Cajun Shrimp Fettuccine Alfredo

If you like shrimp – if you like Cajun – if you like creamy pasta dishes – THIS is the recipe for you! I was playing around in the kitchen and combined 3 different recipes along with my own twist to create this dish! Thanks to inspiration from Jean Reed’s delicious Alfredo sauce recipe, I have been having a blast with changing it up to use in other recipes.
 
My Cajun Shrimp Fettuccine Alfredo was AH-MAZING. So much flavor and It was hard to stop after just one serving (but I did). Basili did have a second plate and told me to add it to the list – so here I am, blogging away so I can share it with all of you!
 
I will say, if you make this one, allow yourself a little extra time to prep the sauce and the Cajun seasoning blend. A couple extra steps, but I PROMISE, it is worth it! Also, you may want to add some more milk to the sauce (add 1T at a time so it doesn’t thin out TOO much) if it is thick.
 
I hope you enjoy this recipe – it is 21 Day Fix approved and on the list here at the Dimitrelias house too!. 🙂

Cajun Shrimp Fettuccini Alfredo

The cream sauce, after blending with my immersion blender.

Cajun Shrimp Fettuccini Alfredo

Shrimp is all spiced up and cooked! Isn’t it gorgeous!?

Cajun Shrimp Fettuccini Alfredo

Everything tossed together – get in my belly!

Cajun Shrimp Fettuccini Alfredo

 

Cajun Shrimp Fettuccine Alfredo - 21 Day Fix Style
Serves 4
HOLY YUM! This one is one for the books! We loved it! Yes, there are a few more steps, but SO worth it! The Cajun Seasoning Blend recipe will make more than what you need for this recipe, so you will already have that done for the next time you make this meal!
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Prep Time
30 min
Cook Time
20 min
Total Time
50 min
Prep Time
30 min
Cook Time
20 min
Total Time
50 min
Ingredients
  1. 8 oz Fettuccine (I used Angel Hair quinoa pasta and measured out my serving separately when plating)
  2. 1 T coconut oil
  3. 1 pound fresh shrimp, peeled & de-veined
  4. 1 T Cajun Seasoning Blend
  5. 2 cloves garlic, minced
  6. 1/4 cup chicken or vegetable broth
  7. 1 1/2 cups low fat cottage cheese
  8. 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese, shredded
  9. 2 tsp Cajun Seasoning Blend
  10. 4 T almond milk
  11. 1 cup baby spinach leaves (optional)
Instructions
  1. Boil your pasta noodles.
Alfredo Sauce
  1. In a separate small sauce pan, ON LOW HEAT, add cottage cheese, parmesan, 2 tsp Cajun Seasoning Blend and 4 T almond milk. Mix well. Right after cheese melts, blend the ingredients until smooth with an Immersion blender (stick blender), in your regular blender or a food processor. Add 1 T at a time of almond milk to thin the sauce.
Putting it all Together
  1. In a 12" skillet, melt coconut oil over medium high heat and toss the shrimp with 1 T Cajun Seasoning Blend. Cook 2-3 minutes per side. Remove from skillet and set aside.
  2. Add garlic to the pan and sauté about 30 seconds. Then add chicken/veggie broth and the Alfredo sauce.
  3. Toss in pasta with the Alfredo sauce. Stir in spinach leaves and cook until wilted.
  4. Add in shrimp and serve!
Note
  1. If the dish is too thick, add 1T at a time of almond milk to thin it out.
21 Day Fix Counts
  1. 1.5 red, 1/2 blue, 1 spoon, 1 yellow*
  2. *I measured out my pasta separately in my yellow container, 8 oz of pasta will make a lot more than 4 servings (4 cups cooked, or so), but B will usually have more than 1/2 cup at dinner and I like having leftovers for his lunch the next day. I will play with the ratio next time of cooked vs uncooked to see how the rest of the recipe meshes together - this worked for me!
Adapted from Closet Cooking
Adapted from Closet Cooking
Fit Mom Angela D - Team Beachbody Coach http://www.fitmomangelad.com/

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  • Jenna
    Reply

    This looks really delicious! However, I’m allergic to all tree nuts, so the almond milk is a no go for me! Any ideas on what to use for a substitute? Thanks!

    • Adriane Miller
      Reply

      This was amazing! Husband asked why I didn’t make more! He had no clue it was fix approved! I absolutely love your recipes! Thank you!

    • A. Spot
      Reply

      This was amazing! My fiance used to work at a very well known Italian restaurant in the city we live in and he said it was just as good as the cream based pastas he used to eat there : )

  • Jenna
    Reply

    This looks delicious!! Unfortunately I’m allergic to all tree nuts, what would you suggest to use as a substitute for the almond milk? Thanks

    • Angela Dimitrelias
      Reply

      You would probably be able to use regular milk with this – do you typically drink regular cow’s milk?

  • Paula
    Reply

    Do you measure your pasta after cooking?

    • Angela Dimitrelias
      Reply

      Hi Paula – Yes! I measure out my portion after everything is cooked. 🙂 Enjoy!

  • Christine
    Reply

    WOW! I just made this, and it was absolutely delicious! Thank you for sharing! What a perfect meal for such a chilly night!

    • Angela Dimitrelias
      Reply

      Thank you Christine!! I am so happy you loved it! Thank you for taking the time to leave such sweet feedback! 🙂

      Angela

  • Melinda O
    Reply

    If you use vegetable broth does it change the red container amount? Or does it still count as a red?

    • Angela Dimitrelias
      Reply

      Hi Melinda – Broth is counted as a free food – so either vegetable or chicken broth is fine and both are free. 🙂

  • Jackie
    Reply

    Hi, this was good but seemed very salty, like too much Cajun? Is it suppose to be a special 21 day fix seasoning blend? i must have missed that part. Do you have the recipe for that?

    • Angela Dimitrelias
      Reply

      Hi Jacki! My suggestion would be to adjust the seasoning to your liking! I just link my Cajun Seasoning blend recipe to the blog post (I am not sure why I didn’t have it linked before!!) but I made my own mix so I could control the salt! It is linked now 🙂 xoxo

  • Brooke
    Reply

    This looks delish! When you measured your pasta separately, how did you measure how much sauce to put on?? I’m on the 21 Day Fix too!

    • Angela Dimitrelias
      Reply

      HI Brooke! I measured out about 1 cup, I believe and that counted as 1 red and a blue. 🙂 YAY 21 Day Fixers are AWESOME! I hope you are LOVING the program!!! 🙂

      • Lynne
        Reply

        When you measured the 1 cup of sauce, was that with the shrimp in the sauce or did you measure the shrimp separately? I can’t wait to make this!

        • Angela Dimitrelias
          Reply

          Hi Lynne! I measured the shrimp separately! 🙂

  • Tracey
    Reply

    Have to admit I was skeptical of the the cottage cheese, but it turned out GREAT, and better than I could’ve imagined! I also added zucchini to the shrimp (to add a green container to the meal) while it was cooking and it took on the Cajun flavor nicely. Thank you for sharing!!

    • Angela Dimitrelias
      Reply

      I was skeptical at first too! haha I am so happy you liked it!

  • Kathryn
    Reply

    Wow!! This was so amazing!! My husband is a picky eater and LOVED it! He liked it so much I he asked to have it again only 2 days later. That time I made it with chicken and it was equally delicious. This will be in my regular meal rotation.

    • Angela Dimitrelias
      Reply

      OHHH May be adding THAT to my meal plan this week – I bet it’s awesome with chicken! Thanks for taking the time to let me know! 🙂 So happy you both enjoyed it!

  • Sarah
    Reply

    Thank you so much for sharing this recipe. I made it on Saturday night and it was a huge hit, it’s a pretty meal to put together on a plate too! Can’t wait to try more of your recipe’s!

    • Angela Dimitrelias
      Reply

      I’m so happy you enjoyed it! 🙂

  • Michelle
    Reply

    I was thinking of eating this over Spaghetti Squash or zucchini noodles so would I just omit my yellow container and measure either of them in a green?

    • Angela Dimitrelias
      Reply

      Yes! 🙂 Sounds delicious!

  • Gina
    Reply

    I LOVE this recipe. And my husband asks for it all the time! I’ve served it with zoodles and used different meats. I used very little salt and still very delicious! Thank you!

    • Angela Dimitrelias
      Reply

      So happy you love it! 🙂

  • Deasha
    Reply

    Thanks for the recipe, always looking for new 21 day fix approved. Next time I will definitely reduce coconut oil or switch to EVOO, the strong flavor was a bit off putting.

  • Melissa
    Reply

    This was amazing! I love your recipes!

    • Angela Dimitrelias
      Reply

      Thank you! 🙂

  • Cynthia
    Reply

    How can I lower the red container to just 1 instead 1.5?

    • Angela Dimitrelias
      Reply

      Add less shrimp! 🙂

  • Jackelyn
    Reply

    This was so good! Thank you so much for posting this. Definitely making this all the time. 😀👍🏻

    • Angela Dimitrelias
      Reply

      I am so happy you loved it! 🙂

  • Jess
    Reply

    So good. My husband loves it and complimented several times. He even ate WW pasta for the first time ever! Definitely one of my favorite fix recipes!

    • Angela Dimitrelias
      Reply

      That is AWESOME!! 🙂 Such a huge win when your spouse loves dinner!

  • Holly
    Reply

    Looks and sounds amazing! I keep trying to get myself going but always end up slipping and going back to bad habits (cake at the birthday parties, cookies at work, etc). Living in a house with your parents and brothers doesn’t make it any easier let me tell ya! I am going to have to add this to the dinner menu!

    • Angela Dimitrelias
      Reply

      Holly! I hear ya! I hope you enjoyed this one – did you try it yet?

  • Jordin
    Reply

    If you add the spinach leaves in, do you count that as a green container?

  • Jean Reed
    Reply

    Thanks for the love, beautiful momma! Looks DELICIOUS!

  • Chelsea
    Reply

    Do you remove the oil after cooking shrimp before you add the garlic

    • Angela Dimitrelias
      Reply

      Nope! Leave it in there for extra flavor! 🙂

  • Codee
    Reply

    Love this recipe. we have had it several times. My husband who is a picky eater even loved it! Thanks for the recipe

    • Angela Dimitrelias
      Reply

      You’re so very welcome!

  • Brittany
    Reply

    I usually love spicy foods but this was a little too spicy for me! May lay off the Cajun spice a bit next time but overall so good!

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