Creamy Cajun Shrimp Pasta with Sausage

by Sheryl

Prep Time: 15 mins | Cook Time: 25 mins | Total Time: 40 mins | Servings: 4

This is a simple, quick, and flavorful one-pot pasta dish that I can easily throw together even on the busiest days. My forever go-to with shrimp, pasta, and sausage in a luscious creamy sauce. If you love Cajun food, I am pretty sure you’ll enjoy every bite of this five-star dish!

Ingredients

1 pound large shrimp, peeled and deveined
Kosher salt and fresh cracked black pepper, to taste
1 tsp Cajun seasoning (or Creole seasoning)
1/2 tsp dried Oregano
2 tbsp Olive oil
6 ounces andouille sausage or smoked sausage, thinly sliced
10 oz. fettuccine pasta
½ 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
½ c. crushed tomatoes
1 c. chicken broth sodium-free
1 c. heavy cream
2/3 c. Grated Parmesan
1 tablespoon parsley, chopped

How to make Creamy Cajun Shrimp Pasta with Sausage

Step 1: In salt, pepper, Cajun seasoning, and oregano mixture, toss the shrimp.

Step 2: On medium-high, heat a large skillet. Once hot, drizzle the pan with olive oil. Add the shrimp and cook for about 2 minutes. Flip and continue to cook the other side for another minute or two. To a plate, transfer the cooked shrimp and set it aside.

Step 3: With a little more olive oil, drizzle the same pan. Add the sausage and cook for about 4 to 5 minutes until brown and caramelized. To a plate, set the cooked sausage aside.

Step 4: Cook the pasta in salted boiling water until al dente.

Step 5: Adjust the heat to medium and add more olive oil to the pan. Add the onion along with the red bell pepper, Cajun seasoning, brown sugar, and a generous pinch of salt. Saute while scraping the browned bits from the bottom of the pan until the onion and pepper have softened. Add the garlic and continue to cook for another 30 seconds until aromatic.

Step 6: To the pan, add the crushed tomatoes, chicken broth, and heavy cream. Allow the mixture to simmer for a few minutes, stirring and scraping the brown bits.

Step 7: Stir in the Parmesan once the mixture is simmering until incorporated. Add the cooked pasta followed by the sausage. Toss to combine and continue to cook for 2 to 3 minutes more until heated through. To taste, season with salt and pepper. Then, add the shrimp.

Step 8: Before serving, garnish with some chopped parsley. Enjoy!

Nutrition Facts:

Amount Per Serving: Calories 950 | Calories from Fat 459 | Fat 51g 78% | Saturated Fat 22g 138% | Cholesterol 483mg 161% | Sodium 1796mg 78% | Potassium 726mg 21% | Carbohydrates 73g 24% | Fiber 5g 21% | Sugar 6g 7% | Protein 49g 98% | Vitamin A 3055IU 61% | Vitamin C 51.6mg 63% | Calcium 450mg 45% | Iron 5.9mg 33%

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