Spicy Shrimp Pasta

Serves: 6 people
Cooking Time: 45 minutes


  • 1 pound penne pasta
  • 1 pound medium-sized shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 1 tablespoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 tablespoon black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon paprika
  • 1 tablespoon onion powder
  • Olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 3 tablespoons flour
  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • 12 ounces parmesan cheese, shredded
  • 8 ounces cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 8 ounces gruyere cheese, shredded
  • 1/2 cup panko breadcrumbs


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It's spicy, it's cheesy, it's got delicious, perfectly cooked shrimp. Honestly, you can't go wrong with this Spicy Shrimp Pasta!
  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit. Cook pasta according to package instructions until al dente; set aside. (Pro-tip! Coating them with a bit of olive oil will keep them from sticking!)
  2. In a bowl, whisk together cayenne pepper, black pepper, garlic powder, paprika, and onion powder until combined.
  3. Coat shrimp with 1 heaping tablespoon of seasoning. Cook shrimp over olive oil until cooked through. Remove and set aside.
  4. In a large pot over medium heat, add 1 tablespoons of olive oil and butter. Add flour and remaining spice mixture, whisking constantly until combined. Add heavy cream and continue whisking.
  5. Add 8 ounces parmesan cheese, cheddar cheese, and gruyere. Whisk until cheese is fully melted and sauce is thick.
  6. Stir in cooked pasta and shrimp. Remove from heat. Pour pasta into a 9x13 baking dish. Top with remaining parmesan cheese and panko.
  7. Bake for 15 minutes, or until the top is golden. Remove from oven and allow to cool for 10 minutes.
  8. Serve and enjoy!