Creamy Shrimp Cajun Pasta

Creamy Cajun Shrimp Pasta

This Creamy Cajun Shrimp Pasta is smothered in a very flavorful creamy Cajun sauce. The shrimp is cooked to perfection with the Cajun spice and the whole dish can be put together in 3o minutes, making this meal a perfect weeknight meal!
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Course: Entree
Keyword: Creamy Cajun Shrimp Pasta
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 6
Calories: 547kcal
Author: Mariam E.


  • 2 lbs. shrimp
  • 12. oz thin linguini pasta
  • 1 onion diced
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 2 cups pasta water reverse from cooking pasta
  • 1 tbsp. paprika
  • 1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese or cream cheese
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 tsp. black pepper
  • 1 tbsp. Cajun seasoning
  • 1 tsp. cayenne pepper optional


  • 1 tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 tsp. paprika
  • 3/4 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1 tsp. onion powder
  • 1 1/2 tsp. paprika
  • 1 tsp. cajun seasoing


  • Cook pasta al dente, according to package directions.
  • Meanwhile, season the shrimp with some paprika, onion powder, garlic powder and low salt Cajun seasoning.
  • Pan sear the shrimp for about 5 minutes with olive oil until they are almost cooked through. Set aside.
  • In the same pan, sauté the onion until they are caramelized.
  • Add in the spices, pasta water and heavy cream.
  • Simmer on low for about 5 minutes and then add in the grated parmesan cheese. Give it a stir and then simmer for another minute or so.
  • Add in the cooked pasta and toss to coat really well with the creamy Cajun sauce.
  • Then add in the shrimp and mix everything together well. Cover and simmer for 3-4 minutes on low heat. Remove and serve!
  • You can garnish with some pepper flakes or chopped parsley before serving.


Serving: 1g | Calories: 547kcal | Carbohydrates: 49.2g | Protein: 42.4g | Fat: 20.7g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Sodium: 749mg | Sugar: 4.3g
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