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Crispy Cajun Shrimp Fettuccine

Crispy Cajun Shrimp Fettuccine with an incredibly simple creamy sauce and crispy cajun shrimp with a little hit of heat. This can all be on your dinner table in 20 minutes tops!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cajun food, fettuccine, shrimp
Servings: 4
Calories: 688kcal


  • 8 ounce fettuccine
  • 1 pound large shrimp deshelled and deveined
  • 1 tablespoon cajun seasoning
  • 2 tablespoon all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoon butter
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 cup chicken broth low sodium
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese grated
  • 1 tablespoon fresh parsley chopped


  • Cook fettuccine according to package instructions.
  • Sprinkle the shrimp with 1 tbsp of cajun spice and toss well. Drizzle the flour over the shrimp and toss in a bowl to make sure each shrimp is covered in flour.
  • In a deep skillet add the butter and olive oil and heat over high heat. Add shrimp and cook on each side about 2 min until crisp. Remove shrimp from the skillet and set aside.
  • In the same skillet add chicken broth and heavy cream. Season with additional cajun spice if preferred and/or salt and pepper. Bring to a boil then add the Parmesan cheese and whisk. Add fettuccine and shrimp back to the pot and toss.
  • Garnish with parsley and additional Parmesan cheese.



  1. Try to buy a cajun seasoning with no salt to avoid making this recipe to salty.
  2. You can use cubed chicken for this recipe instead of shrimp.
  3. Store this pasta in an airtight container in the fridge. It will last 4-5 days, which makes it perfect for your weekly meal-prep!
  4. Please keep in mind that nutritional information is a rough estimate and can vary greatly based on products used.


Calories: 688kcal | Carbohydrates: 46g | Protein: 37g | Fat: 38g | Saturated Fat: 20g | Cholesterol: 438mg | Sodium: 1383mg | Potassium: 370mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 2100IU | Vitamin C: 10.4mg | Calcium: 378mg | Iron: 4.3mg