Easy and Delicious Cajun Shrimp Fettuccine Alfredo

This cajun shrimp fettuccine pasta is one of my favorite dinners to make and I find myself craving it often. I think it was about a year ago that I made my first homemade pasta sauce and realized how simple it is. This sauce is way better (and healthier) than the jar of white alfredo sauce at the grocery store!

This recipe will make about 4-5 servings making it perfect for families, or couples because then you have leftovers for lunch the next day! It’s a great dish all on its own, but you could add a side of veggies and/or bread for something extra if you like.

Before you start this recipe be sure to read my tips below!

Seasoning

I’m not a huge fan of spicy food and the cajun seasoning has just the right amount of kick for me. If you can’t handle any spice at all, or you have young children that may not like the it, I suggest adding a little less cajun seasoning. Of course, you can add more if you like it real hot too!

Pasta

When cooking your fettuccine noodles, be sure to salt your pasta water and stir often or the ends will stick together. This used to happen to me a lot and it’s super frustrating.

Another tip for cooking your pasta is to not drain the water immediately so it doesn’t dry out while the sauce is still cooking. Simply remove the pot from the heat and let the pasta sit in the water until you’re ready to add it to the sauce. When you drain the pasta, do NOT rinse it.

Shrimp

I buy a bag of frozen shrimp and thaw them right before making this recipe. Make sure the shrimp you buy is medium or large, and raw, deveined, skinless and has the tail off. You don’t want wimpy little salad shrimp in your yummy fettuccine. 😉

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AuthorKalleyDifficultyBeginner

Make this delicious shrimp alfredo with simple ingredients for dinner any night of the week!

Yields4 Servings
Prep Time10 minsCook Time20 minsTotal Time30 mins

 16 oz box of fettuccine noodles
 1 lb medium/large raw shrimp
 1 tbsp cajun seasoning
 1 tsp garlic powder
 1 tsp onion powder
 1 tbsp olive oil
 2 tbsp butter
 ½ cup chicken broth
 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  cup grated parmesan cheese

1

Cook the pasta according to the directions on the box. You will cook your shrimp in a pan while the pasta cooks.

2

Toss the shrimp in a bowl with the cajun seasoning, onion powder, and garlic powder. I buy a bag of frozen shrimp and thaw them before cooking. Whatever shrimp you buy, you want to make sure they are raw, deveined, peeled, and have the tail off.

3

Heat a pan over medium to high heat. Add the olive oil before adding the shrimp to the pan. Cook until they are pink and curl up, but be careful not to overcook.

4

Once the shrimp is cooked, remove and set aside in a bowl.

5

Next, add the butter to the same pan. You don't need to clean it because everything will be added back together at the end.

6

Once the butter melts, add the chicken broth and whipping cream to the pan and bring to a simmer.

7

Slowly add in the parmesan cheese while whisking the sauce.

8

Allow the sauce to simmer and thicken for a few minutes. Then add in the cooked pasta and shrimp and toss well to coat.

9

Enjoy!

Ingredients

 16 oz box of fettuccine noodles
 1 lb medium/large raw shrimp
 1 tbsp cajun seasoning
 1 tsp garlic powder
 1 tsp onion powder
 1 tbsp olive oil
 2 tbsp butter
 ½ cup chicken broth
 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  cup grated parmesan cheese

Directions

1

Cook the pasta according to the directions on the box. You will cook your shrimp in a pan while the pasta cooks.

2

Toss the shrimp in a bowl with the cajun seasoning, onion powder, and garlic powder. I buy a bag of frozen shrimp and thaw them before cooking. Whatever shrimp you buy, you want to make sure they are raw, deveined, peeled, and have the tail off.

3

Heat a pan over medium to high heat. Add the olive oil before adding the shrimp to the pan. Cook until they are pink and curl up, but be careful not to overcook.

4

Once the shrimp is cooked, remove and set aside in a bowl.

5

Next, add the butter to the same pan. You don't need to clean it because everything will be added back together at the end.

6

Once the butter melts, add the chicken broth and whipping cream to the pan and bring to a simmer.

7

Slowly add in the parmesan cheese while whisking the sauce.

8

Allow the sauce to simmer and thicken for a few minutes. Then add in the cooked pasta and shrimp and toss well to coat.

9

Enjoy!

Easy Cajun Shrimp Fettuccine Alfredo

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