Cajun Shrimp Alfredo

Cajun Shrimp Alfredo
Servings: 8 Prep 10 mins Cook 12 mins

Ingredients

  • 1 pound fettuccine
  • 1 package (9 ounces) frozen peas, thawed
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 4 teaspoons Cajun seasoning
  • 1 pound peeled and cooked frozen medium-size shrimp, thawed
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 3 tablespoons flour
  • 1 cup vegetable broth
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 cup shredded Gruyere cheese

Make It

1. Cook pasta following package directions, about 12 minutes. Add peas to pasta water for last 2 minutes of cook time. Drain and return to pot.

2. Meanwhile, heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Cook onion and garlic for 3 minutes. Stir in 2 teaspoons Cajun seasoning; cook 1 minute. Stir in shrimp; cook 2 minutes then set aside.

3. Melt butter in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Whisk in flour and cook, whisking, for 1 to 2 minutes. Slowly whisk in broth and milk. Bring to a simmer; cook 3 minutes. Stir in remaining 2 teaspoons Cajun seasoning and Gruyere until smooth. Pour into pasta pot along with shrimp mixture. Toss to coat; serve immediately.