Creamy Cajun Shrimp Pasta

Creamy Cajun Shrimp Pasta

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This creamy Cajun Shrimp Pasta recipe makes for the BEST pasta dinner ready in under 30 minutes! Buttery cajun shrimp in a creamy cajun sauce mixed with pasta.

Creamy Cajun Shrimp Pasta


8 oz penne pasta
1 lb large shrimp, peeled and deveined
1 Tbsp olive oil
2 Tbsp cajun seasoning, divided *or added to taste depending on brand used.
2 Tbsp unsalted butter
2 garlic cloves, minced
1/2 cup diced tomatoes
1 1/2 cups heavy whipping cream
1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese, plus more to serve
2 Tbsp parsley to garnish, (optional)


  • Cook the penne pasta in a pot of salted water until al dente according to package instructions. Drain the water and cover the pasta to keep warm.
  • Coat the shrimp with 1 Tbsp of the cajun seasoning. In a deep skillet, heat 1 Tbsp oil over medium heat. Once hot, add the seasoned shrimp in a single layer and saute for about 1-2 minutes per side, or until the shrimp is no longer translucent, remove from skillet and cover to keep warm.
  • In the same skillet, melt 2 Tbsp butter with the minced garlic and cook 30 seconds until fragrant. Add in the diced tomatoes and saute for about 2-3 minutes.
  • Pour in the heavy whipping cream, remaining 1 Tbsp cajun seasoning and grated parmesan cheese. Bring to a simmer then reduce to medium/low heat and continue 2-3 minutes or until the sauce thickens.
  • Add the shrimp and pasta back into the skillet and stir until noodles are coated in sauce and everything is heated through. Garnish with chopped parsley if desired and serve.

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