Quick & Easy New Orleans Shrimp

Total Time

Prep: 15 min. Cook: 25 min.


4 servings

Updated: Oct. 01, 2022
I’ve simplified my mom's Shrimp Creole—she made it for us growing up. Now it's effortless comfort food I make for my own family. —Crystal Milne, Urbana, Illinois
Quick & Easy New Orleans Shrimp Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 1 celery rib, finely chopped
  • 1 small green pepper, chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 can (15 ounces) Italian tomato sauce
  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) no-salt-added diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/8 to 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 pound uncooked shrimp (31-40 per pound), peeled and deveined
  • 3 cups hot cooked brown rice


  1. In a large skillet, heat oil over medium heat. Add onion, celery and pepper; cook and stir 5-7 minutes or until tender. Add garlic; cook 1 minute longer.
  2. Stir in tomato sauce, diced tomatoes, water, Worcestershire sauce and cayenne; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, 10-15 minutes or until slightly thickened, stirring occasionally. Add shrimp; cook 2-4 minutes or until shrimp turn pink. Serve with rice.

Nutrition Facts

1-1/3 cups with 3/4 cup cooked rice: 371 calories, 10g fat (2g saturated fat), 138mg cholesterol, 720mg sodium, 48g carbohydrate (6g sugars, 6g fiber), 24g protein.