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Pasta Primavera with Shrimp
Pasta Primavera with Shrimp

Pasta Primavera with Shrimp

30 Min(s)
15 Min(s) Prep
15 Min(s) Cook
Healthy Living
Make this tasty Pasta Primavera with Shrimp. This traditional seafood delight is not only delicious, but can also be made in 30 minutes. Order up!
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6 servings
Original recipe yields 6 servings
3 cups whole grain penne pasta (10 oz.)
1/2 lb. fresh green beans, trimmed, halved
3 cloves garlic, minced
zest and 2 Tbsp. juice from 1 lemon
1/4 tsp. crushed red pepper
1/2 lb. uncooked deveined peeled medium shrimp
1 pkg. (5 oz.) baby spinach leaves
2 cups cherry tomatoes, halved
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Let's Make It
1
Cook pasta in large saucepan as directed on package, omitting salt and adding beans to the boiling water for the last 3 min. Drain pasta mixture, reserving 1/2 cup of the cooking water.
2
Mix dressing, garlic, lemon zest, juice and crushed pepper until blended. Heat 2 Tbsp. dressing mixture in same saucepan on medium heat. Add shrimp; cook and stir 2 min. Add pasta mixture and reserved cooking water along with the spinach, tomatoes and remaining dressing mixture; cook and stir 3 to 4 min. or until tomatoes are softened, spinach is wilted and shrimp turn pink.
3
Stir in 1/2 cup cheese; spoon onto platter. Sprinkle with remaining cheese.
Kitchen Tips
Tip 1
Special Extra
Add 1 tsp. chopped fresh oregano to shrimp mixture in pan along with the pasta mixture, reserved cooking water, spinach, tomatoes and remaining dressing mixture.
Tip 2
Variation
Omit shrimp. Add 1 rinsed 15.5-oz. can cannellini beans to 2 Tbsp. hot dressing mixture in pan along with the pasta mixture, reserved cooking water, spinach, tomatoes and remaining dressing mixture.
Tip 3
Nutrition Bonus
Three cheers for this springtime favorite. It's low in fat, low in calories and contains more than 1/2 cup vegetables per serving.
Nutrition
Calories
320
Calories From Fat
0
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 6g
8%
Saturated Fat 3g
15%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 75mg
25%
Sodium 880mg
38%
Total Carbohydrates 46g
17%
Dietary Fibers 7g
25%
Sugars 8g
16%
Protein 20g
40%
Vitamin A
50%
Vitamin C
15%
Calcium
20%
Iron
15%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
servings
6 servings, about 1-1/2 cups each
* Nutrition information is estimated based on the ingredients and cooking instructions as described in each recipe and is intended to be used for informational purposes only. Please note that nutrition details may vary based on methods of preparation, origin and freshness of ingredients used.
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