Cajun Shrimp and Sausage Alfredo

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Today I’m sharing one of our favorite recipes ever! This is a regular dinner we have during the Summertime, because it doesn’t get better than freshly made alfredo sauce with cajun spices, sausage, and shrimp!

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cajun shrimp and sausage alfredo

What Kind of Shrimp and Sausage?

When it comes to ingredients for this recipe, we love any smoked sausage, but two of our favorites are Conecuh sausage, if you have it in your area, or Johnsonville andouille sausage. For shrimp, we prefer getting it from the seafood counter at Publix, but have also been known to use frozen shrimp on a busy weeknight. Either is great but obviously, fresher seafood is better.

Cajun Alfredo Ingredients

Here’s the full list of ingredients you’ll need-

  • ½ tbsp olive oil
  • ½ lb. shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 6 oz. cajun style andouille smoked sausage
  • 8 oz. penne pasta
  • ½ cup butter
  • 1 ½ cups heavy cream
  • 3 cloves of garlic, crushed
  • ½ tsp. Italian seasoning
  • ¼  tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp pepper
  • 1 ½ cups freshly grated parmesan cheese
  • 1 tbsp. Cajun seasoning
cajun shrimp and sausage alfredo ingredients

I feel like, as far as sauces go, this is a really easy sauce to make. Let’s get into how to make this Cajun Shrimp and Sausage Alfredo.

Cajun Shrimp and Sausage Alfredo Directions

Start by boiling your penne pasta, according to the directions on the box. While that’s going, slice your sausage into 1/4-1/2 inch slices. Add the olive oil and sausage to a large skillet, and cook the sausage over medium heat for 2-3 minutes.

Flip the sausages and add the shrimp to the pan. Continue cooking 3-4 minutes more, flipping the shrimp halfway. Cook until shrimp are pink, but slightly opaque, and the sausages are heated through.

Drain the sausage and shrimp, and set aside.

Once the pasta is cooked, drain it and set aside. You’ll want to toss the pasta with about a tablespoon of olive oil, to prevent it from sticking together.

Now, let’s make the sauce. Start by melting your butter in a large skillet. Add the garlic, and cook 1-2 minutes until fragrant. Add the heavy cream and cream cheese, and heat on medium heat, stirring occasionally, until cream cheese has melted and mixture begins to simmer.

Whisk in the italian seasoning, salt, pepper, and cajun seasoning.

Reduce heat to low, and whisk in freshly grated parmesan. Continue whisking until the cheese has melted.

Add pasta, shrimp, and sausage to the pan and stir to coat. Serve immediately!

cajun shrimp and sausage alfredo process

We absolutely love this recipe, and we hope you do, too.

cajun shrimp and sausage alfredo

For a printable version of this recipe, see below. These supplies might come in handy for your Cajun alfredo making-

Yield: 5 servings

Cajun Shrimp and Sausage Alfredo

Cajun Shrimp and Sausage Alfredo

Delicious shrimp, sausage, and penne pasta tossed in a Cajun alfredo sauce made from scratch!

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes

Ingredients

  • ½ tbsp olive oil
  • ½ lb. shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 6 oz. cajun style andouille smoked sausage
  • 8 oz. penne pasta
  • ½ cup butter
  • 1 ½ cups heavy cream
  • 3 cloves of garlic, crushed
  • ½ tsp. Italian seasoning
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp pepper
  • 1 ½ cups freshly grated parmesan cheese
  • 1 tbsp. Cajun seasoning

Instructions

  1. Boil pasta, according to directions on the box. 
  2. Meanwhile, slice the sausage into ¼-½ inch slices.
  3. Add the olive oil and sausage to a large skillet, and cook over medium heat for 2-3 minutes. Flip sausages, and add shrimp to the pan. Continue cooking 3-4 minutes more, flipping the shrimp halfway through. Cook until shrimp are pink, but slightly opaque, and sausage are heated through. To simplify this step, you can purchase pre-cooked shrimp and sausage, and then they just need to be heated through, which only takes 2-3 minutes total.
  4. Drain sausage and shrimp, set aside.
  5. Once pasta is cooked, drain and set aside. To prevent sticking, drizzle a tablespoon of olive oil over and toss the pasta.
  6. To make the sauce, begin by melting the butter in a large skillet.
  7. Add the garlic, and cook 1-2 minutes, until fragrant.
  8. Add heavy cream and cream cheese.
  9. Stir over medium-low heat, stirring occasionally, until cream cheese has melted and mixture begins to simmer.
  10. Whisk in italian seasoning, salt, pepper, and cajun seasoning.
  11. Reduce heat to low, and whisk in freshly grated parmesan. Continue whisking until cheese has melted.
  12. Add pasta, shrimp, and sausage to the pan and stir to coat.
  13. Serve immediately.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

6

Serving Size:

1 serving

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 784Total Fat: 50gSaturated Fat: 29gCholesterol: 313mgSodium: 1355mgCarbohydrates: 28gProtein: 50g

Nutrition information isn’t always accurate.

Cajun Shrimp and Sausage FAQs

What kind of cajun seasoning should I use?

Our favorite cajun seasoning right now is Slap Ya Mama. It is so good!

Can I use pre-shredded parmesan cheese?

I highly recommend shredding your own parmesan cheese for this. In our experience, pre-shredded cheese just doesn’t melt properly when it comes to making sauces.

cajun shrimp and sausage alfredo

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