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Cajun Shrimp Stew

Cajun shrimp stew is bursting with flavor and just the right amount of heat. This delicious and hearty one-pot meal comes together in less than an hour!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time40 mins
Total Time50 mins
Course: Soups and Stews
Cuisine: Cajun
Diet: Diabetic, Gluten Free
Keyword: cajun shrimp stew, dairy-free, easy dinner recipes, shrimp stew
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 335kcal
Author: Diabetic Foodie


  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 medium onion (diced)
  • 1 red bell pepper (diced)
  • 2 cloves garlic (minced)
  • 2 cups vegetable broth
  • 2 tablespoons Cajun seasoning
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • ½ pound baby potatoes (cut in half)
  • 1 cup frozen peas
  • 1 pound shrimp (peeled and deveined)
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch + ¼ cup of water (to make a slurry)


  • In a large pan, heat the olive oil over medium heat. Once hot, add the onion, pepper, and garlic.
  • Cook until soft, about 5-6 minutes.
  • Add the vegetable broth, Cajun seasoning, salt and pepper, potatoes, and peas.
  • Bring everything to a boil, stirring occasionally, then cover and turn the heat down to a low simmer. Cook until the potatoes are tender, about 25 minutes.
  • Remove the lid, add the shrimp, and cook for an additional 4-5 minutes until the shrimp are no longer translucent.
  • Add the cornstarch slurry and stir. Allow the stew to simmer for a few more minutes until thickened.


This recipe is for 4 servings of stew.
Leftovers can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.
Reheat gently in a pan on the stove to avoid overcooking the shrimp.


Calories: 335kcal | Carbohydrates: 24.9g | Protein: 30.9g | Fat: 12.4g | Saturated Fat: 1.4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1.1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 7.4g | Trans Fat: 0g | Cholesterol: 226.7mg | Sodium: 774.8mg | Potassium: 540.4mg | Fiber: 4.1g | Sugar: 5.7g | Net carbs: 20.8g