Shrimp with a creamy feta-tomato sauce over angel hair pasta

10
8
8
SmartPoints® value per serving
Total Time
20 min
Prep
15 min
Cook
5 min
Serves
4
Difficulty
Moderate
This fresh and rich Italian-inspired pasta dish employs a genius technique to save time and get your family fed in just 20 minutes. We use the heat from the freshly cooked shrimp and pasta to warm the creamy sauce. Fresh from the stove, the delicate angel hair and shrimp are perfectly coated by the yogurt and feta sauce. Zesty tomato and green onions add color and texture to brighten the dish with a vegetable presence. This quick recipe is family friendly and makes a great option for an adult get together as well. Serve with a crispy green salad and some crunch toasted bread.

Ingredients

Uncooked scallion(s)

3 medium, chopped

Fresh oregano

1 Tbsp, or 2 tsp dried

Lemon zest

1 tsp

Feta cheese

3 oz

Plain fat free yogurt

1 cup(s)

Canned diced tomatoes

14½ oz, drained

Black pepper

tsp, or to taste

Uncooked angel hair pasta

8 oz

Uncooked shrimp

8 oz, medium-size, cleaned, peeled and deveined

Table salt

tsp, or to taste

Instructions

  1. Bring a large pot of salted water to boil.
  2. In a food processor, process scallions, oregano and lemon zest until scallions are finely minced. Add half the feta cheese, crumbling and reserving remaining feta in a small bowl. Add yogurt and blend until smooth. Transfer to a bowl and stir in diced tomatoes and reserved feta. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  3. Add shrimp to boiling water and cook until done, about 2 minutes (less if you are using small shrimp). Remove shrimp with a slotted spoon and add to sauce. Do not drain water. When water returns to boil, add pasta and cook until al dente, about 2 minutes. Combine with sauce and serve.