Creamy Cajun Shrimp and Pasta


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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 6
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 335.8
  • Total Fat: 2.8 g
  • Cholesterol: 149.9 mg
  • Sodium: 423.2 mg
  • Total Carbs: 54.2 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 7.6 g
  • Protein: 28.4 g

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Spicy and creamy shrimp, pasta and vegetables. Spicy and creamy shrimp, pasta and vegetables.
Number of Servings: 6


    1 cup water
    14 oz chicken broth, low sodium
    1 pound shrimp
    12 oz Healthy Harvest thin spaghetti
    1 tsp olive oil
    1 large red bell pepper sliced
    1 - 8 oz pack sliced mushrooms
    2 tsp flour
    1 tsp cajun spice mix, sodium free
    1 can petite diced tomatoes, low sodium
    2/3 cup evaporated skim milk (not condensed)
    1/4 cup fresh chopped parsley


Put broth and water in large pot and bring to a boil. Add pasta and cook for 8 min. Keep an eye on moisture level. Add a little water if necessary. Add shrimp and simmer for 3 min or until shrimp is cooked. Do not drain.

In skillet, add olive oil. Add peppers and mushrooms, saute for 4 min. Add flour and cajun seasoning. Heat for 30 seconds. Add tomatoes. Stir in milk and heat for 1 min. Add sauce and parsley to pasta.

I like to serve this with broccoli on the side.

Number of Servings: 6

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user MOXIE6.


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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Definitely a family favorite moving forward! I didn't have cajun spice mix, so I made my own with Tony Chachere's Original Creole Seasoning and some ground red pepper. A little too spicy for the kids, but delicious! - 1/6/12

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  • Add more water and used whole can of evaporated milk and increased flour to 3tbs. Also used fresh tomatoes, green peppers, and onion. Topped with parmesan cheese to serve. very yummy! - 11/13/13

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  • Just right;) will make again
    Thank you - 9/10/13

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  • Bad
    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    This was not good at all. No flavor. I was born and raised a coonass so when I see anything saying Cajun I don't expect much. But this looked good from the recipe. Thought I'd try it, now I know to go with my instincts on the things that say Cajun. By the way I do love this website. - 10/17/12

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  • Substituted fat free half and half since I didn't have evaporated skim. I added an extra 1/2 c water and it was pretty creamy. My family loved it! - 1/14/12

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    SOUNDS GOOD - 7/5/11

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  • I really enjoyed this. I added a 1/2 cup more water and that was a good amount. I think next time I will switch out the parsley for cilantro and add some onions. Definitely a great base recipe to modify for everyone's needs! - 3/23/11

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  • Great! One of the best low fat recipes I have ever made. Coming from New Orleans, that means it's good. Made just minor changes. Sauted onion and celery with mushrooms and added a tablespoon of garlic with pasta water.Sprinkled with cheese. Yum! - 9/12/10

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  • Fantastic! Husband says it's a keeper. Can't believe it. Thank you. He's ready for another recipe. yaaaah - 8/1/10

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  • Thought I had everything to make this recipe, but ended up having to substitute Rotel tomatoes (with green chiles) for the diced tomatoes. Thankfully, we did cut the cajun seasoning in half to adjust. It was VERY spicy, but also VERY yummy. We'll definitely make again. Thanks! - 7/9/10

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  • Very good! You do have to add more liquid. - 5/2/10

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  • Great Recipe - Was looking for a quick meal with ingredients that I already had .....great solution! - 3/30/10

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  • Very good recipe! Creamy flavor but not heavy. I added a bit of tabasco (we like it spicy!) I couldn't find sodium free cajun seasoning. I added 1/4 cup more water and 1/4 cup more chicken broth and it worked out well.
    Thank you!!! - 1/15/10

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  • it was ok...not sure if i would make again - 1/11/10

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  • Excellent. After reading the reviews, I added 1/2 c. water and 1/2 c. chicken broth extra to the recipe. I would recommend only adding 1/4 c. extra of each. Great flavor, and not too spicy. This will definitely stay on my weekly list. - 10/15/09

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  • This was amazing...absolutely loved this recipe. Will try chicken next time to change it up a bit...KEEY07...yes the juice did evaporate and had to add mushrooms since I don't like them. - 8/26/09

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  • Pretty Yummy! Did anyone else have the water and broth evaporate on them?? The flavor was great, I will make it again...but did I mess up??? - 4/21/09

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  • Very yummy! - 4/21/09

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  • So good! I added extra cajun seasoning and used onions instead of mushrooms, since I forgot to buy them at the store. lol... Still tasted amazing! :D Thanks! - 4/9/09

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  • GREAT!!!!!!!!! - 3/9/09

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I start my deit tomorrow and this is what I'm having for super - 2/28/09

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  • I made this for dinner tonight. I modified it a bit since we don't like red bell peppers or mushrooms. I used carrots, celery, red onions & green beans instead. Turned out great! Not too everyone loved it! - 2/13/09

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  • Awesome! Even my 16 year old who only eats pizza went back for a heaping serving of seconds! - 1/23/09

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  • This recipe is absolutely fabulous. Everyone in my household loved it. This will be in our weekly rotation. It will be good with chicken instead of shrimp also! - 12/9/08

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  • I don't like shrimp but this recipe sounds really good. I'll have to try it with chicken instead! - 12/7/08

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