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14 Best Cajun Shrimp Recipes to Spice Up Your Dinner Table

14 Best Cajun Shrimp Recipes to Spice Up Your Dinner Table
Craving Cajun cuisine? These 14 best Cajun shrimp recipes will kick your dinner up a notch with their bold and spicy flavors. From traditional Creole dishes to modern twists, this collection of recipes is sure to please. Classic Cajun Shrimp is an easy-to-make dish that is full of flavor. But if you're looking for something a bit more creative, try Cajun Pepper Shrimp with Creamed Corn Orzo. Both dishes are sure to satisfy your taste buds. Throw in a few sides and you’ve got yourself the perfect summertime meal. So break out your skillet and get ready to experience the heat of Cajun cooking.
Charisse Yu

Cajun Shrimp and Sausage

This easy cajun shrimp recipe with veggies and sausage is perfect for a hot summer day. Cooked in less than 15 minutes, this will be your family's favorite!
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30
247
CALORIES
$2.62
PER SERVING
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Cajun Shrimp and Sausage
The Forked Spoon

Cajun Shrimp Foil Packets

Cajun Shrimp Foil Packets with Asparagus is a flavorful and healthy shrimp recipe that can be cooked on the grill or in the oven for a fun and delicious 20-minute meal.
9
5,965
3
20 min
TOTAL TIME
463
CALORIES
$5.63
PER SERVING
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Cajun Shrimp Foil Packets
Creme de la Crumb

Sheet Pan Cajun Shrimp and Potatoes

Sheet Pan Cajun Shrimp and Potatoes will fill your bellies with warm, spicy shrimp and soft, tender, buttery baby potatoes. Baked up perfectly in one sheet pan means less mess to clean up and more time for quality dinner time enjoyment.
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2,693
27
30 min
TOTAL TIME
407
CALORIES
$2.91
PER SERVING
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Sheet Pan Cajun Shrimp and Potatoes
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Casa de Crews

Cajun Shrimp and Sausage Foil Packets

Cajun Shrimp and Sausage Foil Packets, loaded with onions, bell peppers, celery and red potatoes, come together for one quick and easy, 30-minute meal!
1
195
30 min
TOTAL TIME
606
CALORIES
$4.47
PER SERVING
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Cajun Shrimp and Sausage Foil Packets
Dr. Davinah's Eats

Air Fryer Cajun Shrimp

Make fresh or frozen shrimp in your air fryer with this easy Air Fryer Cajun Shrimp recipe. It uses just three ingredients, including DIY cajun seasoning & garlic butter.
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97
33
15 min
TOTAL TIME
347
CALORIES
$4.16
PER SERVING
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Air Fryer Cajun Shrimp
Half Baked Harvest

Cajun Pepper Shrimp with Creamed Corn Orzo.

Peppery, spicy, garlicky, and buttery shrimp is pan-seared with bell peppers and served over creamy, corny, and herby orzo pasta all made in about 30 minutes!
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20,299
175
30 min
TOTAL TIME
1076
CALORIES
$5.25
PER SERVING
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Cajun Pepper Shrimp with Creamed Corn Orzo.
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Cajun Shrimp with Creamy Cauliflower Grits

Indulge in the flavors of the South with this delicious twist on shrimp and grits. Tender, spicy shrimp served over creamy, garlicky cauliflower grits make for a satisfying meal that's also keto, low carb, and paleo-friendly.
4
12 min
TOTAL TIME
470
CALORIES
$5.04
PER SERVING
Cajun Shrimp with Creamy Cauliflower Grits
Directions
10 STEPS
1
Fill a medium saucepan with a few inches of water and bring to a boil.
2
Place the frozen cauliflower and chopped garlic in a steamer basket, cover and steam until tender.
3
Transfer the steamed cauliflower and garlic to a food processor, and add the ghee and heavy cream.
4
Blend until creamy, adjusting the texture with a small amount of steaming water if needed. Season with salt to taste.
5
Pat the shrimp dry and coat them evenly with Cajun seasoning.
6
Heat 2 tablespoons of ghee in a large skillet, preferably cast-iron, over medium-high heat.
7
Once hot, add the seasoned shrimp to the skillet and cook for 1-2 minutes on each side until they turn pink and are no longer translucent in the middle.
8
Divide the cauliflower grits into serving bowls and top with cooked shrimp.
9
Drizzle ghee and leftover Cajun seasoning from the skillet over each serving.
10
Serve immediately.
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Crazy For Crust

Cajun Shrimp Recipe

This Cajun Shrimp recipe is perfect with rice or pasta or salad - it's an easy recipe with homemade cajun seasoning and only takes 15 minutes to make!
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181
15 min
TOTAL TIME
131
CALORIES
$1.98
PER SERVING
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Cajun Shrimp Recipe
Little Sunny Kitchen

Instant Pot Cajun Pepper Shrimp

Cajun Instant Pot shrimp cooked in just 20 minutes! This meal is so easy and quick to make, it's bursting with flavors and perfect for meal prep.
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6,551
105
20 min
TOTAL TIME
320
CALORIES
$4.80
PER SERVING
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Instant Pot Cajun Pepper Shrimp
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Cajun Broiled Shrimp

An easy recipe for very flavorful Cajun broiled shrimp.
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70
14 min
TOTAL TIME
219
CALORIES
$3.48
PER SERVING
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Cajun Broiled Shrimp
Sprinkles Sprouts

Easy Cajun Butter Shrimp

This Cajun Butter Shrimp is a quick and easy seafood recipe that you can make at home! Plus, you can adapt the seasoning to make this as spicy or as mild as you, and your family, like. Juicy shrimp, coated in a delicious cajun spice, and all ready in 10 minutes! These Cajun shrimp are perfect for se...
2
120
10 min
TOTAL TIME
229
CALORIES
$2.26
PER SERVING
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Easy Cajun Butter Shrimp
Skinny Taste

Air Fryer Cajun Shrimp Dinner

This fast and easy Cajun Shrimp recipe is a meal-in-one, made with shrimp, sausage, and lots of colorful vegetables such as zucchini, yellow squash and bell peppers.
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30 min
TOTAL TIME
313
CALORIES
$6.96
PER SERVING
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Air Fryer Cajun Shrimp Dinner
Julia's Album

Easy Spicy Cajun Shrimp (with sauce)

Spicy Cajun Shrimp with lots of sauce - delicious Southern dinner or appetizer!  Made with garlic, ketchup, chicken broth, hot sauce, Cajun spice, and green onions.  Super easy to make - 30 minutes from start to finish!
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707
31
30 min
TOTAL TIME
259
CALORIES
$3.59
PER SERVING
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Easy Spicy Cajun Shrimp (with sauce)
No. 2 Pencil

Sheet Pan Cajun Shrimp Dinner

This easy sheet pan dinner is loaded with flavor and colorful vegetables!
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900
29
25 min
TOTAL TIME
547
CALORIES
$3.81
PER SERVING
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Sheet Pan Cajun Shrimp Dinner
The Busy Baker

Easy One Pan Cajun Shrimp

This Easy One Pan Cajun Shrimp is the perfect way to enjoy your favourite seafood! It's so spicy and flavourful, and it's easy to make in just one pan!
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14,775
6
15 min
TOTAL TIME
186
CALORIES
$2.99
PER SERVING
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Easy One Pan Cajun Shrimp
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