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Mediterranean Pasta with Shrimp

Mediterranean Pasta with Shrimp
  • Prep 20 min
  • Total 35 min
  • Servings 5
Tender shrimp, colorful spinach, tangy feta and salty olives make a Greek-inspired dinner light and refreshing.
Updated February 1, 2010

Ingredients

  • 2 1/2 cups uncooked bow-tie (farfalle) pasta (5 oz)
  • 1 lb uncooked medium shrimp (thawed if frozen), peeled, deveined and tail shells removed
  • 1 package (4 oz) crumbled feta cheese (about 1 cup)
  • 3 cups lightly packed fresh spinach (about 3 oz), stems removed, torn into pieces
  • 1 medium red bell pepper, chopped (1 cup)
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh or 1 teaspoon dried basil leaves
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/3 cup sliced Kalamata olives or 1 can (2 1/4 oz) sliced ripe olives, drained
  • 2 tablespoons olive or vegetable oil

Steps

  • 1
    Heat oven to 350°F. Spray 13x9-inch (3-quart) glass baking dish with cooking spray.
  • 2
    In 4-quart saucepan or Dutch oven, cook pasta as directed on package, adding shrimp during last 2 minutes of cook time. Cook until pasta is tender and shrimp are pink. Drain; return to saucepan.
  • 3
    Stir 1/2 cup cheese and remaining ingredients except oil into cooked pasta and shrimp. Pour into baking dish; spread evenly.
  • 4
    Bake 10 to 15 minutes or until hot. Sprinkle with oil; toss. Top with remaining cheese.

  • Choose your favorite olive variety for this recipe.
  • A light fruity wine would complement this meal.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving (About 1 1/4 Cups)
Calories
340
Calories from Fat
120
Total Fat
13g
20%
Saturated Fat
4 1/2g
23%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
150mg
50%
Sodium
860mg
36%
Potassium
330mg
10%
Total Carbohydrate
33g
11%
Dietary Fiber
3g
12%
Sugars
2g
Protein
23g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
60%
60%
Vitamin C
45%
45%
Calcium
15%
15%
Iron
25%
25%
Exchanges:
2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 1 Vegetable; 2 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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