Sunday, June 11, 2017

Sausage and Shrimp Skillet

Who doesn't love meals that are quick and easy and delicious? Crazy people, that's who.
I mean, this skillet meal takes about 30 minutes from prep to table, it's healthy, and - most importantly - it's super tasty. 
I came up with this recipe to use up my shrimp and sausage. All the recipes I was finding online were "gumbo" type recipes and I just wasn't feeling it. This is a simple flavor profile so the taste of the veggies, shrimp, and sausage really stand out. I served it with quinoa but rice or couscous would work just as well. 

Sausage and Shrimp Skillet

1 lb shrimp, peeled and deveined
1 medium orange pepper, diced
1 medium green pepper, diced
1 medium yellow pepper, diced
1 large zucchini, diced (about 4 cups)
3 cloves garlic, minced
8 oz keilbasa, sliced
salt & pepper
1 tsp dried garlic granules
1 tsp dried parsley
1/2 tsp onion powder
1/4 cup chicken broth

Prep all your ingredients.

In a large skillet over medium heat, cook the shrimp until it is pink. Remove from pan and set aside.
Cook the peppers, zucchini, and onion in the skillet until veggies start to wilt a little - about 5 to 8 minutes. Add in the garlic and sliced sausage and cook, stirring often, until everything is heated through. Stir in the salt & pepper, garlic granules, parsley, and onion powder. 
Add the shrimp back to the pan and the 1/4 cup of chicken broth.

Cook and stir until everything is steamy and hot. 
Serve immediately. 

You can eat on it's own or serve over quinoa, rice, couscous, or even barley. 

According to MyFitnessPal one serving (recipe makes 4 servings) is - 270 calories, 8 carbs, 1 fat, 31 protein, 2 fiber. 
With 1/2 cup quinoa a serving is: 381 calories, 28 carbs, 3 fat, 35 protein, and 5 fiber. 
FYI - leftovers are just as tasty reheated the next day or two. 


  1. This looks like a yummy recipe. I love to have shrimps in my meal in any form. This recipe has nutritious and healthy ingredients so I would try this for the lunch time.

  2. Delicious and healthy, not so hard to make as well. Thank you for sharing the recipe with us, will try to make it and have it