Shrimp Creole Pasta Bake

Print Recipe

Serves: 4

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Tantalize your taste buds with our Shrimp Creole Pasta Bake recipe, a delightful fusion of bold Creole flavors and comforting pasta goodness.  This dish embodies the spirit of Southern cuisine, combining succulent shrimp, vibrant vegetables, and aromatic spices with hearty pasta and gooey cheese. Each bite offers a symphony of flavors and textures that will transport you to the heart of New Orleans. Whether you’re craving a cozy weeknight dinner or planning a special gathering this recipe is sure to be a crowd-pleaser.



1 pound large shrimp, peeled and deveined

2 1/2 teaspoons creole seasoning blend

8 ounces penne pasta

1 tbsp olive oil

2 cloves garlic, minced

1/2 medium green bell pepper, small dice

1/2 medium red bell pepper, small dice

1/2 medium onion, small dice

2 tablespoons butter

1 1/2 cups heavy cream

2 cups grated parmesan cheese

1/2 teaspoon Tuscan seasoning

Salt to taste

Freshly cracked pepper to taste

1/2 cup shredded white cheddar cheese

1/4 cup fresh parsley, chopped (optional)


01Pat dry shrimp and season with 2 teaspoons creole seasoning. Fully coat the shrimp in the seasoning blend and set aside.
02Bring water to a boil (per package instructions) in a large stock with a heavy pinch of Kosher salt. Add pasta and boil until al dente. While the pasta boils, preheat the oven to 400 F.
03Drain pasta and set aside.
04In a large skillet over medium heat, add the olive oil and seasoned shrimp. Allow the shrimp to sear unturned for about 1 minute. To the same pan, add garlic, bell pepper, onions, and a pinch of salt. Allow the veggies to sweat for about 2 minutes and give the pan a good stir to toss the shrimp and veggies together. Cook for an additional minute and remove the shrimp and veggies to a large plate and set aside.
05Return the pan to the heat, add butter, and allow it to melt. Add heavy cream and whisk in parmesan cheese, red pepper flakes, Tuscan seasoning and the remaining 1/2 teaspoon creole seasoning until the cheese is melted. Taste for salt and pepper and add if desired.
06To the cheese sauce, stir in the cooked shrimp and veggies. Kill the heat and gently fold in the cooked pasta to coat it completely in the sauce.
07Transfer the pasta to a greased 13 x 9 casserole dish. Top with the shredded white cheddar cheese. Bake for 5-8 minutes until the cheese is melted.
08Top evenly with chopped parsley if using, after removing pasta from the oven. Serve hot.

Similar Recipes

Halibut in Tomato Gravy over Creamy Polenta
View Recipe
Crawfish Risotto
View Recipe
Cheesy Crab and Grits
View Recipe

Reviews 0

Write a review

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *


Ingredients was where

Share List

Heat a tablespoon of butter and a tablespoon of olive oil in a large pan. Wait until the pan is hot and the butter has fully melted.