Cajun Shrimp Sausage and Peppers Skillet

Briana

Briana

This Cajun Shrimp Sausage and Peppers Skillet is an incredibly easy to make, delicious, low carb, keto, paleo and gluten free dinner that is ready in minutes! Full of flavor, with just a few staple pantry ingredients like a homemade cajun seasoning blend, onions, red and green bell peppers, smoked sausage and shrimp. It’s ready it under 30 minutes.


handheld spoonful of shrimp with sausage and peppers

Here’s What You Need For This Cajun Shrimp Sausage and Peppers Skillet:​

Ingredients:

For the spicy homemade cajun seasoning blend:
**This is if you want to make your own. Please note, that this recipe listed is meant to make a big batch to store in the pantry, and for this particular recipe, we only use about 1 tbsp, but we like things very spicy. We suggest starting with about a 1/2 a tbsp, or to taste to season this dish.
For the skillet:

  • 2 tbsp butter, divided
  • 1 tbsp avocado oil, divided
  • 1/2 a large yellow onion, about 125 grams
  • 1 jalapeño* (optional, for extra kick!)
  • 1 red bell pepper
  • 1 green bell pepper
  • 1/2 – 1 tbsp spicy homemade cajun seasoning blend, or to taste, depending on your spice tolerance (listed above)
  • 1.25 lbs sausage of choice, we used Kiolbassa Smoked Meats Beef Sausage
  • 1.5 lbs shrimp, deveined and shells removed
  • Garnish with: Parsley and Tabasco Sauce (optional)

Recipe Notes:

Seasoning: You could use any cajun seasoning blend you like. Just beware that store bought versions may have additional added ingredients, and added salt. We love making our own blend, and it has a kick of spice! We save money doing this, and it tastes great. We do recommend starting slow with the seasoning, tasting, and adding more if necessary. We use about 1 tbsp of our spice blend, but that makes for a quite spicy dish. We have a pretty high tolerance for spice though, so start with about half that amount, and then add more taste. You may need to add extra salt to if you use less of the seasoning blend.

Jalapeño Peppers are optional, add them for more spice!

Shrimp: For the shrimp, devein and peel them before preparing. Also, make sure you add the shrimp to the skillet LAST, as it will cook in just a few minutes.

Sausage: Andouille sausage would be great for this, but use whatever you want. We loved Kiolbassa Smoked Meats, and that’s what we had purchased from Costco. We also used 1.25 lbs, because this is how much four sausage links weigh. Use as much as you’d like!

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Let’s Make It! ​


Cut your bell peppers, onions, and jalapeños into strips, or shapes of choice. In a skillet, melt some of your butter and add a bit of oil. Add in the peppers and onions, with a pinch of salt and some of the cajun seasoning. Cook until softened, about 5-7 minutes, then remove from the skillet and set aside.

Add the remaining butter and oil to your cast iron skillet. Add in your sausage and sear. Once browned up to your liking, add back in the peppers, and then add the raw shrimp. Add the rest of your cajun seasoning to and mix well with a spoon so that everything is well seasoned.

Now, simply taste, adjust seasonings if need be, then garnish with parsley. Serve with hot sauce (optional) and dig in!

If you get a chance to try this recipe, let us know what you think, would ya?! Leave us a comment, or catch up with us on Facebook or Instagram, or pin to your favorite Pinterest board for later.

shrimp sausage and bell peppers in a cast iron skillet

Looking for another easy and delicious keto friendly cajun dish? Try this Cajun Chicken Alfredo! It’s one of the most popular recipes on our site, and for good reason!

cajun chicken alfredo

Until Next Time,
Briana & Chamere

Cajun Shrimp Sausage and Peppers Skillet
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
25 mins
 

This Cajun Shrimp Sausage and Peppers Skillet is an incredibly easy to make, delicious, low carb, keto, paleo and gluten free dinner that is ready in minutes! Full of flavor, with just a few staple pantry ingredients like a homemade cajun seasoning blend, onions, red and green bell peppers, smoked sausage and shrimp. It’s ready it under 30 minutes.

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American, Cajun
Keyword: gluten free, Italian sausage, keto, one skillet meal, onions, paleo, shrimp, stuffed bell peppers
Servings: 6 people
Calories: 496 kcal
Author: Briana
Ingredients
For the homemade spicy cajun seasoning blend:
For the skillet:
  • 2 tbsp butter, divided
  • 1 tbsp avocado oil, divided
  • 125 grams yellow onion, about half of a large onion
  • 1 whole jalapeño* (optional, for extra kick!)
  • 1 whole red bell pepper
  • 1 whole green bell pepper
  • 0.5 tbsp spicy homemade cajun seasoning blend, or to taste, we used about 1 tbsp, but we love things to be spicy.
  • 1.25 lbs sausage of choice, we used Kiolbassa Smoked Meats Beef Sausage
  • 1.5 lbs shrimp, deveined and shells removed
  • Garnish with: Parsley and Tabasco Sauce (optional)
Instructions
  1. Cut your bell peppers, onions, and jalapeños into strips, or shapes of choice. In a skillet, melt some of your butter and add a bit of oil. Add in the peppers and onions, with a pinch of salt and some of the cajun seasoning. Cook until softened, about 5-7 minutes, then remove from the skillet and set aside.

  2. Add the remaining butter and oil to your cast iron skillet. Add in your sausage and sear. Once browned up to your liking, add back in the peppers, and then add the raw shrimp. Add the rest of your cajun seasoning to and mix well with a spoon so that everything is well seasoned.

  3. Now, simply taste, adjust seasonings if need be, then garnish with parsley. Serve with hot sauce (optional) and dig in!

Recipe Notes

Macros: This nutritional information is provided as a courtesy and is estimated via MyFitnessPal. We cannot guarantee the accuracy.

Makes 6 servings, 496 calories per serving, 34 grams of fat, 45 grams of protein, 6 total carbs, 1 gram fiber, making 5 net carbs.

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2 thoughts on “Cajun Shrimp Sausage and Peppers Skillet”

  1. Hey, Briana
    This recipe is awesome! I wanted to give you a little feedback on my experience. The amount of Cajun seasoning is a little unclear in your recipe. Do you use the whole batch or what? I made half of a recipe for Joe and myself. When I made the seasoning mix, I made half a batch, as well. The cayenne pepper seemed like a lot, so I only added 1 tsp instead of one half Tablespoon (1 1/2 tsps). I used about half the batch of seasoning in the whole dish. It was super hot! You guys like super spicy food I take it? Maybe some guidelines for those of us who have more tender palates would be helpful? Thanks Briana!
    Love, Anne

  2. Hey Anne!

    Thank you so much for the feedback, and I’m glad you guys enjoyed it! I’ll make sure it’s more clear, but basically we provided a recipe for a big batch of the blend (to keep in the pantry) and then we recommend about 1 tbsp of the seasoning to add to the whole batch. It’s listed, but I see that it’s not very clear. Thank you for pointing that out!!

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