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Easy Cajun Shrimp Pasta Recipe

As back to school creeps up on us, I figured no better time than now to share one of our weeknight favorite meal – Easy Cajun Shrimp Pasta Recipe. This recipe is not only easy; it’s simple as well.

Easy Cajun Shrimp Pasta Recipe

Plus, you will get dinner on the table in less than 30 minutes. You’re welcome.  Also, it doesn’t have a roux so it’s not creamy and it’s much lower in fat.  If you don’t like your food spicy, just limit the amount of smoked paprika and cayenne pepper you add to the recipe. I like mine spicy so, my hand was heavy on this.

Cajun Shrimp Pasta Recipe

If you haven’t had Cajun spice before, I have to tell you; it has a delayed heat. Meaning, you don’t feel the heat right away, but once the food gets to the back of your throat, that’s when the heat kick in and it lingers just for a few seconds. It has a nice zing, and it gets rave reviews anytime I make it.

Cajun Spice Mix Recipe

To assist you in putting the recipe together, I made a video. Below is a step by step video to guide you through the process.

Cajun Shrimp PastaCajun Shrimp Pasta. It’s what’s for dinner!

FULL RECIPE HERE: http://goo.gl/cCfiPQ

Posted by The Afropolitan Mom on Friday, July 22, 2016

By the way, if you don’t have all the spices mentioned at home, don’t fret – just pick up one of these and you will get the same effect.

Simple Cajun Shrimp Pasta

We usually serve ours with garlic bread and salad.

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Easy Cajun Shrimp Pasta Recipe

Easy Cajun Shrimp Pasta Recipe
 
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Recipe type: Entree
Ingredients
  • 1 lb uncooked jumbo shrimp (peeled and deveined)
  • 2 tsp smoked paprika
  • 2 tsp ground mustard
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp chopped fresh thyme
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 1 tsp cayenne pepper
  • ½ a box of 1 lb. thick spaghetti pasta
  • ¼ cup of olive oil
  • 1 large bell pepper, chopped
  • 1 large green pepper, chopped
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • ½ cup chicken broth
  • 9 oz. bag of fresh spinach
  • salt to taste
Instructions
  1. In a large bowl, season the shrimp using all the dry ingredients (smoked paprika, mustard, black pepper, garlic powder, onion powder, chopped thyme, dried oregano, and cayenne pepper), set aside
  2. Boil pasta al dente according to package direction
  3. Heat oil in a large skillet over low-medium heat until hot.
  4. Add shrimp and saute on low heat for about 4-5 minutes turning frequently until they're cooked thoroughly.
  5. Remove shrimp and set aside
  6. Add the pepper and onions, stir until translucent, season with salt
  7. Add the chicken broth, pasta and spinach and let it simmer for about a minute
  8. Toss in the cajun shrimp, remove from heat and serve.

Easy Cajun Shrimp Pasta Recipes

 

Would you ever consider making this simple cajun shrimp pasta recipe?

Weeknight fav - Easy Cajun Shrimp Pasta. This recipe is not only easy; it's simple as well and you will get dinner on the table in 30 min

Kira is the founder of award-winning lifestyle blog focused on family, tech, fashion, beauty, food, fitness, and travel. Prior to launching The Afropolitan Mom, she was a marketing executive in the technology industry. She lives in the suburb of NJ with her husband and two kids. When she's not on carpool duty or scrolling through Insta, she spends time adding items to her shopping cart while binge-watching shows on Netflix!

3 Comments

3 Comments

  1. Mary Beth Elderton

    August 2, 2016 at 7:35 pm

    This looks wonderful! I pinned it for the Cajun spice mix ingredients. I love the Cajun flavors, but many of the store-bought blends have too much salt.

  2. Julie Wood

    August 3, 2016 at 8:58 am

    This is a really great recipe to try out and I want to make it for sure. I love Shrimp cooked in Cajun seasoning!

  3. Rosie

    August 6, 2016 at 9:37 am

    I love recipes with peppers like this, it looks delicious, and I’d love to try it!

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