Shrimp Pasta with Veggies

If you’ve been here at One Artsy Mama very long, you know that most of what goes on here is artsy-craftsy.  Kids’ projects, “big girl” projects, jewelry, and such…not usually recipes.  But I was thinking that today I’d share with you one of our favorites.  Yes, part of it comes from a box.  And I am okay with that.  It comes with the territory when there’s a three year old in the house.  But it’s really tasty, colorful, and healthy, and I thought you might enjoy it too.
SHRIMP PASTA WITH VEGETABLES
You need:
Pasta Roni Butter and Garlic
{You could use any type of pasta/sauce you like, really, but this is our standby.  Hubby is lactose-intolerant, so our options are limited, but we both love the flavor of this one.}
1 lb. raw shrimp {we use 31-40 count}
butter, margarine, or spread
minced garlic
yellow and red bell peppers
yellow squash
zucchini
asparagus
Instructions:
1. Thaw and peel shrimp.  Add butter and minced garlic {I don’t actually measure, I just put in a good sized glop of butter and shake the spice container about 25 times}.
2. Chop vegetables.  Add salt and pepper and a small amount of butter.
3. Prepare pasta according to package directions and add a few shakes of minced garlic.
4. Saute shrimp and vegetables in frying pan until shrimp are pink {usually takes 4-5 minutes}.
5. Combine shrimp and veggies with pasta and serve.
This is one of our absolute favorite meals!  Besides the taste, one of the best things about it is that it only takes about 10 minutes to cook.  I usually do the prep work, like thawing and seasoning the shrimp, while Little Crafter is napping, so when hubby gets home, I just put the water on to boil, chop a few veggies, cook it all up, and we’re eating in no time! Hope you enjoy it too!
Meanwhile, since I don’t have a lot of  photos for this post, I thought I’d leave you with a few of Little Crafter enjoying the fall weather!

I. love. this. kid.

PS – Be sure to come back tomorrow when I blog swap with Kayla from Sweet Anne Designs!  Make her feel right at home here at One Artsy Mama…you’re going to love her notepad craft and templates!

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7 comments on Shrimp Pasta with Veggies

  1. MiMi
    October 25, 2011 at 3:26 PM (2 years ago)

    I love taking boxed stuff and adding fresh ingredients to make it your own. :) Those are great pics of little crafter!

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  2. meg
    October 25, 2011 at 3:38 PM (2 years ago)

    i love this. we do something similar! those noodles are so easy, good, and so cheap! perfect meal :)

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  3. Three's 4 Me
    October 25, 2011 at 10:39 PM (2 years ago)

    Boxed goodies + the microwave = gourmet meal around these parts!! That’s the beauty of toddlerhood: they have no idea! Anyway, that looks delish!

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  4. Anne
    October 26, 2011 at 5:51 PM (2 years ago)

    that looks yummy! perfect for a night when my hubby isn’t home for dinner since he is “veggie intolerant.” Or so he says. :)

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  5. Melanie @ bear rabbit bear
    October 28, 2011 at 5:23 PM (2 years ago)

    Yummy! Love the extra pics too!! Thanks for linking to Things I’ve Done Thursday.

    Melanie
    bearrabbitbear.blogspot.com

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