Forget the fuss: this one-pot meal has it all--garlic, shrimp, vegetables and plenty of fresh basil. Cleanup after this healthy dinner is a breeze and it's quick too, done in less than 30 minutes. Once you get comfortable with this weeknight recipe, get creative by substituting zucchini for the summer squash and swapping out the Brussels sprouts for broccoli or cauliflower.

Anne Bliss
Source:, December 2019


Recipe Summary

25 mins
25 mins


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Instructions Checklist
  • Cook garlic and 1 tablespoon oil in a large pot over medium-high heat, stirring occasionally, until the garlic starts to sizzle, 2 to 3 minutes. Add water; bring to a boil over high heat. Add pasta; cook, stirring once or twice, for 4 minutes. Add shrimp and Brussels sprouts; cook, stirring occasionally, for 3 minutes. Add squash, beans and peas; cook for 3 minutes, stirring once or twice. Remove from heat. Reserve 1 cup cooking water; drain.

  • Return the drained pasta mixture to the pot. Add cheese, pepper, the reserved cooking water and the remaining 4 tablespoons oil; toss to coat. Spoon the mixture evenly into 4 shallow bowls; top with tomatoes and basil.

Nutrition Facts

622 calories; protein 40.2g 80% DV; carbohydrates 61.1g 20% DV; exchange other carbs 4; dietary fiber 11.4g 46% DV; sugars 7.7g; fat 25g 39% DV; saturated fat 8g 40% DV; cholesterol 205.1mg 68% DV; vitamin a iu 2657.7IU 53% DV; vitamin c 77mg 128% DV; folate 107.4mcg 27% DV; calcium 183mg 18% DV; iron 3mg 17% DV; magnesium 101.5mg 36% DV; potassium 1011.7mg 28% DV; sodium 641.2mg 26% DV; thiamin 0.3mg 26% DV.

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Rating: 5 stars
This recipe is so easy and delicious and easy to customize. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
I sauteed the vegetables added mushrooms and then mixed with tomato basil pesto. I blackened the shrimp and added to the vegetables and pasta. I thought boiling everything in water would make it too bland. It turned out very tasty! Read More