Craving a fancy night out at your local Italian restaurant? Create this yummy pasta dish at home, and save money and calories! 4 simple steps and you can be enjoying this filling dish with your family in as little as 30 minutes. With unlimited left over possibilities, this dish is sure to be a winner.
Clever uses for leftovers-
- Makes a great addition to a side salad for lunch the next day.
- Pair with a vegetarian main dish for a lively side of carbohydrates.
- Perfect dish to bring to a potluck!
- 1 pound whole wheat linguini or angel hair pasta noodles
- 3 tablespoons olive oil, divided
- 1 pound frozen, peeled and deveined shrimp (any size) thawed
- ½ of a 0.6-ounce packet dry Italian dressing mix
- 8 ounces fresh mushrooms (any type), sliced
- 2 cups fresh spinach
- Prepare pasta according to package instructions and drain
- Heat 1 tablespoon olive oil in a large skillet, add the shrimp and Italian dressing mix. Sauté for 1 minute.
- Add the mushrooms and spinach to the skillet and continue cooking until the shrimp is cooked through and has turned pink, mushrooms are tender and spinach is wilted.
- Pour shrimp mixture into pasta. Add remaining olive oil and stir to combine.
Note- If pasta is too dry, add another tablespoon of olive oil.
**The additional oil will add calories from unsaturated fat.
Prep time: 10 minutes
Cook time: 20 minutes
Makes 8 Servings
Serving Size: 1\8 of pasta dish
Cost per recipe: $15.54
Cost per serving: $1.94
Nutritional Facts per serving: 310 Calories; 7g total trans fat; 1g saturated fat; 0g trans fat; 70 mg cholesterol; 510 mg sodium; 45g carbohydrate; 5 g fiber; 3g sugar; 16gprotein; 6% daily value of vitamin A; 2% Daily Value of vitamin C; 6% daily value of calcium;10% daily value of iron.
Source: Laura White-Brown, former Area Nutrition Agent for Kentucky Nutrition Education Program, University of Kentucky Cooperative Extension Service.