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Cajun Shrimp and Spaghetti Squash

Lets get lost in a  delicious bowl of Cajun Shrimp and Spaghetti Squash…

If you don’t have an Instant Pot by now I don’t know what rock you have been living under.  If you have hours and hours a day to spend cooking then you’re excused.

1 Spaghetti Squash (17 minutes high setting manual)
1 Tablespoon Cajun Seasoning
1/4 Cup Butter
5 cloves of Garlic minced
2 Pounds uncooked shrimp (cooked shrimp won’t hold flavor and will be tough)
1/2 to 3/4 cup of Sun Dried Tomatoes
1/2 Cup Sour Cream, Half and Half or Whipping Cream
Salt and White Pepper to taste

Place your pierced Spaghetti Squash whole on your Instant Pot Trivet and cover and hit manual high for 17 minutes. Then walk away. I typically don’t quick release but have heard you can.  It seems I always have JUST ONE MORE THING to do and its released pressure by then.

When your squash is complete you will cut it in half and scrap out your seeds.

This is why I love my Instant Pot…Are you kidding me….NO waste at all. Set squash aside.

Place your butter in your pan or you could use your Instant Pot on Saute.  I just was making the dish at the same time I was making the Squash.  Add your garlic and simmer.


ou want your butter to start to brown and your garlic to release its flavor.  OH MY.

Now you will add your shrimp and cajun seasoning and stir for a few minutes.

Then add your sun dried tomatoes and stir.

Now add your creamer of your choice.  Today I chose sour cream but I’ve used half and half and whipping cream with great results.

Your final stir will look like this.  I then added in some hard cheese, today I had Romano but any hard cheese will work.

Now pile your topping on your squash and enjoy.  I have been eating this all week long.  It’s wonderful.

Could you use chicken? Can I add more Cajun seasoning? yes of course you can ;don’t allow us to dictate what you eat:-)