Spaghetti With Shrimp

Nov 28, 2012



Prep time: 15 minutes
Cooking time: 15 minutes


Even kids who hate fish love shrimp, and this dish is a real crowd-pleaser. Buy the shrimp already peeled and deveined, and add or subtract vegetables according to what your family likes. Serves 4.


What you need:

  • 1/2 pound uncooked spaghetti
  • 1/2 cup Italian salad dressing
  • 3 garlic cloves, peeled and chopped
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 3/4 pound uncooked shrimp, shelled and deveined, thawed if frozen
  • 1 small head broccoli, cut into florets
  • 1 small zucchini, ends trimmed cut into 1/2-inch half moons
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 10 cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh basil
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese

What to do:

  1. Cook the spaghetti in a large pot of boiling, salted water according to package directions. When finished, drain and set aside.

  2. Meanwhile, in a small bowl, stir together the salad dressing and the garlic.

  3. In a large nonstick skillet, heat the oil. Saute the shrimp for 2 minutes or until pink. Remove shrimp from skillet.

  4. Add broccoli, zucchini, and water to the skillet and cook 3 minutes, covered. 

  5. Stir in the salad dressing and heat for 1 minute. Stir in the tomatoes and basil and cook 1 minute. 

  6. Combine spaghetti, shrimp, and sauce and serve with Parmesan cheese.
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