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Cajun Shrimp Pasta Recipe

Julie Wunder
This Cajun Shrimp Pasta Recipe is creamy, cheesy, and has just the right amount of spicy kick with the Best Cajun Seasoning.  Made in just 30 minutes this tasty and easy dinner idea is a fabulous pescatarian meal that will have everyone asking for seconds.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Dinner
Cuisine American, Cajun
Servings 2
Calories 473 kcal


  • 8 ounces pasta
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 2 teaspoons minced garlic
  • 1 pound large shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 1 tablespoon cajun seasoning
  • cup jalapeno cream cheese, softened to room temperature
  • 1 cup milk
  • ½ cup parmesan, grated
  • salt & pepper to taste
  • Garnish: Parsley


  • Cook your pasta according to package instructions to reach an al dente finished product. Generously salt your water. Drain the pasta but don't rinse.
  • While the pasta is cooking, cook the shrimp and sauce.
  • In a large non-stick skillet over medium heat melt the butter. Add the garlic and saute for just 15 seconds until it's fragrant. Add the shrimp. Generously salt and pepper. Saute the shrimp for about 3-5 minutes. Be careful not to overcook. Set the shrimp aside on a plate.
    Process photos showing how to cook the shirmp.
  • In the same pan add the milk and cream cheese. Stir it together until the cream cheese melts into the milk. Add the cajun seasoning. Add salt and pepper. Cook for about 3-5 minutes until the sauce starts to thicken. Keep stiring to keep it creamy.
    Process photos showing how to make the sauce.
  • Add the cooked shrimp and pasta back into the sauce and stir until well combined.
    Process photos showing how to combine the dish into Cajun Shrimp Pasta.
  • Remove from the heat and stir in the parmesan cheese. Check to see if you need any additional salt and pepper.
    Process photos showing how to finish the Cajun Pasta.
  • Garnish with parsley and serve immediately.


Store this Cajun Shrimp Pasta recipe in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 days.


Calories: 473kcalCarbohydrates: 21gProtein: 49gFat: 21gSaturated Fat: 12gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 342mgSodium: 2037mgPotassium: 1038mgFiber: 3gSugar: 14gVitamin A: 3464IUVitamin C: 9mgCalcium: 657mgIron: 3mg
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