Keto Cajun Shrimp Creole with Cauliflower Rice

Everyone will love this delicious, warm, and comforting stew! It is packed with protein, dairy-free, and naturally gluten-free.

shrimp creole in bowl with spoon

It’s 5 pm. What’s for dinner? Never fear. Today, I’ve got you covered with Keto Cajun Shrimp Creole with Cauliflower Rice.

This is a delicious recipe you are sure to love. And your picky family will too. Mine does!

That’s why I’ve been making it for years. Recently, I’ve reworked it, though. Now it’s got only the healthiest ingredients!

Keto Shrimp Creole is my healthy spin on a classic Southern dish.

Here are all the reasons you need to try it.

First, it’s SO tasty, savory, and comforting. The recipe is easy and relatively quick.

In a pinch, I will leave out the fresh peppers and celery; that way, I can make it with the ingredients I already have on hand in my pantry and freezer.

Honestly, we still love the stripped-down version!

When fully dressed up with all the fresh veggies, it is “fancy” enough for guests and completed with a salad or a side vegetable.

Everyone will love the rich, bold flavors!

I like to keep bags of cauliflower rice in my freezer. It’s a great base for dishes and healthier than white rice.

You can make it yourself with fresh cauliflower, buy it freshly premade, or go with white rice.

You can purchase a store-bought Creole or Cajun spice to use in this recipe or make your own, thanks to Emeril Lagasse. His recipe is a perfect punch of Creole flavors.

Below is the yummy stew recipe. Enjoy!

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Shrimp Creole with cauliflower rice in a white bowl

Keto Shrimp Creole with Cauliflower Rice

  • Author: Cindy Munson
  • Total Time: 1 hour
  • Yield: 6 servings 1x


You will enjoy this simple and quick meal. Fast enough for weeknight dinners but fancy enough for guests. It’s healthy too!



1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted grass-fed butter

1 large onion, chopped

2 peppers; red, green or yellow

3 stalks of celery, chopped

2 14.5 oz cans fire roasted tomatoes

1 14.5 oz can low-sodium chicken stock or chicken broth

2 tsp chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley

1 1/2 tsp cajun spice, creole spice, or Emeril’s essence creole seasoning

1/2 tsp kosher salt

1 tsp hot pepper sauce, to taste

2 cups/1 lb. large shrimp, cooked, peeled & deveined

2 grass-fed beef sausages, optional

2 cups cauliflower rice or white rice


  1. Melt butter in a large covered pot over medium heat.
  2. Add onions, sliced peppers, and chopped celery. Cook for about 6-8 minutes, until vegetables are crisp-tender.
  3. Add diced tomatoes with juice, chicken stock, spices, and hot sauce. Bring sauce to a boil.
  4. Reduce heat and simmer for about 20 minutes.
  5. Stir in shrimp and sausages (if using). Cook for 3 to 5 minutes. Serve over cauliflower rice.
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 45 minutes
  • Category: Keto
  • Method: Sauté
  • Cuisine: Cajun

Keywords: Keto, Low Sodium, Gluten-Free, Healthy, Shrimp, Cauliflower Rice, Fast, Easy, Weeknight Meal, Dinner for Company, Guests

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Nutrition Label. The nutritional values listed are an approximation based on the ingredients in the recipe card. Actual amounts may vary.

For other comforting keto dinners, try this delicious crack chicken casserole recipe or this one-pot Keto Curry which is simple to make and bursting with flavor.

Please let me know if you try making Keto Cajun Shrimp Creole in the comment box below.

Thanks for stopping by!


Nutrition. Any statements regarding dietary information are to be used at your discretion and should not be used to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

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9 comments on “Keto Cajun Shrimp Creole with Cauliflower Rice

  1. This is so incredibly easy and delicious! Great for a weeknight family dinner or lovely to make for guests!!

      1. Sorry, I don’t know for sure! We always finish the whole dish (because it’s so delicious), so I’ve never frozen it. It may work, though! Let me know how it goes? 🙂

  2. This is a new favorite in our house! Light enough for summer but hearty enough for year round. Really liked the shrimp and sausage combination.

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