Cajun Style Stuffed Peppers


A Cajun twist on a classic rice stuffed green pepper - andouille sausage, shrimp, and Creole seasoning.

close up view of Cajun Style Stuffed Peppers in a baking dish, served with a lemon wedge with a bottle of hot sauce
Prep Time:
45 mins
Cook Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs
6 servings


  • 6 large green bell peppers

  • 3 tablespoons olive oil

  • 1 onion, diced

  • 2 cloves garlic, minced

  • ½ teaspoon dried oregano

  • 1 tablespoon Creole seasoning

  • black pepper to taste

  • ¾ pound shrimp, peeled and deveined

  • 1 ½ links of andouille sausage, diced

  • 1 cup uncooked long-grain white rice

  • 2 ½ cups chicken broth

  • 1 (8 ounce) can tomato sauce

  • 1 lemon - cut into wedges, for garnish (Optional)

  • Louisiana-style hot sauce (Optional)


  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C). Grease an 8x12 inch baking dish. Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Remove tops and seeds from peppers. Blanch in boiling water 3 minutes. Drain on paper towels.

  2. Heat olive oil in a large, deep skillet over medium heat. Saute onion until translucent. Stir in garlic, and season with oregano, Creole seasoning and black pepper. Stir in shrimp and sausage, and cook until shrimp turns pink, 5 minutes. Stir in rice, and cook 1 minute. Pour in chicken broth and tomato sauce. Cook until thick, 15 to 20 minutes. Fill peppers with stuffing mixture, and place in baking dish.

  3. Bake in preheated oven for 15 to 20 minutes, or until heated through. Serve with lemon wedges and hot sauce.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

307 Calories
10g Fat
40g Carbs
17g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 307
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 10g 12%
Saturated Fat 2g 8%
Cholesterol 90mg 30%
Sodium 954mg 41%
Total Carbohydrate 40g 15%
Dietary Fiber 5g 18%
Total Sugars 7g
Protein 17g
Vitamin C 151mg 756%
Calcium 79mg 6%
Iron 4mg 22%
Potassium 631mg 13%

* 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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