Easy cajun shrimp pasta

Easy cajun shrimp pasta

This Cajun shrimp pasta has linguine noodles tossed with shrimp, zucchini, and onions in a spicy red sauce.

Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 3 servings
Calories 751 kcal


  • 8 ounces linguine pasta
  • 12 ounces shrimp peeled and patted dry
  • 1/2 zucchini sliced into semi-circle shapes
  • 1 small onion diced
  • 5 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 15 ounce can tomato sauce or puree
  • 2 tablespoons finely grated parmesan cheese

Dry seasonings:

  • 2 teaspoons thyme
  • 2 teaspoons paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper


  1. Cook pasta according to package instructions. Drain and rinse with cold water. Set aside.
  2. Heat olive oil in a pan over medium-high heat. Add shrimp and cook until no longer transparent. Transfer to a plate and set aside.
  3. Add sliced zucchini and diced onion to the pan, cooking until tender, about 5 minutes, stirring frequently.
  4. Add minced garlic, tomato sauce, and all dry seasonings to the pan. Stir well. Bring to a simmer.
  5. Add reserved linguine pasta and cooked shrimp to the pan, and stir until well-mixed. Serve garnished with finely grated parmesan cheese.