Cajun Shrimp Fettuccine Alfredo Recipe

Cajun Shrimp Fettuccine Alfredo Recipe

My cousin, Shantel, called me last week. “Hey! I don’t see a Shrimp Fettuccine recipe on your YouTube channel. Can you do one?” Uhhh, YES! I’m so happy she called, because I needed a pasta recipe. Why not a classic?? This Alfredo sauce is pretty universal. It’s my staple white sauce recipe. It’s absolutely delicious and extremely simple to make.

You wanna know what grinds my gears? When I see those tiny, salad shrimp in this dish. You NEED plump, juicy shrimp for this! I made sure to season them with the right amount of flavors to complement the sauce.

The spices I use are readily available. The only one that may be a tad difficult to find is the Herbes de Provence. It’s a french spice blend that is amazing on seafood and various meats. It should be in the spice section of your local grocer. But, you can sub Italian seasoning if you can’t find it.

I prepare my pasta according to pasta instructions until it’s Al Dente. Then, instead of draining the water off, I remove the pot from the heat, and allow the pasta to sit in the water while I prepare the sauce. This will keep the pasta warm and also prevent it from drying out. When you’re ready to add the pasta to the sauce, just simply drain it and add it in. Do NOT rinse the pasta! Doing so will water down the sauce and keep the sauce from “sticking to” the pasta.

My Cajun Shrimp Fettuccine Alfredo is so easy and quick to make. I KNOW it will be your new favorite pasta recipe. Dig the jarred stuff and make your own delicious and creamy Alfredo sauce!

Happy Cooking,

B. Coop

5 from 1 vote

Cajun Shrimp Fettuccine Alfredo


  • 1 lb raw large shrimp Don’t use those baby, salad shrimp in my dang recipe!
  • 3/4 of a 16oz pkg of Fettuccine pasta cooked**
  • 2 tsp Cajun seasoning
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp Herbes de Provence or Italian seasoning
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1/2 tsp lemon pepper
  • 1 TBS olive oil
  • 2 TBS butter
  • 1 tsp minced garlic
  • 1/3 cup white wine I use Chardonnay or chicken broth
  • 2 cups heavy whipping cream
  • 2/3 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Fresh parsley to garnish


  1. Season the shrimp with the onion powder, garlic powder, Herbes de Provence or Italian seasoning, lemon pepper, paprika, and 1 tsp of the Cajun seasoning.
  2. In a pan, heat the olive oil over medium high heat
  3. Add in the shrimp and cook until they are pink. (Do not over cook.)
  4. Remove the shrimp and tint with foil to keep warm
  5. Add the butter to the same pan.
  6. Once it melts, add in the garlic and sauté for 30 secs
  7. Pour in the wine and stir to deglaze the pan
  8. After the wine reduces, pour in the heavy cream.
  9. Bring it to a simmer.
  10. Add in the Parmesan cheese and the other tsp of Cajun seasoning
  11. Turn the heat to low and allow the sauce to simmer for 5-6 mins.
  12. Taste and adjusting seasoning as needed
  13. Add the cooked pasta and shrimp (optional) to the sauce and toss well to coat.
  14. Garnish with fresh parsley
  15. Enjoy!

Recipe Notes

**Make the “okay” sign with your hand. See that little circle your pointer finger and thumb made? That’s the amount of pasta that should be left over in the package. Cook the pasta according to package instructions. Once it’s done, turn off the heat, but do NOT drain off the water until you’re ready to put the pasta into the sauce. Just drain the water off then add it into the sauce. Do NOT rinse the pasta.




  • Pb

    January 17, 2019 at 7:51 pm

    Can’t wait to try your recipe for this dish.

  • Kayla W

    January 19, 2019 at 5:15 am

    5 stars
    I tried this recipe and my man can’t get enough of it. Thank you for your time and dedication with you recipes, I will definitely be trying more.

  • Bilan Jessie

    January 20, 2019 at 3:29 pm

    I didn’t have enough shrimps in my freezer so I sub half andouille… fantastic recipe!!! Thank you Coop!!!

  • Jay

    January 21, 2019 at 1:38 pm

    4 stars
    Could I do this with chicken instead with the same ingredients?

    • B. Coop

      January 21, 2019 at 9:15 pm

      I would answer, but you only gave me 4 stars without trying the recipe.

  • Stacy W

    January 22, 2019 at 10:15 am

    5 stars
    No other way to do it!!!! Delicious ?

  • Kajuana simpkins

    January 23, 2019 at 10:25 pm

    I’m making this meal tomorrow
    Looks very good

  • Shauna

    January 29, 2019 at 4:46 pm

    5 stars
    Cooooopppppp! This recipe is amazing! I went from not knowing how to do Alfredo to being bomb at it!! Thank you thank youuu

    • B. Coop

      January 30, 2019 at 9:36 pm

      I’m so proud of you!

  • Cassandra Henderson

    January 30, 2019 at 6:25 pm

    5 stars
    This dish was absolutely delicious!! I didn’t have any shrimp or the time to go and get some, so I subbed chicken. It was fabulous! Thank you.

    • B. Coop

      January 30, 2019 at 9:36 pm

      Awesome! So glad you enjoyed this one. Thanks for trying it!

  • Michelle L

    February 7, 2019 at 11:34 am

    5 stars
    I made this last night. So good, my family enjoyed it. They had 2nd and 3r helpings. Thank you.

  • Nikki M

    February 8, 2019 at 9:45 am

    How many servings did you got out of the recipe? I need to feed 6.

    • B. Coop

      February 9, 2019 at 10:26 pm


  • Stacey Payne

    February 11, 2019 at 6:21 pm

    5 stars
    This recipe was on point! ????
    I used the Herbs de Provence and the extra flavor that gave was amazing!
    My picky kiddos even liked it, as it hard the perfect amount of “kick” with the Cajun seasoning! ????