Blackened Shrimp Pasta With Corn & Mixed Veggies

Necessity is the mother of invention. Occasionally it is the mother of deliciousness as well. Like when you decide last minute to invite your father-in-law over for dinner & haven’t gone grocery shopping in a long time.

My father-in-law is definitely more of a seafood person than a meat person, so with that in mind I opened the freezer & took a look. Shrimp; check. I almost always have shrimp, thanks to Winn Dixie’s BOGOs. Shrimp is great for pasta, which is a pantry staple, but what else can I put in it? Mixed veggies with corn; perfect!

Suddenly I was inspired to create a Cajun-ish, spicy style shrimp & corn pasta dish.

Blackened Shrimp Pasta with Corn & Mixed Veggies - Mrs. Dessert Monster

I figured the spicy blackened shrimp would go nicely with the sweet corn – & I was right! The mixed veggies blend I used worked pretty well for the recipe, but next time I will add more corn!

Blackened Shrimp Pasta with Corn & Mixed Veggies - Mrs. Dessert Monster

The dish came out pretty spicy. I added a little bit too much blackening to mine, so I cut it back in the recipe below. That should bring out the other flavors a little more.

This recipe can feed up to 4 people. The 3 of us ate generous portions & there was just enough left over for me to take to work tomorrow!

Blackened Shrimp Pasta with Corn & Mixed Veggies - Mrs. Dessert Monster

Blackened Shrimp Pasta With Corn & Mixed Veggies

  • 1/2 box spaghetti
  • 12 oz frozen shrimp, thawed
  • 1 tbs blackening seasoning
  • olive oil
  • 1/2 red onion, diced
  • 4 cloves garlic
  • 1/2 cup white wine
  • 1 bag frozen mixed vegetables with corn
  1. Cook spaghetti according to package instructions. Drain and set aside.
  2. Combine shrimp & blackening seasoning, & cook in a pan with olive oil until shrimp turn pink. Remove shrimp from pan & set aside.
  3. In the same pan, sautee garlic & onion in olive oil for 5 minutes. Then add frozen veggies & white wine to the pan. Cook until liquid has reduced by half.
  4. Add shrimp back to pan. Cook for 2 minutes. Pour the entire contents of the pan over the spaghetti & toss.
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2 thoughts on “Blackened Shrimp Pasta With Corn & Mixed Veggies

  1. Coastal Kelder November 3, 2015 at 9:14 PM Reply

    This sounds awesome! I can’t eat shrimp, but could maybe sub some fish or chicken?

    Liked by 1 person

    • Gina November 4, 2015 at 8:53 AM Reply

      Thanks 🙂 Definitely! Blackened chicken would go great!

      Liked by 1 person

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