Recipe: Italian shrimp & sausage skillet

February 11, 2016

"This is the best meal you've ever made."

That is seriously one of the best compliments you can get from your husband. Besides you're so pretty, you're so smart or you're the coolest. But hey, it's a compliment and I love it.

The best part? This recipe is so easy. Like, anyone can make easy. But also the best. 

Adam and I were wondering the grocery store one Friday after work (yes, we're old folks) and we came across a guy cooking sausage in the meat department giving away free samples.

The guy offers, Adam passes -- noooo thanks (he's a germaphobe) and I'm over here stuffing food in my face. I'm not ashamed, I love free samples. After my third tester, I convinced Adam that he had to try.

One taste, he was hooked and that became our dinner choice for the evening. Now to Pinterest to find the perfect recipe. Except that I couldn't. I found various recipes that looked okay, but I could not find the one.

I took suggestions from about 8 recipes and I totally nailed it.

  • 1 tsp basil
  • 1 tsp oregano
  • 1 tsp parsley
  • 1/4 tsp red pepper flakes
  • 1/2 tsp garlic
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1lb. package of pre-cooked sausage (Italian or whatever flavor links you like), sliced
  • 8 ounces shrimp
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 1/2 cup beef broth
  • 1/2 onion, diced
  • 1 sweet potato, sliced
  • 1 green pepper, diced
  • 2 zucchinis, sliced into thin circles
How to Make: 
  1. First combine the dry seasoning mix in a small bowl and set aside
  2. Next brown the pre-cooked sausage slices in a large skillet with a little coconut oil over medium heat – transfer sausage to a plate and set aside.
  3. Cook the shrimp, about 4 minutes each side. Set aside. 
  4. Next add the onions, peppers, zucchini and seasoning mix to the pan - cook everything for about 5 minutes 
  5. Add salt and pepper to taste (and any additional seasonings you'd like)
  6. Grab the sausage and shrimp you set aside and toss back into the pan with the veggies to reheat for about 2 minutes.
  7. Add in the 1/2 cup of beef and the two tablespoons of tomato paste. Let simmer for about 5 minutes until the sauce thickens.
  8. Serve hot from skillet to plate and enjoy!
 Step 1: Cook the sausage and (not pictured) the shrimp
Step 2: Cook all the veggies, add the seasonings and the meats. 
Not pictured - add in the tomato paste and beef broth
Step 3: Add goat cheese and eat everything. 

Guys, I'm not lying when I say this is one of the best and easiest meals. It is so flavorful and for all of you who love meats or who have husbands, this is the meal for you. 

Plus, what's better than everything in one pan. You know how I feel about easy cleanup. 

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  1. This sounds and looks super delicious Kristen! Thank you so much for taking the time to share this us today. I can't wait to try it out.

  2. It looks amazing!! I love all of the veggies...and of course I'm a big shrimp fan!

  3. YUM! This combines so many of our favorite things - definitely giving this a try!

  4. Oh that looks and sounds delicious! Definitely something my husband would love as well.

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  5. I want this right now! haha! Looks amazing :)

  6. I love everything that included in this recipe. I am looking forward to trying it as it looks delicious. Plus I also love easy! I am always looking for that.

  7. "The best recipe you've ever made" is always a wonderful compliment :) Looks great!

  8. I love one pan meals.. this looks awesome!!! PS- I stuff myself with free samples too.. no shame in that game! xoxo

  9. I love meals like this! I have some chicken sausage I've been at a loss with what to do with, so I'll try this! Thanks :)

  10. This looks great! I love a quick one skillet meal!

  11. This looks amazing! Going to make it soon. :)

  12. Sounds great! Going to try this one!

  13. That looks amazing!! I am definitely going to try this one!

  14. This sounds delicious and unique! I love the idea of sausage with zucchini! Must try - sounds like a great combination!

  15. looks super delicious and very easy to make! i love easy meals that takes 10 minutes!

  16. Delicious recipe! Love easy to make meals, thank you for the recipe :)

  17. It's only 8:30 in the morning, and now I'm craving this! Can we be neighbors and you cook for me?? I'll bake ;)

  18. Yum! Zucchini is one of my favourite vegetables.

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I love hearing from all of you and greatly appreciate all your feedback and comments! xx Kristen