This recipe has a tasty secret: the creamy sauce is made with nutritious avocado! Mix it together with multigrain pasta for a healthy dinner option. Source: Diabetic Living Magazine

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  • Thaw shrimp, if frozen. Rinse shrimp; pat dry with paper towels. Set aside. Cook pasta according to package directions. Drain, reserving 2 tablespoons of the pasta cooking water; set aside.

  • Meanwhile, in a food processor combine 1/4 cup of the spinach, the basil, avocado, half-and-half, salt, and black pepper. Cover and process until smooth. Set aside.

  • Coat a large nonstick skillet with cooking spray. Heat skillet over medium heat. Add sweet pepper; cook 3 minutes. Add shrimp; cook 2 to 3 minutes more or until the shrimp are opaque. Stir in the pureed spinach mixture and the reserved pasta water; heat through. Remove from the heat. Add the remaining 1 cup spinach, the tomatoes, and the cooked pasta; toss to combine. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese. Serve immediately.

Nutrition Facts

293 calories; 8.3 g total fat; 1.6 g saturated fat; 122 mg cholesterol; 500 mg sodium. 741 mg potassium; 32.1 g carbohydrates; 7.1 g fiber; 7 g sugar; 24.5 g protein; 4572 IU vitamin a iu; 74 mg vitamin c; 65 mcg folate; 178 mg calcium; 4 mg iron; 85 mg magnesium;