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Cajun Shrimp Pasta

Cajun Shrimp Pasta

This Cajun Shrimp Pasta is bold, creamy, and done in under an hour!
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 40 mins
Servings 4

Ingredients
  

  • 2 12oz Bags Large Shrimp
  • 1 Box Linguine Noodles
  • ½ Tablespoon Garlic Powder, more as needed
  • 1 Tablespoon Cajun Seasoning, more as needed
  • ¼ Teaspoon Cayenne Pepper, more as needed
  • ½ Tablespoon Smoked Paprika
  • Kosher Salt and Pepper, as needed
  • ½ Tablespoon Garlic Powder, more as needed
  • 1 Tablespoon Creole Seasoning, more as needed
  • 1 Cup Shredded Parmsesan Cheese
  • 2 Tablespoons Canola Oil
  • 1 Tablespoon All Purpose Flour
  • 2 Tablespoons Butter
  • Cups Heavy Cream
  • Sliced Yellow Pepper
  • Sliced Red Pepper
  • ½ Sliced Yellow Onion
  • 3 Cloves Minced Garlic
  • 4 oz Full Fat Cream Cheese
  • 1 Tablespoon Fresh Chopped Parsley

Instructions
 

  • Bring a large pot of water to a boil; add the pasta and cook according to package directions. Once finished, drain the pasta and return to the same pot it cooked in.
  • Season the shrimp with all of the spices. Add 1 tablespoon of butter and 1 tablespoon of canola oil to a large pan over medium heat and cook the shrimp for about 2-3 minutes until pink and opaque.
  • In the same pan, add a little more butter and oil if needed and add the onions and peppers and cook for 4-5 ish minutes until the peppers are tender and the onions are translucent. 
  • Stir in the cream cheese then add in the flour and mix well. 
  • Pour in the heavy cream and slowly whisk until incorporated. 
  • Turn the heat up just a bit and continue cooking until the sauce begins to thicken. Taste test and adjust the spices if needed. Then reduce the heat and stir in the parmesan cheese. 
  • Add the cooked noodles and shrimp to the pan, mix and top with fresh parsley. Enjoy!