Penne with Shrimp and Vegetables

Penne with Shrimp and Vegetables

Pressed for time? Cooked shrimp and refrigerated Alfredo sauce hurry along this rich pasta dish, which can be on the table for a family of six in only 20 minutes.

Prep Time

20

Minutes

Total Time

20

Minutes

Makes

6

servings

2 1/4
cups uncooked penne pasta (8 oz)
3
tablespoons butter
1
package (8 oz) sliced fresh mushrooms (about 3 cups)
3
cloves garlic, finely chopped
1
cup whipping cream
1
container (10 oz) refrigerated Alfredo pasta sauce
1
small zucchini, cut in half lengthwise, then cut into 1/2-inch slices
8
oz fresh thin asparagus spears, trimmed, cut into 1 1/2-inch pieces (2 cups)
1/4
teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
1
lb cooked deveined peeled large shrimp, thawed if frozen, tail shells removed
1/2
teaspoon salt
  1. Cook and drain pasta as directed on package.
  2. Meanwhile, in 5-quart Dutch oven, melt butter over medium-high heat. Cook mushrooms in butter 7 to 8 minutes, stirring frequently, until softened and liquid is evaporated. Add garlic; cook 30 seconds. Add whipping cream; cook and stir 3 to 4 minutes or until slightly thickened.
  3. Stir in Alfredo sauce. Add zucchini, asparagus and pepper flakes. Cook 3 minutes, stirring frequently. Add shrimp. Cook and stir 1 minute or until asparagus is crisp-tender and shrimp are thoroughly heated.
  4. Add cooked pasta to shrimp mixture; toss to combine. Season with salt.
Makes 6 servings
Make the Most of This Recipe With Tips From The Betty Crocker® Kitchens
Sprinkle individual servings with shredded Parmesan cheese.
If asparagus is not available, substitute trimmed green beans. Green beans require a little longer cooking time than asparagus, so in step 2, first cook the beans in butter until crisp-tender. Then add mushrooms and continue as directed.

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Serving (1 1/2 Cups))
  • Calories 590
    • (Calories from Fat 330),
  • Total Fat 37g
    • (Saturated Fat 22g,
    • Trans Fat 1 1/2g),
  • Cholesterol 225mg;
  • Sodium 710mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 41g
    • (Dietary Fiber 3g,
    • Sugars 4g),
  • Protein 24g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    Exchanges:
    • 1 1/2 Starch;
    • 0 Fruit;
    • 1/2 Other Carbohydrate;
    • 0 Skim Milk;
    • 0 Low-Fat Milk;
    • 0 Milk;
    • 2 Vegetable;
    • 2 Very Lean Meat;
    • 0 Lean Meat;
    • 0 High-Fat Meat;
    • 7 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    • 3;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.