This Cajun Shrimp and Sausage Skillet is perfect any time of year, but it reminds me most of fall. We lovingly refer to it as the “Harvest Skillet” in our household, as we acquire most of the vegetables in the recipe from the local Farmer’s Market in late summer/early fall. You can use premade Cajun seasoning to save time and make the recipe even easier, but we like to make our own in order to control how spicy it is, since we have a few young palates at the dinner table. We choose to use Andouille chicken sausage, but any chicken or pork sausage will do. The mixture of textures between the veggies, sausage, and shrimp is amazing and the flavors come together very well. We like to serve it on brown rice to make it go the extra mile feeding a family of four. It is great that there is a low-carb option if served without pasta or rice with the use of cauliflower rice or by itself (it is certainly good enough to eat alone!). From the Monster Foodies to you—love what you eat and enjoy!
Cajun Chicken and Sausage
- 1 lb peeled and deveined large raw shrimp
- 13 oz chicken or pork sausage cut into ¼ inch slices
- 2 medium zucchinis thinly sliced with skin
- 2 medium yellow squash thinly sliced with skin
- 1 medium chopped red pepper
- 2 tbsp olive oil
- 2-3 tbsp Cajun seasoning see below for recipe
Cajun Seasoning (makes about 3/4 cup)
- 3 tbsp paprika
- 1 tbsp salt
- 2 tbsp garlic powder
- 1 tbsp black pepper
- ½ tbsp white pepper
- 1 tbsp onion powder
- 1 tbsp dried oregano
- ½ tbsp cayenne pepper add to taste
- ½ tbsp dried thyme
- Add sliced sausage, zucchini, yellow squash, and red pepper to a large mixing bowl. Add 1 tbsp of olive oil and mix well. Prepare Cajun seasoning by mixing all ingredients listed together. Add to the bowl and mix until ingredients are evenly coated, but save ¼ tbsp.
- Put raw shrimp into a bowl with about 1 tsp of olive oil and mix, then add the remaining ¼ tsp of Cajun seasoning to coat the shrimp.
- Add large mixing bowl ingredients to a large skillet or wok. Cook on medium-high heat for about 5 minutes and add the raw shrimp. Cook until the shrimp turns white and vegetables become soft (approximately 3 more minutes).
- Serve on pasta, rice, cauliflower rice, potatoes, or eat alone.