Cajun Shrimp and Sausage Pasta 


The cajun shrimp pasta is a super easy hearty meal for busy weeknights. We cook the shrimp in the cajun spice mix, followed by juicy and thick sausages cooked until nicely browned, and then tossed in creamy tomato cajun sauce along with pasta, cream cheese, and salty parmesan cheese.

Season the shrimp with half Italian seasoning and half cajun. Salt and pepper to taste. Drizzle with olive oil and mix. Let marinate for 30 minutes.

Cook the seasoned shrimp for just a couple of minutes until it is no longer pink. This will happen very fast. Set aside.

In the same skillet, saute onion and bell peppers until they start to soften but not completely. Add in garlic and saute for 30 seconds more. Season with leftover Italian herbs and cajun.

Squeeze the sausage meat out of the skins into the same skillet and cook for a couple of minutes until browned.

Add the dry pasta, crushed tomatoes, broth, and thyme stalks 9optional but gives so much great flavor). Close the lid and simmer on medium for 13-15 minutes until the pasta is cooked.

Return the cooked shrimp, add cream cheese and mix all together until combined. If needed, add more broth to ''thin'' the sauce.

Serve with freshly grated parmesan, red pepper flakes (optional) or other fresh herbs (thyme or rosemary). We also like to squeeze fresh lemon juice for serving.

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