Cajun shrimp foil packets with shrimp, sausage, corn, zucchini, red onions, and cajun spices.

Cajun Shrimp Foil Packets

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Easy Cajun Shrimp Foil Packets packed with shrimp, sausage, fresh veggies, butter, and Cajun spices. It’s a full meal that can be grilled or baked and has almost no mess to clean up.

Close up of cajun shrimp foil packets on a baking sheet.

Cajun shrimp foil packets are one of my family’s favorite meals that can be enjoyed all year long. Made with all the classic Cajun shrimp boil ingredients, but packed into a no-mess foil pack. These are perfect for a busy night when you want a delicious meal. But you don’t want to heat up the house and pull out all your pots and pans.

If you are a fan of Cajun seasonings I suggest that you check out our Cajun Chicken Pasta. But if you are looking for another dinner idea using shrimp. You definitely need to check out our Creamy Mozzarella Shrimp Pasta or Cilantro Lime Shrimp Tacos

Ingredients for Cajun Shrimp Foil Packets

  • Shrimp: I recommend using extra large or even jumbo shrimp. Just make sure it’s peeled and de-veined before cooking.
  • Smoked Sausage: I like to use Andouille sausage but most types of smoked sausage will work fine here.
  • Corn: I like to use canned corn, but fresh corn cut of the cob and frozen work great as well.
  • Zucchini or squash:
  • Bell pepper: I prefer to use red peppers because of their sweet flavor. But all different types of bell peppers work great in this meal.
  • Red onion: Even if you don’t like to eat slices of red onion I’d still add them to help season the other ingredients. You can also use any type of onion that you like.
  • Garlic: Use minced garlic. But if you don’t like to mince your own garlic I like to use this Minced Garlic in a jar.
  • Olive Oil: This will help keep the exterior of the shrimp from drying and adds a little richness. It also helps the Cajun seasoning to stick to all the ingredients.
  • Cajun Seasoning:
All the ingredients to make cajun foil packets.

How To Make Cajun Shrimp Foil Packets

  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. Cut four sheets of foil, about 16-inches long, and set aside.
  • In a large bowl add shrimp, sausage, corn, zucchini, red bell peppers, red onion, olive oil and garlic. Sprinkle Cajun seasoning over the top of the mixture. Stir until everything is evenly coated.
  • Divide the shrimp mixture evenly into the 4 prepared foil sheets. Then, fold the sides of the foil over the Cajun shrimp, covering completely and sealing the packets closed.
  • Place the foil packets on a baking sheet and place them in the oven with the rack in the middle position. Bake for 25 minutes or until veggies are tender and the shrimp is cooked through.
  • Served immediately, garnished with parsley, if desired.

Can I Make These Foil Packets On The Grill?

Yes, grilling is one of my favorite ways to make this foil packet dinner. Heat the grill to 400 degrees F. Follow all the directions in the recipe card up to baking. Then place on the grill and cook for 25 – 30 minutes, turning once halfway through. Remove from grill and let rest 1-2 minutes before serving.

How to Adjust The Spicy Cajun Flavor

If you don’t like spicy food you can still enjoy this Cajun shrimp by making a few modifications. I recommend not using Andouille sausage and use a milder smoked sausage. This will take most of the heat out of this meal.

If you like spicy food and are looking for ways to heat things up. You can also add in 1 or 2 seeded diced jalapeños or a can a diced green chilies. Or you can keep it simple and add a bit of cayenne pepper.

Close up of cajun shrimp and sausage on a fork.

Are Cajun Shrimp Foil Packets Gluten Free?

Yes, all the ingredients used in this recipe are gluten-free. This is one of the things that I love about this recipe and why it is one of my favorite healthy recipes.

Can I Use Smoked Turkey Sausage?

Yes, turkey sausage is a great way to make these foil packs a bit healthier. Just keep in mind it doesn’t brown quite as well as the standard beef/pork sausage.

Can I Use Pre-Cooked Shrimp?

Yes, since the shrimp is already pre-cooked you will want to season them separately with the Cajun seasoning. Then, add them into the foil packs the last 5 minutes of cook time. All you need to do is warm them through. If you add them at the beginning they will be rubbery and overcooked.

Shrimp, red onions, corn, zucchini, and sausage over a bed of rice.

What To Serve With Cajun Shrimp Foil Packets

All though I created these packets to be a meal all by its self, here are a few ideas of some side dishes you could serve with them.

Cajun shrimp foil packets with shrimp, sausage, corn, zucchini, red onions, and cajun spices.

Cajun Shrimp Foil Packets

Easy Cajun Shrimp Foil Packets packed with shrimp, sausage, fresh veggies, butter, and Cajun spices. It's a full meal that can be grilled or baked and has almost no mess to clean up.
5 from 6 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Total Time 35 mins
Course Dinner, Main Course
Cuisine Cajun
Servings 6
Calories 350 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1 lb shrimp (peeled and de-veined)
  • 12-16 oz Smoked Sausage (you can use turkey, chicken, or beef sausage, sliced into 1/4-inch rounds)
  • cups whole corn kernels
  • 1 medium zucchini or squash
  • 1 large red bell pepper (chopped into ¾ pieces)
  • 1 small red onion (chopped)
  • 4 cloves garlic (minced)
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • tbsp Cajun seasoning

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. Cut four sheets of foil, about 16-inches long, and set aside.
  • In a large bowl add shrimp, sausage, corn, zucchini, red bell peppers, red onion, olive oil and garlic. Sprinkle Cajun seasoning over the top of the mixture. Stir until everything is evenly coated.
  • Divide the shrimp mixture evenly into the 4 prepared foil sheets. Then, fold the sides of the foil over the Cajun shrimp, covering completely and sealing the packets closed.
  • Place the foil packets on a baking sheet and place them in the oven with the rack in the middle position. Bake for 25 minutes or until veggies are tender and the shrimp is cooked through.
  • Served immediately, garnished with parsley, if desired.

Notes

*Nutrition Disclaimer: All information presented on this site is intended for informational purposes only. Nutrition facts are an estimate and not guaranteed to be accurate. I am not a certified nutritionist and any nutritional information shared on Modernmealmakeover.com should only be used as a general guideline.

Nutrition

Calories: 350kcalCarbohydrates: 8.3gProtein: 29.7gFat: 21.6gSaturated Fat: 8gCholesterol: 217mgSodium: 693mgPotassium: 444mgFiber: 1.7gSugar: 3.8gVitamin D: 3µgCalcium: 90mgIron: 1mg
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10 Comments

  1. 5 stars
    Love how easy this flavorful cajun shrimp dish is to make. Perfect for my family.

  2. 5 stars
    Such a delicious and easy way to make cajun shrimp! So good on a bed of steamed rice, yum!

  3. 5 stars
    These look fantastic and so delicious! I can’t wait to make these packets for dinner tonight!

  4. 5 stars
    Yum! I love that you cook them in the foil packets, and there is no mess to clean up. A perfect spring time dinner.

  5. 5 stars
    Wow – there is so much incredible flavour going on here. I can’t wait to try it!

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