
  • Watch for salt in the recipe: Cajun seasoning has salt and it's spicy, so you have to remember to adjust the salt in this recipe depending on how much Cajun seasoning you add. If adding more cajun seasoning then also remember that the dish will turn spicy.
  • Replace with Chicken or Veggies: If you are not having shrimp then you can always replace shrimp with chicken. Also for a vegetarian version, you can add bell peppers, mushrooms too.
  • Different Pasta: You can use penne, fusilli, bow-tie, or any other pasta you like in this recipe instead of fettuccine.
  • Cream alternative: Instead of heavy cream, you can also use half-and-half with milk. make sure the sauce is thin and not very thick else there won't be enough sauce to coat the pasta and shrimp.
  • Pasta water instead of stock: Instead of stock, you can also replace it with the leftover pasta water(water in which you cooked pasta).
  • Do not overcook pasta: The cajun sauce also has to be thin to coat the pasta. So keep pasta slightly undercooked so that it soaks the cajun sauce.
  • Thin Sauce: Keep the cajun sauce thinner but if the sauce is runny do not simmer it for long to thicken it as the sauce will get very thick once it cools down depending on the quantity of heavy cream and parmesan you have used in it.

Nutrition Facts

Calories

426.04

Fat (grams)

26.15

Sat. Fat (grams)

12.17

Carbs (grams)

22.74

Fiber (grams)

1.11

Net carbs

21.63

Sugar (grams)

6.48

Protein (grams)

24.88

Sodium (milligrams)

2285.15

Cholesterol (grams)

206.78
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