Shrimp and Feta Penne Pasta

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Shrimp and Feta Penne Pasta  – the perfect meal if you’re looking for a comfort dish for dinner tonight! The shrimp, feta cheese, and penne pasta come together with some intense and delicious flavor thanks to the herb-infused tomato sauce.

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I know what you’re thinking; shrimp and feta … with pasta? Who mixes shrimp with cheese?? Seems like a strange combination. But it can’t be too strange if you found your way to this page. If you make this, use a block of fresh feta cheese and not the pre-crumbled. Pre-crumbled will work, but fresh cheese makes all the difference in the world. I promise you!

 It is the perfect pasta dish for anyone looking for a little comfort during the cold winter months, or if you’re just a pasta lover – like me.

If you’re not much of a shrimp fan, you can swap for chicken or the meat of your preference. Or you can go meatless as this dish has enough flavor to stand on its own.

Tips:

  • Be sure to use medium to large-sized shrimp. Not the little shrimp. Nothing farm-raised. Please… Wild caught is the way to go!
  • As stated above, use a fresh block of feta cheese if you can find it rather than the pre-crumbled. Both will work, but the fresh feta has a better flavor.

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Shrimp and Feta Penne Pasta

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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Middle Eastern
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Servings: 6
Calories: 447kcal
Author: Samantha Buckner

Ingredients:

  • cup ½diced yellow onion
  • 2 cups shredded brussel’s sprouts (approx. 8 brussels)
  • 8 mini bell peppers (or 1 large bell pepper, chopped)
  • 1 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 tbsp minced garlic
  • 2 cans diced tomatoes (14.5 oz)
  • ½ tsp. paprika
  • Salt & pepper (to taste)
  • tsp ½dried thyme
  • tsp ¼dried oregano
  • tsp ½dried basil
  • 1 box whole wheat penne pasta (14.5 oz)
  • 10 oz. jumbo (wild caught shrimp, tail off, peeled & deveined)
  • 2 tbsp pesto sauce (I use Bellino brand)
  • 1 container feta cheese (6 oz)
  • 2 tbsp Parmesan cheese (for garnishment)
  • 2 tbsp freshly chopped parsley

Instructions:

  • Place a medium, deep pot over medium heat and add the 1 tablespoon of olive oil.
  • Once heated, add the minced garlic, chopped onion, Brussels sprouts, and chopped bell peppers. Allow them to cook until they have softened.
  • Once they have softened, add the canned tomatoes, remaining seasonings & pesto sauce. Mix well, cover and bring to a boil.
  • Once the sauce is boiling, add the shrimp, stir, and lower to a simmer for 15-20 minutes.
  • While the sauce is simmering, set the oven to broil on low and place a large pot of water over high heat and bring to a boil.
  • Cook the penne pasta according to the directions on the box.
  • Once cooked, combine the pasta with the sauce and mix well.
  • Scoop the pasta mixture into a large prepared baking dish. Fold in the feta cheese, sprinkle with the chopped parsley and parmesan cheese.
  • Place the dish into the oven under the broiler until the cheese has melted. Approximately 2-3 minutes. Keep a close eye on the dish to prevent from burning the pasta. Enjoy!
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NUTRITION:

Nutrition Facts
Shrimp and Feta Penne Pasta
Amount Per Serving
Calories 447 Calories from Fat 118
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 13.1g 20%
Saturated Fat 5.1g 26%
Cholesterol 102mg 34%
Sodium 489mg 20%
Total Carbohydrates 60.9g 20%
Dietary Fiber 10.9g 44%
Sugars 7.2g
Protein 27.2g 54%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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