Pasta Primavera with Shrimp

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 6
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 279.5
  • Total Fat: 7.5 g
  • Cholesterol: 69.9 mg
  • Sodium: 293.2 mg
  • Total Carbs: 36.5 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 5.4 g
  • Protein: 16.7 g

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Number of Servings: 6


    1 1/2 cups (about 6 ounces) baby carrots, trimmed
    2 cups (about 7 ounces) sugar snap peas
    3 cups (about 8 ounces) uncooked penne pasta
    1 tablespoon olive oil
    32 or so (about 8 ounces) medium fresh or thawed peeled shrimp
    1/4 teaspoon salt
    1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
    2 garlic cloves, minced
    1/4 cup chicken broth
    1/3 cup whipping cream
    1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
    1/4 cup (1 ounce) grated fresh Parmesan cheese
    1/3 cup chopped fresh parsley


Bring 2 quarts of water to a boil in a large pot. Add the carrots and let them simmer for 1 1/2 minutes. Add the snap peas and simmer for another minute. Use a slotted spoon to transfer the vegetables to a bowl. Now cook the pasta in the boiling water according to the package directions. Drain the pasta well.

Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the shrimp and cook them, stirring often, for 2 minutes. Add the carrots, peas, salt, pepper, and garlic and continue cooking for another minute, stirring often.

Stir in the chicken broth, scraping the pan to loosen any browned bits. Then stir in the cream and lemon juice and cook for 1 minute. Add the pasta and grated cheese, stirring well to coat. Remove the pan from the heat and stir in the parsley. Serve the pasta warm. Makes 4 to 6 servings.

Serving Size: serving size 6

Number of Servings: 6

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user CASSIERAE20.

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