Asparagus, Shrimp and Shells Bake

Green Giant® frozen asparagus cuts provide a simple addition to this shrimp and pasta bake - a mouth-watering cheesy dinner!

  • prep time 30 min
  • total time 1 hr 10 min
  • ingredients 11
  • servings 4

Ingredients

6
oz. (about 2 cups) uncooked medium shell pasta
2
tablespoons margarine or butter
2
garlic cloves, minced
2
tablespoons all purpose or unbleached flour
1/2
teaspoon salt
1/4
teaspoon pepper
2
cups milk
8
oz. (2 cups) shredded Swiss cheese
1
lb. shelled deveined cooked medium shrimp, tails removed
1
(9-oz.) pkg. Green Giant® Frozen Asparagus Cuts, thawed
1/4
cup chopped fresh parsley
  • 1 Cook pasta to desired doneness as directed on package. Drain.
  • 2 Meanwhile, heat oven to 350°F. Spray 2-quart casserole with nonstick cooking spray. Melt margarine in medium saucepan over medium-high heat. Add garlic; cook about 1 minute. Stir in flour, salt and pepper until well blended; cook until bubbly. Gradually add milk, stirring constantly until mixture boils and thickens. Reduce heat to low. Stir in 1 cup of the cheese. Cook, stirring constantly until smooth. Remove from heat.
  • 3 Add cooked pasta, shrimp, asparagus and parsley; toss gently to mix. Pour into sprayed casserole. Cover with foil.
  • 4 Bake at 350°F. for 25 minutes. Uncover; sprinkle with remaining 1 cup cheese. Bake, uncovered, an additional 10 to 15 minutes or until casserole is bubbly and cheese is melted.
  • Nutrition Information

    NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

    Serving Size: 1 1/2 Cups
    Calories
    620
    (
    Calories from Fat
    230),
    % Daily Value
    Total Fat
    26g
    26%
    (Saturated Fat
    13g,
    13%
    ),
    Cholesterol
    285mg
    285%;
    Sodium
    870mg
    870%;
    Total Carbohydrate
    46g
    46%
    (Dietary Fiber
    2g
    2%
      Sugars
    8g
    8%
    ),
    Protein
    51g
    51%
    ;
    % Daily Value*:
    Vitamin A
    35%;
    Vitamin C
    20%;
    Calcium
    80%;
    Iron
    35%;
    Exchanges:
    2 1/2 Starch; 2 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 1 Vegetable; 6 Very Lean Meat; 4 Fat;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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