Sheet Pan Cajun Bake
Shrimp, chicken, sausage, a hearty burn the vegetables and spice-the perfect delicious spicy and hearty dinner that makes for a perfect weeknight meal.
Who needs a quick easy one dish meal? We all do! But why not make it one delicious meal that adds a little spice to things. That's why I love this Cajun Sheet Pan Bake.
I know that today's Thursday but let me tell y'all every day this week has felt like a Monday for me. I know you're thinking how can every day be a Monday? Let me tell you. Today for example started off with poop! Lots and lots of runny dog poop. Mr. Tanner, my Airedale baby, is on anabiotic's and apparently they gave him the cha-cha-cha's! Diarrhea y'all. Apparently my poor baby just couldn't hold it any longer. So at 5 AM we were awoken by the odoriferous emanations of Parfum de Tanner.
So here I am hair piled in what started as a messy bun turned into a half up-half down, disheveled wild woman of Borneo mess (my hair tie is in there somewhere), in my jammies, picking up poop and then comes in the cat. Oh Maui, sweet Maui, steps in and around the poop and start spreading the poop… Yeah lovely right?
So Mr. Steve, my wonderful, amazing husband, must have caught a glimpse of that look in my eye. You know the look, the one where your up an hour early, cleaning dog crap and if anything else happens you will hurt, mame or kill something, be it an innocent or not, yeah I had it. Anyhow we have a decent size window above our toilet in the master bathroom. So he opens the window, grabs the cat and chucks it out the window. Now don't worry our trash dumpsters are right below it so there's no harm - it's not like it was all that bad, just a little like 6 inch drop. Anytime we have the window open the cat uses it as her own personal entrance to the home. So this is nothing new for her. I'm still cleaning up poop when the cat decides she's coming back inside. So she jumps, however, she overshot her jump, miss the windowsill and aimed for the toilet. The toilet which had the lid and the seat up. It was seriously like a three point shot, nothing but net, a true basketball player with the impressed. Yep that's right Maui landed right in the toilet, water splashed everywhere, and wet cat went flying, ran across my bed, sheets are now soaked in cat-toilet water…10 minutes into my day and I was already done! From there it just kept going… My blog post didn't happen, the Pinterest link was bad, my office door locked itself and I was locked out of it for a bit. We went out for lunch and the waiter dump the basket of tortilla chips on me… Yeah I am so over this week! Seriously, I'm just done!
After having an action-packed day such as this, the very last thing I want to do is come home and cook a full on dinner. Nights like tonight I rely on sheet pan dinners. Literally anytime I can throw everything on to a pan, bake it for half an hour and have dinner done, I'm sold, signed me up! That's exactly what this dinner is. Chicken, shrimp, smoked sausage, turns of vegetables and a little kick of spices baked altogether = one happy mama! Be sure to check out this recipe and so much more at Miz Helen's Country Cottage.
- 1 pound baby red potatoes
- 1 16oz bag baby carrots
- 1 large white onion sliced
- 4 ears corn, each cut into thirds
- 1/4 cup unsalted butter, melted
- 4 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 Tbsp Cajun Seasoning (I use Old Bay)
- 1 pound medium shrimp, peeled and deveined
- 1 (12.8-ounce) package smoked sausage, sliced
- 2 chicken breasts cut into 1-inch cubes
- 1 lemon, cut into wedges
- 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley leaves
- Preheat oven to 400°F; lightly oil a baking sheet or coat with nonstick spray.
- In a small bowl, combine butter, garlic and seasoning.
- Place potatoes, onion, corn, chicken and sausage in a single layer onto the prepared baking sheet; stir in butter mixture and gently toss to combine.
- Place into oven and bake for 15 minutes
- Add the shrimp and stir to mix, cook 15 minutes longer.
- Serve immediately with lemon wedges, garnished with parsley, if desired.