Spicy Cajun Shrimp & Sausage Fettucine

In the past few months, we’ve become a no-pasta household. Between my wife’s recent celiac diagnosis and my focus on eating foods that will fuel training and recovery, pasta has pretty much gotten the boot. But when we want to indulge, we have pasta night.

Look, I don’t want to give carbs a bad rap. Lots of people will do that for me. But personally, loading up on pastas and breads makes me feel sluggish and achy in the morning. It has a definite effect on my training, so I choose to limit when I eat pasta. I also eat gluten-free pasta (out of necessity for my wife), which is either brown rice or quinoa pasta. If you want to cook with lo-carb pasta, whole wheat pasta, or any other substitute, or even regular white flour pasta, go for it. Track how your body responds to the carbs, and if necessary, decrease or increase what you consume.

With that out of the way, I’m free to talk about how absolutely delicious (and caloric!) this dish is. I lived with THE Donny Shankle for a few months, and learned to love cajun seasoning. This cream sauce is like an alfredo, but spiked with spicy cajun seasoning. We added lots of vegetables, shrimp and sausage to bulk this up, and seasoned all of it with even more spice. It is so damn good, you won’t regret the extra time spent at the stove.

Cajun Shrimp & Sausage Pasta

Prep time 15 minutes
Cook time 15 minutes
Total time 30 minutes
Meal type Main Dish
Website Cajun Shrimp Pasta with Cream Sauce
This spicy, creamy pasta offers perfectly-cooked shrimp and sausage, along with vegetables.

Ingredients

  • .5lb shrimp (peeled and deveined)
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • .5lb sausage (sliced into coins)
  • 4oz mushrooms (sliced)
  • 1 bell pepper (sliced thinly into strips)
  • .5 red onion (sliced thinly into strips)
  • 2 cloves garlic (minced)
  • 1 tablespoon flour
  • 1/2 cup half & half
  • salt, pepper and cajun seasoning to taste
  • 1lb pasta (fettucine)

Directions

Step 1
Heat butter in a saute pan over medium heat.
Step 2
Add shrimp to pan and season with cajun seasoning to taste. Cook 1 minute, then flip. Cook another minute and remove from pan.
Step 3
Add sausage to pan, cook for about 5 minutes, or until thoroughly cooked. Remove from pan.
Step 4
Add mushrooms, peppers, onions and garlic to pan, along with salt, pepper and cajun seasoning. Saute until veggies are soft.
Step 5
Add flour to veggies, and cook about a minute or so.
Step 6
Add the half & half to the pan and stir until thickened.
Step 7
Add the shrimp and sausage into the sauce and add salt, pepper and cajun seasoning to taste.
Step 8
Toss with hot pasta and serve.

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