August 2, 2020

Cajun Shrimp and Sausage Skillet

This cajun shrimp and sausage skillet is made with flavor andouille sausage, protein packed shrimp, and crisp bell peppers. This recipe is an easy weeknight meal that will take you only ten minutes from start to finish to make. Serve it with your favorite sides for a delicious, healthy, and filling meal that everyone will love!

sausage, shrimp, peppers, onion in a cast iron skillet

An Easy One-Skillet Meal: Cajun Shrimp and Sausage Skillet

Easy one skillet meals are my jam! One skillet, just a few ingredients, and usually less than thirty minutes can get you a really delicious mea. This protein packed cajun shrimp and sausage skillet is one of my very favorites one-skillet recipes and for good reason. It’s so hearty (hello shrimp AND sausage) and perfect for those busy weeknights when you want something flavorful but do not have a lot of time to get dinner on the table.

This recipe is made with just a few simple ingredients, incredibly customizable (I give you a few options below), and will only take you ten minutes to make. Serve it with rice, roasted veggies, your favorite side dish for a quick and easy meal that is perfect for the entire family!

Tools You Will Need For This Recipe

Large Skillet

Wooden Spoon

Cutting Board

Sharp Knife

Ingredients You Need for a Cajun Shrimp and Sausage Skillet

Cooking Fat: Avocado oil or ghee work the best for this recipe.

Shrimp: Shrimp is such a great source of protein! Be sure to properly peel and devein your shrimp before adding it to the skillet.

Sausage: For even more delicious cajun flavor, this recipe uses andouille sausage. You can use pork or chicken sausage.

Bell Peppers: I red, green, and orange bell peppers for this skillet, but feel free to use whatever color bell peppers you would like!

Garlic and Onion: These add so much flavor to the skillet.

Cajun Seasoning: You can’t have a cajun skillet without a little cajun seasoning added the mix.

How to Make a Cajun Shrimp and Sausage Skillet

Making this cajun shrimp and sausage could not be easier. All you need is ten minutes to whip up this one-skillet meal. Here is a summary of the easy steps. Be sure to scroll down to the recipe card for the full ingredients and instructions.

Step One: First, you’ll cook the andouille sausage! Browning the sausage helps to develop flavor which makes the skillet even more delicious.

Step Two: Next, cook the garlic, onion, and bell peppers for a few minutes until they are tender. This is when you’ll add the salt, pepper, and cajun seasoning.

Step Three: Finally, add in the shrimp and cook for just a few minutes (do not overcook them!) until they are translucent and ready to eat. Finish the skillet with green onion, a squeeze of fresh lemon juice, and more seasoning to taste. Serve the skillet immediately and enjoy!

How to Serve Your Cajun Shrimp and Sausage

This easy one skillet meal is great with cauliflower rice, white rice or even your favorite gluten free pasta. You can also roast some veggies or make a big salad as a side dish. Here are a few side dishes that would be great to serve with this dish.

Tips and Tricks

  • To ensure that they cook evenly, slice the peppers roughly the same size.
  • Do not overcook your shrimp. Shrimp is a quick cooking protein and only needs two to three minutes of cook time before it is ready to eat. Once it has turned translucent, the shrimp should be ready to eat!
  • Feel free to adjust the seasoning of this skillet to fit your tastebuds. Adding a little extra cajun seasoning is always an option.

sausage, shrimp, peppers, onion in a cast iron skillet

Frequently Asked Questions

How Do I Cook Frozen Shrimp? 

Using frozen shrimp is a great option for this skillet! To cook the shrimp properly, you will need to let it completely thaw before adding it to the skillet. If you are in a rush and need to speed up the thawing process, you can run the shrimp under cool water and let it to sit in the water until thawed.

What is Cajun Seasoning Made Of? 

While the exact proportions may differ, cajun seasoning is usually a combination of paprika, garlic powder, cayenne pepper, onion powder, dried oregano, dried thyme, salt and pepper.

Can I Add Extra Vegetables to the Skillet? 

Yes! Feel free to add in extra veggies to this one-skillet meal if you would like. Here are a few great options:

  • asparagus
  • mushrooms
  • zucchini squash
  • yellow sausage
  • tomatoes
  • kale

More One Skillet Recipes to Love

One Skillet Sausage and Peppers

Philly Cheesesteak Skillet

One Skillet Beef Tips with Peppers and Onions

Chicken Enchilada Skillet

Healthy Beef and Broccoli

One Skillet Greek Chicken with Artichokes

Garlic Butter Steak Bites

Healthy Chicken and Broccoli Stir Fry

sausage, shrimp, peppers, onion in a cast iron skillet

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Cajun Shrimp and Sausage Skillet

  • Author: Ashlea Carver
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 4 1x
  • Diet: Gluten Free
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  • Author: Ashlea Carver
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 4 1x
  • Diet: Gluten Free

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons avocado oil or ghee
  • 12 oz andouille sausage, sliced
  • 1 tablespoon finely minced garlic
  • 1 small red bell pepper, sliced
  • 1 small green bell pepper, sliced
  • 1 small orange bell pepper, sliced
  • 1/2 yellow onion, sliced
  • 1/4 cup sliced green onion
  • 1 pound shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 1/2 tablespoon cajun seasoning (plus more to taste)
  • juice of one lemon
  • salt and pepper to taste

Method

  1. Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Once the skillet is hot, add in the avocado oil or ghee.

  2. Add the minced garlic and cook for minute until fragrant.

  3. Add the sliced andouille sausage and cook for three to four minutes to brown on both sides. When the sausage has browned, add the sliced bell peppers and onions to the skillet. Season with salt, pepper, and the cajun seasoning. Cook the veggies for three to four minutes.

  4. Next, add the shrimp to the skillet and toss to combine. Cook for two to three minutes until the shrimp is translucent and cooked through.
  5. Remove the skillet from the heat and add the lemon juice, sliced green onion, and more seasoning to taste. Serve immediately.

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    3 comments
  1. I really enjoyed this recipe and am looking forward to the leftovers! It was easy and quick, with the right spiciness level for me. Thank you for sharing this!

  2. I’m new to the site, but so far, you’re two for two. We made this for dinner. It was easy and delicious! I also made your cauliflower soup, and it is the best cauliflower soup I have ever made. So glad I found you!

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