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Cajun Shrimp & Sausage Pasta Recipe

Cajun Shrimp & Sausage Pasta Recipe

This Cajun Shrimp & Sausage Pasta is quick to put together you can make it as spicy as you like! Fat Tuesday and Mardi Gras won’t know what hit ’em!
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 40 mins
Course Entree
Cuisine American, Cajun
Servings 4 people
Calories 677 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1.5 cups dry penne
  • 1/2 lb raw shrimp peeled, deveined, tail removed
  • 1 tsp Slap Ya Mama cajun seasoning
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 4 oz andouille sausage 2 links
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/2 yellow onion diced
  • 1/2 red pepper diced 1" chunks
  • 4 oz mushrooms sliced
  • 2 tbsp Slap Ya Mama cajun seasoning
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1/2 cup crushed tomatoes
  • 1/2 cup chicken broth
  • 2/3 cup milk
  • 3 tbsp butter
  • 1 tbsp cornstarch
  • 3/4 cup parmesan or romano grated
  • 2-3 green onions diced

Instructions
 

Pasta

  • Add pasta to a large pot of boiling water that has been salted. Cook to package directions.
    1.5 cups dry penne
  • Remove pasta from water and drain. Set aside.

Shrimp

  • While your pasta is cooking, in a bowl, toss shrimp with cajun seasoning and make sure it is well coated.
    1/2 lb raw shrimp
  • Heat a LARGE skillet over medium-high heat and pour olive oil in pan.
    2 tbsp olive oil
  • Add shrimp and cook for about 2 minutes. Turn shrimp and cook another minute, or until pink.
  • Remove shrimp from pan to a plate, set aside.

Sausage

  • Add the cut-up sausage to the same pan. Cook sausage until heated through, about 3 minutes each side. Add to plate with shrimp and set aside.
    4 oz andouille sausage

Assembly

  • In the same pan, add 3 tablespoons olive oil and then the onion, red pepper, mushrooms and cajun seasoning. Cook until the veggies are soft, about 3-5 minutes.
    3 tbsp olive oil, 1/2 yellow onion, 1/2 red pepper, 4 oz mushrooms, 1 tsp Slap Ya Mama cajun seasoning
  • Add minced garlic and cook and stir about 30 seconds.
    2 cloves garlic
  • Add the crushed tomatoes, chicken broth, milk and butter. Bring to a simmer.
    1/2 cup crushed tomatoes, 1/2 cup chicken broth, 2/3 cup milk, 3 tbsp butter
  • Add the corn starch and cajun seasoning and whisk immediately so corn starch doesn’t clump. While stirring, scrape the pan with tongs to get up any brown bits from the bottom. Simmer for about 5 minutes until sauce thickens.
    1 tbsp cornstarch, 2 tbsp Slap Ya Mama cajun seasoning
  • Add in romano, cooked pasta, shrimp and sausage. Toss all ingredients together and continue simmering until heated through – about 2-3 minutes.
    3/4 cup parmesan or romano
  • Top with green onions
    2-3 green onions

Notes

**We are not dietitians and recommend you seek a nutritionist for exact nutritional information. The information in the nutrition box are calculated through a program and there is room for error. If you need an accurate count, I recommend running the ingredients through your favorite nutrition calculator.**

Nutrition

Serving: 0.25pastaCalories: 677kcalCarbohydrates: 27.8gProtein: 40.2gFat: 44.5gSaturated Fat: 16.8gCholesterol: 228mgSodium: 1977mgPotassium: 564mgFiber: 3.8gSugar: 6.4gCalcium: 387mgIron: 6mg
Keyword cajun, pasta
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