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Greek Shrimp and Pasta Bake

greek shrimp and pasta bake Entree Greek
Greek Shrimp and Pasta Bake
  • Prep 30 min
  • Total 50 min
  • Ingredients 9
  • Servings 6

With a nod to the Greek Isles, shrimp and penne pasta are punctuated with spinach, olive oil, feta cheese and ripe olives in this succulent dish.

Updated May 7, 2009

Ingredients

  • 2 1/2
    cups uncooked penne pasta (8 oz)
  • 3/4
    lb uncooked medium shrimp, peeled, deveined and tail shells removed
  • 3
    cups fresh spinach, stems removed, torn into pieces
  • 1
    cup grape tomatoes, cut in half
  • 1
    teaspoon salt
  • 1
    teaspoon dried oregano leaves
  • 2
    tablespoons olive oil
  • 1
    package (4 oz) crumbled feta cheese (about 1 cup)
  • 1
    can (2 1/4 oz) sliced ripe olives, drained

Steps

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  • 1
    In 4-quart saucepan or Dutch oven, cook pasta as directed on package, adding shrimp during last 2 to 3 minutes of cooking. Cook until pasta is tender and shrimp turn pink. Drain; return to saucepan.
  • 2
    Meanwhile, heat oven to 350°F. Spray 13x9-inch (3-quart) glass baking dish with cooking spray.
  • 3
    Stir remaining ingredients into cooked pasta and shrimp. Pour into baking dish; spread evenly.
  • 4
    Bake uncovered 15 to 20 minutes or until thoroughly heated.

  • For a more authentic Greek version, use pitted kalamata olives in place of the more common variety.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
280
Calories from Fat
100
% Daily Value
Total Fat
11g
16%
Saturated Fat
4g
19%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
70mg
23%
Sodium
910mg
38%
Potassium
250mg
7%
Total Carbohydrate
33g
11%
Dietary Fiber
3g
14%
Sugars
2g
Protein
14g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
35%
35%
Vitamin C
8%
8%
Calcium
15%
15%
Iron
20%
20%
Exchanges:
2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 1 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 1 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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