Cajun Shrimp Pasta with Sausage


Prep Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 4

This recipe is perfect for the spicy food lover, with Cajun spices shrimp, and sausage. Yum!


½ pound large shrimp, peeled and deveined, tails removed.

1 andouille sausage, about ½ pound, sliced into rounds.

1 to 2 tablespoons cajun/creole spice mix, adjust to your spice or heat level to taste.

Olive oil

½ medium yellow onion, thinly sliced.

½ red bell pepper, thinly sliced.

1 teaspoon dried thyme

1 teaspoon smoked paprika

1 tablespoon cajun or creole spice mix.

1 teaspoon brown sugar

1 – 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped (1 large or 2 small).

½ cup crushed tomatoes

¾ cup chicken broth

1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce

12 ounces fettuccine

3/4 cup of ½ and ½

Grated Parmesan and chopped parsley, for serving.


Bring a large pot of water to boil for pasta.

Toss shrimp with 1 to 2 tablespoons of cajun seasoning and coat well.

Heat a large skillet on medium-high and drizzle the pan with olive oil.

Add shrimp and cook for 2 minutes, until starting to curl.

Flip shrimp over and cook a minute or two then remove to a plate and set aside.

Drizzle pan with olive oil, add sausage, and brown until caramelized, for 4 to 5 minutes.

Then remove to a plate, and set aside.

Add pasta to boiling water and cook until al dente, a minute less than instructions.

Lower heat to medium and add a drizzle of olive oil, add onion, pepper, thyme, smoked paprika, 1 tablespoon cajun seasoning, brown sugar, and a pinch of salt.

Saute until onion and pepper have softened a bit, scraping up browned bits.

Add garlic and cook until fragrant, for only 30 seconds.

Add crushed tomatoes, chicken broth, and Worcestershire sauce and bring to a simmer, stirring and scraping any brown bits then, simmer for 2 minutes.

Add ½ and ½ and stir to combine, bring to a simmer.

Once simmering, add cooked pasta and sausage, then stir to combine and heat through, 2 to 3 minutes.

Add more chicken broth or ½ and ½ if dry or for more sauce.

Salt and pepper to taste, then add shrimp on top of pasta.

Sprinkle with grated Parmesan and chopped parsley. Enjoy!

Thanks for Shopping at Glen Ellen Village Market!

Return to Recipes