Cajun Seafood Pasta


This Cajun-inspired seafood pasta recipe is a hot one, but delicious! If you don't like as much spice, divide the amounts of pepper in half. Better to add more later than spoil your creation. Bay scallops are preferred, but the larger sea scallops can be used if they are cut in half. This dish can also be placed in a casserole dish and placed under the broiler until the top turns golden brown.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
45 mins


  • 1 pound dry fettuccine pasta

  • 2 cups heavy whipping cream

  • 1 cup chopped green onions

  • 1 cup chopped parsley

  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh basil

  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh thyme

  • 2 teaspoons salt

  • 2 teaspoons ground black pepper

  • 1 ½ teaspoons crushed red pepper flakes

  • 1 teaspoon ground white pepper

  • ½ pound shrimp, peeled and deveined

  • ½ pound scallops

  • ½ cup shredded Swiss cheese

  • ½ cup grated Parmesan cheese


  1. Fill a large pot with lightly salted water and bring to a rolling boil. Cook fettuccine at a boil until tender yet firm to the bite, about 8 minutes. Drain once done cooking.

  2. Meanwhile, pour cream into a large skillet. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until just about boiling. Reduce heat and add green onions, parsley, basil, thyme, salt, black pepper, red pepper flakes, and white pepper. Simmer until thickened, 7 to 8 minutes.

  3. Stir in shrimp and scallops. Cook until shrimp is no longer translucent. Stir in cheeses, blending well.

  4. Serve sauce over pasta.

    close up on a bowl of Cajun seafood pasta
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Nutrition Facts (per serving)

695 Calories
37g Fat
62g Carbs
32g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 695
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 37g 47%
Saturated Fat 22g 108%
Cholesterol 193mg 64%
Sodium 1054mg 46%
Total Carbohydrate 62g 23%
Dietary Fiber 4g 14%
Total Sugars 3g
Protein 32g
Vitamin C 20mg 101%
Calcium 275mg 21%
Iron 5mg 26%
Potassium 532mg 11%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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