Cajun Shrimp Pasta

Shrimp. Pasta. Spicy cream sauce. What’s not to love here? This Cajun chicken pasta has long been one of our weeknight favorites. Comes together so quickly and easily, it’s a dish I know I can always turn to on those nights where I want something good and comforting – but I don’t feel like putting that much effort into dinner.

So, it was only a matter of time before I swapped out chicken for other proteins. Like, shrimp. All truths being told, I think I love this dish with shrimp, even more than the chicken. Think shrimp alfredo, but kicked up with the addition of cayenne pepper, sliced bell peppers, and onions that have been sauteed for a bit of a crunch amidst the tender pasta. Rich and decadent, with a bit of heat – it would be a perfect dinner for Fat Tuesday. Or, for Valentine’s Day for that matter. Dinner is ready in under 30 minutes, leaving you plenty of time to do “other” things with your Valentine 🙂


  1. Posted February 11, 2013 at 11:06 AM | Permalink

    You know I have a pasta obsession…this looks amazing!

  2. Posted February 11, 2013 at 4:21 PM | Permalink

    Shrimp pasta dishes are the best – they’re the epitome of easy weeknight dinner!

  3. Posted February 11, 2013 at 8:28 PM | Permalink

    shrimp alfredo is only one of my most favorite indulgent comforting meals in the world. But adding some cajun spices to it makes me crave it even more on this chilly evening! This looks beyond amazing. I want a huge bowl of it right now as I blog 🙂

  4. Posted February 11, 2013 at 9:24 PM | Permalink

    I saw this picture on Foodgawker and it was making me drool so I had to come and comment and tell u that 🙂

  5. Posted February 12, 2013 at 12:29 AM | Permalink

    Love the flavors in this pasta!

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