Shrimp and Sausage Pasta

Total Time

Prep: 20 min. Cook: 15 min.

Makes

6 servings

Updated: Sep. 14, 2023
A creamy white sauce pairs well with the meat and slightly spicy seasonings of this pleasing shrimp and sausage pasta dish. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen
Shrimp and Sausage Pasta Recipe photo by Taste of Home

Ingredients

  • 6 ounces uncooked fettuccine
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 2 celery ribs, chopped
  • 1/2 cup each julienned sweet red, yellow and green peppers
  • 1/4 cup chopped green onions
  • 6 garlic cloves, minced
  • 4 tablespoons butter, divided
  • 1-1/2 cups heavy whipping cream
  • 1/4 cup white wine or chicken broth
  • 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon Creole seasoning
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 to 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 pound fully cooked andouille sausage, sliced
  • 1/2 pound uncooked shrimp (31-40 per pound), peeled and deveined
  • 2 cups chopped tomatoes

Directions

  1. Cook fettuccine according to package directions. Meanwhile, in a large skillet, saute the onion, celery, peppers, green onions and garlic in 2 tablespoons butter until tender. Stir in the cream, wine, Creole seasoning, salt, pepper flakes and pepper. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, until thickened, 5-6 minutes.
  2. In another large skillet, saute sausage and shrimp in remaining butter over medium heat until shrimp turn pink, 5-6 minutes. Drain fettuccine; toss with vegetable mixture, tomatoes and sausage mixture.
Shrimp and Sausage Pasta Tips

How can you tell when shrimp is done cooking?

No matter what size of shrimp or variety of shrimp you’re preparing, they all cook in similar ways. Although a lot of our recipes say to cook shrimp until it's pink, you should also be watching for when the shrimp turns from translucent to opaque.

How can you make Shrimp and Sausage Pasta your own?

One of the easiest ways to customize this dish is to make your own Creole seasoning. Simply mix 1/4 tsp. each salt, garlic powder and paprika, then add a pinch each of dried thyme, ground cumin and cayenne pepper. You can also switch up the type of sausage for something spicier, milder or leaner. Or you can skip it altogether and opt for cooked ham. If you’re feeling a touch extravagant, try swapping half the shrimp for scallops.

How should you store Shrimp and Sausage Pasta?

If you have leftovers, store them in airtight containers in your refrigerator for up to 3 days. To reheat, simmer the mixture on the stovetop just until hot but not boiling; otherwise, you risk overcooking the shrimp. Because this dish has cream in it, we wouldn’t recommend freezing it.
James Schend, Taste of Home Deputy Culinary Editor

Nutrition Facts

1-1/3 cups: 538 calories, 38g fat (21g saturated fat), 207mg cholesterol, 653mg sodium, 31g carbohydrate (7g sugars, 3g fiber), 20g protein.

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