Creamy Roasted Red Pepper and Shrimp Pasta Recipe

I’ve been avoiding this thought for a while but summer is nearly coming to a close. Why does winter seem so long and then summer just flies right by? Maybe that’s how things go when you live in the Midwest. I’ve been trying to savor each and every nice evening I have and being stuck in my kitchen at night between prep, cooking and cleaning just does not seem appealing right now.

The easy thing to do would be to go out to a restaurant and eat on a patio every night. This is also less healthy and more expensive.  So in lieu of blowing my entire monthly food budget in one week I’ve been concentrating more on quick and easy meals to make at home at night so that I can continue to eat healthy and save money.

Ingredients Creamy Roasted Red Pepper and Shrimp Pasta Ingredients Creamy Roasted Red Pepper and Shrimp Pasta

 

I’ve spent a lot of time on Pinterest searching for the ‘one-pot meals’ and grill recipes that fit my budget, schedule and that work during the warmer weather.  Here are some of my favorite Litehouse recipes that have been helping me get through the summer months:

Grilling seems to be a common theme of my summer go-to recipes. I find that putting any and all food on the grill during the summer helps to keep meals healthy and my house cooler by avoiding the stove/oven. On the flip side, I’m also all about meals that can be cooked quickly with one pan, much like this Creamy Roasted Red Pepper and Shrimp Pasta. I tend to eat more creamy pasta dishes in the fall and winter but the light flavors presented here make this the perfect summer dish. I’m a huge fan of roasted red peppers so the OPA Roasted Red Pepper dressing created an ideal base for this pasta. Enjoy!

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Creamy Roasted Red Pepper and Shrimp Pasta

Serves 6 | Finish in 30 minutes
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OPA Roasted Red Pepper dressing and white wine create a light pasta dish, perfect for summer.

Ingredients

1 lb. whole wheat pasta
¼ cup olive oil
1 lb. medium shrimp
4 cloves garlic minced
½ tsp. salt
½ tsp. pepper
1 15 oz. can diced tomatoes
1 tsp. Litehouse® Instantly Fresh Basil
1 tsp. Litehouse® Instantly Fresh Parsley
¼ tsp. crushed red pepper flakes
½ cup white wine
½ cup OPA Roasted Red Pepper dressing
¼ cup grated parmesan

Directions

Cook pasta according to package instructions. In a medium pan heat the olive oil. Add in the garlic, shrimp, salt and pepper and sauté until the shrimp is cooked, 2-3 minutes. Remove the shrimp from the pan. Add the canned tomatoes and juice into the pan along with the basil and parsley. Bring to a simmer. Stir in the white wine, red pepper flakes and OPA Roasted Red Pepper dressing and continue to simmer for 2-3 minutes. Add the shrimp and pasta back into the pan with the tomato mixture and toss the mixture to coat with the cream sauce. Sprinkle in the parmesan cheese and toss gently to combine. Serve the pasta with additional basil, parsley and parmesan.


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