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5 from 25 votes

Cajun-Style Shrimp and Sausage

When it's time to cook up deliciousness try my Cajun-Style Shrimp and Sausage. It's perfect for a weeknight meal or a special occasion. Watch the video to see just how easy this restaurant-style dish is to make!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Entree
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4
Calories: 1017kcal


  • 16 ounces shrimp 16 - 20 count, raw peeled and deveined
  • 8 ounce Andouille sausage sliced
  • 2 tablespoons Cajun seasoning
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • 3 cloves garlic finely diced
  • 1 small onion diced
  • 1 cup okra sliced
  • 2 red bell peppers chopped into chunks
  • ½ cup chicken stock or vegetable stock
  • ½ teaspoon sea salt
  • cups heavy cream
  • ½ cup grated Romano cheese
  • 1 tablespoon Italian parsley chopped
  • 4 cups cooked brown rice cooked per instructions on the box


  • Coat the shrimp with one tablespoon of the cajun seasoning.
  • Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the shrimp and sauté for 2-3 minutes. Or until almost fully cooked.
    Remove the shrimp from the pan and set on the side until needed.
  • Using the same pan, add the butter to the pan juices. Add the onion and peppers to the pan and sautéfor 3-5 minutes. Or until the onions are translucent and peppers are soft.
  • Add the okra, sausage and garlic to the pan and continue to sauté for 3-4 minutes.
  • Add the chicken broth, cream and Romano cheese to the pan. Reduce the heat to medium and allow the sauce to reduce by about one-third. Stir occasionally, allowing the sauce to let the flavor of the peppers and sausage release into the cream sauce.
  • Reseason to your taste with sea salt and black pepper.
    **Add additional Cajun seasoning and/or hot sauce if you like heat.
  • Add the shrimp back into the pan, and bring the mixture back to a minimum temperature of 165 degrees.
  • Serve over brown rice or your favorite grain.


Calories: 1017kcal | Carbohydrates: 58g | Protein: 47g | Fat: 66g | Saturated Fat: 31g | Cholesterol: 477mg | Sodium: 1915mg | Potassium: 761mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 5146IU | Vitamin C: 85mg | Calcium: 403mg | Iron: 5mg