cajun shrimp fettuccine

Cajun Shrimp Fettuccine

Let’s spice up life with the perfect dinner, cajun shrimp fettuccine. This dish has the perfect blend of spices mixed with the calming creamy fettuccine and it’s simply DIVINE! Make this on a date night, week night, family night, any night…just MAKE IT!

cajun shrimp fettuccini





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Recipe Notes:

  • Pasta Water: ladle out about a cup or so of pasta water before draining the fettuccini, this recipe calls for about a cup of pasta water, but grab more in case you need it.
  • Shrimp: I buy my shrimp already peeled and deveined. If you do not, don’t skip this step. Additionally, I removed the tails, but you could certainly keep them on the shrimp for a pretty appearance. 
  • Fresh or Frozen?: I used frozen shrimp in this recipe, but fresh or frozen works. Sometimes I find that frozen shrimp actually tastes fresher because it’s frozen right on the ship. 
  • Cheese: it’s important to shred the cheese instead of buying it pre shredded. The waxy film on the shredded cheese makes the cheese less creamy and delicious when melting. 
  • Seasonings: I used the DELICIOUS “Slap Ya Mama” & Tony’s Creole seasoning. If you can’t find it where you live here’s a link to each:   
  • Cookware: I will link the pan I use here:
  • Chicken Base: I LOVE better than Bouillon, here is the product I used in this dish:


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cajun shrimp fettuccine

Cajun Shrimp Fettuccine 


  • 1 1/2 lbs. large shrimp (peeled & deveined)
  • 1 lb. of fettuccine
  • 1 cup of heavy cream
  • 1 cup pasta water
  • 1 tsp. chicken base
  • 4 oz. of grated or shredded parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 cup crushed tomatoes
  • 1 yellow onion diced
  • 1/2 red pepper diced
  • 8 cloves of garlic minced
  • 1-2 tbsp. of butter
  • 1-2 tbsp. of canola oil
  • garnish: fresh parsley & cracked black pepper
  • Seasoning for Shrimp:
    • 1 tsp. Tony’s Creole
    • 1 tsp. onion powder
    • 1 tsp. garlic powder
    • 1 tsp. paprika
    • 1 tsp. Italian seasoning
  • Seasoning for Dish:
    • 2 tbsp. of Slap Ya Mama


  1. boil and salt a large pot of water. Boil the fettuccine al dente (refer to package directions)
    1. save aside a cup or so of pasta water before draining the fettuccine
  2. prepare the shrimp by patting them dry and bringing to room temperature
  3. season with the shrimp seasoning
  4. saute the shrimp in the butter & oil for about 2 minutes per side (don’t overcook)
  5. remove the shrimp & set aside on a plate
  6. in the same pan saute the peppers and onions
  7. add the slap ya mama seasoning
  8. once the onions are translucent add the garlic and saute another minute or so
  9. add 1/2 cup of crushed tomatoes
  10. add the pasta water
  11. add the chicken base
  12. add the heavy cream
  13. bring to a boil and simmer for about 5-10 minutes
  14. add the parmesan cheese and as soon as it melts add the fettuccine into the pan
  15. add the shrimp and all the juices accumulated on the plate into the pan
  16. toss it and garnish with fresh parsley and cracked black pepper
  17. ENJOY!