Cajun Shrimp Pasta

March 1, 2017
Crazy delicious Cajun flavors in this creamy, decadent Cajun shrimp pasta with sausage and shrimp; perfect for both entertaining and weeknight dinners!

Crazy delicious Cajun flavors in this creamy, decadent Cajun shrimp pasta with sausage and shrimp; perfect for both entertaining and weeknight dinners!

Variety is the spice of life! I love taking a classic, simple pasta dish and turning it up with flavor. For me, flavor is everything! It can make or break a dish, and it’s the reason why we can’t get enough of certain meals. Two things I love most in my flavor profile are spices and heat, and this cajun shrimp pasta hits the nail on the head!

The beauty of this pasta is that as simple as it is to make; it’s great as a weeknight meal and even better for entertaining! It gives you all the feels of a down home comfort food meal, but also has a sophistication that’s perfect for serving to guests. The flavors are irresistible, and if you’ve ever had the Cajun Jambalaya Pasta from the Cheesecake Factory; this is very similar, but better because you made it yourself!This cajun shrimp pasta is loaded with lots of shrimp that I first seasoned with cajun seasoning, and then blackened in my cast iron skillet and andouille sausage. Just like in my Easy Shrimp Boil recipe, you can leave the andouille sausage out if you prefer, but I personally think it gives the pasta another added layer of flavor.
I love that this is made all in one pot, making clean up a breeze! If you get your mise en place together before making this dish, then this pasta is easy and fast to make! Very little prep involved except for chopping up the onions, garlic, bell peppers, and cleaning and deveining the shrimp.This pasta can be eaten on it’s own, or if you’re serving to company throw in some garlic bread and a simple salad. White wine is in the recipe, and also pairs perfectly with the pasta. Simply put, this cajun shrimp pasta is a pasta dream come true.

Cajun Shrimp Pasta
 
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Crazy delicious Cajun flavors in this creamy, decadent Cajun shrimp pasta with sausage and shrimp; perfect for both entertaining and weeknight dinners!
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Recipe type: Main
Cuisine: Cajun
Serves: 6-8
Ingredients
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 pound shrimp
  • 2 andouille sausages, sliced
  • ½ onion, sliced
  • ½ green pepper, sliced
  • ½ red pepper, sliced
  • ½ yellow pepper, sliced
  • 2 tablespoons minced garlic
  • 3 roma tomatoes, roughly chopped
  • 1½ cups chicken broth
  • ¾ cup white wine
  • ½ cup heavy cream
  • 1 teaspoon worcestershire
  • 1 teaspoon hot sauce
  • Cajun seasoning to taste
  • 1 box linguine, cooked
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 tablespoons Cajun seasoning for shrimp, and cajun seasoing to taste
  • Parsley for garnish
Instructions
  1. Start by boiling pasta in a large pot, according to box instructions. Drain and set aside.
  2. In a large skillet over medium-high heat, add olive oil and butter until melted together.
  3. Season the shrimp with 2 tablespoons of cajun seasoning and salt and pepper. Cook in skillet just until they start to turn pink. Add in sliced sausage and cook until completely cooked through. Remove both shrimp and sausage from the pan and set aside.
  4. Add the onion and sliced peppers and cook until tender and slightly browned.
  5. Next add in the garlic and cook for 30 seconds, and then toss in the tomatoes. Toss all together.
  6. Pour in the chicken broth, wine, heavy cream, Worcestershire sauce, and hot sauce and stir all together.
  7. Turn the heat down to medium-low and allow the sauce to thicken some, about 5-6 minutes.
  8. Add the shrimp and sausage back into the sauce.
  9. Season with more cajun seasoning to taste.***
  10. Toss in the cooked linguine making sure that all the pasta is completely coated.
  11. Garnish with parsley and serve immediately,
Notes
**The amount of cajun seasoning you use in the sauce is completely up to you. I used about 2-3 tablespoons because I really wanted to get that flavor in there. You can adjust to your liking.
**If you find that your broth is too thick, you can make a small cornstarch slurry (mix a small amount of cornstarch and water together) and add to the sauce. DO NOT simply add the cornstarch to the sauce without first mixing in water, or you will end up with a lumpy, grainy sauce.

Crazy delicious Cajun flavors in this creamy, decadent Cajun shrimp pasta with sausage and shrimp; perfect for both entertaining and weeknight dinners!


 

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  • Dannii March 1, 2017 at 9:48 am

    You can just see all the flavour in this dish. I love shrimp in pasta, it makes such a nice change from chicken.

    • evseats March 1, 2017 at 10:37 pm

      I agree!! Thanks Dannii

  • Lucy @ Supergoldenbakes March 1, 2017 at 10:03 am

    I’ve never blackened my shrimp in a cast iron skillet before. When I make this recipe I think I’ll give it a go. This looks and sounds amazing.

    • evseats March 1, 2017 at 10:36 pm

      Thanks Lucy! Gives the shrimp so much flavor!

  • cricketsconfections March 1, 2017 at 10:18 am

    This looks so flavorful! My kind of dinner!

    • evseats March 1, 2017 at 10:35 pm

      Thank you!

  • debi March 1, 2017 at 10:31 am

    This is a perfect dinner for the whole family! I love everything about this, but most of all how tasty it looks!

    • evseats March 1, 2017 at 10:34 pm

      Thanks Debi!

  • April J Harris (@apriljharris) March 1, 2017 at 10:42 am

    What a lovely, colourful dish! I love all the warming spices you have used, and you just can’t go wrong with shrimp and pasta when it comes to me. I’m eating more and more spices these days for their health benefits as well as their flavour and I look forward to trying your recipe!

    • evseats March 1, 2017 at 10:33 pm

      Thanks April! I hope you enjoy it. I love
      cooking with spices and the health benefits are such a plus!

  • GodlyDivaGal March 1, 2017 at 11:17 am

    ANytime that there’s pasta involved in a recipe 🙂

    • evseats March 1, 2017 at 10:30 pm

      🙂

  • kage2015 March 1, 2017 at 11:25 am

    Can’t tell you how good this looks and sounds. Cajun sounds so good right now.

    • evseats March 1, 2017 at 10:30 pm

      Thanks 🙂

  • Krysten March 1, 2017 at 11:35 am

    I love cajun and creole food and make it a lot. I am going to have to save this for dinner next week!

    • evseats March 1, 2017 at 10:30 pm

      Thanks Krysten! Hope you like it!!

  • Kindly Unspoken March 1, 2017 at 11:59 am

    Oh this looks delicious! I want to try this for dinner tonight!

    • evseats March 1, 2017 at 10:29 pm

      Thank you!

  • Jolina March 1, 2017 at 1:56 pm

    This IS a dream come true. It looks amazing. I can’t stop looking at the photos (which are stunning BTW 🙂 We’re always looking for pasta recipes, you bet this will make it into our rotation! Yum! (And did you say white wine??)

    • evseats March 1, 2017 at 10:28 pm

      Thanks so much Jolina!

  • careerandfamilylife March 1, 2017 at 9:41 pm

    I pinned this. I love spice. This looks delicious.

    • evseats March 1, 2017 at 10:28 pm

      Thank you!

  • Latasha March 2, 2017 at 5:53 am

    Wow! This dish looks amazing. I have to try for my husband.
    Thanks for sharing.

    • evseats March 3, 2017 at 7:27 pm

      Thanks Latasha! Enjoy!! 🙂

  • Marlynn Jayme Schotland March 2, 2017 at 9:22 am

    Oh my goodness, I saw this on your Instagram and I can’t stop thinking about it! This dish looks like everything I love about food in one pan! Can’t wait to make this!!

    • evseats March 3, 2017 at 7:26 pm

      Thanks so much Marlynn. It’s one of my favorite recipes of all time. I hope you love it! 🙂

  • Chelsea Pearl March 2, 2017 at 10:49 am

    This dish looks scrumptious! Definitely want to make this at home soon.

    • evseats March 3, 2017 at 7:25 pm

      Thanks Chelsea! I hope you like it!!

  • Kimberly @ Berly's Kitchen March 2, 2017 at 5:23 pm

    Wow! This looks delicious! There are a couple people in my house who would LOVE this. Can’t go wrong with shrimp and pasta.

    • evseats March 3, 2017 at 7:25 pm

      Thanks Kimberly!

  • CookingOnTheWeekends (@cookingweekends) March 2, 2017 at 5:38 pm

    Seriously, if this was going to be my dinner tonight, I’d be the happiest girl ever! Looks amazing!

    • evseats March 3, 2017 at 7:25 pm

      Thanks!

  • rose March 3, 2017 at 1:22 am

    just amazing.i always feel good when ever i see such dishes.

    • evseats March 3, 2017 at 7:24 pm

      Thank you Rose 🙂

  • Stacy March 5, 2017 at 3:20 pm

    I just got back from the grocery store buying all the ingredients! Attempting this dish for dinner tonight, I hope it looks and tastes as good as yours does!

    • evseats March 5, 2017 at 3:21 pm

      Ah! So excited Stacy! Thanks for making the recipe; I can’t wait to hear your thoughts 🙂

  • Mary Johnson April 22, 2017 at 8:34 am

    I made this the other night. This one’s definitely a keeper.

    • evseats April 22, 2017 at 8:41 am

      Thanks Mary! So glad you liked it 🙂

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