Pirate Pasta
Recipe from Parents

Add extra fun to family dinner time with this delicious pasta recipe, which brings together healthy whole grain pasta, spinach, and shrimp.

Pirate Pasta

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  • 1  13 1/4 ounce package 
    dried whole grain pasta shells
  • 2  4  ounce package 
    frozen cooked tiny shrimp
  • 2   tablespoons 
    olive oil
  • 3   
    cloves garlic, minced
  • 1  5  ounce package 
    fresh baby spinach
  • 1   teaspoon 
    finely shredded lemon peel
  • 3   tablespoons 
    lemon juice
    Sea salt and pepper
In a large pot, cook pasta according to package directions, adding the shrimp the last 1 minute of cooking. Drain and return to pot.
Meanwhile, in a large skillet heat oil over medium heat. Add garlic; cook and stir for 30 seconds. Add spinach. Cook, tossing with tongs, for 1 to 2 minutes or until wilted. Remove from heat. Stir in lemon peel and juice.
Add spinach mixture to pasta mixture in pot. Toss to coat. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Drizzle each serving with additional olive oil, if desired.
Nutrition information
Per Serving: cal. (kcal) 231, Fat, total (g) 5, chol. (mg) 55, sat. fat (g) 1, carb. (g) 36, Monosaturated fat (g) 3, fiber (g) 5, sugar (g) 2, pro. (g) 12, vit. A (IU) 1166, vit. C (mg) 9, Thiamin (mg) 0, Riboflavin (mg) 0, Niacin (mg) 1, Pyridoxine (Vit. B6) (mg) 0, Cobalamin (Vit. B12) (g) 0, sodium (mg) 136, Potassium (mg) 64, calcium (mg) 30, iron (mg) 3, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
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