Quick Cajun Shrimp Foil Packets

Cajun Shrimp Foil Packets

These Quick Cajun Shrimp Foil Packets are lifesaver for busy life. Not only are they super tasty, but they can be whipped up in 15-20 minutes. It doesn’t get much better than that! Well maybe it does…..they are also Whole30, Paleo and Keto compliant. Healthy never looked so good.

This meal is one that I crave, because it feels like comfort food and clean up is minimal. In addition to cooking in the oven, you can also add to the grill or smoker.

In my house everyone loves an individually wrapped packet. Take these cute foil packets for example, they are mess free and everyone can have their own. Not to mention, cooking time is quick and super easy!

To begin, I thaw out the shrimp and prepare then veggies. Next, I add all the ingredients to a big bowl and toss with olive oil along with my Cajun seasoning. Then, I stuff each packet with a even mixture of shrimp, asparagus, zucchini, squash and red bell peppers. Finally, I add to a sheet pan and pop in the oven for 15-20 minutes.

This recipe is so versatile. Feel free to mix it up and add any of your favorite vegetables, and protein option to make your own version that will please you. Also, if you are serving a crowd, simply double the recipe and you are good to go!

Can you marinate the shrimp for the Cajun Shrimp Foil Packets?

100% YES! It will probably be even better! I will always marinate if I have time, but sometimes life get super busy and I skip that step. Don’t worry, it will taste good either way?

How to marinate the Cajun Shrimp: Place 2 1/2 tbsp olive oil, 1/2 of the Cajun seasoning and the shrimp in a gallon size baggie. Marinate 6-18 hours. You want to make sure that you save the other half of the Cajun seasoning to go on top of the veggies.


Check out my other favorite recipes:

  • Buffalo Chicken Casserole
  • Asian Chicken Wraps
  • BBQ Chicken Poppers

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Cajun Shrimp Foil Packets

Quick Cajun Shrimp Foil Packets

  • Author: Ashley McCrary
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 4 people 1x


These delicious Whole30, Paleo and Keto Cajun Shrimp Foil Packets features neatly wrapped individual foil packs filled with shrimp, zucchini, squash, red peppers and asparagus that are grilled or baked to perfection. This is the perfect for easy and quick dinner that can be done in 20 minutes or less with minimal cleanup.



Shrimp & Veggies

  • 1.5 lbs large shrimp (peeled and de-veined)
  • 2 medium zucchinis (halved, then sliced)
  • 2 medium yellow squash (halved, then sliced)
  • 810 spears asparagus (diced in big chunks)
  • 1 large red bell pepper, diced (core and seeds removed)
  • 1/4 cup light olive oil
  • 1/2 lemon, juiced
  • lemon slices (for garnish)

Cajun Seasoning

  • 1 1/2 tbsp paprika
  • 1 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 3/4 tsp pepper
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp oregano
  • 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1 tsp dried thyme


  1. Add all the ingredients to a large bowl, chopped veggies and shrimp. Mix to combine.
  2. Transfer the 1/4 cup olive oil and 1/2 lemon juice over the veggies and shrimp. Use your hands or a spoon to mix until olive oil is evenly dispersed.
  3. In a small bowl, mix all the ingredients for the Cajun seasoning then transfer to the mixing bowl over the shrimp and veggies. Mix until completely combined.
  4. Place four 18×12-inch pieces of heavy aluminum foil on a baking sheet.
  5. Place the shrimp and veggie mixture on the foil then fold the foil over the shrimp and seal.
  6. Grill or bake at 400 degrees for 15-20 minutes or until shrimp and vegetables are cooked through. Serve with cauliflower rice if desired


  • Note: You can marinate the shrimp if desired. Place 2 1/2 tbsp olive oil, 1/2 of the Cajun seasoning and the shrimp in a gallon size baggie. Marinate 6-18 hours.
  • Category: Appetizer, Main Dish

To get the net carbs, subtract the fiber from the carbohydrates. This recipe has 7 NET CARBS per packet.

Comments (24)

  • I made these last night! Very good! Thank you for a great recipe that will become a regular in my house!

  • I made this last night! So easy and delicious. Thanks!

    • So glad you loved it. Thank you for trying!

  • Amazing! Easy, delicious, meal-prep friendly, and easy on the budget too!

  • What a great way to cook shrimp. The blending of the spices added a terrific flavor to both the shrimp and veggies. I served it with cauliflower rice and carmelized shaved brussel sprouts.

  • My whole family LOVED this recipe! My 3yr old son had so much fun making his own lettuce cups AND he not only ate but devoured his whole plate – rare occasion here!
    One thing I would alter is the amount of sauce, meaning I think more would be yummy and maybe thicken it a smidge.

    • This is so great to hear! Thank you.

  • YUM!!!!!!!!!!111111111111

  • I made this last night!!!!! So easy and delicious.

    • Thank you! Happy to hear

  • Another awesome recipe! Haven’t made any of your recipes that were bad. Thanks for what you do.

    • AWWWW!!! Thanks Hannah for your kind words. So glad you find my recipes just what your taste buds need. You sharing your thoughts certainly help me continue building quick, easy and flavor filled love meals to enjoy and share with people you love:-)

  • Delicious and so easy.

    • 🙂

  • Yum! These were so good!

    • Thank you so much.

  • Wow! This was so amazing! We have been eating a clean keto diet as a couple and this will be made again. It was delicious!!! My husband and I both enjoyed this and the heat it packed too. Yum A new dish to add to my go to dishes.

    • So happy to hear it was a hit.

  • Yum. Forgot to give it the 5 stars it deserved. Meal for anytime!

    • Thank you so much Brittany. So glad you loved the recipe.

  • This was amazing! I am not a big fan of any kind of seafood unless it’s fried and dipped in ketchup, but this was SO flavorful! I marinated everything for about an hour before adding the lemon juice and my husband and I fought over the leftovers. I had an onion and some grape tomatoes laying around so I through those in there with everything. This recipe is definitely a keeper.

    • So happy to hear. Thank you

  • I tripled the recipe to make for a crowd, whenever they ate people were SO impressed at how flavorful. They would’ve never guessed how easy it was to make! Recipe was easy to follow too! Deeeeelicious!

  • Such a yummy easy dinner…and no cleanup! Bonus! I converted this recipe to one for myself tonight and it was perfect. Just the right amount of kick. Loved it.


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