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Creamy Cajun Shrimp Pasta in a white bowl with a fork on the side

Creamy Cajun Shrimp Pasta

This Creamy Cajun Shrimp Pasta was inspired by a favorite New Orleans dish. The creamy sauce with the slightly spicy, buttery shrimp is to die for! 
Course Main Course, Dinner
Cuisine Cajun/Creole
Keyword Shrimp, shrimp pasta, Pasta
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 642kcal
Author Emily Walker



  • Stir together and coat the shrimp in cajun seasoning. 
  • In a large fry pan over medium heat, melt the butter and add the seasoned shrimp and sauté until shrimp begins to turn pink. 
  • Add the red pepper and minced garlic and sauté another minute or two.
  • Reduce heat to medium-low and add the cream, parmesan cheese, basil, and pepper and simmer for about 10 minutes (I like to cook the pasta while this is simmering).
  • Toss in the cooked pasta and stir to coat.


Calories: 642kcal | Carbohydrates: 46g | Protein: 37g | Fat: 34g | Saturated Fat: 20g | Cholesterol: 393mg | Sodium: 1150mg | Potassium: 337mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 2310IU | Vitamin C: 17.2mg | Calcium: 360mg | Iron: 3.7mg