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Cajun Shrimp Pasta with Cream Sauce

This is a really fabulous pasta dish that takes little time to throw together, and often I have a lot of the ingredients on hand.  It has great flavor and I love that the amount of “kick” is easily adapted to your own taste by adjusting the amount of Cajun seasoning you use.  It is also a fairly healthy meal thanks to the addition of lots of yummy veggies and shrimp.  Thanks to Elly for another wonderful dinner!

Cajun Shrimp Pasta with Cream Sauce

Ingredients:

4-6 oz. cooked pasta (fettuccine, spaghetti)

1 tbsp. butter

½ lb. shrimp, peeled and deveined

4 oz. sliced mushrooms

¼-½ onion, diced

1 cup thinly sliced bell pepper

2 cloves garlic, minced

½ – 1 tbsp. flour

1/3 cup half and half

salt, pepper and Cajun seasoning to taste

 

Directions:

Heat the butter in a skillet over medium heat.  Add the shrimp to the skillet and sprinkle liberally with Cajun seasoning.  Sauté in pan 1 minute per side, remove with a slotted spoon and set aside.

 

Add the mushrooms, onion, peppers and garlic to the skillet.  Sauté until the vegetables are tender.  Add the flour and stir to cook off its rawness.  Add the half and half and stir, thickening.  Return the shrimp to the pan and cook until heated through.  Season to taste with salt and pepper (and more Cajun seasoning, if desired.)  Toss with hot pasta and serve.

Source: adapted from Elly Says Opa!

  • bloomingchef

    This looks delicious! I can’t wait to try it.

  • http://ellysaysopa.vox.com Elly

    Yours looks great! Glad you guys like it :)

  • http://TheRecipeGirl.blogspot.com RecipeGirl

    YUM. I wonder if you could try it with FF half and half too? Even healthier!

  • http://good-eats-n-sweet-treats.blogspot.com Jaime

    mmmmm… this looks so good!!! i love cajun…AND a cream sauce? perfect :)

  • Raleighcook

    I made this for dinner tonight and it was delicious!! I had a small tomato on hand so I chopped it and added it at the end with the shrimp. I’ll definitely make this again! Thanks!

  • 610photography

    Just made this for dinner and it was great! We are adding it to our “good recipes” file and will be making it again and again!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1156893215 Maria Saena

    Yummilicious. Doubled my sauce, added my own cajun spice mix and tomatoes. Definately a keeper for my family.