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Creamy Shrimp Pasta Recipe

Make this easy, one-pan shrimp pasta recipe with a Cajun flair and creamy sauce that's sure to satisfy any seafood lover. 
Course Main Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword half and half, pasta, seafood, shrimp
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 622kcal
Author Stephanie Lynch

Equipment

Ingredients

  • 6 oz whole-grain linguine
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 tsp Cajun seasoning
  • 1 lb large shrimp peeled and deveined
  • 2 tbsp canola oil divided
  • 1 cup red bell pepper chopped
  • 3/8 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 5 cloves garlic minced
  • 3/4 tsp kosher salt
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 can diced tomatoes undrained
  • 1/2 cup half-and-half
  • 1 green onion sliced
  • 1 cup parmesan cheese

Instructions

  • Cook pasta according to package directions
  • Drain in a colander over a bowl, reserving 1/3 cup pasta cooking liquid
  • Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat
  • Combine Cajun seasoning, flour, and shrimp in a medium bowl and toss to coat
  • Add 1 tablespoon oil to the pan
  • Add the bell pepper to the pan and cook for 2-3 minutes, until crisp-tender
  • Add shrimp mixture to the pan and cook 2-3 minutes or until shrimp are done
  • Add remaining 1 tablespoon oil to the pan
  • Add cayenne pepper and garlic
  • Add reserved 1/3 cup cooking liquid, salt, bay leaves, and tomatoes, bringing it to a boil
  • Reduce heat, and simmer 5 minutes or until thickened
  • Discard bay leaves
  • Stir in half-and-half
  • Cook 1 minute over medium heat or until thoroughly heated
  • Sprinkle with green pepper and parmesan cheese

Nutrition

Calories: 622kcal | Carbohydrates: 66g | Protein: 43g | Fat: 19g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 313mg | Sodium: 1746mg | Potassium: 587mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 2115IU | Vitamin C: 63.8mg | Calcium: 547mg | Iron: 6mg