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One Pot Creamy Cajun Shrimp Pasta with Sausage

One Pot Creamy Cajun Shrimp Pasta with Sausage

One Pot Creamy Cajun Shrimp Pasta with Sausage is an easy and delicious weeknight one pot pasta dinner recipe. It's spicy and creamy with sauteed shrimp, smoky andouille sausage, and linguini pasta. Full of bold and mouth watering flavours, simple and quick to pull together it's one the whole family with enjoy!
5 from 7 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 40 mins
Course Main Dishes & Entrees, Noodles & Pasta
Cuisine American
Servings 5 servings

Equipment

  • Large Skillet or Sauté Pan
  • Wooden Spoon
  • Tongs

Ingredients
  

Shrimp

  • 1 lb Shrimp peeled and deveined
  • 2 tbsp Cajun or Creole Seasoning
  • 1/2 tsp Salt more or less to taste
  • 1/4 tsp Freshly Ground Black Pepper

One Pot Creamy Cajun Shrimp Pasta with Sausage

  • 1-2 tbsp Olive Oil
  • 1 lb Smoked Sausage Andouille or Schneiders Spicy Sicilian Smoked Sausage, sliced
  • 454 g Fettuccine Pasta
  • 1 Onion large, julienned
  • 6 Cloves Garlic minced
  • 1 cup Chicken Broth
  • 3/4 cup Heavy (Whipping) or Half & Half Cream
  • 2 cups Crushed Tomatoes
  • 1 tsp Worcestershire Sauce
  • 3 Sprigs Fresh Thyme
  • 2 tbsp Cajun or Creole Seasoning
  • 2 tbsp Granulated White Sugar
  • 1 tsp Garlic Powder
  • 1 tsp Onion Powder
  • 1 tsp Dried Oregano
  • 1 tsp Dried Parsley Flakes
  • 1 tsp Cayenne Pepper optional, more or less to taste
  • 1/4 tsp Smoked Paprika
  • 1/4 tsp Freshly Ground Black Pepper
  • 1/2 tsp Salt more or less to taste
  • 1/4 cup Freshly Grated Parmesan plus more for garnish
  • 2 tbsp Fresh Chopped Parsley for garnish

Instructions
 

  • Season shrimp with cajun seasoning, salt and freshly ground black pepper until well coated. Then, slice sausage, cut onions, mince garlic and set aside. Then heat a large pot of water, add pasta to boiling water and cook pasta according to package instructions or until al dente.
  • Heat a large skillet or sauté pan over medium high heat and drizzle with 1 tbsp of olive oil. Add shrimp and cook for 2-4 minutes, flipping at the halfway point. Transfer to a plate and set aside. Add sausage (add a little more olive oil if needed) and brown sausage until caramelized on both sides, around 4 to 5 minutes. Transfer to a plate and set aside.
  • If needed add another drizzle of olive oil to the pan, and sauté onions, garlic, and thyme until fragrant and softened. Add chicken broth, cream, crushed tomatoes, worcestershire sauce. Stir until combined and bring to a simmer scraping up any brown bits from the bottom of the pan.
  • Continue to allow sauce to simmer, and season with cajun seasoning, granulated white sugar, garlic powder, onion powder, dried oregano, dried parsley flakes, cayenne pepper (optional), smoked paprika, salt, and freshly ground black pepper. Stir until well combined and allow to simmer on medium heat for 5 minutes.
  • Add in parmesan cheese, and continue to stir occasionally for another 5 minutes. Then add in cooked pasta and sausage stirring to combine and heated through around 2 - 3 minutes. Then add shrimp, stir and remove from heat. Garnish with fresh parsley, fresh cracked black pepper and more parmesan cheese if desired.

Notes

Simmer, Simmer - the longer you simmer, the more the flavours will come out. Allow a few minutes in-between steps for the sauce to come to life.
Why Sugar - the sugar cuts the acidity of the tomatoes and creates an overall more balanced sauce.
See detailed notes above for additional tips.
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