Shrimp Pasta Primavera

Shrimp Pasta Primavera

This recipe for Shrimp Pasta Primavera is a great way to add more vegetables to your family’s diet.  We love pasta here at Patty Cake’s Pantry.   Whether it’s because of my Italian heritage, or because pasta dishes are a frugal way to feed our hungry family, is up for debate.  What’s not up for debate, is that this recipe  for Shrimp Pasta Primavera is delectable. 

It’s also simple.  With a little prep work the day before, this simple recipe for shrimp pasta primavera can be on the table in under 30 minutes, and because it’s loaded with vegetables, a serving of Shrimp Pasta Primavera is all that you need for a well balanced dinner.  Of course, Baker’s Man, Sue Chef, and Food Critic would strongly suggest that this be served with some cheesy garlic bread.  Actually, this cheese and garlic crack bread is Sue Chef’s favorite.Shrimp Pasta Primavera

I suspect that this could be made in one pan, but I used two.  Two pans for a delicious dinner of rich and creamy shrimp pasta primavera isn’t too much of a mess.  We even add the vegetables and shrimp to the cooking pasta to make preparation easy.  Shrimp Pasta Primavera

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Shrimp Pasta Primavera
Recipe type: Pasta Entree
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Serves: 6
This is a simple and filling meal. Because the pasta is loaded with shrimp and vegetables, there's no need to supplement this meal with anything else. If you have a family of big eaters, you can serve it with garlic bread or a side salad. Cook's Note: I recommend that you add the salt last and taste the sauce before adding it. Parmesan cheese is fairly salty on its own. Also, to save some fat and calories, you can substitute and equal amount of plain Greek yogurt for the sour cream. Total Cost of Recipe = $12.16 or $2.03 per serving.
  • 1 pound linguine ($0.99)
  • 2 cups broccoli florets cut into bite sized pieces ($1.00)
  • 1 medium carrot, sliced ¼ inch thick ($0.12)
  • 1 red or yellow bell pepper cut into bite sized pieces ($0.59)
  • 1 pound medium to large raw shrimp, peeled and deveined ($5.99)
  • 1 cup fresh or frozen peas ($0.98)
  • 1½ cups half and half ($1.01)
  • ½ cup sour cream ($0.39)
  • ½ cup grated Parmesan Cheese ($0.66)
  • 2 teaspoons granulated garlic ($0.09)
  • ¼ teaspoon dried thyme leaves ($0.04)
  • 1½ teaspoon dill weed ($0.21)
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper ($0.07)
  • ¼ teaspoon salt (or to taste) ($0.02)
  1. Put water on to heat up before beginning to prep the vegetables.
  2. Cook Pasta in boiling water according to package directions, setting timer for 5 minutes before the end of cooking time.
  3. Five minutes before pasta is done, add broccoli and carrots to the pot with the pasta.
  4. Set timer for two minutes.
  5. After two minutes, add bell pepper, shrimp, and peas to pot with pasta.
  6. Set timer for three minutes.
  7. When the timer goes off, and the pasta is finished cooking, drain pasta, vegetables and shrimp and set aside.
  8. While the pasta is cooking, mix together half and half, sour cream, Parmesan cheese, granulated garlic, thyme, dill weed, and black pepper in a large, deep skillet that will also accommodate the pasta mixture.
  9. Mix well and bring to a boil, stirring constantly.
  10. Reduce heat and simmer for 3 to 5 minutes until all the flavors are well combined.
  11. Taste sauce and add salt to taste. (Parmesan cheese tastes very salty to us.)
  12. Add drained pasta, vegetable, and shrimp mixture to sauce and toss well to combine.
  13. Serve.

 Shrimp Pasta Primavera

Nutrition information is for one-sixth of the recipe.

Nutrition Facts
Amount Per Serving
Calories 713
% Daily Value
Total Fat 18.2g
Saturated Fat 9.3g
Trans Fat 0.0g
Cholesterol 682mg
Sodium 954mg
Total Carbohydrates 54.4g
Dietary Fiber 3g
Sugars 3.8g
Protein 80g
Vitamin D 0%
Potassium 22%
Calcium 25%
Iron 71%

20 thoughts on “Shrimp Pasta Primavera

  1. I think shrimp and pasta are perfect with each other. I can tell by the fresh ingredients this is going to be amazing, thank you for sharing your recipe!

    1. We love shrimp and pasta, together. Of course, we also love shrimp and rice. Oh…we love shrimp and veggies, too. I guess we just really love shrimp. I love that you can switch out the veggies based on what’s readily available and in season.

    1. I was thinking that we could probably make this dish without the shrimp. (Don’t tell Baker’s Man I said that.) A vegetarian version of this dish would be just as good.

    1. It’s true that pasta is a frugal food. That’s one of the reasons that we like it. What kills me is when we go to a restaurant and pay more than the cost for this entire recipe for one plate of pasta.

    1. We really enjoyed making this, and eating it. It would make the perfect meal for a lazy weekend. Great idea!

    1. Ashley, I frequently default to shrimp on weeknights because it cooks quickly. I love shrimp scampi, too, but what I loved more was that my children ate all of the veggies in this pasta. That’s always a good thing.

    1. I know that if you make this, you’ll love it. The creamy sauce and pasta are perfect for dinner on these cold winter nights.

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