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  • Quick Pasta with Shrimp and Asparagus

  • (Ready in less than 15 minutes)


    • ½ lb pasta ( whole wheat or wheat blend is best)
    • 1 can (14.5 oz) chicken broth (reduced-sodium)
    • ½ lb asparagus (washed, trimmed and cut in half)
    • ½ lb medium shrimp (cooked and peeled)
    • Cracked black pepper
    • Garnish
    • Grated Parmesan
    • Fresh parsley or basil, chopped


    • In a small saucepan bring chicken broth to a boil.
    • Reduce to simmer until half of it is starting to volume. Meanwhile, bring water to boil.
    • Add pasta
    • Halfway though cooking time, add asparagus
    • When pasta and asparagus are just about done, add shrimp (just to heat)
    • Drain.
    • In a large bowl, combine reduced chicken broth, pasta, shrimp, and asparagus
    • Season to taste with cracked black pepper
    • Garnish with herbs and grated cheese

    Dietitian's tip:
    To complete the meal, serve with salad of jarred roasted red peppers that have been drizzled with olive oil, balsamic vinegar and black pepper. Healthy Harvest is a pasta containing some whole grains for those trying to transition to whole grains.

    Sue ManchesterThis is a favorite recipe of the food and nutrition services department at Rhode Island Hospital. This recipe was submitted by Sue Manchester, RD.

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