Dinner, Entrees, Pasta

Cajun Shrimp Pasta

October 15, 2016

Here is a really easy Cajun shrimp pasta with my own little twist!   You can use chicken in this recipe instead of shrimp if you want.

Cajun Shrimp Pasta


  • 1 package of spaghetti pasta (gluten free or regular)
  • 1 pound of jumbo shrimp shelled
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 1 package prosciutto chopped in small pieces
  • 1 small container of cherub tomatoes sliced in half
  • 2 shallots finely chopped
  • 1 to 2 cloves garlic finely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon smoked or regular paprika
  • 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 teaspoon white pepper
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • salt and black pepper to taste


  1. In a skillet drizzle a small amount of olive oil in pan and add the chopped prosciutto on medium heat.  Cook until crispy.
  2. In another skillet add butter, onions, garlic, shrimp, spices and prosciutto on low to medium heat for about 6 or 7 minutes.  At the last minute add cherub tomatoes so that they don’t get overcooked and mushy.
  3. Cook pasta according to package instructions and place into a large serving dish.
  4. Pour shrimp mixture over pasta.
  5. Garnish with fresh parsley if desired.
  6. Parmesan cheese is great with this dish.



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