Cajun Shrimp and Sausage Vegetable Skillet

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Cajun Shrimp and Sausage Vegetable Skillet is the BEST 20 minute meal packed with awesome cajun flavor with shrimp, sausage, and summer veggies. This makes a great low carb meal and is also great for meal prep! 

Make this skillet in a variety of ways! If you love the mixture of cajun, shrimp and vegetables try this Cajun shrimp and sausage veggie skewers, cajun shrimp and sausage vegetable sheet pan or cajun shrimp and sausage vegetable foil packet.

Cajun Shrimp and Sausage Vegetable Skillet

Cajun Shrimp and Sausage Vegetable Skillet

Summertime and getting into a swimsuit reminds me that I have got baby weight to lose.

Now that our sweet girl is six weeks old, I can focus on myself now. Working out and eating better to lose the extra pounds.

I was a lot more careful with this last pregnancy gaining weight, so I don’t have a ton to lose. But I can’t wait to start feeling better about myself and fitting in my pre-pregnancy jeans again.

I love creating easy meals that are healthy and full of flavor. Since I don’t have a lot of time with a newborn, I love when I can create a meal that is ready in no time at all.

This one just happens to be ready in about 20 minutes! This is a great family meal, but I actually used it for meal prep.

It is delicious served over some brown rice, or quinoa and the cajun flavor is my favorite.

What you need to make cajun shrimp and sausage skillet

Shrimp and sausage go so well together!

You can use pork or chicken sausage in this and I love how delicious it makes this meal.

Cajun seasoning is one of my all time favorites and packs in delicious spices and a little bit of heat.

It is perfect for adding flavor to this quick and easy meal.

  • Large shrimp- large or jumbo is best. Tail on and frozen.
  • Sausage- either pork or chicken tastes best.
  • Zucchini- medium size
  • Yellow squash- medium size
  • Asparagus- bunch
  • Red bell pepper
  • Salt and pepper
  • Olive oil
  • Cajun seasoning 


I prefer the larger of the shrimp so I have that added flavor and taste to go along with my fresh vegetables.

The most common types of shrimp found in markets are pink or white shrimp, both are great to use in this recipe.

Make sure to select a large shrimp, look for 16 to 20 count (or pieces) per pound. This will ensure that the shrimp does not overcook quickly when sauteed.

Large size shrimp also gives a nice two-bite piece for a heartier entree. Feel free to remove the tails to make it easier to eat.


Garden fresh is the best way to make this skillet. It always tastes better fresh and you can’t go wrong mixing zucchini and squash together.

Asparagus and bell peppers add that crunchy texture


Cajun seasoning has become my go-to spice it up seasoning. I love the flavor and how much it adds to a simple, basic meal.

You go from normal to BAM in one second when adding cajun seasoning.

Not only does it add great flavoring but it also shows in your cooking and you can see the colorful changes in the skillet.

Cajun seasoning is made up of paprika, cayenne pepper, garlic powder, onion powder, seasoning salt, oregano, and thyme.

Add some kick and flavoring with this cajun seasoning.

Cajun Shrimp and Sausage Vegetable Skillet close up

How do you make cajun shrimp and sausage skillet?

I included my favorite summer veggies.

Zucchini, yellow squash, asparagus, and red bell pepper.

It makes it a complete meal in one. This is the perfect flavorful meal and helps you stay on track.

It is such a delicious and easy low carb option and I don’t get sick of eating it throughout the week!

If you are looking for a healthy and flavorful meal that is so incredibly easy, be sure to give this one a try!

  1. Combine: Start by adding the shrimp, sausage, zucchini, yellow squash, asparagus, bell pepper and salt and pepper in a large bowl.
  2. Add: Next, add olive oil and cajun seasoning and toss until coated.
  3. Add: Then add step 1 and 2 to a large skillet and turn to medium high heat.
  4. Cook for about 5-7 minutes until the shrimp is pink and the vegetables are tender.
  5. Server Immediately: Garnish with fresh parsley if desired.

Cajun Shrimp and Sausage Vegetables in a Skillet


What to serve with cajun shrimp and sausage

Tips about sausage

This is a perfect 30 minute, one-pan meal! Even better, the clean up is a breeze! Less dishes to do equals more time with family around the dinner table!

  1. Frozen shrimp can also be used, run them under cool water until the ice melts, or defrost them the night before and drain well.
  2. If you are not a fan of shrimp or sausage. You can substitute it for chicken or tofu.
  3. This is best served immediately after being made.

Are you a cajun fan?! Here are more cajun friendly meals:

Cajun Shrimp and Sausage Vegetable Skillet with wooden spoon

Cajun Shrimp and Sausage Vegetable Skillet

4.83 from 103 votes
Cajun Shrimp and Sausage Vegetable Skillet is the BEST 20 minute meal packed with awesome cajun flavor with shrimp, sausage, and summer veggies. This makes a great low carb meal and is also great for meal prep!
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Author Alyssa Rivers
Servings: 6


  • 1 pound large shrimp peeled and deveined
  • 14 ounce pork or chicken sausage sliced
  • 2 medium sized zucchini sliced
  • 2 medium sized yellow squash sliced
  • 1/2 bunch asparagus sliced into thirds
  • 2 red bell pepper chopped into chunks
  • Salt and Pepper
  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 Tablespoons Cajun Seasoning


  • In a large bowl add the shrimp, sausage, zucchini, yellow squash, asparagus, bell pepper and salt and pepper. Add olive oil and cajun seasoning and toss until coated.
  • Add to a large skillet and turn to medium high. Cook for about 5-7 minutes until the shrimp is pink and the vegetables are tender.
  • Garnish with fresh parsley if desired and serve immediately.


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Serves: 6

Calories260kcal (13%)Carbohydrates8g (3%)Protein30g (60%)Fat12g (18%)Saturated Fat2g (10%)Cholesterol240mg (80%)Sodium989mg (41%)Potassium712mg (20%)Fiber3g (12%)Sugar5g (6%)Vitamin A2712IU (54%)Vitamin C78mg (95%)Calcium151mg (15%)Iron4mg (22%)

All nutritional information is based on third party calculations and is only an estimate. Each recipe and nutritional value will vary depending on the brands you use, measuring methods and portion sizes per household.

Course Main Course
Cuisine American, Mediterranean
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Alyssa Rivers

I am Alyssa and the blogger behind The Recipe Critic. I started my blog in June of 2012 as a place to share my passion for cooking. I love trying new things and testing them out with my family.

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  1. 5 stars
    I made this dish for my husband and he liked it so I decided to make it for my parents on Father’s day. I wish the recipe came with the nutritional facts because my father is diabedic and my mother is on Keto.

  2. Looks so yummy! Just wondering is Cajun seasons just one I can buy or is there misfire I need to make up? Lol might be a dumb question, thanks for the help

  3. How many servings does the Cajun Shrimp and Sausage Vegetable Skillet make? Do you have the nutritional information for each serving, also?

  4. 5 stars
    I just finished eating this meal and it was scrumptious! It was flavorful and light! I will be making this again soon! Thanks for a great, simple recipe!

  5. I made this dish early this week. It is absolutely delicious. Used Polish Kielbasa which worked very well.

  6. I made the Cajun shrimp and sausage vegetables for my fire crew. I had to triple the reicipe but my crew loved it and I thought it was good. Easy to make and the cost was reasonable. Will definitely make it again

  7. 5 stars
    This was any awesome recipe. But me being the good Maryland boy I am I had to use Old Bay instead of Cajun seasoning.

  8. 5 stars
    Dinner tonight! Turned out great! I changed up the recipe just a tad.. fresh zucchini, squash, asparagus, onions, red bell pepper, tomatoes, smoked sausage, shrimp, tomato sauce, tomato paste, diced tomatoes, creole seasoning, cajun seasoning, olive oil, butter, little sugar, garlic powder, salt and pepper.

  9. I made this today, but omitted the shrimp and added jalapenos from my garden. It turned out amazing. I can’t stop picking at it. ?

  10. 5 stars
    I made this for my wife a few days ago and it was BOMB! AWESOMENESS on a plate! I subbed fresh green beans for the asparagus and served over brown rice. We ate for DAYS off this recipe! Thanks for another great recipe!

  11. 5 stars
    First time making it and came out good! I used 1 tablespoon instead of 2 tablespoons of Cajun seasoning. I also added brown sugar and a wedge of lemon. Yummy!

  12. Delicious! I only used shrimp in this dish with the vegstables and rest of the ingredients. My husband and I will make this again! Thanks for the recipe!

    1. 5 stars
      Delicious! I only used shrimp in this dish with the vegstables and rest of the ingredients. My husband and I will make this again! Thanks for the recipe!

  13. Alyssa, can this be frozen before and/or after it is cooked? I cut the recipe in half and it’s still too much. I was thinking I could cook half now and freeze the other half for later. Or should I cook it all then freeze half for later? Thanks

  14. Wonderful dish. I omitted the olive oil but fried some bacon , removed the bacon and cooked the veggies , sausage and shrimp in the bacon drippings! Tastes wonderful !!

  15. Made this last night had to leave the bell pepper out per the husband. Absolutely delicious!!!!!! Definitely will be making this again.
    Thank You

  16. 5 stars
    This recipe was quite tasty, but as I was cooking it, I kept wishing I was using a wok. Unless your skillet is GIGANTIC, “Large skillet” doesn’t quite cover how large it needs to be.

    As it was, I didn’t include the asparagus and red pepper, as I couldn’t find them at my grocery store and didn’t have time to go somewhere else. I can’t imagine adding any more ingredients to my largest skillet.

  17. What brand of Cajun seasoning do you recommend for this recipe? I used Tony’s, and it was super salty!

  18. 5 stars
    Look so delicious! I’ve never cooked with cajun seasoning, so when I go to purchase it, is called exactly that just Cajun Seasoning? Or there several seasonings I need to buy to make a cajun seasoning?

  19. 5 stars
    I never comment on recipes, but I just made this and it was SO good. Super simple. Super quick. Super flavorful. Super healthy. Had it with some nice crusty bread to soak up the juices. Perfect. This is definitely going on the weeknight dinner rotation.

  20. 5 stars
    I have made this many times and we love it. I will say it takes much longer to cook than 5-7 minutes. The shrimp is no where near ready in that amount of time because the skillet is so full. I don’t see anyone else saying that in the reviews which surprises me.

  21. Raw Veggies? This will need to be cooked for at least 30 minutes otherwise the veggies will be raw. Probably best to put it in a 350 oven for 30 minutes or so. Sounds good as long as it gets cooked and the asparagus is very tender.

  22. 5 stars
    This was a quick and easy fabulous meal! I used a chicken andouille sausage that made it even spicier! Mine came out with more liquid, but we didn’t mind! My husband and son just poured it over rice. We’ve had this twice so far!
    When I was searching for the recipe again to leave a comment, I noticed that there is a similar sheet pan recipe. I’m going to check that out!
    Thank you for sharing such a great recipe!

  23. 5 stars
    LOVED IT!!! I agree with another person. This makes ALOT of food. I had to cook it in 2 batches in my 10.25 inch skillet. Ill probably cut the recipe in half. I took out the asparagus, added 1 sweet onion. Used McCormick Cajun Seasoning. Thanks for the easy and yum recipe

  24. I made this dish tonight. It was so delicious! I share it with my mother, and she really loved this recipe.

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