Spicy and Creamy Cajun Shrimp Pasta with Sausage

Elevate your dining experience with the perfect blend of spice and creaminess in this Spicy and Creamy Cajun Shrimp Pasta with Sausage. Succulent shrimp, flavorful sausage, and a rich Cajun-infused sauce come together to create a mouthwatering pasta dish. Follow these simple steps to bring a taste of Louisiana to your table.


  • 1 lb. large shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • Kosher salt and fresh cracked black pepper, to taste
  • 1 teaspoon Cajun seasoning (or Creole seasoning)
  • ½ teaspoon dried oregano
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 6 oz andouille sausage or smoked sausage, thinly sliced
  • 10 ounces fettuccine pasta
  • ½ yellow onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 red bell pepper, thinly sliced
  • 4 teaspoons Cajun seasoning (or Creole seasoning)
  • 1 teaspoon brown sugar
  • 2-3 cloves garlic, chopped
  • ½ cup crushed tomatoes
  • 1 cup chicken broth, sodium-free
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • ⅔ cup grated Parmesan
  • 1 tablespoon parsley, chopped


  1. Toss shrimp with salt, pepper, Cajun seasoning, and oregano, ensuring even coating.
  2. Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat and drizzle the bottom with olive oil. Add shrimp and cook for 2 minutes. Flip shrimp and cook for another minute or two. Remove to a plate and set aside.
  3. Drizzle the pan with more olive oil, add sausage and brown until caramelized, about 4-5 minutes. Remove to a plate and set aside.
  4. Cook pasta in salted boiling water until al dente.
  5. Lower heat to medium and add more olive oil to the pan. Add onion, red bell pepper, Cajun seasoning, brown sugar, and a pinch of salt. Sauté until softened, scraping up any browned bits.
  6. Add garlic and cook until fragrant, about 30 seconds.
  7. Add crushed tomatoes, chicken broth, and heavy cream. Bring to a simmer, stirring and scraping up any brown bits. Simmer for a couple of minutes.
  8. Once simmering, add Parmesan and stir into the sauce. Add the cooked pasta and sausage, stir to combine and heat through (2-3 minutes).
  9. Salt and pepper to taste, then add the shrimp.
  10. Serve with chopped parsley.

Enjoy your Spicy and Creamy Cajun Shrimp Pasta with Sausage! Savor the bold flavors of Louisiana with each bite of this delectable pasta dish. The combination of succulent shrimp, savory sausage, and a creamy Cajun-infused sauce creates a culinary masterpiece that’s perfect for any occasion. Bon appétit!

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