Garlicky Shrimp Pasta
Prep time: 15 minutes
Cook time: 10 minutes
Per serving: 330 calories, 8g fat, 1.5g saturated fat, 75mg cholesterol, 450mg sodium, 47g carbohydrate, 7g fiber, 18g protein
1 (12-oz.) pkg. whole-wheat linguine or fettuccine
2 tbsp. olive oil, divided
1 lb. shrimp, peeled and deveined
1 tbsp. no-salt-added Italian seasoning, divided
5 cups packed fresh spinach
3 garlic cloves, minced
2 cups halved cherry tomatoes
1/4 cup grated Parmesan
- In a large pot of boiling water cook pasta al dente according to package directions. Drain; set aside.
- Meanwhile, in a large skillet heat 1 tablespoon of the oil over medium-high heat. Sprinkle shrimp with 1 teaspoon of the seasoning. Add shrimp to skillet; cook 2 minutes or until pink. Transfer shrimp to a plate; cover to keep warm. Return skillet to heat. Add remaining 1 tablespoon oil. Add spinach; cook and stir just until wilted. Add garlic, tomatoes and remaining 2 teaspoons seasoning; cook 3 to 5 minutes.
- Add cooked pasta to skillet; toss to combine. Return shrimp to skillet; toss and cook until heated through. Place pasta in a serving bowl. Sprinkle with Parmesan, and serve.
Make it a meal: Serve with roasted broccolini and beets.
Culinary: Tip for Cooking Pasta: Stir the pasta.
Stir the pasta immediately after adding it to the water, and occasionally while it’s cooking. This prevents the pasta from sticking together.
Nutrition: 1 (3-oz.) serving (cooked) shrimp is 80 calories and 18g protein. Shrimp has a sweet, mild flavor. It is very tender and firm, with shades of pink through the tail.