Easy Cajun Cream Sauce for Shrimp and Grits

hands holding hot sauce and a fork above a shallow bowl with shrimp in a cajun cream sauce over grits

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This easy cajun cream sauce is perfect for shrimp and grits and makes for a quick and easy weeknight meal. It's also delicious with pasta! 


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Cajun Cream Sauce Ingredients

  • 2 teaspoons vegetable oil (or other neutral oil)
  • 4 oz. Andouille sausage, diced small
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 1 small yellow onion, minced (~ 4 ounces)
  • 1/2 green bell pepper, minced (~ 2 ounces)
  • 1-2 stalks celery, minced (~ 2 ounces)
  • 1 tablespoon Cajun seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 2 teaspoons garlic, minced
  • 3 tablespoons flour
  • 1 1/2 cups chicken or vegetable stock
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1 tablespoon hot sauce (or to taste)
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce

Shrimp & Grits Ingredients

  • 1 cup grits
  • Chicken stock, heavy cream, and/or butter to prepare grits (refer to package instructions and see tips above)
  • 12 ounces shrimp (any size, frozen or fresh, peeled and deveined)
  • Scallions and/ or parsley (for garnish)


For the Cajun Sauce

For the Shrimp & Grits


  • To save yourself some dishes, you can cook the shrimp from frozen right in the pan with the sauce. Add the shrimp the pan and cook in the simmering sauce until shrimp turns pink and opaque. 

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