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Fat Tuesday Noodles with
Smoked Sausage and Shrimp

Fat Tuesday Noodles

This Cajun spicy noodle dish starts with the authentic Cajun base of vegetables known as the trinity - onion, celery, and bell pepper - then adds red and black pepper and Italian seasoning to elevate the flavor. Customize by adding low fat smoked sausage for a more healthful dish or andouille sausage to turn up the heat.


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/2 cup chopped green bell pepper
  • 1/2 cup chopped celery
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons McCormick Italian Seasoning
  • 1/2 teaspoon McCormick Crushed Red Pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon McCormick Coarse Ground Black Pepper
  • 1/2 pound smoked sausage or andouille sausage
  • 1/2 pound large shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 4 cups chicken broth
  • 8 ounces angel hair pasta, uncooked


  1. Heat olive oil in large skillet on medium-high heat. Add bell pepper, celery and onion; cook and stir for 5 minutes or until softened.
  2. Stir in Italian seasoning and red and black pepper.
  3. Cut sausage in half lengthwise, then in 1/2-inch slices. Add sausage and shrimp to skillet. Cook for 2 minutes or until shrimp begin to turn pink.
  4. Add chicken broth. Bring to boil.
  5. Break pasta in half; add to skillet. Cook for 3 to 5 minutes or until pasta is just tender.

Yield: 7 (1-cup) servings

Recipe and photo credit: 2008 McCormick


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