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Pasta, shrimp and vegetables cooked with Cajun seasoning

Cajun Shrimp Pasta

Abi Olayiwola
Scrumptious pasta dish cooked with Cajun seasoned prawns and vegetables.
4.75 from 4 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Course Brunch, Dinner, Lunch, Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 2
Calories 800 kcal


Home-Made Cajun Seasoning Recipe

  • 1 teaspoon Smoked paprika
  • 1 teaspoon Garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon Onion powder
  • ½ teaspoon Thyme
  • ½ teaspoon Oregano
  • ½ teaspoon Black pepper
  • ¼ teaspoon Chilli pepper

Cajun Pasta

  • 250 g Linguine
  • 2 tablespoons Oil
  • 200 g Shrimps
  • ½ cup Chopped onions
  • 2 cloves Garlic
  • 1 Red pepper Red pepper sliced thinly
  • 1 Green pepper sliced thinly
  • 1 Yellow sliced thinly
  • 75 g Mushroom sliced thinly
  • ½ can Chopped tomatoes
  • ¼ cup Stock
  • 2 tablespoons Double cream
  • Salt to taste


  • Cook the pasta in salted water, following pack instructions. Rinse under cold water and allow to drain while preparing other ingredients.
  • Mix all the Cajun seasoning ingredients in a bowl.
  • Add 1 tablespoon of the seasoning to the shrimps and allow to marinate for 10 mins.
  • Add the oil to a pan and cook the shrimps on both sides until browned.
  • Remove from the shrimps from the pan.
  • Add the onions, garlic, peppers and mushroom into the pan, with 1 tablespoon of the seasoning.
  • Saute for 1 min, while stirring continuously.
  • Pour the tomatoes into the pan along with the stock, scrape the bottom of the pan to get all the caramelised goodness stuck to it.
  • Allow to cook for 5 mins.
  • Add in some salt and the double cream and allow to simmer under low heat until the liquid starts to thicken. This should take about 5 mins..
  • Remove from heat.
  • Toss the pasta and shrimps into the creamy sauce and mix thoroughly.


Feel free to adapt the recipe with pasta shape and vegetable of your liking. 


Calories: 800kcal
Keyword Cajun pasta, Cajun seasoning, Cajun shrimp pasta, Cajun spice, Linguine
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