Mardi Gras Pasta is a wonderfully spiced New Orleans-style dish loaded with shrimp, andouille sausage, peppers, and garlic. It's basically fettuccine alfredo Cajun-style and it can be made start to finish in just 20 minutes.
Cook pasta in salted water according to package directions. Drain.
While water comes to a boil and pasta cooks, melt 2 tablespoons of butter in a large skillet.Sprinkle the shrimp with cajun seasoning and paprika and cook in the butter until they turn pink.Remove with a slotted spoon and set aside.
Add the remaining butter to the skillet. When melted, add onion, bell peppers, mushrooms and sausage and cook until the sausage is browned and the veggies are soft.
Stir in the garlic and tomato and cook 1 minute.
Stir in heavy cream and simmer until thickened some.
Add lemon juice, Parmesan and parsley. Stir to melt the Parmesan.Check for seasoning and add salt and pepper to taste.
Remove from heat. Add fettuccine and shrimp and mix in.
This recipe originally appeared on spicysouthernkitchen.com