Shrimp and Chorizo Skillet Paella with Quinoa
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
30 mins

A one pot dinner that the whole family will love, Shrimp and Chorizo Skillet Paella is quick, easy and fantastic for weeknights.

Course: Dinner
Cuisine: spanish
Keyword: chicken skillet, one pot, paella
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 439 kcal
Author: Kellie
  • 3 cups cooked quinoa
  • 1/4 cup hot water
  • 1/4 teaspoon saffron threads
  • 8 ounces thinly sliced Spanish chorizo sausage
  • 1 1/2 pounds medium shrimp peeled and deveined
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1 cup diced vidalia onion
  • 1 medium orange bell pepper diced
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground turmeric
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper
  • 1 cup frozen peas thawed
  • 1 14.5-ounce can diced fire-roasted tomatoes (I used Muir Glen Organic)
  • 1/2 teaspoon liquid smoke
  1. In a small bowl, add the saffron to the water and set aside.
  2. In a large skillet, cook the sausage over medium heat until brown and transfer to a bowl using a slotted spoon. Add the shrimp to the pan and cook until opaque, approximately 2-3 minutes each side. Transfer the shrimp to the bowl with the sausage. Add the olive oil and onion to the pan. Cook the onion until softened and starts to brown. Add the diced pepper and cook until softened. Stir in the garlic and cook for one minute. Add the paprika, turmeric, red pepper and saffron water to the pan, stirring to combine.
  3. Add the sausage and shrimp back to the pan. Stir in the quinoa, peas, tomatoes and liquid smoke. Continue to cook over low heat until everything is heated through, approximately 5 minutes. Serve immediately.
Nutrition Facts
Shrimp and Chorizo Skillet Paella with Quinoa
Amount Per Serving (0 g)
Calories 439 Calories from Fat 162
% Daily Value*
Fat 18g28%
Saturated Fat 5g31%
Cholesterol 319mg106%
Sodium 1361mg59%
Potassium 532mg15%
Carbohydrates 27g9%
Fiber 4g17%
Sugar 4g4%
Protein 38g76%
Vitamin A 915IU18%
Vitamin C 41.3mg50%
Calcium 196mg20%
Iron 5mg28%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.