Cajun-Style Recipes

If you're looking for some delicious Cajun-style recipes, you've come to the right place. All of these Cajun-inspired dishes are easy to make at home and require very little effort. I've included some stovetop recipes as well as Instant Pot and slow cooker recipes. You'll love the Cajun kick in all of them!

If you are looking for a little kick in your food, then these Cajun-style recipes are for you! I’ve gathered all the Cajun-inspired recipes on the blog and put them all in this post so you can find them easily when you’re in the mood for some Cajun!

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The full, bold flavors of Cajun food are so satisfying to the tongue and tummy. You’ll find that all these recipes represent the flavors and ingredients of Cajun cuisine. There’s plenty of seafood, sausage, and Creole seasoning in this list of recipes. From pasta dishes and rice dishes to stews and veggies, you will find something to satisfy your Cajun cravings.

Bold Cajun Flavor Without Being Overly Spicy

I love spicy foods, and so does my family. These recipes aren’t over the top spicy though, they have just the right amount of kick in them to make them extra delicious. My little one handles them just fine – he devours them, actually. So, if anyone in your family doesn’t do well with spicy food, these Cajun-style dishes are big on Cajun flavor but mild on spiciness.

Easy Cajun-Style Recipes for Main Dishes & Sides

I’ve included main dishes as well as some Cajun-style side dishes so you can have a complete Cajun-inspired meal. I wanted to give you plenty of variety, so you will find a combination of stovetop, Instant Pot, and slow cooker recipes in the mix. With all this talk of Cajun food, my stomach is rumbling. Let’s get cooking!

Cajun-Style Main Dishes

The following main dishes are loaded with tons of comfort and distinct Cajun flavor. You’ll find some delightful main dishes that include Cajun sausage, shrimp, pasta, and more. These recipes are all simple and delicious family favorites.

  • slow cooker sausage, potatoes, and shrimp

    Sausage and Potatoes with Shrimp

    from One Happy Housewife

    Can you say comfort food? This Slow Cooker Sausage and Potatoes with Shrimp is so delicious and comforting. Easy to make in your crock-pot, this recipe smells and tastes amazing! Sausage, potatoes, and shrimp tossed in a creamy homemade Cajun sauce. Perfection!

  • cajun shrimp and sausage alfredo

    Cajun Shrimp Alfredo

    from One Happy Housewife

    This Instant Pot Cajun Shrimp Alfredo is loaded with amazing flavor. It’s creamy, the shrimp cooks perfectly and quickly in the pot, and it is always a hit in my home. The homemade Cajun Alfredo sauce is easy to make and so incredibly good! You can’t pass this one up!

  • instant pot cajun pasta

    Spicy Cajun Pasta

    from One Happy Housewife

    You are going to love how easy and delicious this ‘dump and start’ Instant Pot Spicy Cajun Pasta is. Just a few simple ingredients and you’ll have a cheesy and delicious Cajun-style recipe on the table that your family will love.

Cajun-Style Side Dishes

No main dish is complete without a terrific side dish to go with it. This collection of Cajun-inspired side dishes are the perfect complement for any Cajun-style main dish. You’ll find both Instant Pot and stovetop recipes in this list.

  • a close up of a dish with dirty rice

    Cajun Dirty Rice

    from One Happy Housewife

    This Instant Pot Dirty Rice is as good as it comes! Flavorful ground sausage and rice with the perfect Cajun spices. Plus, it’s so easy to make in the pressure cooker! This Dirty Rice can be served as a side dish or a stand-alone meal.

  • cajun creamed corn

    Cajun Creamed Corn

    from One Happy Housewife

    This creamy and delicious Cajun Creamed Corn is so easy to make, you’ll be amazed! It makes a perfect quick side dish for any meal. A stovetop recipe that’s quick and always a hit.

  • red beans and rice in a large white casserole

    Red Beans and Rice

    from One Happy Housewife

    This ‘dump and start’ recipe for Instant Pot Red Beans and Rice is as easy as it comes. Absolutely no prep involved in this one. Though my recipe is not seasoned as traditional Cajun red beans and rice, I still felt it needed to be on the list. It makes a great side dish and it’s so easy to make.

These Cajun-style recipes will give you plenty of variety and Creole flavor to add to your weekly meals. Happy Cajun Cooking!

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