Easy Cajun Prawn Pasta

Prep time 15mins
cook time 30mins

This Easy Creamy Cajun Pasta recipe is made with Chorizo sausage, red and green capsicum, and covered in a decadent cream sauce. If you enjoy spicy, this easy seafood pasta definitely has a kick!


  • 250grams linguine pasta
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil, divided
  • 450grams raw prawns, deveined, shells removed
  • 1 tablespoon Cajun seasoning, divided
  • 120grams Chorizo sausage, sliced into 2cm pieces
  • 1/2 cup red capsicum, chopped
  • 1/2 cup green capsicum, chopped
  • 1/2 cup white onion, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1/2 cup cream
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 120grams cream cheese, chunked
  • 1/2 cup parmesan cheese, grated



  1. Follow the instructions on the packaging for how to cook the pasta.
  2. Place the prawns in a bowl along with 1/2 tablespoon of Cajun Seasoning.
  3. Heat your cast iron skillet or pan on medium-high heat. Add 1 teaspoon of olive oil to the pan.
  4. When hot, add the prawns to the pan. Cook for 2-3 minutes on each side until it turns bright pink. Remove the prawns and set aside.
  5. Add an additional teaspoon of olive oil to the pan along with the chopped Chorizo sausage, onions, green and red capsicums.
  6. Sauté for 3-4 minutes until the vegetables are soft and the onions are translucent and fragrant. Remove the sausage and vegetables from the pan and set aside.
  7. Reduce the heat on the pan to medium (you might have to take off the heat completely to cool a little as cast iron retains heat). Add the butter to the pan and allow it to melt.
  8. Add in the heavy cream, almond milk, cream cheese, the remaining 1/2 tablespoon of Cajun seasoning, and parmesan cheese.
  9. Continue to stir the sauce until all of the cheese has fully melted. The cream cheese may take some time to melt. 
  10. Add the prawns, sausage, vegetables, and pasta to the pan and stir. Allow the mixture to cook for 4-5 minutes until combined.
  11. Sprinkle a little dried chilli over top to garnish for an extra kick.