Cajun Shrimp Alfredo

Cajun Shrimp Alfredo

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Patrick Johnson


This recipe takes a Italian alfredo and fuses it with flavors of the bayou. It is clearly too rich to enjoy often but it has earned me one or two get out of jail free cards.


★★★★★ 1 vote

15 Min
15 Min
Stove Top


  • 1 1/2 lb
    large shrimp, peeled, deveined
  • 6 Tbsp
    creole seasoning
  • 2 Tbsp
    extra-virgin olive oil
  • 10 oz
    andouille sausage (or other good smoked sausage)
  • 1/2 medium
    onion, minced
  • 1 1/2 tsp
    crushed red pepper flakes
  • 5 clove
    garlic, minced
  • 1 Tbsp
    worcestershire sauce
  • 1 lb
  • 2 c
    heavy cream
  • 1 c
    whole milk
  • 1 Tbsp
    black pepper, freshly ground
  • 1/2 tsp
    hot chili powder
  • 1/2 tsp
    kosher salt
  • 1 stick
    butter, unsalted, sliced
  • 1 1/2 c
  • ·
    parsley, chopped (for garnish)

How to Make Cajun Shrimp Alfredo


  1. Place the shrimp and 3 tablespoons creole seasoning in a large resealable plastic bag and shake. Place the bag in the refrigerator while you prepare the sauce.
  2. Heat a deep 3-quart skillet over medium-high heat.
  3. Add 1 tablespoon olive oil and the andouille sausage. Saute sausage for 2 minutes, stirring often.
  4. Add onions and saute for 2 minutes.
  5. Add crushed red pepper flakes and garlic and cook 1 minute and add Worcestershire sauce.
  6. Meanwhile, cook the pasta in boiling salted water according to package instructions.
  7. To the skillet, add cream, milk, remaining creole seasoning, black pepper, chili powder, and salt. Stir to a consistent color.
  8. Add butter and stir until melted. Stir in cheese until melted. Lower heat to a simmer.
  9. Heat the remaining olive oil in another large skillet over high heat and add the shrimp. Saute shrimp for 1 to 2 minutes per side or until they just start to turn pink.
  10. Add the shrimp and cooked, drained pasta to the first skillet. Stir to combine and blend flavors, about 1 minute.
  11. Serve in a large pasta bowl. Sprinkle with parsley and creole seasoning for garnish.

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About Cajun Shrimp Alfredo

Course/Dish: Pasta Seafood
Main Ingredient: Pasta
Regional Style: Cajun/Creole

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