Shrimp Creole Dinner

Make weeknight dinner fast and easy. Here's a main course recipe and three suggestions for rounding it out into a complete meal. Find out how to effortlessly dress up starters, sides, and desserts to fit the meal's main course.

The Menu

Shrimp Creole

  • Shrimp Creole (see recipe below)
  • Snap Peas and Onions
  • Corn and Ham Tossed Red Beans and Rice
  • Brown Sugar Banana Pudding

A New Orleans staple, Shrimp Creole is on the table in less than an hour, and while it simmers you can get the rest of dinner going. Add Snap Peas and Onions, Corn and Ham Tossed Red Beans and Rice, and Brown Sugar Banana Pudding for a party to celebrate the fact that you?re having such a great dinner. Look for a package of red beans and rice, an easy side. It comes in a box, usually in the rice aisle.

Shrimp Creole


Snap Peas and Onions

In a large skillet, cook thinly sliced onion in equal parts olive oil and butter until soft, about 6 minutes. Stir in steamed snap peas. Season to taste.

Corn and Ham Tossed Red Beans and Rice

Stir drained canned corn and finely chopped ham into a package of red beans and rice prepared according to directions on box.

Brown Sugar Banana Pudding

Layer brown sugar and bananas in a glass or bowl with vanilla pudding.