Photo: Caitlin Bensel
Yield
Serves 4 (serving size: about 1 1/2 cups)

Sometimes simple and easy is best, as in this no-frills shrimp, broccoli, and pasta dish. Try switching to whole-grain rotini for a nutrition boost. You can use fresh or frozen shrimp in this recipe, just make sure to look for the peeled and deveined kind without any additives. 

How to Make It

Step 1

Bring 6 cups water to a boil in a large saucepan. Add pasta, and cook according to package directions, omitting salt and fat. Add broccoli during last 3 minutes of cooking; drain.

Step 2

Heat a large skillet over high heat. Add oil; swirl to coat. Add shrimp to pan; sauté 2 minutes. Stir in lemon rind; sauté 1 minute. Add pasta mixture, butter, lemon juice, and salt to pan. Sauté 1 minute, stirring occasionally; toss to coat. Sprinkle with black pepper; serve immediately.

Chef's Notes

MyRecipes is working with Let's Move!, the Partnership for a Healthier America, and USDA's MyPlate to give anyone looking for healthier options access to a trove of recipes that will help them create healthy, tasty plates. For more information about creating a healthy plate, visit www.choosemyplate.gov.

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