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Cajun shrimp pasta with spiced shrimp, creamy sauce and tomatoes.

Cajun Shrimp Pasta

This Cajun shrimp pasta is made with sauteed spiced shrimp served over creamy pasta, then finished off with fresh tomatoes. An easy dinner that tastes like it came from a restaurant!
Course Main
Cuisine Cajun
Keyword cajun shrimp pasta, shrimp pasta
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 572kcal
Author Sara Welch


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 pound shrimp peeled and deveined, I use 31-40 count
  • 2 teaspoons Cajun seasoning plus more for garnish
  • 10 ounces penne pasta
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1/2 cup shredded parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 2/3 cup diced tomatoes
  • 2 tablespoons chopped parsley


  • Cook the pasta in salted water according to package directions.
  • Heat the olive oil in a large pan over medium high heat. Sprinkle the Cajun seasoning over the shrimp.
  • Cook the shrimp for 2-3 minutes per side or until pink and opaque.
  • In small pot, combine the heavy cream, butter, 1/2 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper over medium-high heat. Bring to a simmer and cook, stirring, until thick enough to coat a spoon, about 4 minutes.  
  • Stir the parmesan cheese into the sauce, cook until melted.
  • Drain the pasta. Toss the pasta with the sauce and arrange the shrimp on top.
  • Sprinkle with Cajun seasoning, tomatoes and parsley, then serve.


Calories: 572kcal | Carbohydrates: 56g | Protein: 34g | Fat: 25g | Saturated Fat: 18g | Cholesterol: 382mg | Sodium: 653mg | Potassium: 391mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 1590IU | Vitamin C: 8.7mg | Calcium: 230mg | Iron: 3.9mg