Cajun Shrimp Pasta

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Recipe: #38386

March 28, 2022


Original is 4 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (521.7 g)
  • Calories 444.4
  • Total Fat - 18.6 g
  • Saturated Fat - 9.6 g
  • Cholesterol - 120.5 mg
  • Sodium - 2257.9 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 57.3 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 6.7 g
  • Sugars - 6.5 g
  • Protein - 13.5 g
  • Calcium - 71.2 mg
  • Iron - 1.3 mg
  • Vitamin C - 0.7 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.2 mg

Step by Step Method

Step 1

Cook pasta in heavily salted boiling water

Step 2

Drain keeping 1/2 cup water

Step 3

In sauce pan

Step 4

Heat butter and seasoning

Step 5

Add cream and shrimp

Step 6

Add green onions

Step 7

Toss with drained pasta

Step 8

Add a little pasta water if to tight


No special items needed.

Editorial Notes

The ingredient tips, suggestions, variations, facts, questions and answers below are not edits to the original author's recipe. They are not meant to imply any change would improve the recipe. They're offered for convenience, alternative ideas, and points of interest. If you have any comments about them, please post in the Help & Ideas forum.

  • For best results, use fresh shrimp in this recipe.
  • When selecting a Cajun seasoning, look for one with a flavor profile that you enjoy.

  • Substitution 1: Use gluten-free pasta, such as brown rice pasta, instead of angel hair pasta. Benefit: This substitution makes the recipe gluten-free, which is beneficial for those with gluten sensitivities or allergies.
  • Substitution 2: Use olive oil instead of butter. Benefit: This substitution makes the recipe healthier, as olive oil is a healthier fat than butter. Additionally, it can help the recipe to be vegan-friendly.

Lemon Shrimp Pasta In sauce pan, replace butter with olive oil and cajun seasoning with 1 tablespoon of lemon juice. Add 1/2 teaspoon of garlic powder and 1/4 teaspoon of red pepper flakes. Cook shrimp in olive oil and lemon juice mixture. Add cream and green onions to the mixture and toss with drained pasta. Add a little pasta water if too tight.

Grilled Corn with Parmesan and Lime: This side dish is the perfect accompaniment to Cajun Shrimp Pasta. The sweetness of the corn combined with the salty Parmesan and zesty lime will bring out the flavors of the Cajun seasoning in the shrimp.

Roasted Garlic Mashed Potatoes: Roasted garlic mashed potatoes are a great complement to the Cajun Shrimp Pasta. The creamy texture of the potatoes pairs well with the spicy shrimp, and the garlic adds a subtle background flavor that will bring out the flavors of the Cajun seasoning.


Q: How long should I cook the pasta for?

A: Cook the pasta in heavily salted boiling water for 8-10 minutes, or until al dente. Drain the pasta, reserving 1/2 cup of the cooking water.

Q: Can I use any type of pasta?

A: Yes, you can use any type of pasta for this recipe. Different types of pasta will require different cooking times, so be sure to check the package instructions for the specific cooking time.

3 Reviews


Scaled back for one serve and served over broccoli/cauliflower rice for a low carb. dinner which I thoroughly enjoyed. Thank you to TeresaS for the recommendation and dienia b for posting the recipe. Made for Best Of '22 tag game at FF&F.


review by:
(31 Jan 2023)


Fantastic and so quick and easy! We loved the cajun flavor, the creaminess of the pasta, and of course the shrimp. Thank you for this winner! Into my Best of 2023 file it goes!


review by:
(27 Jan 2023)


This is so good and it doesn't have cheese in it! It's quick and can't ask for more than that...I served it with a nice green salad and garlic bread...I sprinkled a bit of red pepper flakes on top for a touch of heat...made for "FYC" tag game...


review by:
(12 Apr 2022)

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Fun facts:

This Cajun Shrimp Pasta recipe was created by celebrity chef Emeril Lagasse, who is well known for his creative and flavorful dishes.

Cajun cuisine is a style of cooking originating in Louisiana, which is known for its rich and spicy flavors. The cuisine was developed by the Acadian people, who were French colonists who settled in the area in the 18th century.