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Blackened Shrimp and Pasta

Blackened Shrimp And Pasta

Blackened Shrimp and Pasta - A completely satisfying combination of blackened shrimp and pasta in a spicy flavorful sauce. Ready in  30 minutes. Good enough for date night or entertaining.
Course dinner, Lunch, Main
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 5
Calories 345kcal
Author Imma


  • Large pot (for boiling pasta)
  • Heavy bottomed Dutch or a cast-iron skillet


Blackened Shrimp

  • 1 pound medium shrimp , peeled and deveined
  • 1 ½ tablespoons paprika
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • ½-1 teaspoon oregano , flaked
  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • salt to taste

Pasta and Sauce

  • 8 ounce spaghetti or fettuccine
  • 2 tablespoons butter or olive oil
  • ½ medium onion sliced
  • 2-3 medium tomatoes , diced
  • 2 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1 teaspoon fresh thyme
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1 tablespoon Creole spice or blackened spice
  • 1 medium red or green bell pepper sliced
  • 1 cup or more chicken broth
  • salt to taste
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 tablespoons chopped parsley , for garnishing (optional)


  • Start by boiling pasta in a large pot, according to box instructions. Drain and set aside.
  • Generously season the shrimp with blackened spices and salt to taste. Heat oil/butter over medium heat in a heavy bottomed Dutch.
  • Sauté for about 3 -5 minutes shrimp set aside.
  • Add onions, tomatoes, and garlic. Stir for about a minute. Then add thyme, paprika, Creole or blackened spice, followed by bell peppers, chicken broth, salt, and Worcestershire sauce.
  • Bring it to a boil then simmer for about 7-10 minutes.
  • Mixed pasta or fettuccine . And toss with shrimp or serve blackened shrimp on top. Garnish with parsley, if desired.


  1. Leave the cayenne pepper when making your very own Creole seasoning, if you don't want any heat in this shrimp pasta recipe.
  2. You can use any type of pasta for this recipe. 
  3. Feel free to swap shrimp with sausage or any protein.
  4. Please keep in mind that nutritional information is a rough estimate and can vary greatly based on products used.


Calories: 345kcal | Carbohydrates: 41g | Protein: 26g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 228mg | Sodium: 899mg | Potassium: 447mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 1835IU | Vitamin C: 19.3mg | Calcium: 175mg | Iron: 4mg