Have you ever just had one of those days? You feel like you’re rushing and rushing around all day and you wonder how in the world you’ll find the time to make dinner for the family that day. You really don’t want to spend the money going out to eat, either. That’s why I love this Shrimp and Pasta Primavera recipe. I feel like I’ve gone out to a nice restaurant when I eat it.
I’ve always been a fan of getting dinner on the table with little to no work. I mean, I used to always make my husband spaghetti every week for dinner, much to his dismay. What I didn’t really think through though, is that I could be eating gourmet type food that kids will LOVE. AND, I can get it ready in about 20 minutes! This Shrimp and Pasta Primavera Recipe is just as easy as putting on a pot of jarred spaghetti. The only difference, is I’m sautéing a few vegetables first.
This post is sponsored by Barilla & No Kid Hungry.
Shrimp and Pasta Primavera Recipe
First, I chop my vegetables and begin sautéing them.
Then, I begin boiling the Barilla Penne pasta.
Note: For every box of Barilla Blue Box pasta purchase at Walmart between 8/10/2017 – 10/31/2017, Barilla will donate $1 to No Kid Hungry, up to $50,000. That’s enough to provide 500,000 meals to kids in need. Learn more at nokidhungry.org/onedollar.
Once the veggies were sautéed, I added my shrimp, added a teaspoon of Basil, so that it evenly coated the shrimp and vegetables and then I drained the pasta and added it to the skillet.
I stirred in the Barilla Tomato & Basil Pasta Sauce, which is a great-tasting sauce that I found at Walmart. This sauce is even made with all GMO It gave the Shrimp and Pasta Primavera Recipe the ultimate flavor!
Once all the sauce was stirred in, I sprinkled mozzarella cheese all over it, because who can have enough cheese, anyway?
It’s so simple and so delicious, my kids devoured it quickly. They always think they’re getting spoiled when they have shrimp or when they have pasta. Put the two together and they think they’re eating in heaven!
For every box of Barilla Blue Box pasta purchase at Walmart between 8/10/2017 – 10/31/2017, Barilla will donate $1 to No Kid Hungry, up to $50,000. That’s enough to provide 500,000 meals to kids in need. Learn more at nokidhungry.org/onedollar. No Kid Hungry, through its Cooking Matters program, educates and empowers low-income families to stretch their food budgets so their kids get healthy meals at home. Cooking Matters participants learn to shop strategically, use nutrition information to make healthier food choices, and cook delicious, affordable meals.
Variation Idea: Replace shrimp with cut up pieces of Rotisserie Chicken.
For the recipe and video of how we made it, see below:
Skillet Shrimp and Pasta Primavera Recipe - 20 Minute Meal!
- 1 onion chopped
- 1/2 large green pepper chopped
- 4 mushrooms sliced
- 2 tbsp olive oil
- 1/2 pound of Barilla Penne Pasta
- 1 pound Shrimp
- 1 jar of Barilla Tomato & Basil Pasta Sauce
- 2 cups of shredded mozzarella cheese
- Begin boiling water for Barilla Penne Pasta
- While that is boiling, chop onion and peppers, slice mushrooms.
- Sauté Vegetables in Olive Oil.
- Add Shrimp
- Add Basil
- Drain Barilla Penne Pasta and add to skillet.
- Add Barilla Tomato & Basil Pasta Sauce and stir.
- Top with Mozzarella Cheese.