CREAMY CAJUN SHRIMP PASTA WITH SAUSAGE

Prep Time: 15 mins | Cook Time: 25 mins | Total Time: 40 mins | Servings: 4

Throw this delicious dish together in less than forty minutes and impress everyone with a fantastic Cajun meal! If you want another amazing recipe a try, then give this simple, easy, and fast shrimp pasta dinner a go very soon!

Ingredients

2 tbsp Olive oil

6 ounces andouille sausage or smoked sausage (thinly sliced)

1 pound large shrimp (peeled and deveined)

2-3 cloves garlic (chopped)

10 oz. fettuccine pasta

1 red bell pepper (thinly sliced)

½ yellow onion (thinly sliced)

4 tsp Cajun seasoning (or Creole seasoning)

1 tsp brown sugar

½ c. crushed tomatoes

1 c. heavy cream

1 c. chicken broth sodium-free

⅔ c. Grated Parmesan

1 tsp Cajun seasoning (or Creole seasoning)

½ tsp dried Oregano

1 tbsp parsley (chopped)

Kosher salt and fresh cracked black pepper (to taste)

How to make Creamy Cajun Shrimp Pasta with Sausage

Step 1: Coat the shrimp in salt, pepper, Cajun seasoning, and Oregano.

Step 2: Drizzle the olive oil to the bottom of a hot large skillet over medium-high heat. Then, add the shrimp and cook for about 2 minutes. Flip and continue to cook the other side for an additional 1 to 2 minutes. Set the shrimps aside when done.

Step 3: Add a bit more olive oil in the same pan, then add the sausage. Cook for about 4 to 5 minutes or until brown and caramelized. Transfer to a plate when done and set aside.

Step 4: Following the package directions, cook the pasta in a pot with salted boiling water until al dente.

Step 5: Adjust the heat to medium and add a little more olive oil to the pan. Add the onion along with the red bell pepper, Cajun seasoning, brown sugar, and season with salt. Saute until the onion and pepper have slightly softened, scraping the browned bits from the bottom of the pan. Then, add the garlic and continue to cook for another 30 seconds or until aromatic.

Step 6: To the pan, add the crushed tomatoes, chicken broth, and heavy cream. Simmer for a few minutes while stirring and scraping the bottom of the pan.

Step 7: Stir in the Parmesan once the sauce is simmering until blended. Then, add the pasta and sausage. Stir well and continue to cook for an additional 2 to 3 minutes until heated through. Next, add the shrimp.

Step 8: Remove from the heat when done and serve garnished with some chopped parsley. Enjoy!

Nutrition Facts:

Amount Per Serving: Calories 950, Calories from Fat 459, Fat 51g78%, Saturated Fat 22g138%, Cholesterol 483mg161%, Sodium 1796mg78%, Potassium 726mg21%, Carbohydrates 73g24%, Fiber 5g21%, Sugar 6g7%, Protein 49g98%, Vitamin A 3055IU61%, Vitamin C 51.6mg63%, Calcium 450mg45%, Iron 5.9mg33%