Cajun Shrimp Penne Pasta

Total Time
55mins
Prep
25 mins
Cook
30 mins

A rich, delicious Cajun-style shrimp pasta dish.

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Ingredients

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Directions

  1. Cook penne paste until al dente. Drain and let cool.
  2. In a saute pan heat olive oil and add bacon. Cook until bacon is crisp. Remove bacon and set aside, but leave grease in saute pan.
  3. Add onions and garlic to bacon grease and cook until golden.
  4. Remove onions and garlic, set aside with bacon.
  5. Add shrimp and cook until done.
  6. Turn heat to low, return bacon, onion, and garlic to pan.
  7. Add paprika, red chili pepper flakes, and penne pasta.
  8. Add cream and parmesan cheese.
  9. Add salt and pepper to taste.
Most Helpful

Excellant - 5 Star rating. My family loved it on Christmas Eve.

5 5

I guess it was a hung jury on whether it should be 4 or 5 stars. While I LOVED it, my hubby just gave it a "really good, but not wonderfully fantastic." (and he has given some recipes the 'wonderfully fantastic' label. I made a few changes though. No onion, no bacon. And, I didn't really measure the spices, just went by color and feel, so I'm not sure if my version was spicier or not as spicy as the original. Either way, I WILL cook this again!

5 5

This recipe is awesome! I add scallops and salmon as well but change nothing else. This is a hit every time I serve it to family and friends and am alsways asked for the recipe!