Pirate Pasta

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

Recipe from Parents
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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, Monounsaturated 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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