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Shrimp & Feta Penne Pasta - if you love seafood and pasta, you will love this healthy, yet filling, pasta dish! #shrimp #pasta #healthy | https://withpeanutbutterontop.com

Shrimp and Feta Penne Pasta

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


  • 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


  • 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!


Calories: 447kcal | Carbohydrates: 60.9g | Protein: 27.2g | Fat: 13.1g | Saturated Fat: 5.1g | Cholesterol: 102mg | Sodium: 489mg | Fiber: 10.9g | Sugar: 7.2g