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

5 5

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!

4 5

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

4 5

Good! The cajun seasoning I used made it too salty and spicy for my taste so I think next time I will use 1 T. black pepper instead of that. I also used skim milk and light margarine.
I served with salad and Bisquick cheddar biscuits. Thanks!!