Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Penne Rosa with Shrimp

The recipe I tried making this week was the Penne Rosa with Shrimp that I found on pinterest from a blog called Back to Her Roots.  I love shrimp in my pasta so this was a great dish and it has less calories since it uses Greek yogurt and lots of vegetables!  It was inspired by the Penne Rosa that you can find at Noodles and Company.  My sister loves that place.  Probably a good idea that she's been working there the last 3 summers. ;-)  So here's the recipe of the week that we tried!  Today I'm making a homemade pizza with a great dough recipe that I'm excited to show you next week!

Penne Rosa with Shrimp
Source: Back to Her Roots


12 ounces penne pasta 

1 tablespoon olive oil

4 cloves garlic, minced

1 pinch crushed red pepper flakes

8 ounces button mushrooms, sliced

2 medium tomatoes (about 1/2 lb.) chopped

Salt and pepper, to taste

4 cups fresh spinach

10 ounces medium raw shrimp, peeled and de-veined (I just used ready to go frozen ones)

1/2 cup marinara sauce

1/3 cup 0% plain Greek yogurt

1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese


  1. Cook penne according to package directions.  Drain and set aside.
  2. In a large skillet with a lid, heat olive oil over medium-low heat. Add in garlic and red pepper flakes, cook for 2 minutes or until garlic begins to soften.
  3. Add in mushrooms, tomatoes, salt and pepper. Cook for 5 minutes, or until mushrooms begin to release their water. (Mine were from a can so I just cooked it more for about 3-4 minutes)
  4. Turn heat up to medium-high and add in shrimp. Cook for 1-2 minutes, or until shrimp are pink and opaque.  (Or if frozen, until they are warm) Remove from heat, add in spinach and cover skillet. Let spinach wilt for 2 minutes.
  5. Remove lid and place skillet back over low heat. Add the penne, Greek yogurt and pasta sauce. Stir until sauce is mixed well and all pasta and veggies are coated. Heat until just warmed through. (The spinach will wilt more as you continue to warm the dish) Divide into pasta bowls and serve topped with parmesan cheese. 


- Alexis


  1. This looks delicious. I'm always looking for new recipes that include shrimp and mushrooms.

  2. It is Mediterranean Diet month and i am promoting it on my blog. Please share this healthy meal on my foodie friday today.

  3. This looks so yummy and I love how it is healthier! Thanks for sharing at Showcase Your Talent Thursday. I hope to see you at the next party!

  4. My guess is that the yogurt gives the sauce a nice tang. Thanks for sharing this on foodie friday.

  5. Hi there. The current Food on Friday is all about pasta and noodles! There is already a great collection of dishes but it would be great if you linked this in. This is the link . Have a good week.


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