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    This Spicy Sausage and Shrimp Skillet is Paleo, gluten-free and so delicious! A flavorful Mediterranean meal that comes together in 30 minutes. Perfect weeknight dinner for busy families.

    Hope you had a fantastic weekend! Mine was short but sunny and very enjoyable! After coming home from work on Saturday, my husband surprised me with a delicious dinner cooked by him – Moroccan Grilled Salmon. We also had two tickets to the Huntsville Symphony Orchestra, so that was a nice end of the day. What a great date night!

    Tax season is in full swing, which means long hours, busy work days and 1 day weekends for me. Between working 60 hours a week, commute and taking care of the usual household chores, cooking during the week is almost impossible for me right now. But I am looking forward to the Sundays when I can get creative in the kitchen and stock up on food for the week. One of my creations last week was this spicy sausage and shrimp skillet. It comes together in about 30 minutes, and it is easy to make. And oh-so-flavorful!

    This meal reminds me of a meal my grandma used to make for us when we were children. We also added crumbled feta cheese on top, it made the meal perfect. I remember I loved it so much I always cleaned my plate. And I still do. 🙂

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    This sausage and shrimp skillet brings back sweet memories of my childhood. The flavors of the cooked onion, red & green bell peppers and the zucchini create a delicious Mediterranean taste. Add the spicy sausage and shrimp, and you have a fabulous (like my husband said) easy one pot meal. This will definitely get on my list for favorite weeknight meals!

    How To Make Spicy Sausage and Shrimp Skillet

    What you need

    3 Tbsp olive oil

    8 oz shrimp, peeled and deveined

    1 medium onion, diced

    1 red bell pepper, diced

    1 green bell pepper, diced

    1 medium zucchini, sliced

    10 oz. spicy sausage

    spices (1/2 tsp basil, 1/2 tsp thyme, 1/2 tsp oregano, 1/4 tsp red pepper flakes)

    pepper and salt, to taste

    2 Tbsp tomato paste

    1/2 cup chicken broth

    2 large cloves garlic, minced

    Preparation

    Heat 1 Tbsp olive oil in a large skillet over high heat. Add shrimp to skillet and cook shrimp until just opaque in center, stirring often, about 5 minutes. Transfer shrimp to a plate.

    Add 1 Tbsp olive oil to skillet and saute onion until translucent. Add peppers and sausage, cover and cook for about 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. If necessary, add another Tbsp of olive oil if veggies are sticking to the skillet.

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    Add zucchini and minced garlic to the skillet and stir. Add tomato paste and chicken stock, and stir everything. Season with salt, freshly ground pepper and spices (1/2 tsp basil, 1/2 tsp thyme, 1/2 tsp oregano, 1/4 tsp red pepper flakes). Cook for another 5 – 7 minutes until the sauce is thickened and vegetables are tender.

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    Add shrimp and cook for another 3 minutes until the flavors are fully incorporated. Enjoy!

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    I really hope you give this recipe a try and tell me what you think.

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    This Mediterranean spicy sausage and shrimp skillet goes wonderfully with crumbled feta cheese on top. Try it, I promise you won’t regret it. It seems like the flavors are even richer that way.

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    5 from 8 votes
    Spicy Sausage and Shrimp Skillet (Paleo)
    Prep Time
    10 mins
    Cook Time
    20 mins
    Total Time
    30 mins
     

    Spicy Sausage and Shrimp Skillet - a flavorful Mediterranean meal that comes together in 30 minutes. Perfect weeknight meal for busy families.

    Course: Main Course
    Cuisine: American
    Servings: 4
    Calories: 390 kcal
    Author: Neli @ Delicious Meets Healthy
    Ingredients
    Instructions
    1. Heat 1 Tbsp olive oil in a large skillet over high heat. Add shrimp to skillet and cook shrimp until just opaque in center, stirring often, about 5 minutes. Transfer shrimp to a plate.

    2. Add 1 Tbsp olive oil to skillet and saute onion until translucent. Add peppers and sausage, cover and cook for about 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. If necessary, add another Tbsp of olive oil if veggies are sticking to the skillet.
    3. Add zucchini and minced garlic to the skillet and stir. Add tomato paste and chicken broth, and stir everything. Season with salt, freshly ground pepper and spices (1/2 tsp basil, 1/2 tsp thyme, 1/2 tsp oregano, 1/4 tsp red pepper flakes). Cook for another 5 - 7 minutes until the sauce is thickened and vegetables are tender.
    4. Add shrimp and cook for another 3 minutes until the flavors are fully incorporated.
    Nutrition Facts
    Spicy Sausage and Shrimp Skillet (Paleo)
    Amount Per Serving (304 g)
    Calories 390
    % Daily Value*
    Cholesterol 122mg 41%
    Sodium 960mg 40%
    Total Carbohydrates 12.4g 4%
    Sugars 6.6g
    Protein 21.4g 43%
    * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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    Spicy Sausage and Shrimp Skillet - a flavorful Mediterranean meal that comes together in 30 minutes. Perfect weeknight meal for busy families.

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    Comments

    Love shrimp and sausage! This dish looks perfect ! Need to try it soon!

      Delicious Meets Healthy

      Thanks Mira! Hope you enjoy it! 🙂

    That skillet dish looks so delicious! Very savory and flavorful!! 🙂

      Delicious Meets Healthy

      Thanks for your kind words Christina!

    Alexis

    I made this last night, and it was a huge hit with my fiance. Like he LOOOOVED it! We like SUPER spicy so I doubled the red pepper flakes and added a teaspoon of Sriracha sauce. I did, however, accidentally add 1c vs 1/2 c of chicken broth, causing me to add another tablespoon or two of tomato paste. But, I just let it simmer longer to thicken.

    I can’t say enough good things: I think this would also be delicious over rice or a pasta (obvi not paleo). It is a super easy “prepare ahead” meal. Next time, I plan on chopping my veggies and sausage the night before and storing them in the fridge. Then, throwing it all together in less than 5 minutes the next day. Perfect for a week night!

    One note – The recipe does not indicate when to add the spices…..but, I figured it out. 😉

    Thanks for a great and easy recipe!

      Delicious Meets Healthy

      Thanks Alexis! I am really glad that you and your fiance loved this recipe! I love hearing back from people when they make one of my recipes. 🙂 It’s one of my favorite go-to meals for busy nights too!
      Thanks for the remark about the spices – i just fixed it.

    This looks delicious and something hubby and I will really enjoy!

    Debbi

    This looks delicious and I can’t wait to try it, but I’m cooking for a large family and am wondering how many it serves (so I know how many times to multiply the ingredients to have enough:)?

      Delicious Meets Healthy

      Hi Debbie! This recipe serves 4. But if the people on the table like it a lot and have big appetite, you may want to make some extra 🙂 I hope you enjoy it! This meal is also wonderful served over rice or pasta (gluten free if you want). It’s one of my favorite go to recipes!

    Stacie Thompson

    This looks delicious and I can’t wait to try it, but can you tell me what the calories per serving might be or close to it?

      Delicious Meets Healthy

      Hi Stacie, take a look at what MyFitnessPal suggests for this recipe are. Hope this helps you! Enjoy the meal! We had this couple weeks ago and we just can’t get enough of it. 🙂

    lea

    Looks good…mine looks alot REDDER tho!!! Tastes REALLY GOOD

      Delicious Meets Healthy

      I am glad you enjoyed it, Lea! 🙂

    Rhonda

    I made this tonight and it is absolutely delicious! The juice had the best flavor, just the right amount of spices. My husband loved it, I will be making this often! Thanks so much for the recipe!

      Delicious Meets Healthy

      I am really glad you liked it, Rhonda!!

    Katrena

    I made this recipe the other night. It was fabulous. I was apprehensive that it might not have enough spice but, it was perfect. On our list to make again.

      Delicious Meets Healthy

      HI Katrena! I am glad you enjoyed this meal! It’s one of our go to recipes during the week as well. I am actually planning to cook it this week again. 🙂

    Amanda

    I switched out the spices for some Tony Chachere’s and threw it over rice – it was quicker than my usual jambalaya recipe but just as tasty!

      Delicious Meets Healthy

      Glad it turned out good and you liked it! 🙂

    Allie

    My “sauce” came out as a vat of grease. Not sure what I’m doing wrong.

      Delicious Meets Healthy

      Hi Allie, sorry to hear your sauce turned out greasy. You probably added too much oil? You can always add more tomato paste/sauce to make it more like the sauce in the recipe. Hope this helps!

    Kristin

    Am I missing when to add the sausage? I am just going to cook sausage and add it with the shrimp but I don’t see it.

      Delicious Meets Healthy

      Hi Kristin, the recipe says to add the peppers and sausage to the skillet after you remove the shrimp. But even if you cook it with the shrimp it will be fine.
      Hope you enjoyed the recipe! It’s a favorite and quick go-to recipe for me. 🙂

    Giulia

    Thoughts if I use seafood stock instead of chicken broth? I have a ton of homemade seafood broth/stock in the freezer I’m trying to use up. (Other recipe suggestions including seafood broth also welcome!)

      Delicious Meets Healthy

      Hi Giulia, I think it will work but I am not sure if the seafood taste will be too strong.

    Freda Guion

    Love it….Will be great for a family dinner if doubled. Hubby and I will make 2 or 3 meals from this recipe. Maybe a bet too spicy for me. Went great with our Sangiovese!

    Emily

    Is the fat content listed for the entire skillet or is that per serving? Seems a bit high for one serving, but I could be wrong. Regardless, it was delicious!

      Delicious Meets Healthy

      It is per serving. Different websites give a slightly different estimate of the nutrition information. I just updated the nutrition information label with the most accurate I could find. Hope that helps!

    Jessica

    Just made a batch and boy is it good! I added a few dashes of paprika for color but other than that, I followed the recipe. Very tasty! 😋

      Delicious Meets Healthy

      So glad to hear that you loved it! It’s one of my go-to quick weeknight recipes! 🙂

    Eva

    I only ever cook for two. Would this freeze well after cooking? Or should I have the recipe?

      Delicious Meets Healthy

      I haven’t frozen this particular recipe before but I don’t see why it wouldn’t freeze well. I think it will freeze well. Just make sure you don’t overheat/overcook the shrimp when you reheat it.

    Whole family, even kids, loved it! Subbed veggies I had on hand for the green pepper and zucchini; served with roasted cauliflower. Used ~1 lb of shrimp and 6 oz of sausage, again, because that’s what I happened to have in the fridge. Adding this recipe to heavy rotation. 🙂

      Delicious Meets Healthy

      Awesome! So glad your whole family loved the recipe! 🙂

    ALy

    I HAVE MADE THIS RECIPE SO MANY TIMES ITS ABOUT TIME I LEAVE A COMMENT! I LOVE LOVE LOVE THIS RECIPE. FOR 2 PEOPLE, I CUT EVERYTHING IN HALF BESIDES THE SHRIMP AND SAUSAGE – USUALLY USE 8 OZ SHRIMP AND A WHOLE FRESH SAUSAGE FROM THE MEAT COUNTER AT THE GROCERY STORE. USUALLY GET THOSE RAW AND HAVE TO START THE RECIPE BY BOILING it for 6 min AND THEN BROWNING THE SAUSAGE INTHE SKILLET I AM ABOUT TO USE FOR THE RECIPE – BONUS- IT GIVES OFF ITS FLAVOR TO THE PAN! SUCH A GREAT RECIPE FOR when i am COUNTING CALORIES AND CARBS, BUT EVERY TIME WE HAVE IT I ALWAYS FORGET HOW SATISFYING AND FILLING IT IS. THANKS A TON!

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