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Spice things up with this Cajun Shrimp Lasagna! You’ll be blown away with the flavor in this spicy Southern seafood version of lasagna. 

A fork is holding a piece of Cajun Shrimp Lasagna.

Get ready to be blown away with flavor with this Southern twist on lasagna. Shrimp is the star of the show in this seafood pasta with lots of cheese and a homemade Southern-style tomato sauce. This is what I mean when I say something is made from scratch, with love!

Oven ready lasagna noodles are a huge time saver in this lasagna dish. You just put them in all hard and uncooked and they end up perfectly cooked. It’s kind of amazing. If you can’t find oven ready lasagna noodles you’ll have to use regular lasagna noodles and pre-cook them in boiling water according to the package directions.

Cajun Shrimp Lasagna. on a white plate.

Questions about the recipe? Watch the video where I’ll walk you through every step. You can also check out the rest of my cooking video library on my YouTube Channel. People are loving to be able to see the cooking process, rather than just read about it. So helpful!

A fork is holding a piece of Cajun Shrimp Lasagna.
Spice things up with this Cajun Shrimp Lasagna! You'll be blown away with the flavor in this spicy Southern seafood version of lasagna.
Prep Time 40 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 40 minutes


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 white onion diced
  • 1 bell pepper diced
  • 2 stalks celery diced
  • 6 cloves garlic crushed
  • 2 tablespoons cajun seasoning
  • 28 ounces crushed tomatoes
  • 6 ounces tomato paste
  • 2 teaspoons sugar


  • 4 ounces shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • 4 ounces shredded jack cheese
  • 4 ounces shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 16 ounces ricotta cheese
  • 1 cup freshly grated parmesan cheese
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tablespoon cajun seasoning


  • 1 pound raw shelled shrimp tails removed
  • 1 tablespoon cajun seasoning
  • 1 pound oven ready lasagna noodles
  • Heat olive oil in a saucepan over medium-high heat. Add in onion, bell pepper, and celery. Saute until tender, about 5 minutes.
  • Add in garlic and cajun seasoning. Toast 1 minute. Pour in crushed tomatoes, tomato paste, and sugar. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low and simmer 10 to 15 minutes.
  • In a mixing bowl, combine cheddar, jack, and mozzarella cheese. Toss to combine. In another mixing bowl, combine ricotta, parmesan, eggs, cajun seasoning, and a handful of the shredded cheese mixture. Stir well to combine.
  • Chop the shrimp so that it is in small pieces. Transfer to a mixing bowl and toss with cajun seasoning.
  • Assemble lasagna: spread a large spoonful of sauce to cover the bottom of a lightly greased 9x13 pan. Create a layer of the lasagna noodles, overlapping each noodle about 1 inch. Cover with 1/3 of the sauce. Spread half of the ricotta mixture on top. Top with half of the shrimp, and a handful of the shredded cheese. Repeat, creating another layer of noodles, sauce, ricotta, shrimp, and cheese. Top with a final layer of noodles, the remainder of the sauce, and the remainder of the shredded cheese.
  • Cover the pan with foil and bake in a 375 degree oven for 40 minutes. Remove foil and cook another 20 minutes until cheese is hot and bubbling.
Adapted from Creole Contessa


Calories: 454kcal | Carbohydrates: 41g | Protein: 30g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Cholesterol: 174mg | Sodium: 841mg | Potassium: 647mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 2360IU | Vitamin C: 24.8mg | Calcium: 464mg | Iron: 3.7mg
Course: Main Dish
Cuisine: American, cajun
Keyword: Cajun Shrimp Lasagna
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Liz Coughlin
January 8, 2021 5:37 pm

Though it took a little longer than I expected – the outcome was 5*. My husband and I each enjoyed a spicy serving and made several portions to put in the freezer. It was excellent.

August 16, 2020 3:19 pm

5 stars
Can this be prepared ahead of time or frozen? Would that be OK with the shrimp?

June 7, 2020 7:04 am

5 stars
Great dish! Very tasty the whole family loved it!

Kymia Lloyd
December 4, 2019 1:38 am

5 stars
OMG!! So delicious, I added lump crab meat I had left over and can I say, the pan disappeared!!! My mom who is extremely picky said she needed more and more!!! Thanks for the recipe. I think I may try to add a little spinach next time because the veggies stood out to my family!!!

October 29, 2019 7:38 am

5 stars
This was amazing! I was worried about the salt but in the end it was just delicious!!! Thank you for sharing!!

CM Fooodie
January 24, 2019 9:26 pm

5 stars
Omg soooo delicious! My hubby went back for a third serving, needless to say it was a HIT! Had plenty left over for lunch YASSSS!! We’re pescatarian and I’ve been experimenting with comfort food using seafood and this was so flavorful and filling that we didn’t miss the red meat at all. Thank you so much for sharing!!

Rita Zimmerman
February 22, 2018 12:42 pm

Can the prepared and uncooked lasagna be frozen?

November 19, 2019 8:33 am
Reply to  Rita Zimmerman

Looks delicious!! Do you think it’d be okay to sub noodles for eggplant and sweet potatoes? I love the cajun spice and I’ve had cajun and curry potatoes before so I’m interested in a blend….

December 23, 2017 12:49 am

A+! This lasagna had so much flavor and your Cajun spice recipe makes a nice kick! Everyone’s loved it and had 2nds. Totally recommend this dish!

June 11, 2017 7:35 pm

5 stars
Excellent! Had cooked it for family party and nothing was left. Thank you for such a good recipe!

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