Creamy Cajun Shrimp Pasta
Creamy Cajun Shrimp Pasta is the perfect way to spice up your pasta and have a quick and delicious meal full of robust flavor and creamy goodness.
Easy Creamy Cajun Shrimp Pasta
Pasta!! The worlds greatest food invention, well at least one of them. It can be used and incorporated into so many different recipes, and this Creamy Cajun Shrimp Pasta is one of those recipes. Shrimp pasta is a fun way to add a little touch of something different than the traditional, but still good chicken and beef pasta dishes.
Fresh shrimp mixed with creamy Alfredo sauce is just what the food Doctor ordered. Keep dinner simple, delicious, and fresh and enjoy this Creamy Cajun Shrimp Pasta!
Tips For Making Creamy Cajun Shrimp Pasta:
- Can you use shrimp without the tails? Yes, just make sure they are peeled and deveined.
- Pick a pasta you prefer, I use thin spaghetti noodles, but fettuccine, linguine, macaroni noodles would also work.
- Make sure not to over cook your pasta, it is actually a little better if you leave it al dente (a little firm).
- To season the shrimp I like to use Old Bay Old Bay Seasoning for seafood.
- Can you use whole milk in place of heavy cream? Yes. It will still turn out creamy and delicious.
- If you want your Creamy Cajun Shrimp Pasta to have a little more heat, you can add your favorite hot sauce, such as tabasco just before you serve it.
- If you want to try a Creamy Tomato Shrimp Pasta in place of the Alfredo here is a great recipe.
How Do I Season Shrimp?
- Melt 2 tablespoons of butter to a heavy skillet or frying pan over medium-high heat.
- Rinse shrimp in colander and pat dry.
- Place shrimp in a large bowl and season generously with garlic salt, pepper, and old Bay Seasoning, toss to coat well.
- Add shrimp to hot skillet ( you will probably have to cook in batches) and cook 1-2 minutes per side until shrimp are slightly browned around the edges.
- Place cooked shrimp on plate and continue cooking the rest of your shrimp. Once all cooked add into pasta.
How Do You make Alfredo Sauce:
- Melt 1/2 cup of butter in heavy skillet over medium heat.
- Add in 2 tablespoons garlic, and stir until garlic becomes aromatic about 30 seconds.
- Slowly pour in 2 cups of cream and 2 cups of freshly grated parmesan cheese.
- Use whisk to stir and combine and cook for 1-2 minutes longer.
- Remove from heat and season with garlic salt and pepper to taste.
- Add pasta to sauce and toss to evenly coat.
Looking For More Easy Pasta Recipe Ideas?
- Skillet Lasagna
- One Pot Creamy Chicken Stroganoff
- Creamy garlic tomato shrimp pasta
- Creamy Bacon Macaroni and Cheese
- 16 ounces thin spaghetti pasta (or pasta of choice), cooked according to package directions and drained.
- For the shrimp:
- 3 tablespoons Old Bay Seasoning
- 1 teaspoon garlic salt
- 1 teaspoon freshly cracked pepper
- 1 pound medium to large shrimp, peeled and deveined, tails on (optional)
- 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
- Alfredo sauce:
- ½ cup unsalted butter
- 2 tablespoon freshly minced garlic
- 2 cups heavy Whipping Cream
- 2 cups freshly grated Parmesan cheese
- garlic salt and pepper to taste.
- Begin cooking the pasta. While pasta is cooking, season shrimp with old bay seasoning, garlic salt and pepper.
- Melt the 2 tablespoons of butter for the shrimp in a large skillet over medium high heat. Add shrimp to the skillet and cook for1-2 minutes (stirring often), or until shrimp have just turned slightly brown around the edges. Cook shrimp in batches if necessary, and transfer shrimp to a plate and set aside.
- In the same skillet over medium heat melt the ½ cup of unsalted butter. Add garlic and saute until aromatic, about 30 seconds.
- Slowly pour in cream and parmesan cheese. Whisk thoroughly to combine.
- Continue to cook and stir for 2-3 minutes, for sauce to thicken.
- Remove from heat and add pasta to alfredo sauce and toss to coat evenly.
- Top with shrimp and fresh parsley and eat right away. Serve with hot sourdough or garlic bread.