One Pot Shrimp Parmesan Pasta
The boring old spaghetti gets a fun twist in this super easy one pot meal – even the pasta gets cooked right in!
One pot pastas are the best. You can simply throw everything into a pan and voila, dinner is served. Yes, the uncooked pasta gets cooked right in the same skillet. There’s no boiling, no draining, no nothing.
And with this recipe here, I’ve added my own personal spin to Ragú’s Easy One Step Spaghetti recipe.
There’s only a single pot to clean and the pasta is able to absorb all the flavors of Ragú® Traditional Sauce, a sauce so thick and amazingly rich.
Not to mention all the other fun goodies here, from the crushed red pepper flakes for the added heat, fresh baby spinach to add in some healthy greens, and of course, shrimp!
Once your pasta is completely cooked through, you can added in that freshly grated Parmesan because at the end of the day, Parmesan makes everything better!
The boring old spaghetti gets a fun twist in this super easy one pot meal - even the pasta gets cooked right in!
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 onion, diced
- 1 (24-ounce) jar Ragú® Traditional Sauce
- 2 cups chicken broth
- 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
- 10 ounces uncooked fettuccine
- Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
- 1 pound medium shrimp, peeled and deveined
- 2 cups baby spinach
- 1/4 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
- Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium high heat. Add garlic and onion to the skillet, and cook, stirring often, until onions have become translucent, about 3-4 minutes.
- Stir in Ragú®, chicken broth, red pepper flakes and fettuccine; season with salt and pepper, to taste.
- Bring to a boil; reduce heat and simmer, stirring occasionally, until pasta is cooked through, about 18-20 minutes.
- Stir in shrimp and spinach until the spinach begins to wilt and the shrimp is cooked through, about 3 minutes. Stir in Parmesan.
- Serve immediately.
Why It’s A Smart Choice
This is a nice, well-rounded recipe – a serving of this recipe will provide nearly a full day’s requirement for folate, iron, and potassium. It also provides a good dose of Vitamin A, Vitamin E, calcium, and zinc. To make it a balanced meal, serve with a side salad.
Nutritional information provided by Jessica Penner, RD at Smart Nutrition.
Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Ragú. All opinions expressed are my own.