Shrimp & Pasta: Easy, Delicious, and (somewhat) Healthy!

23 Oct

Around our house, we’ve been eating pretty horribly for the past month or so. My favorite foods include pizza, ice cream, and basically all carbs covered in butter. Needless to say, our stomachs needed a break.

So last night, after my boyfriend and I had been complaining about stomach pains due to our lovely diet, I decided to make something a little lighter and healthier than we are used to. We haven’t had shrimp in a while, and this recipe is quick and simple – ready in about 20 minutes!

Shrimp & Pasta: Easy, Delicious, and (somewhat) Healthy

What You’ll Need:

  • 1/2 box pasta (any kind will do)
  • 3 TBSP olive oil
  • 1 tsp garlic
  • 3/4 cup chicken broth
  • Mixed veggies, to taste (I used onions, peppers, and broccoli)
  • 1/2 bag of shrimp, cleaned
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 3 TBSP cream cheese
  • oregano to taste
  • a splash of white wine

What You’ll Do:

  • Boil water and cook the pasta all the way through.
  • While pasta is cooking, simmer the olive oil and garlic in a medium pan. add in the veggies, salt, and petter, and then at the very last minute, the shrimp (*shrimp cooks fast! don’t over cook it – it’s ready as soon as it turns pink!). Also, add in the wine and chicken broth.
  • Once the pasta is boiled, drain and add in oregano and cream cheese. Add this mixture to the shrimp and veggies and stir.
  • Allow just enough time for everything to warm up and mix together, and then serve warm.

 

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3 Responses to “Shrimp & Pasta: Easy, Delicious, and (somewhat) Healthy!”

  1. Danny October 23, 2012 at 4:25 pm #

    Sometimes you need a break from all indulgent foods and this sounds simple and delicious 🙂

    • A Beautiful Nest October 23, 2012 at 4:31 pm #

      You totally do! This was so easy… sometimes healthy meals feel like a chore and don’t even end up tasting that good – this one is definintly a winner at our house!

      xx, Kara

  2. preppyandfunny October 23, 2012 at 11:12 pm #

    Hello! I nominated you for the Liebster Blog Award! 😀 Go to my blog to get the details.
    Cheers,
    P&F

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