Cajun Shrimp and Sausage
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This Cajun Shrimp and Sausage comes together is no time, is punched with flavor, and besides plump shrimp and juicy turkey sausage, there are lots of fresh veggies all tossed with a cajun seasoning blend made in one pan!
Sometimes when time is short and the family is hungry, nothing beats a tasty meal made on a sheet pan. Super quick, easy clean up.
For this meal, shelled and deveined shrimp and sliced, lean turkey sausage are used. Feel free to use frozen, thawed shrimp and any sausage you prefer, this is a versatile sheet pan dinner.
I like how quickly this comes together and while the shrimp are cooked and the sausage gets slightly caramelized on the edges, the veggies are not over cooked and mushy.
What’s in my Cajun Seasoning Blend?
I make my own Cajun Seasoning Blend, but feel free to use whatever is your favorite. I like to make my own and keep the salt that is typically the main ingredient in store bought versions down.
My cajun seasoning has a blend of paprika, garlic and onion powder, celery salt, black, cayenne and white pepper, oregano, thyme and dry mustard. I also like to add a teaspoon of fennel seeds with this one, but that’s optional.
You can alter the level of heat on this by how much you put on this prior to baking. I you want a mild version, one tablespoon should do it, but if you like it hot add more than the two I list for this one.
Just slice up some zucchini, red bell pepper and a red onion then toss in a bowl with the shrimp and sausage.
Add two to three tablespoons of olive and two tablespoons of the cajun spice blend, toss to coat and spread on a sheet pan lined with foil or parchment paper.
In the oven for 18 minutes and you’re ready to serve!
You could easily serve this over pasta, too. Enjoy!
Cajun Shrimp and Sausage
- 1 lb medium shrimp shelled and deveined
- 1 lb turkey sausage sliced
- 3 zucchini sliced half inch pieces
- 2 red peppers chopped into 1 inch pieces
- 1 large red onion sliced
- 2 tbsp olive oil
- 2 tbsp Cajun seasoning
- 1 tsp fennel seeds optional
- Preheat oven to 400°F and line a baking sheet with aluminum foil or parchment paper.
- Slice the turkey sausage into half inch pieces. Thaw shrimp if frozen. Shell and devein the shrimp, keeping tails on. Cut the vegetables and place all in a bowl.
- Drizzle with olive oil and cajun seasoning blend. Toss to coat.
- Spread on the lined baking sheet and bake for 18-20 minutes total.
- Garnish with chopped parsley and serve as is or over pasta if you prefer.
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My husband loved this . I used 2 tablespoons of cajun spice (store bought) but I think next time I’ll add more. This was easy to make and a snap to clean up. Thanks Kevin !
Thank you for this recipe, Kevin. Even the picky eater at the table ate every bite. Quick, easy, and very tasty. I will be making this on a regular basis.
So happy that all of you enjoyed this one Jennifer! Thanks for letting me know. 🙂
This recipe is fantastic! A little kick of spice and oh so savory! A must make my friends! Perfect for a cold evening at home. It warms you up form the inside out and is so good!!!!
I always love a quick, tasty meal and this is one of those. Thanks Mary!
I can always count on you for dishes that deliver BIG, wonderful flavors!! Can’t wait to try this!
Appreciate that Marissa! 🙂
Hey Kevin! This is right up my food alley! I think I’ve told you how much I love cajun/creole food. I would use andouille sausage because I really like it and can get it here. As you know I’m a little on the milder side of spicy so I would cut back a little on the seasoning, but that’s just me. A side of dirty rice would be good with this!
YES on the andouille sausage Dorothy! Wish I had some right now. 🙂
This would be a total hit at our house Kevin! So much flavor and even better that it’s an easy sheet pan meal! Count me in!
Excellent, thanks Mary Ann. 🙂
Love the turkey and shrimp combo here, Kevin and that Cajun blend sounds divine…bet it would be delicious on just about anything!
Thanks Dawn, this is quick and tasty dinner that packs a nice punch of flavor!