CAJUN SHRIMP & SAUSAGE PASTA

Creamy Cajun Shrimp Pasta with Sausage is easy to make weeknight one pot pasta dish! With only 30 minutes of total work, this shrimp pasta dinner recipe is simple, fast and delicious!

CREAMY SHRIMP PASTA:

If there is one thing I can always count on my family to eat it is my Cajun food. We love this traditional Southern shrimp pasta recipe in our house! I always make it with large shrimp and smoked sausage. By the way, I like to use Andouille sausage. We recently had some company over for dinner and this creamy sausage pasta became a huge hit! It is a family favorite Southern shrimp pasta recipe! This easy sausage pasta recipe is so vibrant with flavor! And I like that this delicious, creamy shrimp pasta is ready in less than 30 minutes!

Because the Cajun sauce is homemade, it is so much better than anything in a jar! And so incredibly simple! The cooking time for this creamy shrimp pasta recipe is only 30 minutes as it all comes together pretty quickly. And if you enjoy eating Cajun as much as we do, you might also like this Cajun themed Instant Pot Chicken and Rice. Yes, I made it Cajun as well!

HOW TO MAKE CAJUN SHRIMP SAUSAGE PASTA:

  • You will start by adding olive oil in a large skillet.
  • Then you will cook your seasoned shrimp until browned. Remove it from the pan.
  • Next you will add sliced sausage to the same pan and brown it. Remove it from the pan as well.
  • Then, you will cook your diced onions, bell peppers, and garlic until softened. You will only need about 5 minutes.
  • While they are cooking, you will start preparing your pasta by boiling some water.
  • Now, back to the sauce. The next step is to pour in crushed tomatoes, chicken stock and heavy cream into the pan. Bring to a simmering point.
  • While the sauce is simmering, add your Parmesan cheese. You finished the sauce work!
  • Now let’s complete the assembly. Once you cook the pasta, add it to the pan with Cajun sauce.
  • At this point you will also add your shrimp and sausage back to the pan and reheat them. If you like your sauce a bit thicker, you may want to add extra Parmesan. But keep in mind that the sauce will thicken as it sits.

CAJUN SHRIMP & SAUSAGE PASTA

Creamy Cajun Shrimp Pasta with Sausage is easy to make weeknight one pot pasta dish! With only 30 minutes of total work, this shrimp pasta dinner recipe is simple, fast and delicious!

Ingredients

  • 1/2 – 3/4 lb cooked fettuccine
  • 2 TBS olive oil
  • 1 lb peeled, deveined raw large shrimp
  • 1 TBS plus 2 tsp Essence seasoning
  • 1 1/2 smoked turkey sausages, sliced and quartered (I use Butterball)
  • 1/2 cup diced green pepper
  • 1/2 cup diced yellow onion
  • 1 TBS minced garlic
  • 1/2 cup chicken stock
  • 1 tsp dried thyme
  • 1 tsp dried basil
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan
  • Essence Creole Seasoning
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons paprika
  • 2 tablespoons salt
  • 2 tablespoons garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon onion powder
  • 1 tablespoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 tablespoon dried oregano
  • 1 tablespoon dried thyme

Instructions

  • Heat 1 TBS of olive oil over medium high heat in a large saute pan. Season the shrimp with 2 teaspoons of the Essence. Place the shrimp in the pan and saute until almost done. Remove the shrimp from the pan and set aside.Place the remaining TBS of olive oil in the saute pan and onions and bell peppers. Saute, stirring occasionally, until the onions are translucent, about 3 minutes. Add the sausage and cook another minute.
    Add the garlic to the pan and saute for 30 seconds.
  • Add the chicken stock to the pan and scrape with a spoon to remove any browned bits that have formed in the bottom of the pan, about 30 seconds.
  • Add the thyme, 1 TBS of Essence and 1/2 tsp salt and cook for 2 minutes.
  • Add the heavy cream to the pan and cook an additional 2 minutes.
  • Return the shrimp to the pan and pasta to the pan. Continue to cook the sauce and pasta, stirring occasionally, for about 3-5 minutes. Remove from the heat and add the basil and Parmesan.
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