Teresa Giudice’s Holiday without Joe Giudice: “Real Housewives of New Jersey” Star Shares Christmas Dish Recipe

Teresa Giudice’s Holiday without Joe Giudice: “Real Housewives of New Jersey” Star Shares Christmas Dish Recipe
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Teresa Giudice and Joe Giudice from Bravo’s The Real Housewives of New Jersey have gone through some challenging times. The married couple were charged for mail, wire and bankruptcy fraud, and both had prison sentences to serve. While Teresa completed her sentence and returned to her family on December 23, 2015, it is now time for her husband to serve his 41-month prison sentence which began in March 2016. If there is one thing she has made known, it is the fact that her family comes first and hardships will not stop her from persevering. So, with that being said, it’s safe to say that the holidays this year will still be filled with family fun. According to a source, the reality TV star claims she will be spending time at her brother, Joe Gorga’s for the holidays. Giudice has four daughters (Gia, 15, Gabriella, 12, Milania, 10, and Audriana, 7) and despite their father’s absence the family is keeping strong and staying busy.

If you don’t already know, Teresa Giudice is the author of a few cookbooks that have tons of recipes on Italian dishes. Since she comes from a big Italian family, it’s safe to say she knows a thing or two about preparing delicious meals. So, here is a Christmas dish recipe from her cookbook, Fabulicious!: Teresa’s Italian Family Cookbook, which she says her and her husband both love because of its spiciness! Here it is for sharing with friends and family:

Devil Shrimp and Angel Hair Pasta in Arrabbiata Sauce

The ingredients you’ll need include:

  • One pound of medium shrimp (peeled and deveined)
  • Two tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil
  • Two garlic cloves, minced
  • ½ teaspoon of red pepper flakes or more to taste
  • Three cups of Snappy red sauce
  • ¼ teaspoon of freshly ground black pepper
  • Salt
  • One tablespoon of freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • One pound of angel hair pasta


  1. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil.
  1. Heat one tablespoon of oil in a large saucepan over medium-high heat. Then, add the shrimp and cook until opaque, turning only once, for a about three minutes. Transfer to a plate.
  1. Put the remaining tablespoon of oil and then add garlic to the saucepan and stir until the garlic is soft but not browned (about 30 seconds). Since the pan will be hot, be sure not to burn the garlic. Then, add tomato sauce, black pepper, and red pepper flakes and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low. Put the shrimp back to the saucepan and stir in the lemon juice. Cook just enough to heat the shrimp through, about one minute. Finally, season the sauce with salt and add more red pepper flakes if you want the sauce really devilish and spicy. Remove from heat.
  1. Lastly, add the pasta to the water and cook according to the package direction or until al dente. Drain very well and transfer the pasta to individual bowls and then top with the shrimp and sauce. Serve hot. Enjoy!


Schnurr, S., “Here’s How to Make Teresa Giudice’s Favorite Holiday Dish,” E! News web site November 16, 2016; http://www.eonline.com/news/809564/here-s-how-to-make-teresa-giudice-s-favorite-holiday-dish; last accessed November 16, 2016.

Rosenfeld, L., “Here’s How Teresa Giudice Is Preparing for Her First Christmas Without Joe” Bravo web site; November 11, 2016; http://www.bravotv.com/the-daily-dish/teresa-giudice-family-christmas-plans-joe-giudice-in-prison; last accessed November 16, 2016.