Shrimp, Tomato, and Basil Pasta

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Prep time: 30 Minutes

Total time: 30 Minutes

Yield: Serves 4

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Ingredients

  • 1 ½ pounds medium shrimp peeled and deveined (tails removed)
  • Coarse salt and ground pepper
  • 6 teaspoons olive oil
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • 1 can (14.5 ounces) diced tomatoes in juice
  • 1 pint cherry or grape tomatoes halved
  • 1/2 lb. linguine
  • 1 ½ cups lightly packed fresh basil leaves torn into small pieces, plus extra leaves for garnish (optional)

Directions

  1. Season shrimp with salt and pepper. In a large skillet, heat 4 teaspoons oil over high. Add shrimp; cook until opaque throughout, turning occasionally, 3 minutes. Transfer to a bowl; set aside.
  2. Make sauce: To the same skillet, add remaining 2 teaspoons oil and garlic; cook over medium heat until fragrant, about 30 seconds. Add canned tomatoes and their juice, along with 2 cups water; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, stirring occasionally, until tomatoes have softened and are saucy, about 15 minutes. Remove sauce from heat; stir in cherry tomatoes.
  3. Meanwhile, in a large pot of boiling salted water, cook pasta until al dente, according to package instructions. Drain; return pasta to pot. Add tomato sauce, shrimp, and basil; season with salt and pepper, and toss. Serve immediately, garnished with basil leaves, if desired.

Nutrition Info

Per serving: 483 calories; 10.8 grams fat; 44 grams protein; 52.2 grams carbohydrates; 2.9 grams fiber
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