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Penne With Shrimp and Spinach

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Nutrition Facts

Serving Size ½ of recipe
Calories 410
Total Fat 10 g
Saturated Fat 1.5 g
Sodium 220 mg
Total Carbohydrate 47 g
Dietary Fiber 3 g
Protein 32 g

Servings and Times

Servings 2

Ingredients and Preparation

Ingredients Measures
Penne pasta 4 ounces
Olive oil 1 tablespoon
Medium or large uncooked shrimp, peeled and deveined ½ pound
Garlic cloves, minced 2
Basil, chopped 2 tablespoons
Baby spinach 4 cups
Grated Parmesan cheese 2 tablespoons
Water to boil pasta

Directions

  1. Cook pasta al dente according to package directions. When pasta is done, reserve ½ cup of the water and drain the rest.
  2. Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat.
  3. Add shrimp and cook for 1 minute. Then, turn shrimp over and add the garlic and basil. Cook for another 1-2 minutes, until shrimp is cooked through.
  4. Add spinach, pasta, and reserved cooking water to the skillet and mix until spinach is just wilted.
  5. Top with Parmesan cheese.
  • Exchanges

    2.5 starches; 3 very lean meats; 0.5 lean meats; 1 fat; 1 vegetable

  • Side Suggestions: Baked Tomatoes

    Preheat oven to 375ºF. Slice 1 large tomato in half, horizontally. Place tomato halves, cut side up, in a baking dish coated with cooking spray. Sprinkle each half with 2 teaspoons chopped parsley, 1 teaspoon grated Parmesan cheese, a dash of salt, and a dash of pepper. Top each half with a ½ teaspoon drizzle of olive oil. Bake for about 25 minutes. Nutrition Info (for ½ of recipe): 28 calories; 4.5 g carbohydrate; 1.5 g protein; 1 g fat (0 g sat); 1 g fiber; 196 mg sodium. Exchanges: 1 vegetable.