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CREAMY CAJUN SHRIMP PASTA WITH SAUSAGE

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Creamy Cajun Shrimp Pasta with Sausage 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!



We recently had some company over for dinner and this creamy sausage pasta became a huge hit! 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.

Creamy Cajun Shrimp Pasta with Sausage Recipe
What a delicious Cajun recipe! You can make it in under 30 minutes!



Ingredients

  • 1 lb. large shrimp (peeled and deveined)
  • Kosher salt and fresh cracked black pepper
  • Cajun seasoning (or Creole seasoning)
  • dried Oregano
  • 2 tablespoons Olive oil
  • 6 oz andouille sausage or smoked sausage (thinly sliced)
  • 10 ounces fettuccine pasta
  • ½ yellow onion (thinly sliced)
  • 1 red bell pepper (thinly sliced)
  • 4 teaspoons Cajun seasoning (or Creole seasoning)
  • 1 teaspoon brown sugar
  • 2-3 cloves garlic (chopped)
  • ½ cup crushed tomatoes
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 2/3 cup Grated Parmesan

Instructions

  1. Toss shrimp with salt, pepper, Cajun seasoning and Oregano, and coat well. Heat a large skillet over medium high heat and drizzle bottom of pan with olive oil. Add shrimp and cook for 2 minutes. Flip shrimp over and cook another minute or two and then remove to a plate and set aside. Drizzle pan with a little more olive oil, add sausage and brown until nicely caramelized, about 4 - 5 minutes. Remove to plate, set aside.
  2. Add pasta to salted boiling water and cook until al dente, a minute less than package instructions.
  3. Lower heat to medium and add a bit more olive oil to the pan, add the onion, red bell pepper, Cajun seasoning, brown sugar, and a generous pinch of salt. Sauté until onion and pepper have softened a bit, scraping up any browned bits that you can. Add the garlic and cook until fragrant, about 30 seconds.
  4. Add crushed tomatoes, chicken broth and heavy cream. Bring to a simmer, stirring and scraping up any brown bits from bottom of pan, simmer a couple minutes. Once simmering, add Parmesan and stir into sauce. When Parmesan is blended in, add cooked pasta and andouille sausage and stir to combine and heat through, 2 - 3 minutes. Salt and pepper to taste and then lastly, add shrimp.
  5. Serve immediately!

Nutrition Facts
Creamy Cajun Shrimp Pasta with Sausage
Amount Per Serving
Calories 950Calories from Fat 459
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 51g78%
Saturated Fat 22g110%
Cholesterol 483mg161%
Sodium 1796mg75%
Potassium 726mg21%
Total Carbohydrates 73g24%
Dietary Fiber 5g20%
Sugars 6g
Protein 49g98%
Vitamin A61.1%
Vitamin C62.6%
Calcium45%
Iron32.5%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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