Cajun Dinner Recipes

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Quick Cajun Chicken Penne

Quick Cajun Chicken Penne

Quick Cajun Chicken Penne

I used to work at a restaurant that served a variation of chicken with penne pasta. I didn't know how easy it would be to make until I gave it a shot at home - now it's always a requested meal around my house. —Rusty Koll, Elmwood, Illinois

Broiled Fish

Broiled Fish

Broiled Fish

"MOTHER'S SECRET in preparing this recipe was to butter the fish first before dusting it with flour. That seals in the moisture of the fish, which makes it succulent and absolutely delicious."

Crispy Beer Battered Fish

Crispy Beer Battered Fish

Crispy Beer Battered Fish

A local restaurant made a similar breading for shrimp po' boys, but we think this version's better. I serve it with a ranch dressing and hot sauce mixture as a dip. —Jenny Wenzel, Gulfport, Mississippi
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Easy Shrimp Creole

Easy Shrimp Creole

Easy Shrimp Creole

I found this super-quick shrimp recipe in a magazine years ago and have changed it to suit my taste. To speed things along, I cook the rice in the microwave, using chicken broth instead of water. I’ve only had compliments whenever I’ve served it. –Jean Gauthier, Rives Junction, Michigan

Ham and Shrimp Jambalaya

Ham and Shrimp Jambalaya

Ham and Shrimp Jambalaya

This delightfully different jambalaya is lighter than many of the traditional sausage varieties. Plus, it's a great way to use up leftover ham. I appreciate how easy it is to prepare, and I love the aroma while it's cooking.

Andouille-Stuffed Peppers

Andouille-Stuffed Peppers

Andouille-Stuffed Peppers

Green peppers in Cajun dishes inspired this recipe. For a healthy choice instead of andouille, substitute chicken sausage, cubed chicken or other protein. —Sarah Larson, Carlsbad, California

Chicken Jambalaya

Chicken Jambalaya

Chicken Jambalaya

"This is a great dish to serve at parties," relates Lynn Desjardins of Atkinson, New Hampshire. "It's just as good as, if not tastier than, the high-fat version. And it reheats well."

Crawfish Fettuccine

Crawfish Fettuccine

Crawfish Fettuccine

I have lived in this close-knit community all my life and enjoy cooking Cajun dishes, especially those with seafood. Along with a green salad and garlic bread, this dish is great for family gatherings. The recipe can easily be doubled to serve a larger group, and if you’d like it less spicy, remove the seeds from the jalapeno before chopping it. —Carolyn Lejeune, Welsh, Louisiana

Creole Skillet Dinner

Creole Skillet Dinner

Creole Skillet Dinner

While living in Canada, I sampled this colorful dish at a neighbor's. The following Christmas, I served it instead of my traditional turkey, and I received numerous compliments on it. I frequently substitute shrimp or sausage for the chicken...or add all three. -Bonnie Brann, Pasco, Washington

Chicken Sausage Jambalaya

Chicken Sausage Jambalaya

Chicken Sausage Jambalaya

Having a cousin who's a pork producer is a bonus when looking for great recipes. This slightly spicy entree turns out perfectly every time.

Hot 'n' Spicy Flank Steak

Hot 'n' Spicy Flank Steak

Hot 'n' Spicy Flank Steak

With its flavorful marinade, Julee Wallberg’s flank steak makes a succulent meal. “I received this recipe from a friend, and it’s been a family favorite ever since.”—Julee Wallberg, Salt Lake City, Utah
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