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Cajun Shrimp Pasta

This Cajun Shrimp Pasta is made with broiled Cajun seasoned shrimp and served with your favorite pasta and creamy tomato sauce.

Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time12 mins
Total Time32 mins
Course: MAIN COURSES/ENTRÉES
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cajun shrimp, cajun shrimp with tomato sauce, shrimp pasta
Servings: 4
Calories: 626kcal
Author: Bernadette

Ingredients

  • 1 pound large raw shrimp (21-25 count)
  • 12 ounces pappardelle pasta (or your favorite pasta)
  • 24 ounces vodka sauce* *see notes (or any creamy tomato sauce)
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons Cajun seasoning

Instructions

  • Cook the pasta according to package directions. Drain and keep warm.
  • Peel the shells from the shrimp and remove the tails. Pat dry with paper towels and place on a large broiler safe baking sheet in a single layer. Toss the shrimp with the olive oil and then the Cajun seasoning, covering all sides.
  • Turn on the broiler to High, adjusting the shelf to the highest position.
  • Heat the sauce in a saucepan on medium-low heat.
  • Broil the shrimp for 3 minutes, turn, and continue to broil, stirring every 3 minutes, until fully cooked.
  • Serve immediately with the pasta and sauce.

Notes

*Homemade Vodka Sauce recipe can be found here.
Nutritional information for this recipe is an estimate and will vary depending on the type of pasta and sauce you use. 

Nutrition

Calories: 626kcal | Carbohydrates: 79g | Protein: 38g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 298mg | Sodium: 1414mg | Potassium: 360mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 1736IU | Vitamin C: 10mg | Calcium: 193mg | Iron: 5mg