Cajun Sausage Sheet Pan
I’ve made many Cajun recipes (see my Cajun Chicken Wings for example!) but I think I have found my new favorite. Those Cajun Chicken wings are absolutely delicious, but omg, this Sheet Pan Cajun Sausage dinner is going to blow your mind!
Dream with me for a minute. Imagine a homemade, easy dinner recipe that uses one pan and is ready in just 30 minutes. I don’t know about you, but I am all in! Enter, delicious pork or chicken andouille sausage, cooked shrimp, bell peppers & onions, and Brussell sprouts all tossed in a simple homemade Cajun seasoning made from spices you have on hand! Served over cauliflower rice, this meal is delicious, low carb, and healthy.
Ingredient Swaps & Recipe Notes
Andouille sausage: While this delicious Cajun sausage might seem hard to find, it’s actually very common! You can find it at your local grocery store. Andouille Cajun sausage is typically made of pork, so be sure to check the label to make sure you’re getting pork sausage instead of an alternative like chicken sausage.
Chicken sausage: One great thing nowadays is that many brands make chicken sausage instead of pork sausage. It’s a healthy swap and tastes great if you’re want to skip the pork! Brands like Aidell’s Cajun Style Andouille chicken sausage can be found at your local grocery store or click here for a store locator!
Cajun seasoning: The best part about my homemade seasoning is that it’s just the combination of common spices that make it Cajun! It just calls for these 8 spices below. Check the Commonly Asked Questions section below to find some helpful notes on Cajun seasoning in a pinch!
- garlic powder
- onion powder
- cayenne pepper
- dried thyme
Bell peppers: I used red, yellow, and green bell peppers. Feel free to use your favorite colors.
Heat: If you’re looking for a milder temperature, use less cayenne pepper. If you want to turn up the heat, add more!
Tips & Tricks
Storage: IF you have leftovers, and I really mean if because your whole family is going to love this sheet pan recipe! Leftovers can be stored in an airtight container for up to 4 days in the refrigerator. I recommend storing the leftover cauliflower rice separately for reheating purposes.
Reheating: Heat the andouille sausage, shrimp, and veggies in a skillet over medium heat for 5-7 minutes or in the microwave for 2-3 minutes. Make a fresh batch of frozen cauliflower rice or heat separately in the microwave for 1.5 minutes. Then combine and enjoy!
Freezer: If you want to freeze your leftovers for future meals, store the andouille sausage, shrimp, and veggies in an airtight container for up to 3 months in the freezer. Thaw overnight in the refrigerator and then follow the reheating instructions above. I recommend making a new batch of cauliflower rice.
Meal Prep: This recipe works so well with meal prep! Make your sheet pan cajun sausage, shrimp, and veggies, then make the cauliflower rice and combine in meal prep containers, and store in the fridge. Follow the reheating instructions above. Lunch for the week! Woo hoo!
Popular Cajun Side Dishes: While my Cajun sausage recipe calls for low carb cauliflower rice, here are some super popular Cajun sides that would go great with this cooked shrimp and sausage! FYI, not all are diet-friendly!
- Red Beans and Rice
- Cajun Dirty Rice
- Fried Okra
- Cajun Hush Puppies
Commonly Asked Questions
What is andouille sausage? Andouille sausage is a Cajun sausage that has a distinct smoked sausage flavor and is found quite often in Cajun cuisine. It is typically made with pork, however, there are many brands that now use chicken sausage. It is popular in Cajun dishes such as Cajun Shrimp and Sausage Pasta, Jambalaya, Cajun Red Beans and Rice, Gumbo, and more!
Substitute for Cajun seasoning: If you’re in a pinch and you don’t have all the ingredients to make homemade Cajun seasoning, you can always buy Cajun seasoning from the grocery store. Brands like McCormick and many store-bought brands have Cajun seasoning blends that are easy to use!
Help! I’m missing a few spices for the Cajun Seasoning! If you can’t make it to the store and are just missing a few spices to make the complete Cajun spice recipe, you can omit many of them. Paprika and/or cayenne, garlic powder, oregano, salt, and pepper are the most important, and many of these are kitchen staples!
What else can I make with Cajun Sausage? Cajun recipes are seriously so yummy, right? That kick is just right, and andouille sausage is mouthwatering good. If you’re looking for more recipes, take a peek below, and stay tuned for more! I may just have a new Cajun Sausage or Cajun Shrimp Pasta up my sleeve!
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Sausage & Shrimp Sheet Pan
- 1.5 pounds large shrimp, peeled and deveined
- 14 ounces andouille sausage, sliced
- 3 large bell peppers, seeds and core removed, chopped into chunks*
- 1/2 large white onion, sliced
- 1 lemon, juiced
- 2 cups Brussell sprouts, cut in half
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 1/2 tbsp paprika
- 1 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 3/4 teaspoon pepper
- 1 teaspoon onion powder
- 1 teaspoon oregano
- 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper (for less spice, use 1/4 teaspoon)
- 1 teaspoon dried thyme
- Preheat oven to 400°F.
- In a small mixing bowl, mix all the ingredients for the cajun seasoning.
- On a medium-sized sheet pan, add the sausage, shrimp, bell peppers, and sliced onions, and brussels sprouts. Drizzle over the lemon juice and olive oil. Toss until everything is coated. Sprinkle everything with the Cajun seasoning and mix/toss until evenly combined. Spread into an even layer and bake for 16-18 minutes.
- Serve over cauliflower rice and enjoy!
- I used red, yellow and green bell peppers. Feel free to use your favorite colors.
- Category: Main Dish
- Method: Oven