Creamy Cajun Shrimp Pasta

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 10 mins

This is a fast and easy dish that does not require whipping cream for the sauce. I made it with skim milk and it turned out just fine. We use a lot a cajun spice so adjust to your tastes.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Add pasta and cook until al dete; drain.
  2. Meanwhile, melt butter in a large heavy skillet over medium heat. Saute shrimp for 1 minute on each side. Stir in garlic and cook for 1 minute. Remove shrimp from skillet (some shrimp may not be cooked completely) and set aside.
  3. Stir in flour and Cajun seasoning into the butter. Cook, stirring for 2 minutes. Gradually whisk in milk, then cook until thickened. Return shrimp to sauce and cook 1 to 2 minutes more until shrimp is done. Season with salt.
  4. Top pasta with shrimp sauce and sprinkle with Parmesan cheese.
Most Helpful

how great is this recipe! we were wanting something different with our shrimp, spicy, cajun, but still light, and this really did the trick. we used 1 cup fat free half and half, and 1/2 cup milk, as we felt it didn't need to be as creamy. other than that we used a tbsp butter instead of 1/4 cup butter, and used 1 tbsp (we eyed it) of EVOO. It was awesome and we'll definitely make again. thanks!

speedgrl February 14, 2010

Very easy and tasty meal!!! Glad I read reviews and cut cajun seasoning down to 1 tbsp instead of 2, it was definitely salty and spicy enough. I also used 1 tbsp. of butter and 1 of olive oil with 1% milk...turned out perfect for our taste, thanks for sharing!!!!

naynaytan October 27, 2015

This was really good but the Cajan seasoning was a little too salty and not quite spicy enough, I will try it again.

Monica P October 31, 2011