A garlicky goat cheese sauce turns shrimp and whole grain pasta into a mealtime treat!
This pasta recipe uses whole grain pasta. From the picture, I can’t tell the difference between this whole grain penne and the typical penne. They look, and almost taste the same to me. The whole grain version has a bit denser texture and an earthier flavor that I prefer. Although, I sure die-hard pasta eaters might disagree with me.
Why would you choose a whole grain pasta over your favorite brand of noodles? If you’re watching your weight and nutrition, whole grains add additional fiber – they haven’t had the bran and germ removed when they are milled.
WEbMD and Mayo Clinic recommend choosing whole grains whenever possible, and now that the stores stock a variety to choose from, you might want to give them a try. I’ll bet you find a brand you’ll enjoy.
Choose a light sauce, add a little protein like this tender, pink shrimp, and you’ll be surprised at the finished product. You’ll have a satisfying pasta dish your family will love.
- 3 ounces whole wheat penne pasta
- ½ tablespoon olive oil
- ½ cup shallot, finely chopped
- 2 cloves garlic, finely minced
- ½ pound shrimp , medium, peeled and deveined
- ½ cup white wine
- ½ cup pasta broth
- 2 ounces goat cheese
- 4 cups arugula
- 2 tsp olive oil
- 1 pinch salt
- 1 pinch pepper
- 1. Cook pasta according to box directions, reserving 1/2 cup pasta broth.
- 2. In a large non-stick skillet heat 1/2 tablespoon olive oil and add shallots. Cook for 3 - 5 minutes until shallot is very tender. Add garlic, wine and pasta broth reduce by 1/3 and then add shrimp. Cook shrimp 3 - 5 minutes until it just curls. Add goat cheese and toss until cheese melts.
- 3. Add pasta to shrimp mixture.
- 4. Toss arugula with remaining olive oil and season with salt and pepper. Serve with pasta.
Amount Per Serving
Calories: 460, Weight Watchers PointsPlus 10
- Total Fat: 15.37g
- Cholesterol: 195mg
- Sodium: 935mg
- Total Carbs: 37.90g
- Dietary Fiber: 4.10g
- Sugars: 2.74g
- Protein: 28.48g
Please see disclaimer for further details. Nutrition information is compiled with MacGourmet. If you find discrepancies, please let me know. It’s important to me that I provide you with accurate information.