21 Best Cajun Recipes | Spicy Cajun Recipes

Are you tired of the same old bland food? If you want to add some more flavor and spice to your meals, I definitely recommend cajun seasoning for that powerful spicy taste you’ll become hooked to. These 21 simple cajun recipes are ideal for each meal of the day, holiday feasts, gatherings, and more!

21. Instant Pot Jambalaya

Learn how to cook Instant Pot Jambalaya (Pressure Cooker Jambalaya)! This delicious Chicken and Sausage Jambalaya is an incredible flavor-party in your mouth bursting with savory-umami-spicy-tangy-sweet flavors. Comforting, satisfying, family-friendly one pot meal.

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20. Instant Pot Gumbo

Make Mouthwatering Louisiana Instant Pot Gumbo Recipe (Pressure Cooker Gumbo): a hearty Southern pot of love packed with deep smoky-spicy Cajun, Creole flavors and rich aromas. Feed your crowd with this delicious party favorite – not just for Mardi Gras!

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19. Instant Pot Red Beans and Rice

Learn how to cook Flavor-Bursting Instant Pot Red Beans and Rice (Pressure Cooker Red Beans and Rice)! You’ll love the amazing red beans gravy bursting with complex flavors & textures – tender smokey pork hock with juicy savory sausage & hearty creamy beans. Super comforting & heart-warming to eat!Learn how to cook Flavor-Bursting Instant Pot Red Beans and Rice (Pressure Cooker Red Beans and Rice)! You’ll love the amazing red beans gravy bursting with complex flavors & textures – tender smokey pork hock with juicy savory sausage & hearty creamy beans. Super comforting & heart-warming to eat!

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18. Creole Black-Eyed Pea Recipe

This simple Creole Black-Eyed Pea Recipe is made with ingredients right from your pantry and is ready in just about 30 minutes. Full of spicy flavor and crunchy vegetables, it is a perfect side dish for a weeknight dinner or a weekend barbeque.

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17. One-Pot Cajun Salmon Pasta

This Cajun Salmon Pasta is comprised of creamy, spicy pasta with crispy salmon sitting on top. Only one pot and 30 minutes are needed!

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16. Cajun Chicken Pasta

Are you ready for the most flavorful pasta you’ll ever have?? This Cajun Chicken Pasta has the tastiest creamy tomato sauce and is loaded with Cajun-spiced chicken and fresh veggies. It’s very easy to make and will have you licking the plate clean!

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15. Super Easy Cajun Fries

If you need a super easy appetizer or snack these Cajun fries are the answer. Three ingredients, ten minutes of prep time, and 20 minutes of baking time. They come out of the oven hot and crispy with a delicious garlicky and smoky seasoning.

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14. Cajun Crab Cakes

These bite-sized Cajun Crab Cakes are a perfectly delicious appetizer, and they are super easy to make.

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13. Cajun Spaghetti with Creamy Parmesan Sauce

Cajun Spaghetti with Creamy Parmesan Sauce will be your new go-to spicy pasta recipe. Using simple ingredients this creole spaghetti is easy to make and comes together in 30 minutes. Creamy Cajun pasta with sausage is a new twist on spaghetti night.

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12. Cajun Chicken Alfredo

How did I not realize cajun chicken alfredo was a thing until this year? I saw a recipe for cajun chicken pasta recently, and thought, “wow, that looks amazing but not that healthy”! Lots of heavy cream, tons of cheese, and a ton of salt, too! But it looked so good, so I decided to make my own with a healthier twist!

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11. Cajun Red Beans and Rice – Rice and Beans Recipe

Cajun Red Beans and Rice is a classic Louisiana dish piled high with comforting, southern flavours. Healthy and packed with a spicy kick, this vegetarian rice and beans combo goes great with your favorite proteins, like sausage, chicken, or shrimp.

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10. Crock Pot Red Beans and Rice

Crock Pot Red Beans and Rice are an easy, inexpensive, healthy, filling dinner recipe. Great way to use leftover ham bone or ham hock in a whole new meal!

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9. Creamy Cajun Sauce

Creamy Cajun Sauce is a quick and easy sauce that takes your regular meals from bland to fantastic!

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8. Quick Weeknight Cajun Shrimp Farfalle with Lemon Cream Sauce

Quick Weeknight Cajun Shrimp Farfalle with Lemon Cream Sauce is cheesy, spicy, smoky perfection. This is a rich pasta with amazing brightness from the lemon juice and lemon zest. Unbelievably, this dinner comes together in only 20 minutes!

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7. Quick Kielbasa and Shrimp Skillet Gumbo Rice

This Quick Kielbasa and Shrimp Skillet Gumbo Rice is the perfect dinner to feed a family on a budget during a busy weeknight. The creole flavors in this dish accentuate the smoky kielbasa and succulent shrimp perfectly. This will become a fast family favorite.

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6. Spicy Cajun Sausage and Chicken Skillet Recipe

Bursting with mouthwatering cajun spice and flavor, this easy Cajun Sausage and Chicken Skillet Recipe cooks entirely in one skillet and is made with andouille sausage, chicken, and red beans. A perfect quick and easy weeknight meal.

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5. Cajun Chicken Alfredo

Creamy Cajun chicken alfredo combines a cheesy Alfredo sauce with Cajun seasonings and chicken for a 30-minute dinner that will satisfy a craving for pasta.

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4. Cajun Pork Chops

The most delicious and tender Cajun Pork Chops recipe in a just-spicy-enough tomato sauce. Ready in under 30 minutes with just 5 ingredients.

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3. Spicy Cajun Chicken Pasta with Sausage

This spicy Cajun Chicken Pasta with Sausage and Peppers in creamy sauce is a hearty comfort food meal the whole family will love. The easy creamy Cajun chicken pasta recipe is perfect for a weeknight dinner, since it takes just a few minutes to prepare and the results are quite delicious!

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2. Blackened Salmon Sliders

These blackened salmon sliders are the juiciest little flavour packed bites and are perfect for an appetizer or party food. These cute little slider burgers are super simple and quick to make too!

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1. Cajun Shrimp and Sausage Pasta

Cajun Shrimp and Sausage Pasta is creamy, delicious comfort food that can be on the table in less than 30 minutes. This quick pasta dish is perfect for a weeknight dinner. Andouille sausage and cream cheese add spice and tang to the dish- no one will believe how quick and simple the recipe is.

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