Asparagus and Shrimp with Penne Pasta

Prep: 15 min

Total: 27 min

Servings: 6 servings, about 1-1/2 cups each

 

What you need:

1          bunch  (1 lb.) asparagus spears, cut into 1-inch pieces

½         cup  prepared GOOD SEASONS Garlic & Herb Dressing Mix, divided

1          lb.  cleaned medium shrimp

1          large  red pepper, cut into thin strips

2          cups  penne pasta or ziti pasta, uncooked

1          pkg.  (4 oz.) ATHENOS Traditional Feta Cheese

 

Make Asparagus and Shrimp with Penne Pasta

COOK asparagus in 1 Tbsp. of the prepared dressing in large nonstick skillet on medium heat 3 minutes, stirring frequently. Add shrimp and red pepper; cover. Cook 5 minutes or until shrimp turn pink and vegetables are crisp-tender, stirring occasionally.

MEANWHILE, cook pasta as directed on package.

DRAIN pasta; place in large serving bowl. Add remaining dressing, asparagus mixture and cheese; toss lightly. Serve immediately or cover and refrigerate until chilled.

Kraft Kitchen Tips:

HEALTHY LIVING Looking to include more whole grains in your diet? Then use whole-wheat pasta in this Greek-inspired meal.

 

STORAGE KNOW HOW Stand fresh asparagus spears upright in a container filled with about 1 inch of water. Cover with a plastic bag and refrigerate for up to 3 days.

 

SHRIMP SIZES The size of a shrimp is indicated by the count or number of shrimp per pound. The smaller the number, the larger the shrimp. Shrimp size terminology varies from place to place, so the count is the most accurate way to call for shrimp in a recipe. A basic guideline is: 11 to 15 is jumbo; 16 to 20 is extra large; 21 to 30 is large; 31 to 35 is medium and 36 to 45 is small.