Creamy Cajun Shrimp Pasta with Sausage

Creamy Cajun Shrimp Pasta With Sausage

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Jo Ann Duren


This Cajun Pasta with a creamy sauce is delicious.. My family said this recipe is a keeper.


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15 Min
25 Min


  • 1 lb
    large shrimp (peeled and deveined)
  • ·
    kosher salt and fresh cracked black pepper (to taste)
  • 1 tsp
    cajun seasoning (or creole seasoning)
  • 2 Tbsp
    olive oil
  • 6 oz
    andouille sausage or smoked sausage (thinly sliced). i used andouille smoked sausage/
  • 10 oz
    fettuccine pasta
  • 1/2
    yellow onion thinly sliced
  • 1
    red bell pepper (thinly sliced)
  • 4 tsp
    cajun seasoning (or creole seasoning)
  • 1 tsp
    brown sugar
  • 2-3
    cloves garlic (chopped)
  • 1/2 c
    crushed tomatoes
  • 1 c
    chicken broth (sodium free)
  • 1 c
    heavy cream
  • 2/3 c
    grated parmesan

How to Make Creamy Cajun Shrimp Pasta with Sausage


  1. Toss shrimp with salt, pepper and Cajun seasoning, coat well. Heat a large skillet over medium high heat and drizzle bottom of pan with olive oil.
  2. Add shrimp and cook for 2 minutes. Flip shrimp over and cook another minute or two. 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,
  3. Add pasta to salted boiling water and cook until al dente.
  4. 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. Saute 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.
  5. Add crushed tomatoes, chicken broth and heavy cream. Bring to a simmer, stirring and scraping up any brown bits from bott9m of pan, simmer a couple of minutes.
  6. Once simmering, add Parmesan and stir into sauce. When Parmesan is blended in, add cooked pasta and sausage and stir to combine and heat through, 2-3 minutes. Salt and pepper to taste and then lastly, add shrimp.

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About Creamy Cajun Shrimp Pasta with Sausage

Course/Dish: Seafood
Main Ingredient: Seafood
Regional Style: American

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