Bow tie pasta combines with shrimp in a creamy sauce in this quick and delicious meal. It’s ready in about 30 minutes and perfect for a weeknight dinner.
This recipe works with any noodle shape, so it’s easy to use what you have on hand. A few simple ingredients add a lot of flavor to the dish, such as lemon juice, Parmesan cheese, and some herbs and spices.
Creamy Cajun Shrimp Pasta
A creamy, spicy, cheesy Cajun sauce coats bow tie pasta and shrimp to create this delicious dish. It’s easy to make and perfect for a weeknight meal that’s sure to please the whole family.
The best part of this dish is that it uses a few simple ingredients and can be made in under 30 minutes! This recipe is also very versatile so you can switch it up and use another protein or add veggies.
It also makes great leftovers and is super easy to reheat. Plus, it can be made ahead and stored in the refrigerator for a quick lunch or dinner!
Start by cooking the pasta according to the package directions. Once cooked, drain and set aside. Reserve about 1/3 cup of the cooking water to use in the sauce if needed.
Meanwhile, saute the shrimp in a hot pan with a little olive oil and season generously with Cajun seasoning. Cook for a few minutes until just pink.
After that, add the shallot and red pepper to the same skillet and saute until soft. Reduce the heat and add the cream and diced tomatoes. Stir and simmer for a few minutes to thicken the sauce.
When you’re ready to serve, toss the drained pasta and shrimp with the sauce. Taste and adjust the seasoning as needed.
You can easily swap out the heavy whipping cream for half and half or whole milk if you’d like to lower the fat or calories. This will give you a lighter consistency and still adds plenty of creaminess to this dish!
This is one of my favorite Cajun pasta recipes. It has all the tangy and spicy flavors I love in a sauce. It’s easy to customize this dish to fit your tastes, so it’s definitely worth trying!
The secret to this pasta is the Cajun seasoning, which is a blend of paprika, garlic powder, onion powder, dried oregano, and salt & pepper. This is a staple for my pantry and it gives the dish its signature flavor!
This Cajun seasoning can be found at most grocery stores or online. It’s a great shortcut when you don’t have time to make your own, but be aware that it can vary significantly in both spiciness and saltiness so adjust accordingly!
Cajun Shrimp Pasta with Broccoli
Cajun shrimp pasta is a quick and easy meal that can be ready in less than half an hour. It has a deliciously complex flavor that is both healthy and satisfying. It is perfect for a weeknight dinner.
This recipe is high in protein and low in calories, so it is great for anyone trying to watch their weight or follow a vegetarian diet. You can also make this recipe using low-carb noodles like zucchini noodles (also known as zoodles).
To prepare this dish, first cook the fettuccine according to package directions. It should be cooked just until al dente – you want to make sure that it is tender but still has some bite.
Reserve a little of the pasta water before draining, so that you can add it back in if needed to thin the sauce.
In the meantime, place a large skillet over medium-high heat and add about 1 tablespoon of olive oil. Once the pan is hot, add thawed shrimp. Let the shrimp cook for about 2 minutes on each side, or until they are pink and cooked through.
After the shrimp are cooked, remove them from the pan and set aside. In the same pan, saute the broccoli florets in about 1 tablespoon of olive oil until they begin to soften. Then, add the chopped garlic and stir for about a minute.
Next, add the chicken broth and heavy cream. Stir until the liquid thickens and the ingredients begin to meld together.
Once the cream has thickened, add in the Parmesan cheese and cajun seasoning. Turn the heat down to medium and simmer for a few minutes until the cheese has melted and the sauce has begun to thicken.
You can serve this dish with sliced bell peppers or cherry tomatoes to add even more vegetables. You can also try using a low-fat milk instead of the cream if you are watching your calories or following a low-sodium diet.
This recipe has a classic Cajun seasoning that is made with paprika, garlic powder, onion powder, pepper and oregano. You can use homemade or store-bought Cajun seasoning. It can vary significantly in both saltiness and spiciness so be sure to adjust the seasoning as needed.
Cajun Shrimp Pasta with Spinach
This one pot pasta with shrimp is so quick and easy to make that it’s perfect for a weeknight meal. It’s creamy and full of bold, spicy flavours that the whole family will love! It’s also delicious and nutritious – so it’s a recipe you will want to make over and over again!
The key to this recipe is to ensure that the pasta cooks in the sauce for a good few minutes before you add back the cooked sausage and shrimp. This will help ensure that the pasta is fully coated in the sauce and that the shrimp is also fully incorporated into the sauce.
To start, you will need to peel and devein the shrimp. Next, you will need to coat them in the Cajun seasoning before cooking them. Once the shrimp are done, remove them from the pan and set aside to keep warm.
Meanwhile, you will need to saute the garlic with butter until fragrant, then add the tomatoes and cream. This will create a thick creamy alfredo sauce that is perfect for the pasta.
Once the sauce has been made, you will need to combine it with the cooked pasta and the smoky sausage and shrimp. Once everything is mixed together, you will need to top the dish with freshly grated parmesan cheese and some chopped parsley.
To make this dish, you will need a large skillet or saute pan that is large enough to hold all of the ingredients. You will also need a large chef’s or butcher’s knife and a large wooden spoon for stirring the sauce.
You will also need to prepare the sauce ahead of time, so that it can be prepared while the pasta and the shrimp are cooking. This will ensure that the sauce is ready and waiting for you when it’s time to serve.
Once you’ve made the sauce, it will take about 10 minutes to prepare the dish. It’s then ready to combine with the drained pasta and smoky sausage and shrimp to create this delicious and healthy dish!
Lemony Cheesy Shrimp Pasta
This pasta recipe is creamy, bright, lemony, and perfect for any time of year. It’s made with tender linguine pasta and savory shrimp that are tossed in a rich, vibrantly lemony, cream-based parmesan cheese sauce.
To get the best results, use a skillet with high sides so everything can cook together and you don’t have to keep stirring things around. Especially when it comes to cooking the shrimp, it’s important not to overcook them or they will turn rubbery and tough.
Make sure you saute the shrimp until they’re pink and cooked through, so that they remain juicy and tender. You’ll also want to cook the pasta al dente (firm but still slightly chewy) so it retains its shape and texture.
Once the shrimp are cooked, toss them with a generous amount of the pasta sauce. Add a bit of lemon zest, parmesan, and parsley for garnish.
You can even add a bit of crushed red pepper flakes for a little heat. Just a touch of spice is all you need to really enjoy this delicious pasta dish!
Serve with a simple side salad or roasted vegetables. You can also top it with fresh, chopped parsley for an extra pop of flavor!
This cheesy and creamy shrimp pasta is an easy weeknight meal that you can whip up in just 30 minutes. The sauce is made with fresh garlic and lemon juice, which makes the whole thing taste like you spent hours in the kitchen! It’s also gluten-free and vegan.
Preparation: 1. In a large skillet, melt the butter and oil over medium-high heat. 2. Stir in the garlic and red pepper flakes until fragrant.
3. Season with salt and pepper to your taste.
4. Toss the shrimp with the seasonings and cook until they are pink.
5. Return the drained pasta to the pot, and stir in the remaining butter, parmesan, and parsley until well mixed.
6. Mix in the lemon juice and stir again.
This is a great recipe to make on a busy night when you need a delicious and filling dinner. It’s also a fantastic choice for date night or a special occasion. You can even freeze it for later!