Cajun Seafood Pasta

293 five star reviews caught my interest in this pasta dish when I was searching the net. Shrimp and scallops in a cream sauce with parmesan and swiss served over your favourite pasta.

Preparation time

  • Prep Time 15 mins
  • Total Time 35 mins
  • Servings 4-6


  • 1 lb dry linguine or 1 lb dry fettuccine pasta
  • 2 cups heavy whipping cream
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh basil
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh thyme
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 3/4 teaspoon crushed fresh red pepper flakes
  • 1 cup chopped green onion
  • 1 tablespoon parsley flakes
  • 1/2 lb shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 1/2 lb scallops
  • 3/4 cup shredded swiss cheese
  • 1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese


  1. Cook pasta in a large pot of boiling salted water until al dente.
  2. Meanwhile, pour cream into large skillet. Cook over med. heat, stirring constantly, until just boiling.
  3. Reduce heat, add herbs,seasoning,and veg’s.
  4. Simmer 8 minutes, or until thickened.
  5. Stir in seafood, cooking until shrimp is no longer transparent.
  6. Stir in cheeses, blending well.
  7. Drain pasta,top with seafood sauce.
  8. Opt. You can make this hotter to suit your tastes by doubling the pepper and red pepper flakes.