Tasty Shrimp Penne Recipe

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"This is a healthy meal that's nice enough for company," relates Dena Winner from Lansdale, Pennsylvania. "Everybody asks for seconds." Tip: "To make it more colorful, choose a variety of veggies," she suggests.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 6 servings


  • 1-1/2 cups uncooked penne pasta
  • 1/2 cup each chopped broccoli, zucchini and carrot
  • 1/2 pound cooked medium shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons minced garlic
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1 cup spaghetti sauce
  • 1/2 cup crumbled feta cheese
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Nutritional Facts

1 cup: 178 calories, 5g fat (2g saturated fat), 80mg cholesterol, 388mg sodium, 19g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 2g fiber), 13g protein .


  1. Cook pasta according to package directions, adding the vegetables during the last 5 minutes of cooking. Meanwhile, in a large skillet, cook the shrimp, garlic and basil in oil for 1-2 minutes or until heated through. Add spaghetti sauce; bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low. Drain pasta and vegetables; stir into shrimp mixture. Add feta cheese, salt and pepper. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Tasty Shrimp Penne in Quick Cooking May/June 2005, p40

Light-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied white wine such as Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio.

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katlaydee3 147223
Reviewed Nov. 10, 2011

"This is excellent. The only change I made was increasing the shrimp to 3/4 lb."

carolynhornback 58305
Reviewed Oct. 21, 2009

"I have made this recipe smany times since 2005. It is a family favorite. Only I have to double the recipe for my family of 4."

desgds 99767
Reviewed Jul. 21, 2008

"4 WW points/serving"

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