Cajun Shrimp and Sausage Pasta Recipe

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Amber November 27, 2020
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How To Make Cajun Shrimp and Sausage Pasta

This shrimp and sausage pasta makes use of cajun spices to add a depth of flavor to the shrimps, smoked sausages, and a creamy and cheesy sauce.

Preparation: 10 minutes
Cooking: 20 minutes
Total: 30 minutes
Serves:

Ingredients

  • 1lblarge shrimp,with our without tails, peeled and deveined
  • 3tbspbutter,divided use
  • 8ozsmoked sausage,such as andouille or kielbasa, cut into slices
  • 2tspCajun seasoning,or more to taste
  • ½cupyellow onion,minced
  • 1cupbell peppers,sliced
  • 10ozlinguine pasta,other long pasta varieties will also work
  • cupParmesan cheese,finely grated
  • 1cupheavy cream
  • 2tbspparsley,chopped

Instructions

  1. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil; add the pasta and cook according to package directions.

  2. While the pasta is cooking, melt 1 tablespoon of the butter in a large pan over medium heat.

  3. Add the onions and peppers and cook for 4 to 6 minutes or until softened. Season with 1 teaspoon of the Cajun seasoning.

  4. Add the sausage and cook for 2 to 3 minutes, stirring frequently.

  5. Season the shrimp with the remaining teaspoon of Cajun seasoning and add them to the pan, cooking for 2 to 3 minutes or until pink and opaque.

  6. Drain the pasta and return to the pot it cooked in. Turn the heat on medium-high and add the cream and butter along with salt and pepper to taste. Cook for 3 to 4 minutes or until the sauce has started to thicken. Stir in parmesan cheese.

  7. Place the shrimp and sausage mixture on top of the pasta and sprinkle with parsley. Serve immediately.

Nutrition

  • Calories: 858.93kcal
  • Fat: 50.32g
  • Saturated Fat: 26.06g
  • Trans Fat: 0.43g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 15.47g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 4.54g
  • Carbohydrates: 61.27g
  • Fiber: 3.54g
  • Sugar: 6.63g
  • Protein: 39.85g
  • Cholesterol: 295.41mg
  • Sodium: 1263.51mg
  • Calcium: 285.91mg
  • Potassium: 642.29mg
  • Iron: 2.44mg
  • Vitamin A: 487.06µg
  • Vitamin C: 52.02mg
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