Low Calorie Shrimp Asparagus Penne With Red Pepper Cream Sauce

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Total Time
45mins
Prep
10 mins
Cook
35 mins

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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Ingredients

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Directions

  1. Preparing Penne:.
  2. In a large stockpot, add 4 quarts of water and 1 tbsp crushed red pepper and bring to a boil.
  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. 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. Red Pepper and Tomato Cream Sauce:.
  6. Dice red bell pepper and saute in a small skillet until it begins to soften.
  7. Add fresh sliced mushrooms and saute for an additional 3 minutes.
  8. Blanch chopped asparagus in a pan with 2 cups of water for 4 minutes, then drain.
  9. Season shrimp with creole seasoning and fry in a large skillet.
  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.