Creamy Cajun Shrimp and Sausage Dumpling Pie

Our mouths are watering just thinking about the creamy sausage and shrimp with a rich Cajun-spiced sauce mixture. And the cornmeal dumplings take this one-pot dish to the next level in flavor and texture.

Creamy Cajun Shrimp and Sausage Dumpling Pie
Photo: Jacob Fox
Prep Time:
30 mins
Cook Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
50 mins


  • 1 tablespoon butter

  • 1 pound peeled and deveined uncooked shrimp, coarsely chopped

  • 1 ½ teaspoon Cajun seasoning

  • 8 ounce cooked andouille sausage, cut into 1/2 inch pieces

  • 1 small onion, chopped (1/2 cup)

  • 1 stalk celery, chopped (1/2 cup)

  • ½ cup chopped green bell pepper

  • 1 14.5 ounce can chicken broth

  • 1 large red or gold potato, peeled (if desired) and cut into 1/2-inch pieces (1 1/3 cups)

  • ¾ cup heavy cream

  • 2 tablespoon all-purpose flour

  • Cornmeal Dumplings

  • Snipped fresh parsley (optional)

Cornmeal Dumplings

  • ½ cup all-purpose flour

  • ½ cup shredded cheddar cheese (2 ounces)

  • cup cornmeal

  • 1 teaspoon baking powder

  • ¼ teaspoon salt

  • 1 egg, beaten

  • 2 tablespoon milk

  • 2 tablespoon butter, melted


  1. In a 4- to 6-qt. Dutch oven melt butter over medium-high heat. Add shrimp and 1/2 teaspoon of the Cajun seasoning. Cook and stir until shrimp are opaque, 3 to 4 minutes. Transfer shrimp to a bowl.

  2. Add the next four ingredients (through bell pepper) to the Dutch oven. Cook and stir 7 to 10 minutes or until onion is tender. Add the chicken broth and potato. Bring mixture to boiling. Reduce heat and simmer, covered, about 10 minutes or until potato is tender. In a small bowl whisk together the cream and flour; whisk into Dutch oven. Cook and stir about 3 minutes or until mixture is thickened. Remove from heat; stir in the shrimp and remaining Cajun seasoning.

  3. Drop Cornmeal Dumplings in 10 mounds over the mixture. Cover and simmer 10 to 12 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean (don't lift lid during cooking). If desired, sprinkle with parsley.

Cornmeal Dumplings

  1. In a medium bowl combine flour, cheese, cornmeal, baking powder, and salt. In a small bowl combine egg, milk, and melted butter. Add egg mixture to flour mixture. Stir with a fork until moistened.

DIY Cajun Seasoning

If you're out of Cajun seasoning, swap it out for Creole seasoning or mix up a batch of your own: Stir together 2 Tbsp. each packed brown sugar and paprika; 1 Tbsp. kosher salt; 2 tsp. each dried oregano and thyme, crushed; 1 tsp. each garlic powder and ground cumin; 1/2 tsp. crushed red pepper; and 1/4 tsp. cayenne pepper.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

673 Calories
40g Fat
37g Carbs
44g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 673
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 40g 51%
Saturated Fat 22g 110%
Cholesterol 353mg 118%
Sodium 1489mg 65%
Total Carbohydrate 37g 13%
Total Sugars 5g
Protein 44g
Vitamin C 21.4mg 107%
Calcium 309mg 24%
Iron 3.2mg 18%
Potassium 779mg 17%
Fatty acids, total trans 1g
Folate, total 69.6mcg
Vitamin B-12 0.4mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.2mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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