With the holidays fast approaching, you need easy keto dinner recipes. Am I right? This easy Shrimp & Sausage Skillet fits the bill perfectly. It’s an all-in-one skillet meal that comes together in minutes and pleases the whole family.
Remember when you were a kid and the holidays were filled simply with excitement and wonder? It never occurred to you to feel anything else, because they were just such fun and happy times. School was out, snow was on the ground, friends and family were dropping by, and the twinkling lights were everywhere, filling you with joy. But your parents didn’t quite seem to feel the same way. They were stressed, they were tired, they were constantly running errands and writing cards and wrapping gifts and sending packages. They just didn’t seem to enjoy the lead up to the holidays at all and you wondered how it could possibly be that stressful.
And then you became a parent yourself, with a full time job and myriad other responsibilities, and it all just clicked. Oh! That lead up time isn’t all about excitement and wonder. You still love the holidays and everything they represent, but you have SO much to do. And it isn’t even about the gifts or the shopping, because you know that’s not really the point. But it’s about all the little things you have to do on top of the big things you already do on a daily basis. Because what you want most for your kids is for them to have all the wonder and excitement, untarnished and beautiful, just as you had it when you were little. So you come to realize that yes it’s stressful, but it’s so worth it.
But any tips that make is less stressful are surely welcome. Like easy low carb dinner recipes. You have enough cooking and baking ahead of you as the holidays approach, so why make it more stressful by cooking complicated dinners each evening? What you need is a recipe that you can just chop everything up, throw it in a pan and a few minutes later, dinner is done. And that’s exactly the sort of recipe this Easy Keto Shrimp & Sausage Skillet is. Prep work is simple and thanks to al fresco® fully cooked chicken sausage, cook time is minimal. And the best part is that it’s a recipe that appeals to every palate…at least in my house.
I created this recipe a few weeks ago when I was exactly in that stressful moment between work and dinner time, when I had a lot on my plate. I didn’t have much on hand but I had some fresh shrimp, some green beans, a red pepper, and a package of al fresco® Roasted Red Pepper and Asiago sausage. Sounded pretty good to me so I simply sauteed the whole thing and dinner was done. I called it “All In One Skillet Dinner”.
Am I stressed this holiday season? Yep, I am. But at least I have dinner in the bag.
Be sure to check out this low carb Old Bay Shrimp from Everyday Maven too. They look spectacular!
Shrimp & Sausage Skillet Dinner
- ¼ cup avocado oil divided
- 1 pound shrimp peeled and deveined
- 1 teaspoon Cajun Seasoning or Old Bay seasoning
- 12 ounces full cooked sausage cut into ½ inch slices
- 1 jalapeno minced
- 1 clove garlic minced
- ½ lb green beans cut into 2 inch pieces
- 1 medium red pepper cut into 2 inch slices
- Salt and pepper
- Heat 2 tablespoon of the avocado oil in a large skillet over medium high heat. Once shimmering, add the shrimp in a single layer. Cook about 2 minutes, and then flip the shrimp over and sprinkle with the seasoning. Cook another minute or two, until no longer pink, then transfer to a plate.
- Add the remaining oil to the pan. Once shimmering, add the sausage and saute until starting to brown, 2 to 3 minutes. Add the jalapeño and garlic and saute until fragrant, 30 seconds.
- Add the vegetables and continue to saute until just tender, 5 to 10 minutes. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Add the shrimp back to the pan and warm through before serving.
Thanks for the recipe!
Quick, easy and delicious. This quickly became a dinner time staple.
John Warther says
It’s a keeper! I found your recipe when I was looking for something to do for a quick lunch with leftover shrimp and some uncooked chicken sausage. It was a wonderful find! I would have used it, as is, but I tossed in a can of petite chopped tomatoes that I also wanted to use for this meal. I will try your recipe as it is written in the future, but I have to tell you my wife said she could eat what I made once a week! I also mixed up your spice recipe and found it very good.
Mallory DeBusk says
Easy and delicious!
The spouse LOVED it! I showed him the 45 recipe email “Easy Keto Dinners for Busy Weeknights,” and he promptly picked this one to try. I cooked it up, he ate 1/3 of the skillet, and packed the rest to take to work. Thanks for all you do for our low-carb community. Yours is one of the first recipe sites I recommend to newcomers.
Delighted to hear it! That’s a good round up, so many things to choose from.
I just made up something similar on a whim, but with chicken, sausage, zucchini, red pepper, garlic, onion, mushrooms and Cajun seasoning. It needed something to bring it all together to me at the end, so I used about 1/2 cup leftover spaghetti sauce, thinned with a splash of white wine to simmer it all down. It is delicious! I went online to see if a similar recipe had been posted and found yours. 🙂 I love your website — I’ve used quite a few of your recipes and I think we have similar tastes.
Judy Morin says
I have your recipe for Buffalo Chicken Sausage Balls that I was lucky enough to fine the al fresco Buffalo favored sausage (in Walmart!) one, but never again anywhere. Now I find that they have changed the recipe and added bleu cheese (most of the comments are NOT favorable about the change). Do you have any influence with al fresco to ask them to change the recipe back to the original and make it easier to find in the stores. I use their Andouille sausage al the time for other recipes.
When do you stir the shrimp back in?
Sorry, right at the end. My instructions got cut off but I’ve added it now.