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    Low Calorie Shrimp Asparagus Penne With Red Pepper Cream Sauce

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    45 mins

    10 mins

    35 mins

    Janda Potamus's Note:

    This in addition to a salad makes for a great 500 calorie meal. We've found that it freezes incredibly well, and divides perfectly into 10 ounce portions.

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    1. 1
      Preparing Penne:.
    2. 2
      In a large stockpot, add 4 quarts of water and 1 tbsp crushed red pepper and bring to a boil.
    3. 3
      Add the 16oz package of penne rigate and stir every 2-3 minutes, maintaining a rolling boil. After approximately 14 minutes (time may vary slightly depending on brand of pasta) drain pasta and rinse in cold water to keep the pasta from cooking further.
    4. 4
      Let pasta sit for 5 minutes after the rinse, and the starchiness will come back to the surface of the pasta, allowing the sauce to stick to each noodle.
    5. 5
      Red Pepper and Tomato Cream Sauce:.
    6. 6
      Dice red bell pepper and saute in a small skillet until it begins to soften.
    7. 7
      Add fresh sliced mushrooms and saute for an additional 3 minutes.
    8. 8
      Blanch chopped asparagus in a pan with 2 cups of water for 4 minutes, then drain.
    9. 9
      Season shrimp with creole seasoning and fry in a large skillet.
    10. 10
      Add alfredo sauces, shrimp, pepper-mushroom mixture, italian seasoning, tomato sauce, and asparagus to a sauce pan, and bring to a simmer. Reduce heat to low and add penne.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on January 17, 2010


      Very much enjoyed this recipe. Like another reviewer, we only used one jar of lite alfredo sauce, and we upped a bit of the tomato sauce, but the final sauce was REALLY GOOD! Thanks for sharing!

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    • on April 14, 2014


      Reading through the instructions seemed a little daunting, however after it was all said and done, it was very easy. Amazing flavor profile especially with the asparagus. Was afraid it would need salt, but turned out perfectly. Nutrition information is off because it didn't have the alfredo sauce included, but still much better than our alternative. Great recipe!

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    • on January 20, 2011


      I made this for dinner the other night and it was amazing! I didn't change a thing and I will be making it again and again! One of the best receipes I've made in a long time!

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    Nutritional Facts for Low Calorie Shrimp Asparagus Penne With Red Pepper Cream Sauce

    Serving Size: 1 (231 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 8

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 393.4
    Calories from Fat 30
    Total Fat 3.3 g
    Saturated Fat 0.4 g
    Cholesterol 278.5 mg
    Sodium 1409.4 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 49.2 g
    Dietary Fiber 3.5 g
    Sugars 4.4 g
    Protein 39.6 g

    The following items or measurements are not included:

    low-fat alfredo sauce

    italian seasoning

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