Monday, January 3, 2011

Shrimp Pesto with Whole Wheat Pasta

This light dish is perfect for New Year's resolutions that revolve around weight loss! You won't feel deprived with this one:-)

I am doing more menu planning with I'm an Organizing Junkie. Here is my menu this week:

Also, $5 Dinners inspires us all to make low cost dinners. In that spirit, I am taking what Pick N Save has on sale, pairing it with coupons and coming up with the tastiest money saving around! This week, they have ground beef on sale for $1.88 lb. (normally $2.93/lb.) I bought a bunch to make my spaghetti and to freeze for later.

But my recipe has nothing to do with beef. I picked up some shrimp when it was on sale over the holiday and made this little number:

Shrimp Pesto with Whole Wheat PastaIngredients:
1 lb Whole-wheat spaghetti
1 ladle cooking water
1 tbs olive oil
1 cloves garlic
1/2 lb Shrimp
1/4 cup Pesto

1. Make the pasta per the package directions. Reserve 1 ladle of the cooking water for the sauce.

2. Add 1 tablespoon of olive oil and 2 cloves of garlic to a large skillet over medium high heat for one minute. Add shrimp and sauté until pink.

3. Add the reserved ladle of water and the pesto to the shrimp. Toss with pasta and serve.

Servings: 6

Cooking Times
Preparation Time: 10 minutes
Cooking Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes

Nutrition Facts
Serving size: 1/6 of a recipe (5.9 ounces).
Percent daily values based on the Reference Daily Intake (RDI) for a 2000 calorie diet.
Nutrition information calculated from recipe ingredients.

Amount Per Serving
Calories 236.79
Calories From Fat (31%) 73.01
% Daily Value
Total Fat 8.28g 13%
Saturated Fat 1.31g 7%
Cholesterol 58.37mg 19%
Sodium 86.06mg 4%
Potassium 229.47mg 7%
Total Carbohydrates 28.95g 10%
Fiber 4.14g 17%
Sugar 0.88g
Protein 13.83g 28%

Recipe Type
Harvest, Light Meal, Main Course, Pasta, Published, Seafood, Simple Supper, Summer

5 stars - This is a family favorite. - Susan Ewing 6/21/2010

Author: Susan Ewing
Recipe Cost: $5.26
Serving Cost: $0.88


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blueviolet said...

I'm really getting into whole wheat pasta too. It's delicious!

Jenna @ Newlyweds said...

Delicious meal and beautiful too. Happy new year to you!

Kristi said...

Mmm...sound good! I like your calendar, too. Very organized. I'm a new follower via MPM. Thanks for posting.

Kristi @
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Amy said...

that sure does look yummy.. I hope you had a wonderful New Year..

Anonymous said...

Sounds yummy! TFS!

Emily said...

Sounds super easy and delicious!

mommytoalot said...

Cannot believe how affordable that is. The food over here is much more costly. Many of our friends shop in the US . Milk, eggs, pasta etc is much cheaper.
sounds so good...something my hubby would love.

Candi said...

Thanks for linking up Susie!! You are always such a good supporter! And that recipe looks delicious!

Debbi Does Dinner Healthy said...

This sounds awesome! Thanks!

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