Cajun Sausage Shrimp and Greens Recipe

Lisa Grant | Jersey Girl Cooks

Cajun sausage shrimp and greens are cooked in a skillet to make this delicious dinner. Serve it on a bed of rice and your meal is complete!

School is back in full swing, which means the lazy days of summer are long gone. That also means that there is no time for long leisure dinners.

But that doesn’t mean that dinner can’t still be delicious. This Cajun sausage, shrimp and greens skillet is a quick fix for those busy weeknights.

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I have been trying to watch my calories. I’m not a fanatic about it but think if I just try to eat somewhat healthy and watch my carb intake, those extra pounds will eventually come off with a little bit of regular exercise.

This skillet can be served with brown rice, cauliflower rice or just a salad on the side. All three are healthy and perfect if you are counting calories.

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I used a spicy smoked chicken sausage in this dish but you can use any type of sausage that you like.  If you are watching fat intake, there are plenty of good turkey and chicken sausages that have less calories but plenty of flavor.

Bok choy is the green I use in this dinner recipe. I like it because it has a hearty texture but cooks really quick. Spinach or escarole also works well. I love collard greens and kale but they take much longer to cook. Baby kale is another quick cooking option.   

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Dinner can be a hectic time at the beginning of the school year but with a little bit of planning, it can make things so much easier.

I never have more than 30 minutes to cook dinner especially during the first few weeks of school.  There are back to school nights, sport practices, and meetings. But my family can also look forward to a good meal at dinnertime with quick and tasty meals like this.   

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Cajun Sausage Shrimp and Greens Recipe

    4 Servings

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons Olive Oil, divided
  • 8 ounces Shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 2 cloves Garlic, chopped
  • 1/2 cup Chopped Red Pepper
  • 8 ounces Smoked Sausage
  • 6 cups Bok Choy, or other greens, cleaned and chopped
  • 1 teaspoon Cajun Seasoning, more or less according to taste

Directions

  1. Heat 1 Tablespoon olive oil in a large skillet on high heat. Add shrimp to skillet and cook until just opaque, stirring often, about 5 minutes. Transfer shrimp to a plate.
  2. Add the remaining 1 Tablespoon olive oil to skillet and sauté garlic, pepper and sausage.  Cook for about 5 minutes then add greens. Cook for 5 more minutes on medium heat.
  3. Add shrimp back to skillet and sprinkle with Cajun seasoning. Add chicken broth, stir mixture, cover and bring to a simmer.
  4. Serve with rice if desired. 

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Author: Lisa Grant
Recipe Yields: 4 servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes

Nutrition Facts

Servings Per Recipe 4

Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat 180
Calories 331

% Daily Value*
35%
Total Fat 23g
3%
  Saturated Fat 1g
25%
Sodium 596mg
1%
Total Carbohydrate 4g
2%
  Dietary Fiber 2g
  Sugars 2g
43%
Protein 22g

* Percent Daily Value are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
** Nutrition Facts are estimated based on ingredients and data provided by Fat Secret. Please consult a doctor if you have special dietary needs.
Lisa Grant

About Lisa

Like all moms, Lisa needs quick and easy dinners during the week for her busy family. As our Easy Dinners Fanatic, she creates meals that you can make between soccer and band practice that are full of flavor and good for you too. You can see more from Lisa on Jersey Girl Cooks.