Christmas Eve Confetti Pasta Recipe
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Christmas Eve Confetti Pasta Recipe

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This fabulous, easy pasta has become a holiday tradition in our home. All the prep is done before we attend Christmas Eve service. On returning, I just boil water and saute. It's so colorful with a tossed salad and garlic bread—and always gets raves! —Ellen Fiore, Ridgewood, New Jersey
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES:8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES: 8 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 package (16 ounces) linguine
  • 1 cup chopped sweet red pepper
  • 1 cup chopped green pepper
  • 1/3 cup chopped onion
  • 3 garlic cloves, peeled and thinly sliced
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/8 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 2 pounds cooked small shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 1/2 cup shredded Parmesan cheese

Directions

  1. Cook linguine according to package directions. Meanwhile, in a Dutch oven, saute the peppers, onion, garlic and seasonings in oil until vegetables are tender.
  2. Add the shrimp; cook and stir 2-3 minutes longer or until heated through. Drain linguine; toss with shrimp mixture. Sprinkle with cheese. Yield: 8 servings.
Originally published as Christmas Eve Confetti Pasta in Simple & Delicious November/December 2007, p36

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Reviews for Christmas Eve Confetti Pasta

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Reviewed Jan. 19, 2014

Really tasty. It isn't supposed to be drowning in sauce. To spice it up I use more crushed red pepper flakes, fresh ground pepper and salt. I also use green onions with tops I think it brings out the onion flavor more. Also, use fresh parmesan cheese. My husband hates pasta that is over sauced so this fits the bill for him.

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Reviewed Mar. 27, 2013

very bland - not enough sauce - no one in my family liked this and we all love pasta dishes. Ended up throwing most of it out and the shrimp was very expensive. What a waste. Will not be making it again.

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Reviewed Jan. 26, 2013

It is too dry. I like my pasta with more of a sauce on it. Felt like the sauce needy to be creamy.

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jul. 28, 2010

I used fresh pasta and cheese. I also added extra crushed red pepper as we like things a little spicier than most people. Great recipe - I'll be making it again.

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Reviewed Dec. 28, 2009

This was a nice simple dish to make. I followed another reader's suggestion to add a squeeze of lemon juice prior to serving and a drizzle of high quality extra virgin olive oil.

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