Pesto Shrimp With Penne Pasta
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cooking Time: 15 minutes
This is simple and delicious. Makes a great lunch or dinner and is nice enough for company.
3/4 pound shrimp, raw (medium or large)
8 ounces pasta, penne, whole wheat
4 tablespoons pesto sauce (prepared)
2 cups tomato(es), grape or cherry
1/4 cup cheese, feta, crumbled
2 cups spinach, fresh baby, chopped
2 tablespoons olive oil
Boil a pot of water over high heat and cook pasta according to package directions for al dente (about 10 minutes). Meanwhile, shell and clean shrimp. Pat shrimp dry with a paper towel. Heat a large skillet over medium heat. Add one tablespoon oil and cook shrimp in a single layer for 1 to 2 minutes per side until opaque and cooked through (don't overcook). Drain pasta (reserve a quarter cup or so of pasta water if needed to thin sauce) then place pasta into the skillet. Add remaining olive oil and pesto and stir. Toss in tomatoes and chopped spinach. Divide among four plates. Top with feta cheese and serve.
Per Serving About: Per Serving About: 390 calories, 15 g fat, 3.5 g saturated fat, 0 trans fat , 24 g protein, 39 g carbohydrates, 5g dietary fiber, 300 mg sodium