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Cajun Steak and Shrimp Alfredo

Cajun Steak and Shrimp Alfredo is a quick and easy meal that is loaded with amazing flavors. Great for any night of the week and delicious enough to serve for company.

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Bowl of pasta with steak and shrimp.

This Cajun steak and shrimp pasta comes together in less than 30 minutes and is one of our favorite meals to make at home.

Why You Will Love this Steak and Shrimp Pasta Recipe

  • 30 Minute Meal: This simple pasta recipe is ready in 30 minutes, making it perfect for busy families.
  • Filling and Delicious: With both steak and shrimp, this is a high-protein meal that is very satisfying for a hungry crowd.
  • Restaurant Quality: The flavor combination of Creole spices, creamy alfredo, steak and shrimp come together for a great tasting dinner that will rival your restaurant favorites.
Skillet of steak and shrimp pasta.

Ingredients for Cajun Steak and Shrimp Alfredo

Ingredients for steak and shrimp pasta with Creole seasoning.
  • Mostaccioli or Penne Pasta
  • Steak – Ribeye, NY Strip or Sirloin
  • Jumbo Shrimp – Peeled and deveined.
  • Creole Seasoning
  • Brown Sugar
  • Kosher Salt
  • Olive Oil or Beef Tallow
  • Butter
  • Fresh Garlic
  • All Purpose Flour
  • Heavy Cream
  • Whole Milk
  • Parmesan Cheese
  • Parsley

Step-By-Step Directions for Cajun Steak and Shrimp Alfredo Recipe

Cooked and drained pasta in a colander.
  1. Cook the pasta according to package directions. Drain and set aside.
Plate of raw steak cubes and shrimp.
  1. Slice steak into 1/2 – 1 inch chunks.
Bowl of creole seasoning.
  1. In a small bowl, combine Creole seasoning with brown sugar and salt.
Cooking steak and shrimp with creole seasoning - collage.
  1. Heat olive oil or beef tallow in a large skillet. When it is sizzling hot, add the steak bites. Season with half of Creole seasoning mixture, stirring occasionally until steak just starts to brown. Continue to cook to desired doneness. Remove from the skillet and set aside.
  2. Add the shrimp to the hot skillet, season with remaining Creole seasoning mixture, stir frequently until shrimp are curled. Use a digital meat thermometer, cooking shrimp to 145°.
Cajun steak bites and shrimp in a pan.
  1. Remove from skillet with the steak bites and set aside.
Collage making Cajun alfredo sauce.
  1. Add butter to the skillet and lower to medium heat. Grate in garlic cloves, cook 1- 2 minutes, stirring constantly. Add flour, stirring until it starts to brown, about 2 minutes.
  2. Add the heavy cream and milk, season with salt. Stir continually or whisk until sauce is thickened and smooth.
Collage making alfredo sauce with steak, shrimp and pasta.
  1. Lower to simmer and mix in the parmesan cheese.
  2. Stir in the steak and shrimp.
  3. Add the cooked and drained pasta, stirring until all combined.
Skillet of steak and shrimp pasta.
  1. Garnish with additional Creole seasoning and parsley and serve immediately.
Steak and shrimp alfredo pasta in a bowl.

How to Store and Reheat Cajun Pasta

  • Storage: Store leftover pasta in an airtight container in the refrigerator up to 2 days.
  • Reheat: Reheat steak and shrimp pasta in a pan with a tablespoon or two of milk over medium heat, stirring frequently until heated through.

More Easy Pasta Dishes to Try

  • Creamy Cajun Sausage Pasta is a tasty meal with andouille sausage, peppers and onions in a creamy Cajun pasta sauce.
  • Pasta with Clam Sauce is so quick and easy and tastes like an amazing dinner from your favorite Italian restaurant.
  • Bacon White Cheddar Pasta is my favorite adult version of the classic mac and cheese. Serve it as a main dish or side dish for any night of the week.
Bowl of pasta with steak and shrimp in a creamy Cajun sauce.

Dinner time doesn’t have to be boring and repetitive, add this delicious Cajun Steak and Shrimp Alfredo to the menu this week for a new family favorite.

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Yield: 6 Servings

Cajun Shrimp and Steak Alfredo

Cajun Steak and Shrimp Pasta in a black bowl.

Cajun Steak and Shrimp Alfredo is a quick and easy meal that is loaded with amazing flavors. Great for any night of the week and delicious enough to serve for company.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes

Ingredients

  • 16 ounces penne pasta, cooked and drained according to package directions
  • 16 ounces steak - ribeye, NY strip or sirloin
  • 2 pounds jumbo shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons Creole Seasoning
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt, divided
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons brown sugar
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil or beef tallow
  • 6 tablespoons butter
  • 2 large garlic cloves
  • 1/3 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 3/4 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1 3/4 cup whole milk
  • 2 cups grated parmesan cheese, plus more for serving
  • fresh parsley, optional for garnish

Instructions

  1. Cook the pasta according to package directions. Drain and set aside.
  2. Slice steak into 1/2 – 1 inch chunks.
  3. In a small bowl, combine Creole seasoning with brown sugar and 1 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt.
  4. Heat olive oil or beef tallow in a large skillet. When it is sizzling hot, add the steak bites. Season with half of Creole seasoning mixture, stirring occasionally until steak just starts to brown. Continue to cook to desired doneness. Remove from the skillet and set aside.
  5. Add the shrimp to the hot skillet, season with remaining Creole seasoning, stir frequently until shrimp are curled. Use a digital meat thermometer, cooking shrimp to 145°. Remove from skillet with the steak bites and set aside.
  6. Add butter to the skillet and lower to medium heat. Grate in garlic cloves, cook 1- 2 minutes, stirring constantly. Add flour, stirring until it starts to brown, about 2 minutes.
  7. Add the heavy cream and milk, season with remaining 1 teaspoon kosher salt. Stir continually or whisk until sauce is thickened and smooth. Lower to simmer and mix in the parmesan cheese.
  8. Stir in the steak and shrimp.
  9. Add the cooked and drained pasta, stirring until all combined.
  10. Garnish with parsley and serve immediately.

Notes

  • Storage: Store leftover pasta in an airtight container in the refrigerator up to 2 days.
  • Reheat: Reheat steak and shrimp pasta in a pan with a tablespoon or two of milk over medium heat, stirring frequently until heated through.
  • Nutrition Information:

    Yield:

    6

    Serving Size:

    1

    Amount Per Serving: Calories: 1140Total Fat: 82gSaturated Fat: 41gTrans Fat: 2gUnsaturated Fat: 33gCholesterol: 575mgSodium: 3576mgCarbohydrates: 19gFiber: 0gSugar: 7gProtein: 80g

    Nutritional calculations are estimated and may not be accurate.

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