Shrimp & Sausage with Vodka Sauce

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When all else fails, make pasta! Shrimp & Sausage pasta with Vodka Sauce tonight was a hit! Ok, ok, so I take a hit for not making the sauce from scratch, but I was desperate for a helping hand tonight. Regardless, it was awesome, here are the deets: 


  • 4 Uncooked Italian Sausages
  • 1/2 lb. Shrimp, de-shelled, tails on or off (I used 26-30/lb Market Pantry/ Target brand) 
  • Fettuccine Noodles
  • Fresh Basil (about 1/3cup)
  • 1 Jar Simply Balanced Organic Vodka Sauce (found at Target)
  • 1/2 small onion, diced
  • 1 Tbsp minced garlic 
  • Olive Oil
  • Salt and Pepper
Make it happen: 

  1. In a large sauce pan, pour in the vodka sauce and bring to a boil. Once at a boil reduce heat to a low. 
  2. Over medium-high heat, warm some olive oil, in a separate pan. Cut sausages into 1 inch pieces, and brown them. Add onion and garlic. Cook until onion is translucent. Once onion is clear, add contents of the pan into the vodka sauce and let simmer for 10 minutes while stirring occasionally. Set pan aside for later use, don't wash it! Once the sauce has simmered for 10 mins, turn on low to let the sausage and sauce merry while cooking pasta and shrimp.
  3. Boil water and prepare fettuccine noodles according to directions on the packet. Don't forget to add Tsp of olive oil to prevent sticking.
  4. Once the pasta is cooked halfway through, take browning pan used earlier and add heat Tsp of olive oil over medium heat. Season your shrimp with salt and pepper and add to pan. Once pink, remove shrimp from heat immediately. 
  5. After shrimp is cooked, chop basil and reserve 1/4 of it to garnish on top.  
  6. Build your dish by mixing the fettuccine noodles, shrimp, sauce/sausage, and basil into a large serving bowl. 
  7. Mix well so that shrimp are covered in sauce and basil is incorporated. Garnish with more basil on top and eat your heart away. 
Serve with favorite wine or VODKA! :)