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 User ID: 3741999 147223
Reviewed Nov. 10, 2011

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

carolynhornback User ID: 4276760 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 User ID: 1062529 99767
Reviewed Jul. 21, 2008

"4 WW points/serving"

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