Shrimp and Pasta With Creole Cream Sauce

Spicy Creole flavors meet a thick and creamy sauce in this family-friendly seafood recipe.


Makes 4 to 6 servings

Recipe from

Southern Living

Recipe Time

Prep: 10 Minutes
Cook: 18 Minutes


1 1/2 pounds unpeeled, medium-size fresh shrimp*
2 teaspoons Creole seasoning
12 ounces uncooked penne pasta
2 tablespoons butter or margarine
4 green onions, sliced
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 1/2 cups whipping cream
1 teaspoon hot sauce
1/4 cup fresh parsley, chopped
1/2 cup (2 ounces) freshly grated Parmesan cheese


Peel shrimp, and devein, if desired. Toss shrimp with Creole seasoning; set aside.

Prepare pasta according to package directions; drain. Keep warm.

Melt butter in a large skillet over medium-high heat; add shrimp, and cook, stirring constantly, 5 minutes or just until shrimp turn pink. Remove shrimp from skillet. Add green onions and garlic to skillet; sauté 2 to 3 minutes or until tender. Reduce heat to medium; stir in cream and hot sauce. Bring to a boil; reduce heat, and simmer, stirring constantly, 8 to 10 minutes or until sauce is slightly thickened. Stir in shrimp and parsley. Toss with pasta. Sprinkle evenly with cheese. Serve immediately.

*1 1/2 pounds frozen shrimp, thawed, may be substituted.


Susan Martin, Birmingham, Alabama,

Southern Living

February 2005
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