Cajun Pizza with Andouille Sausage and Shrimp

Cajun Pizza with succulent shrimp and flavorful andouille sausage, peppers, onions, and mushrooms is made easily on a prebaked crust. This tasty combination gives you a cheesy creative pizza that is easy to make with quick cook ingredients busting with delicious Cajun flavor.

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Why this recipe works

This recipe works for the simple fact that andouille sausage and juicy shrimp are amazing on pizza. Add in bell pepper, onion, and mushrooms, and now we are really talking. All of these ingredients are approachable, affordable, and easy to get at the grocery store too.

Whether you follow my lead and use a purchased, precooked pizza shell, or go on your own tangent and make your own homemade pizza dough recipe (and my dough recipe uses beer [wink]), you will love the flavor profile of my Cajun pizza.

sliced pizza on black surface

About the ingredients

Cajun seasoning. Find this in the aisle with the seasonings and spices. Tony Chachere’s is a favorite.

Medium shrimp. We want medium shrimp so that each is not more than a biteful, making them easier to eat on pizza. I get mine already peeled and deveined for easier preparation. Be sure to remove the tail shells too.

Extra virgin olive oil, for cooking the shrimp.

Prepared pizza crusts. These ingredients make enough for 2 large premade shells. If using raw dough, which tends to roll out for a larger pizza, plan accordingly with a bit more toppings.

Marinara sauce or pizza sauce. I usually use my pizza sauce recipe, but since this is a recipe I make quickly on weeknights, I tend to grab jarred marinara. My marinara sauce recipe could be used as well. If using purchased marinara, use one that is high quality and not watery. Classico Marinara with Cabernet works well.

Veggies: red onion, green bell pepper, and white button mushrooms

Andouille sausage. Find in the section with the cooked sausage, usually not far from the prepackaged deli meats. The sausage should come already cooked, so it can just be sliced and piled on the pizza to heat.

Whole milk or part-skim mozzarella cheese. Either will work.

Hot sauce. I am a huge fan of Old Bay hot sauce on this pizza especially since there is shrimp. Red Hot is another option.

collage of 2 photos: left, uncooked shrimp on bake sheet; right, cooked shrimp on bake sheet

How to make Cajun pizza

The first key to making pizza in the oven is to heat the pizza stone (if using). This means to heat the oven with the stone in there, then heat an additional 10-15 minutes to make sure the stone is fully heated. I do this whether I am using homemade dough, purchased dough, or purchased precooked crusts.

While the stone is heating, we give the shrimp a little pre-cook so they are not raw when we put on the pizza. Toss them in olive oil and seasoning and put in a layer on a rimmed bake sheet. Pop in the oven for 4 minutes until they are opaque and just barely cooked through. They will finish cooking on the pizza.

Remove the pizza stone from the oven, and layer half of each topping, since we are making 2 pizzas: crust, sauce, shrimp, andouille sausage, bell pepper, onion, mushrooms, and cheese. Pop the pizza stone and pizza into the oven to cook at 450°F for 12 minutes or until all the toppings are hot, cheese is melty and lightly browned around the edges, and crust is crisp. Repeat with the remaining pizza shell and ingredients.

pizza toppings on crust before adding cheese
collage of 2 photos: left, cooked pizza on black pizza stone; right, cooked pizza sliced into serving slices

FAQs

What pizza crust did you use?

There used to be a little gourmet shop near my home that sold these premade shells that I loved and they store easily in the freezer. Sadly, that shop closed so now I order them online. If you search “wood grilled pizza crusts” you will find my source.

Can chicken be used in place of the shrimp?

Yes. If shrimp or seafood are not your thing, chicken can be used as a substitute. Prepare just the same, but because it’s chicken, chop the chicken and cook to 165°F internal temperature.

What is a substitute for andouille sausage?

Honestly, any cooked sausage will do. You can use chicken sausage, Italian, kielbasa – this is a great recipe to just dig in the refrigerator and find whatever you have to use up. Just be sure to cook it first, if it is not already cooked.

Is a pizza stone required?

I always use my stone no matter what anymore (even no matter what the package directions say if I’m using a purchased crust), but I did not already have one. So, before that, I used a bake sheet or, if using a premade crust, I would put the pizza directly on the oven grate to cook. The directions for your specific brand should tell you which options to use.

sliced pizza on black pizza stone

This recipe calls for a premade pizza crust, but if you are looking for a pizza dough recipe, check out my Sam Adams Beer Pizza Dough. Also see my Homemade Pizza Sauce with wine and garlic.

slice of cajun pizza on black surface

Cajun Pizza with Andouille and Shrimp

Cajun Pizza with succulent shrimp and flavorful andouille sausage, peppers, onions, and mushrooms is made easily on a prebaked crust. This tasty combination gives you a cheesy creative pizza that is easy to make with quick cook ingredients busting with delicious Cajun flavor.
5 from 2 votes
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: andouille sausage pizza, cajun pizza, cajun shrimp pizza
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Authur: Erica
Servings: 6 people
Calories: 355kcal

Equipment

Ingredients

  • 1 tsp Cajun seasoning
  • 12 oz medium shrimp shelled and deveined (tail shells removed too)
  • 1 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 prepared thin pizza crusts
  • 8 oz marinara sauce or pizza sauce
  • 8 oz cooked andouille sausage thinly sliced
  • 1 small red onion thinly sliced
  • 1 medium green bell pepper seeded and thinly sliced
  • 4 oz white button mushrooms sliced
  • 2 cups shredded whole milk or part-skim mozzarella cheese
  • hot sauce

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 450°F with a pizza stone in the oven. Heat an additional 10-15 minutes to thoroughly heat the stone.
  • Meanwhile, in a bowl toss the shrimp with the Cajun seasoning and olive oil. Layer in a single layer on a rimmed bake sheet. Put in the oven for 4 minutes or until shrimp are lightly pink, opaque, and just barely cooked through. Set aside.
  • Remove the heated pizza stone from the oven. On the stone, lay a pizza crust. Top with half EACH of the sauce, shrimp, sausage, onion, bell pepper, mushrooms, and cheese. Bake 10-12 minutes or until cheese is melted and lightly golden around the edges, toppings are hot, and crust is crisp.
  • Transfer the pizza off the pizza stone onto a large cutting board or bake sheet. Sprinkle hot sauce over top.
  • Repeat the entire process with the other pizza crust and remaining ingredients.

Nutrition

Calories: 355kcal | Carbohydrates: 19g | Protein: 33g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 156mg | Sodium: 1505mg | Potassium: 280mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 5g

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