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Garlic Butter Shrimp Pasta Recipe - Easy, quick and delicious dinner including shrimp and pasta coated in a light and flavorful garlic butter sauce with tomatoes and spinach.
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Garlic Butter Shrimp Pasta Recipe

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WW Freestyle: 7
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time25 mins
Easy, quick and delicious dinner including shrimp and pasta with tomatoes and spinach, all coated in a light and flavorful garlic butter sauce.
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: Italian
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 429

Ingredients

  • 8 ounces whole wheat penne pasta
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter, divided
  • 5 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried parsley
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 pound medium shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • salt and fresh ground pepper, to taste
  • 1 cup halved cherry tomatoes
  • 8 ounces fresh baby spinach
  • 1/4 cup fresh chopped basil
  • red pepper flakes, for garnish (optional)
  • grated parmesan, for garnish (optional)

Instructions 

  • Cook pasta according to the instructions on the package; drain.
  • Melt 2 tablespoons butter in a large skillet over medium high heat. 
  • Add garlic, parsley and oregano; cook, stirring frequently, for 1 minute, or until fragrant.
  • Season shrimp with salt and pepper; add to the skillet and cook for 4 minutes, or until pink; remove shrimp from skillet and set aside. Cover to keep them warm.
  • Melt remaining butter in the skillet; add tomatoes, spinach, and basil, and cook for 3 to 4 minutes, or until spinach is wilted and tomatoes begin to release their juices.
  • Add prepared pasta to the skillet with the tomatoes and spinach. 
  • Add shrimp to the skillet; stir until everything is well combined.
  • Remove from heat; garnish with red pepper flakes and grated parmesan.
  • Serve.

Notes

WW FREESTYLE SMART POINTS: 7
Nutrition Facts
Garlic Butter Shrimp Pasta Recipe
Amount Per Serving (1.5 cups)
Calories 429 Calories from Fat 126
% Daily Value*
Fat 14g22%
Saturated Fat 7g35%
Cholesterol 315mg105%
Sodium 532mg22%
Potassium 503mg14%
Carbohydrates 40g13%
Fiber 5g20%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 32g64%
Vitamin A 5930IU119%
Vitamin C 30.5mg37%
Calcium 241mg24%
Iron 4.4mg24%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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