Shrimp and Sausage Cajun Pasta Recipe

Are you a fan of spicy food? Love pasta? Well, this sausage and shrimp cajun pasta is perfect for you. It’s a great meal whether you’re eating solo or with family.

Ingredients
    • 1 lb. large shrimp (peeled and deveined)
    • Kosher salt and fresh cracked black pepper (to taste)
    • 1 teaspoon Cajun seasoning
    • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
    • 3 teaspoons olive oil
    • 6 oz andouille sausage (thinly sliced)
    • 10 ounces fettuccine pasta
    • ½ yellow onion (thinly sliced)
    • ½  red bell pepper (thinly sliced)
    • ½ green bell pepper (thinly sliced)
    • 4 teaspoons Cajun seasoning
    • 1 teaspoon brown sugar
    • 2 cloves garlic (chopped)
    • ½ cup crushed tomatoes
    • 1 cup chicken broth sodium-free
    • 1 cup heavy cream
    • 2/3 cup grated parmesan
Instructions
  1. Prep your bell peppers, onions, garlic, sausages and shrimp (i.e. cut, slice, peel).
  2. Toss shrimp with salt, pepper, Cajun seasoning, and Oregano. Make sure to coat well. Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat and drizzle bottom of the pan with olive oil. 
  3. Add shrimp and cook for 2 minutes. Flip shrimp over and cook another 2 minutes. Remove to a plate and set aside. Add a little more olive oil to the pan, add sausage and brown until nicely caramelized, about 4 – 5 minutes. Remove to plate, set aside.
  4. Add pasta to boiling water and cook about 10-12 minutes.
  5. Lower heat to medium and add a little 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, scraping up any browned bits that you can. Add the garlic and cook for about 30 seconds.
  6. Add crushed tomatoes, chicken broth, and heavy cream. Bring to a simmer, stirring and scraping up any brown bits from the bottom of the pan, simmer a couple of minutes. 
  7. Once simmering, add Parmesan and stir into sauce. When Parmesan is blended in, add cooked pasta, shrimp, and sausage. Stir to combine and heat through, 2 – 3 minutes.
  8. Serve.

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Add a refreshing margarita to complete your cajun pasta meal.

 

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