Louisiana Shrimp Creole


In this delicious shrimp Creole recipe, tomatoes and shrimp are cooked up with garlic and onions. This Gulf Coast tradition will have you dreaming of the bayou. This recipe can either be a main dish or a side dish. You can make it as hot as you want by adding more chili powder and hot sauce. Serve over hot rice.

close up on a plate of Louisiana shrimp creole
Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
35 mins


  • 3 tablespoons butter

  • ½ cup finely diced onion

  • ½ cup chopped green bell pepper

  • ½ cup chopped celery

  • 2 cloves garlic, minced

  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch

  • 1 (14.5 ounce) can stewed tomatoes

  • 1 (8 ounce) can tomato sauce

  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce

  • 1 teaspoon chili powder

  • 1 dash hot pepper sauce

  • 1 pound medium shrimp - peeled and deveined


  1. Gather all ingredients.

    Overhead shot of measured ingredients gathered for shrimp Creole

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  2. Melt butter in a 2-quart saucepan over medium heat; stir in onion, green pepper, celery, and garlic. Cook and stir until onion has softened and bell pepper is tender, about 5 to 7 minutes.

    Overhead angle looking down at diced onion and green pepper cooking in a pot

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  3. Mix in cornstarch. Stir in stewed tomatoes, tomato sauce, Worcestershire sauce, chili powder, and hot pepper sauce. Bring to a boil, stirring frequently.

    Overhead view of a pot with tomato, onion, and green pepper sauce cooking

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  4. Stir in shrimp, and cook for 5 minutes.

    Overhead shot of a pot with shrimp and tomato sauce being stirred to make shrimp Creole

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Nutrition Facts (per serving)

193 Calories
8g Fat
14g Carbs
17g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 5
Calories 193
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 8g 10%
Saturated Fat 5g 24%
Cholesterol 157mg 52%
Sodium 677mg 29%
Total Carbohydrate 14g 5%
Dietary Fiber 2g 9%
Total Sugars 6g
Protein 17g
Vitamin C 26mg 130%
Calcium 81mg 6%
Iron 4mg 23%
Potassium 571mg 12%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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