This grilled garlic-shrimp pasta with asparagus is a great way to have a fancy dinner on the table in minutes, and it's perfect for any night of the week.

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Andrea Mathis, M.A., RDN, LD
EatingWell.com, September 2021

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active:
35 mins
total:
35 mins
Servings:
6
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Preheat grill to medium.

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  • Bring a large saucepan of water to a boil. Cook penne according to package directions. Drain.

  • Meanwhile, heat butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Add garlic and cook, stirring, for 1 minute. Add broth, cream, lemon juice and 1/4 teaspoon each salt and pepper; bring to a simmer. Reduce heat to maintain a simmer and cook, stirring occasionally, until slightly thickened, about 10 minutes. Stir in cheese and the penne.

  • Meanwhile, lightly coat shrimp and asparagus with cooking spray and sprinkle with the remaining 1/4 teaspoon each salt and pepper. Grill, turning once, until the shrimp are opaque and the asparagus is tender, 4 to 6 minutes.

  • When cool enough to handle, chop asparagus and stir into the pasta. Serve topped with the grilled shrimp.

Nutrition Facts

482 calories; fat 16g; cholesterol 158mg; sodium 415mg; carbohydrates 60g; dietary fiber 8g; protein 30g; sugars 4g; niacin equivalents 8mg; saturated fat 9g; vitamin a iu 920IU; potassium 728mg.
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