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Authentic Louisiana shrimp creole in a white bowl with a spoon.
3.66 from 23 votes

Easy Shrimp Creole Recipe

A Louisiana classic recipe for Shrimp Creole that is loaded with stewed tomatoes, the holy trinity of onion, bell pepper, and celery, jumbo shrimp, and gets a spicy kick from some hot sauce!

Course Dinner
Cuisine American, Cajun
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 255 kcal


  • 2 Tbsp. olive oil or butter
  • ½ sweet onion diced
  • 1 green bell pepper diced
  • 3 stalks celery diced
  • 3 cloves garlic crushed
  • 1 15-oz. can stewed tomatoes
  • 1 8-oz. can tomato sauce
  • ¼ tsp. chili powder
  • ¾ tsp. blackened seasoning or Cajun seasoning
  • ½ tsp salt to taste
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 Tbsp. tapioca starch or cornstarch
  • 2 Tbsp. water
  • 1 - 1 ¼ lb. shrimp peeled, deveined, 20-24 count
  • 1 Tbsp. Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tsp. hot sauce Louisiana style
  • Rice or cauliflower rice optional
  • Fresh parsley optional


  1. In a large pot or Dutch oven over medium heat add oil, onion, bell pepper, and celery. Sauté for 5-6 minutes, or until onions are translucent. Add crushed garlic and continue sautéing for 1 minute.
  2. Add stewed tomatoes, tomato sauce, chili powder, blackened seasoning, salt, and bay leaves. Stir until well mixed.
  3. Bring ingredients to a boil and then reduce heat to low. Cover and simmer for 20 minutes.
  4. In a small bowl whisk together starch and water until well combined.
  5. When done simmering, remove bay leaves from pot and stir in starch-water slurry.
  6. Add shrimp, Worcestershire, and hot sauce. Continue simmering, uncovered, for 5-6 minutes or until shrimp are cooked through.
  7. Serve shrimp creole over white rice or cauliflower rice with fresh parsley and enjoy!

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Recipe Notes

Nutrition Facts
Easy Shrimp Creole Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 255 Calories from Fat 81
% Daily Value*
Fat 9g14%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Cholesterol 285mg95%
Sodium 2050mg89%
Potassium 687mg20%
Carbohydrates 18g6%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 8g9%
Protein 25g50%
Vitamin A 765IU15%
Vitamin C 45mg55%
Calcium 234mg23%
Iron 4.8mg27%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.