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Cajun Shrimp Fettuccine Alfredo

Cajun Shrimp Fettuccine Alfredo
Up next for my NOLA Mardi Gras theme is a quick and easy cajun/creole spiced shrimp fettuccine alfredo. I really cannot express just how quick and easy this dish is, you pretty much just season the shrimp with a cajun seasoning, cook it in a pan, make the alfredo sauce with cream and parmesan and you are done in less time than it takes to cook the pasta. Despite how easy this dish is, it is also super tasty, I mean you really cannot go wrong with alfredo pasta but then you add some cajun seasoned shrimp and thing only get better! This cajun spiced shrimp fettuccine alfredo is a great weeknight meal for the family but it is also sure to impress guests!

Cajun Shrimp Fettuccine Alfredo

Cajun Shrimp Fettuccine Alfredo
Cajun Shrimp Fettuccine Alfredo

Cajun Shrimp Fettuccine Alfredo

Prep Time: 10 minutes Cook Time: 10 minutes Total Time: 20 minutes Servings: 4

A creamy alfredo fettuccine spiced with cajun seasoning and served with blackened shrimp that makes for a quick and tasty meal for the family that is also sure to impress guests!



ingredients
  • 8 ounces fettuccine or your favourite pasta
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 pound shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 1 tablespoon cajun seasoning
  • 2 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 1/4 cup dry white wine or chicken broth
  • 1 cup heavy/whipping cream
  • 1 cup parmigiano reggiano (parmesan), grated
  • 1/2 tablespoon cajun seasoning or to taste
  • 1/4 cup green onion, sliced (optional)
directions
  1. Start cooking the pasta.
  2. Melt the butter in a pan over medium-high heat, toss the shrimp in the cajun seasoning, add to pan and cook, about 2-3 minutes per side, and set aside.
  3. Add the garlic to the pan and saute until fragrant, about a 30 seconds.
  4. Deglaze the pan with the wine, add the heavy cream, parmesan and cajun seasoning and cook until it thickens a bit, about 3-5 minutes.
  5. Toss the pasta in with the alfredo sauce along with the shrimp and serve garnished with green onions.
Nutrition Facts: Calories 523, Fat 23.2g (Saturated 13.5g, Trans 0), Cholesterol 345mg, Sodium 502mg, Carbs 35g, Protein 41.2g
Nutrition by: Nutritional facts powered by Edamam

40 comments:

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

Mouthwatering! This is a fantastic pasta dish.

Cheers,

Rosa

Jeanette | Jeanette's Healthy Living said...

MI know my boys would love this! Going to have to try to make a lightened up version for myself ;).

Maria said...

Wow, what a rich pasta dish! nice!

Helen Rodgers said...

My favourite pasta dish (till now) is the Pasta Carbonara. I prepare the sauce wothout the eggs, so it is just heavy cream, garlic, parmesan and white wine. So, basically I've been making Alfredo sauce this whole time...Anyhow, it is so damn delicious and I would love to put some shrimp in it.

Cheers,
Concrete Polishing Fulham

Julie @ Table for Two said...

When I saw these photos, my stomach legit started to growl!!

Jenny said...

This is so beautiful! Dinner indeed :)

Heather Christo said...

This looks absolutely fantastic! I'm with Julie and the growling stomach!

naomi said...

Wait faster than it take to cook pasta? I'm so making this! LOVE.

marla said...

I am soooooo all on this recipe!

Gaby said...

Quick, easy and delicious, what's not to love?

Stacy | Wicked Good Kitchen said...

Fabulous, Kevin! You are such a tease. I'm SO hungry for dinner right now! Cannot wait to make your version. Thanks for sharing!

Anonymous said...

Ok, I gotta say, you make the most delicious looking food EVER - seriously, out of ALL the food blogs I subscribe to, yours always makes me actually want to *make* the food !! You just have the best taste ... anyways, thanks for sharing with the rest of us :) I really love getting your blog's emails to my Inbox every time!!

Carla said...

This looks really good! I had been thinking of making cajun shrimp fettucini alfredo this week! Thanks for sharing the recipe!
Carla @ Love Cartista

Cheri Savory Spoon said...

What a great combination, looks so good, love the flavor combinations.

Memoria James said...

Oh this dish looks so tempting. I wish I could have a bowl or two of it now! Lovely photos!

Kiran @ KiranTarun.com said...

Yummy!! Loving the cajun spice here!

Anonymous said...

Looks excellent! I think this is going to be dinner tonight, I have all the ingredients at home (I can't eat cow dairy products so I'll use soy milk for the cream)

bev @ bev cooks said...

Dying, dying dying.

Katie said...

Mmm I love using cajun seasoning. This recipe looks so easy to make and sounds so good. I think I know what I'll be making next week for dinner!

Layla @ Brunch Time Baker said...

This looks so good! It's the perfect weekend dinner!

Sadia Rony said...

i love it....

Pam said...

I know better than to come here when I am hungry. This pasta is screaming my name! It looks fantastic Kevin.

marla {Family Fresh Cooking} said...

Ohhhhhhhh. Yes please I need this pasta!

Soo Min Lee said...

Looks delish Kevin!

Laura @ Laura's Culinary Adventures said...

total comfort food!

Anonymous said...

Absolutely delicious! I added some pepper flakes for spice.

terri said...

has already been repinned from my pin 952 times so far, as of today! way to go!!

Unknown said...

something to look forward to on this grey, dreary April day....thank you once again Kevin!

Unknown said...

Very delicious, the consistency of the sauce is magnificent. This is a nutritious and very scrumptious recipe. I believe this the best one out of the other recipes I have tried.

Grandbabycakes said...

I have seen this in my dreams and now I must make it since it is a reality!!

Anonymous said...

Made this for dinner added mussels and used linguine instead. Very easy tasty and delicious thanks for sharing the recipe.

Anonymous said...

Delicious, I didnt have leftovers. My kids loved it!

Kevin Lynch said...

Anonymous & Anonymous: I'm glad you enjoyed it! Mussels would be great in this!

Anonymous said...

I just tried the recipe. Very yummy! I didn't have any cajun spices or green onions, so I just used old bay and with some chili powder and italian parsley. It worked great. Thanks for this recipe!

Anonymous said...

This is phenomenal. Every one of my family of 5 loved this...I had to protect my plate from all 3 of my kids! Thanks!

Kevin Lynch said...

Anonymous: I'm glad that you and your family enjoyed it!

Cindy said...

Kevin--what brand of Cajun Seasoning do you use? I made this recipe and used less Cajun than written and it was still way too salty. Not too hot just too salty. It had great potential, I'll try it again (hubby is heading to Alaska and will bring home fresh shrimp). I'm ordering some Cajun Seasoning from Penzy's. I have had great luck with their spices. Thanks for all your great recipes. I turn to your blog often for menu inspiration.

Kevin Lynch said...

Cindy: It's actually not easy to find here so I usually use a homemade blend. Click through the link on the cajun seasoning in the recipe above to see the seasoning recipe.

Cindy said...

Thanks Kevin for your prompt response. Your recipe for Cajun seasoning looks great--can't wait to try it. The Shrimp Po' Boy Sandwich looks amazing too. I pinned it for later. Thanks again.

Angela Fulbright said...

Absolutely amazing and easy to make! My children ask me to make this dish all the time!

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