Cajun Shrimp Pasta

Lunch / Dinner

Cajun Shrimp Pasta

This Cajun Shrimp Pasta not only answers the question, “What’s for dinner?” — it also delivers an abundance of flavor and comes together quickly. Win-win-win!


4 servings (6 cups)

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Adding Spice

The heat level builds slightly, but if you like your food a tad spicy, add 1 tsp. Cajun seasoning to the sauce.


Cook farfalle in a pot of boiling salted water according to package directions. Reserve ½ cup pasta water, then drain farfalle.

Toss shrimp with 3 tsp. Cajun seasoning, salt, and pepper.

Heat oil in a sauté pan over medium-high. Add shrimp and cook until golden and opaque, 45 minutes; transfer to a plate. Add garlic; cook until fragrant, 30 seconds. Deglaze pan with vermouth, scraping up any brown bits; cook until nearly evaporated. Reduce heat to medium.

Stir in cream and remaining ½ tsp. Cajun seasoning; bring to a simmer. Reduce heat to low; stir in Parmesan and simmer sauce, stirring occasionally, until thickened, 35 minutes. Stir in farfalle, shrimp, tomatoes, parsley, and lemon juice until combined; season with salt and pepper. Add pasta water to sauce to reach desired consistency.

Nutritional Facts

Nutritional Facts

Per serving

Calories: 896

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 57g 87%

Saturated Fat 32g 160%

Cholesterol 292mg 97%

Sodium 1921mg 80%

Carbs 51g 17%

Protein 38g

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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