Cajun Shrimp, Hot Sausage & Pasta


This is a hearty meal chucked full of noodles, hot Italian sausage, shrimp and a really delicious broth.

Adapted from Janet’s Appalachian Kitchen




Also 1# pasta, any type or shape.



Boil water in a large

pot over medium heat.



Cook pasta according to package

directions. Drain pasta and set aside.

In a bowl, mix the cooked shrimp with

the Cajun seasoning and set aside.



In a frying pan, cook the Hot Italian

Sausage links until almost done.

Remove the cooked sausage to a

cutting board and cut them into

1/2” pieces leaving the casing intact.



In a small pan cook the diced onion and

garlic in oil until tender and set aside.



Place the sausage back into the frying pan

and brown the cut ends. Put the sausage,

onion and garlic into a large deep pot.



I used Better Than Bouillon for my stock.

You can use bone broth or canned chicken

broth as well. Add the broth to the meat

and onion. Heat over medium heat until hot.



Grate fresh Parmesan Cheese and add

it to the pan stirring until melted.



Add the butter and heavy cream.

Continue to cook until hot.



Add the shrimp and the pasta to the

soup, mixing until combined. Let sit

for 10 minutes so the noodles absorb

some of the broth.



Ladle into individual serving

bowls and serve.


Cajun Shrimp, Hot Sausage & Pasta

  • Difficulty: Intermediate
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  • 1# pasta, any kind suitable for soup
  • 1# hot Italian sausage
  • 1# shrimp, cooked
  • 1 Tbsp. Cajun seasonings
  • 1 medium onion, diced
  • 1 -2 Tbsp. oil
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 4 cups chicken broth, or equivalent (I use Better Than Bouillon)
  • 1 cup freshly grated Parmesan Cheese
  • 2 Tbsp. butter
  • 1 cup heavy cream


  1. In a large pot bring water to a boil over medium heat. Add pasta and cook according to package directions. Drain and set aside.
  2. In a bowl mix the cooked shrimp with the Cajun seasonings and set aside.
  3. In a frying pan, cook sausage over medium heat until almost cooked through. Remove sausage to a cutting board and slice into 1/2″ pieces. Try to keep the casing intact. Return sausage to the pan and brown the cut ends of the sausage.
  4. In a small frying pan add oil, garlic and onions cooking over medium heat until onions are tender.
  5. Place the sausage, onion and garlic into a large deep pot..
  6. Pour the chicken broth, stock or what ever you use into the sausage. (I used 4 cups of boiling water mixed with 4 tsp Better Than Bouillon). Continue to heat until liquid is very hot.
  7. Add the grated cheese and stir until melted.
  8. Stir in the butter and the cream.
  9. Add the shrimp and the cooked pasta, mixing well.
  10. Let soup sit for about 10 minutes then serve.


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