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Cajun Shrimp Pasta
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Cajun Shrimp Pasta

Want a quick weeknight recipe that you can cook up in minutes with a made from scratch sauce that is to die for? This Cajun Shrimp Pasta will quickly become your new favorite when you are craving something creamy and spicy!
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Calories 453kcal

Ingredients

  • 16 oz shrimp peeled and deveined with tail off (if frozen, thawed)
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • ½ small yellow onion diced
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 2 teaspoons cajun seasoning blend
  • 2 ½ cups chicken broth
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch + 1 tablespoon water (whisked until smooth)
  • ¾ cup heavy cream
  • 12 oz dried linguine pasta (cooked according to package directions)
  • Fresh parsley for garnish optional

Instructions

  • Melt butter in skillet over medium high heat
  • Add onion and sauté until softened, about 4-5 minutes
  • Add garlic and shrimp and sauté until shrimp is fully cooked and onions are garlic start to caramelize (about 6-8 minutes)
  • Add cajun seasoning blend (start with 1 teaspoon and add more if more spice is desired)
  • Stir to coat well
  • Slowly stir in broth and bring to a simmer
  • Add cornstarch slurry and let continue to simmer and thicken until broth is reduced by about half (about 5-8 minutes)
  • Stir in cream and let come back to simmer to heat through and thicken
  • Let continue to simmer for about 3-4 minutes
  • Add pasta and toss to coat
  • Remove from heat and garnish with parsley if desired

Nutrition

Calories: 453kcal | Carbohydrates: 48g | Protein: 25g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 241mg | Sodium: 666mg | Potassium: 333mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 580IU | Vitamin C: 4.5mg | Calcium: 176mg | Iron: 3.2mg