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Pasta Primavera with Shrimp Recipe

Kimberly Wagner of Castle Rock, Colorado added shrimp to a simple, easy primavera, and the result was a timely and fabulous dinner bursting with flavor in every bite. Kimberly's Pasta Primavera with Shrimp capitalizes on summer's bounty with five different types of fresh vegetables in a dish that's perfect for special summer occasions.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min. YIELD:6 servings


  • 1 package (16 ounces) linguine
  • 1 pound uncooked medium shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 2 cups chopped fresh broccoli
  • 1 cup sliced fresh carrots
  • 1 cup fresh green beans, cut into 2-inch pieces
  • 1 medium zucchini, cut into 1/4-inch slices
  • 1 medium sweet red pepper, julienned
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1-1/4 cups heavy whipping cream
  • 3/4 cup chicken broth
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper


  • 1. In a Dutch oven, cook linguine according to package directions, adding shrimp and vegetables during the last 4 minutes.
  • 2. Meanwhile, in a small saucepan, combine the flour, cream and broth until smooth. Add the cheese, salt and pepper. Bring to a boil over medium heat; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened.
  • 3. Drain linguine mixture and return to the pan. Add cream sauce; toss to coat. Yield: 6 servings.

Nutritional Facts

2 cup: 575 calories, 22g fat (13g saturated fat), 218mg cholesterol, 682mg sodium, 66g carbohydrate (8g sugars, 5g fiber), 31g protein.

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Wine Pairings

Full-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a full-bodied white wine such as Chardonnay or Viognier.