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Skinny Garlic Shrimp Pasta

skinny garlic shrimp pasta Entree
Skinny Garlic Shrimp Pasta
  • Prep 30 min
  • Total 30 min
  • Servings 6

A restaurant-inspired Italian pasta favorite still tastes rich and flavorful in this “skinny” version of garlic shrimp pasta. At just 310 calories per serving, it’s a better-for-you choice that taste so much better than a frozen low-calorie dinner ever can. MORE+ LESS-

September 21, 2018
Progresso Broth
Make with
Progresso Broth

Ingredients

8
oz uncooked multigrain angel hair (capellini) pasta or spaghetti
4
cups fresh baby spinach leaves
1 1/2
cups halved cherry tomatoes
3
teaspoons olive oil
1
medium onion, finely chopped (1/2 cup)
1 1/2
lb fresh medium shrimp, peeled, deveined and tail shells removed
3
cloves garlic, finely chopped
1/4
teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
1/2
cup dry white wine or Progresso™ reduced-sodium chicken broth (from 32-oz carton)
1/4
cup Progresso™ reduced-sodium chicken broth (from 32-oz carton)
1/4
teaspoon salt
1/8
teaspoon pepper
3
tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
2
tablespoons butter

Steps

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  • 1
    In 5-quart saucepan or Dutch oven, cook pasta as directed on package. Drain; return to saucepan. Stir in spinach, tomatoes and 2 teaspoons of the oil. Cover to keep warm.
  • 2
    While pasta is cooking, in 12-inch nonstick skillet, heat remaining 1 teaspoon oil over medium-high heat. Add onion; cook and stir 1 minute. Add shrimp, garlic and pepper flakes; cook and stir 2 minutes.
  • 3
    Stir in wine, broth, salt and pepper; cook 2 minutes or until shrimp are pink and firm. Remove from heat; stir in parsley and butter until butter is melted. Add shrimp mixture to pasta mixture in saucepan; toss to mix.

Expert Tips

  • Look for 41/50 count shrimp, which are a good size to team up with cherry tomatoes and other chopped veggies. Boost the nutrition without adding calories by including halved sugar snap peas or quartered artichoke hearts (packed in water).
  • Whole-grain pastas do take a little longer to cook but are still tender and offer more dietary fiber than bleached-flour pastas.
  • A small sprinkle of grated Parmesan cheese would add lots of flavor without adding a significant amount of fat.
  • Finish off each serving with a generous handful of chopped fresh herbs.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
310
Calories from Fat
70
% Daily Value
Total Fat
8g
12%
Saturated Fat
3g
14%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
165mg
56%
Sodium
260mg
11%
Potassium
480mg
14%
Total Carbohydrate
31g
10%
Dietary Fiber
4g
16%
Sugars
3g
Protein
28g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
50%
50%
Vitamin C
15%
15%
Calcium
10%
10%
Iron
15%
15%
Exchanges:
1 1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 1 Vegetable; 3 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

More About This Recipe

  • Healthy shrimp pasta recipes sometimes skimp on flavor, but not this clever recipe from Betty Crocker Kitchens. We’ve figured out how to keep Italian-restaurant-style taste in this skinny take on garlic shrimp pasta. From now on, you can skip buying lower-calorie frozen dinners and treat yourself to a homemade meal, instead—you deserve it! In addition to its great taste, you’ll love the nutrition this tasty dish serves up. This smarter version is a healthier choice that has 4 grams of fiber, 28 grams of protein, and a whopping 50 percent of your RDA for Vitamin A. If you’re interested in healthy shrimp recipes and healthy pasta recipes, you can find traditional favorites, easy-prep options and modern news twists in Betty’s collection of Best Shrimp Pastas.

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