My shrimp and kielbasa skillet is the perfect combination of creamy and spicy. Bonus: no dishes! One pan meals are my go-to when I’m meal prepping, crunched for time or just OMG-so-hungry-need-food-now. I usually make them for lunches or dinners and meal prep the leftovers for meals the following few days. This one cooks up quickly and makes a ton. I got 6 massive portions out of it that were just as good reheated.
I’ve made it with other veggies before, but these ones are my favorites. The flavors end up coming out so well once it’s done cooking. The Old Bay seasoning is essential here, and frankly, should be a staple in your spice cupboard anyway! It’s one of the easiest ways to spice up shrimp or tuna dishes. It’s super cheap to buy so throw it in the cart next time you’re at Target!
Yes, I know I’m obsessed with Target. I can’t help it though! Gotta support my Minnesota companies, right?!
Most kielbasa is generally the same size and for this recipe you’ll only need 1/2 of it! For the kielbasa, I use Pederson’s Farms. They’re Whole30 approved and made without any of the crap most pork products contain. The website has a locator to see if there’s any near you. I can get the kielbasa from a co-op near me which is pretty convenient. Or, use your favorite kielbasa if you have one! If you know of any other brands without the junk, please let us all know in the comments! I’ve had a hard time finding them myself.
Once you get the veggies chopped up, it’s smooth sailing from there. The recipe looks like it’s got a lot of steps but I promise you, they’re all ridiculously easy. The whole thing will take less than a half hour! Enjoy!
- 1 pound shrimp, thawed, tail-off
- 1/2 average size kielbasa sausage link (about 8 ounces), sliced
- 1/2 green pepper, diced
- 1/2 red pepper, diced
- 1/2 onion, diced
- 1 zucchini, halved the long way and sliced
- 1/2 cup chicken stock
- 2 tablespoons avocado oil or regular olive oil
- 4 teaspoons Old Bay seasoning
- 1/8 teaspoon salt
- 1/8 teaspoon pepper
- 1/8 teaspoon red pepper flakes
- 1 teaspoon tapioca flour/starch
- 1/8 cup Nutpods Original or almond milk
- Parsley or cilantro to garnish
- Heat skillet over medium heat with 1 tablespoon olive oil
- Add shrimp and 2 teaspoons Old Bay seasoning
- Cook for 2 minutes until opaque
- Remove from skillet and set aside
- Add 1 tablespoon oil, onions and pepper to skillet
- Cook 4 minutes until they start to soften
- Add in zucchini, kielbasa, salt, pepper and red pepper flakes
- Cook for 4-5 minutes
- Add shrimp back in with chicken stock. Bring to a simmer
- Allow to simmer for 2 minutes, stirring occasionally
- Move meat and veggies to the side, creating a small open space on the skillet
- Add Nutpods or almond milk with the tapioca starch
- Use a fork to combine together until starch isn't clumpy
- Stir into meat and veggies with remaining 2 teaspoons of Old Bay seasoning, giving it a nice creamy consistency
- Remove from heat, garnish and serve!
If you made this and love it, let me know! Someone just told me that it was a huge hit for her whole family and it made my day! Tag me on Instagram @paleobailey!
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