CAUTION!!! This is not a “man-friendly” meal! On very rare occasions, my husband either has to go out of town for work or has to go to meetings that keep him out of the house until long after dinner time. I take advantage of these very rare occasions and make meals that I otherwise couldn’t because he wouldn’t eat them. My husband doesn’t like veggies aside from the typical starchy ones. On top of that, he’s not much on the whole pasta dish for dinner unless it’s his favorite (Lasagna) or a heavy one with lots of butter and sauce like Chicken Alfredo.
This is definitely not your “man-friendly” meal because it’s got these bad boys…
… two things my husband would rather starve to death than eat. I love mushrooms. Love, love, love them! Even as a child I ordered mushroom pizzas. I also loved salads as a kid, still do! I could eat salads every day for the rest of my life and be perfectly happy.
This dish is one that’s light, but satisfies that starchy craving for me.
- 1 box bowtie pasta
- 3 cups sliced shitake mushrooms
- 6 cups fresh chopped spinach
- 1lb raw, peeled, deveined medium shrimp
- 6 Tbsp olive oil
- Italian dressing seasoning packet
Cook bowtie pasta to al dente. While pasta is cooking, heat 3 Tbsp of olive oil over medium-high heat, add mushrooms. Saute until soft adding salt and pepper to taste. Once mushrooms are soft, add spinach to the pan and cover. Allow spinach to wilt down while stirring occasionally. Once spinach has wilted down, add in shrimp and cover. Allow shrimp to cook through completely, again adding salt and pepper to taste. Drain pasta and combine with mushrooms, spinach, and shrimp. Sprinkle mixture with Italian dressing seasoning packet while stirring and add remaining 3 Tbsp of olive oil. Enjoy!
WW Freestyle Points: 9
|Amount Per Serving|
|% Daily Value *|
|Total Fat 16 g||25 %|
|Saturated Fat 2 g||11 %|
|Monounsaturated Fat 10 g|
|Polyunsaturated Fat 2 g|
|Trans Fat 0 g|
|Cholesterol 429 mg||143 %|
|Sodium 768 mg||32 %|
|Potassium 884 mg||25 %|
|Total Carbohydrate 44 g||15 %|
|Dietary Fiber 3 g||11 %|
|Sugars 4 g|
|Protein 61 g||123 %|
|Vitamin A||56 %|
|Vitamin C||14 %|
|* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.|