Italian Shrimp Pasta - KNEP - Kentucky Nutrition Education Program

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Italian Shrimp Pasta

Servings:8Serving Size:1/8 of pasta dishRecipe Cost:$15.54Cost per Serving:$1.94

This will taste like you spent all afternoon in the kitchen. No need to tell anyone it was quick and easy.

Ingredients:

  • 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

Directions:

  1. Prepare pasta according to package instructions and drain.
  2. Heat 1 tablespoon olive oil in a large skillet. Add the shrimp and Italian dressing mix. Saute for 1 minute.
  3. Add the mushrooms and spinach to skillet and continue cooking until shrimp is cooked through and has turned pink, mushrooms are tender and spinach is wilted.
  4. 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.

Source: Laura White-Brown, former Area Nutrition Agent for Kentucky Nutrition Education Program, University of Kentucky Cooperative Extension Service

Nutrition facts per serving: 310 calories; 7g total fat; lg saturated fat; 0g trans fat; 70mg cholesterol; 510mg sodium; 45g carbohydrate; 5g fiber; 3g sugar; 16g protein; 6% Daily Value of vitamin A; 2% Daily Value of vitamin C; 6% Daily Value of calcium; 10% Daily Value of iron