Cajun Shrimp and Sausage Skillet – This easy Cajun Shrimp recipe is a zesty one-pan meal that’s ready in just 20 minutes! Loaded with bursting cajun flavor, shrimps, sausage, and bell peppers. A perfect low carb meal for a keto-friendly diet.
Easy Cajun Shrimp and Sausage Skillet Recipe
Cajun is by far one of my favorite seasonings. You go from having a bland meal to oh my goodness! It brings so many flavors into meats and veggies and this Cajun shrimp and sausage recipe has all that bursting oh my goodness flavors in it. It is super easy to make and can be ready in just about 20 minutes. On a keto diet? This low carb easy shrimp recipe is for you. If you are into meal prepping, then this is also a great recipe that keeps well for a few days.
What you need to make this Cajun Shrimp and Sausage recipe
Sausage goes really well with shrimps and veggies so this combination is just perfect! Cajun seasoning plays such an important role in this recipe so it is essential that it is added. What you will need:
Shrimps: I recommend that you use raw shrimps. Whether they are frozen or fresh it doesn’t matter. Just don’t use cooked shrimps. I also prefer the large-sized shrimps. They don’t overcook and you get a decent bite size out of them.
Seasonings: Of course Cajun is needed and important to use in this recipe. The only other seasonings you can use are salt and pepper, paprika or cayenne pepper if preferred.
Vegetables: I used only bell peppers in this cajun shrimp recipe, but you can use other veggies like zucchini and yellow squash. Also, you could add veggies like broccoli and asparagus if you don’t like squash.
Sausage: There are a few out there that you can use. Turkey, chicken, beef or pork. I don’t consume pork and I always prefer using chicken or turkey.
Optional Toppings: Some toppings to garnish that is optional for this recipe can be parsley, cilantro, lime, pepper flakes, or a drizzle of sriracha.
Here are some frequently asked questions
I may not cover some of the questions you have so feel free to ask them in the comments below. But here are a few:
What is Cajun Seasoning made of?
Cajun seasoning is made of garlic powder, cayenne pepper, onion powder, paprika, thyme, oregano, and salt. So if you don’t have cajun but you have all the other seasoning above you can make do.
How long can you marinate shrimp?
If the marinade is acidic I recommend that you don’t marinate it for more than 30 minutes because this will break down the delicate shrimp meat. Acidic means lemon or lime and vinegar. If the marinate is nonacidic then it is safe to marinate it for an hour.
Why does my shrimp taste rubbery?
If your shrimp is rubbery it means you overcooked them. It is important to not overcook your shrimps. Using raw and large-sized shrimps will help you not overcook your shrimps. The best way to know the shrimps is ready and just perfect is to wait just until it curls up into a C. If it curls too much and pretty much looks like an O then you have overcooked them.
How do I cook frozen shrimp?
It is best to thaw frozen shrimps before you cook them. They are very easy to thaw. Place in a colander, place under running cool water. It thaws in a few minutes.
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Love shrimps? ME TOO! Here are a few other recipes with shrimps you can try soon:
- Pesto Shrimp Zoodles
- Shrimp Pad Thai
- Mexican Shrimp Cocktail Recipe
- Easy Shrimp Fajitas
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- Grilled Honey Lemon Shrimp
- Creamy Shrimp Pasta
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Cajun Shrimp Sausage Skillet
- 1 Tbsp Olive Oil
- ½ Cup Sliced Red Onion
- 1 Cup Sliced Red Bell Pepper
- 1 Cup Sliced Yellow Bell Pepper
- 1 Tsp Minced Garlic
- Salt and pepper to taste
- 2 Tsp Cajun Seasoning or more to taste
- 1 lb Smoked Cooked Chicken Sausage such as andouille
- ½ lb Shrimp peeled and deveined
- ¼ Cup Chicken Broth
- 2 Tsp Lemon Juice
- 1 Tbsp Chopped Parsley
- Heat the olive oil in a large pan over medium-high heat.
- Add the onion and bell peppers to the pan. Cook for 4-5 minutes or until tender. Add the garlic and cook for 30 seconds.
- Season the vegetables to taste, then remove from the pan and keep warm. Add the shrimp and sausage to the pan; sprinkle with Cajun seasoning and salt and pepper.
- Cook until shrimp are pink and opaque and sausage is heated through 3-4 minutes. Add the vegetables back to the pan.
- Stir in the chicken broth and lemon juice; simmer for 2-3 minutes. Top with parsley and serve.
Do drain the juice from shrimp and sausage
JAY BUCHTEL says
Really liked this. I used a shrimp and pork Cajun sausage, and smaller wild shrimp. Yummy !!
So awesome. Glad you liked it
Awesome Recipe! I will definitely cook this again! I would suggest browning the sausage first on one side then add the shrimp to the center of the pan while the sausage is cooking on the other side. My pan was large enough to push my sausage to the outer edges when I was cooking the shrimp in the center. Then the shrimp finished cooking around the same time! My shrimp turned out so tender . I just omitted the lemon since I don’t like it in my recipes!
Perfect! Thanks for the feedback.
Could I use butter instead of olive oil?
Yes, you can.
My family is very picky when it comes to trying new recipes. They are used to my moms more traditional cooking. I was hesitant to make this but I still went for. When I was making your dish they kept checking in on me. Specially my mom, since she is the cook of the house but They LOVED IT! Thank you so much and I will definitely be making more of your recipes!
Hi Cristal. Thank you so much for such a nice feedback. So glad your family loved it.
Mariah Unez Akbar says
Was super duper simple and easy to make!! It tasted amazing ❤️
So glad you liked it.