Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Spaghetti with Shrimp and Peas

I needed a quick and easy dinner for tonight after going to the pool with my stepdaughter because I knew we'd both be starving by the time we got home. I already had this recipe in mind from Cara's Cravings when I left work today. However, I had no basil so I had to improvise and this is what I came up with.

1/2 box Whole wheat spaghetti, cooked to package directions
1 cup frozen peas
15 cooked shrimp, tails cut off and halved (I have a bag of frozen cooked shrimp)
1 cup of marinara sauce (I used Trader Joe's)
1 cup of 1% milk
1/4 cup I Can't Believe it's Not Butter Light
1/4 cup parmesan cheese
1 heaping TBSP flour

While boiling the pasta water, cut up the shrimp. Then combine the marinara, milk, butter and cheese into a pot. Heat until the butter is melted. Add in the flour and whisk until the sauce is thickened. Add in the peas and heat through.
Meanwhile, cook the pasta, adding the shrimp during the last 2-3 minutes of cooking. When the pasta is al dente, drain and serve the pasta topped with the sauce. Garnish with some shredded Asiago if desired. (We desired, LOL)

I must say, this was so easy and delicious it made for a wonderful weeknight meal to enjoy with my family.

1 comment:

Joelen said...

Such an easy dish to whip up on weeknights - thanks for sharing!