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Shrimp Broccoli Pasta Recipe

Updated on March 27, 2015
Shrimp and Veggie Pasta Dish
Shrimp and Veggie Pasta Dish | Source

A Delicious Pasta Dish

A warm pasta salad that can be eaten as a meal on its own, or served as a side dish. There are many variations of this dish that can be made by adding different vegetables and spices of your choice.

  • A perfect salad to take along for a family get together.
  • To serve at a luncheon, at a bridal or wedding shower.
  • Bring this salad to the next potluck you're going to.

This easy pasta dish is made with Catelli Bistro tri-color vegetable penne rigate, which is an excellent source of fiber, iron, vitamin A and potassium.

Catelli Bistro is one of my favorite types of pastas to use in pasta dishes.
Catelli Bistro is one of my favorite types of pastas to use in pasta dishes. | Source

Cook Time

Prep time: 15 min
Cook time: 15 min
Ready in: 30 min
Yields: Serves 4-6 people

Ingredients needed for Shrimp Broccoli and Pasta Dish

  • 1 12-13 ounce box or 375g of Penne Regate or pasta of your choice
  • 36-44 shrimp that have been cooked and peeled. If using larger shrimp you may want to cut back on the total amount.
  • 2-3 cups of broccoli floret's steamed
  • 3 tbs of extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 large clove of garlic chopped
  • 4 green onions chopped
  • 5-6 large mushrooms sliced
  • 1 tbs of red pepper flakes
  • Pinch of sea salt




Photo Tutorial for Shrimp Dish

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Cooked pasta Cooked shrimp ready to be peeledIf you prefer your broccoli a bit on the crunchy side be sure to not over-steam it.Frying broccoli, green onions, mushrooms, and garlic in olive oil.Don't forget to add the spices and toss well.Serve and enjoy!
Cooked pasta
Cooked pasta
Cooked shrimp ready to be peeled
Cooked shrimp ready to be peeled
If you prefer your broccoli a bit on the crunchy side be sure to not over-steam it.
If you prefer your broccoli a bit on the crunchy side be sure to not over-steam it.
Frying broccoli, green onions, mushrooms, and garlic in olive oil.
Frying broccoli, green onions, mushrooms, and garlic in olive oil.
Don't forget to add the spices and toss well.
Don't forget to add the spices and toss well.
Serve and enjoy!
Serve and enjoy! | Source

Instructions for preparing and cooking

  1. If you are wanting to have this pasta dish warm you will need to have three pots ready. The first one is to steam the broccoli, which has been cleaned and cut into florets. The second pot is to boil the pasta. Third is for boiling the shrimp. The shrimp can always be prepared beforehand and then added when you choose to do so. This dish tastes good whether you eat it warm or at room temperature.
  2. While everything is cooking on the stove chop the garlic, mushrooms and green onions.
  3. Drain the pasta and put it into a large bowl. Drain the broccoli and set aside. Drain and rinse the shrimp under cold water, and peel.
  4. In a medium sized frying pan heat the olive oil and sauté garlic for a minute, and then add the sliced mushrooms, green onions and broccoli to the pan. Cook for 2 minutes stirring constantly.
  5. Add everything that's in the pan to the pasta along with a pinch of sea salt and the crushed red pepper flakes. Toss and serve.
  6. ENJOY!



Nutrition Facts for the Pasta

Nutrition Facts
Serving size: 3/4 of a cup
Calories 310
Calories from Fat18
% Daily Value *
Fat 2 g3%
Carbohydrates 61 g20%
Sugar 6 g
Fiber 4 g16%
Protein 13 g26%
Cholesterol 0 mg
* 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.

Variations For this Pasta Dish

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Meat/Fish  
Vegetables  
fresh crab meat
chopped tomatoes or cherry tomatoes
canned crab meat
radishes
imitation crab meat
carrots raw or cooked
fresh or canned lobster meat
green, yellow, red, or orange peppers
fresh tuna
avocado
canned tuna
spanish or sweet onion
fresh salmon
olives
canned salmon
celery
grilled chicken
asparagus
cubed ham
marinated artichokes or mushrooms
pepperoni slices
corn
turkey
chick peas or garbanzo beans
Various cheeses, spices, or even salad dressings can be used depending on your taste.

Spring Mix Salad

The salad that I served to go along with the pasta dish was a simple spring mix salad that included radishes, tomatoes, cucumber, thin slices of sweet onion and sliced black olives. Normally I make my own salad dressing but I cheated with this one and used a Kraft Greek Salad dressing.

If this sounds good to you please rate the recipe.

5 stars from 11 ratings of Shrimp and Veggie Pasta Dish
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      Rachel L Alba 2 years ago from Every Day Cooking and Baking

      Thanks for your response, Susan. I found it on your other account. Check out my response there.

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      Susan Zutautas 2 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Yes I sure do Rachel but it's on my other profile Susan Zutautas. Wishing I could just put both accounts together :) Have a nice Sunday!

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      Rachel L Alba 2 years ago from Every Day Cooking and Baking

      Hi Susan, Did you have a recipe of chicken breasts wrapped in bacon? I thought I got the recipe from your hubs but now I can't find it. I made it and like it and wanted to tell you. Please let me know if this is your recipe. Thanks...

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      Susan Zutautas 2 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      So glad that you and your husband liked the pasta dish Rachel. Thanks so much for letting me know.

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      Rachel L Alba 2 years ago from Every Day Cooking and Baking

      Hi Susan, I made your Shrimp, Broccoli and Pasta dish tonight for dinner for my husband and me and it was so good. I didn't have the mushrooms though but it was still very good. We ate the whole thing. Thanks again for the recipe.

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      Susan Zutautas 2 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Rachel, Please do and Happy New Year to you too.

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      Rachel L Alba 2 years ago from Every Day Cooking and Baking

      I know my husband and are going to love this dish. We just got done reading how good broccoli is for you too. Thanks for the suggestion. I'll let you know how it turns out.

      Happy New Year

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      Susan Zutautas 2 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Hope you enjoy it Elf! Please let me know.

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      Wednesday-Elf 2 years ago from Savannah, Georgia

      You know I love shrimp & pasta dishes and since I also like broccoli, this sounds like the perfect dish for me. Thanks for the recipe.

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      Susan Zutautas 4 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Judi, Hope that you enjoy it and thanks for stopping by.

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      Judith Hancock 4 years ago from UK

      Going to try the tuna/spanish onion version!

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      Susan Zutautas 4 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      HI Gordon, Thanks so much!

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      Susan Zutautas 4 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      acaetnna, I hope you that you enjoy it :)

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      Gordon Hamilton 4 years ago from Wishaw, Lanarkshire, United Kingdom

      Hi, Susan

      Seafood, cooked simply and well, is the ultimate food recipe and experience for me. It doesn't get any better. This looks and sounds delicious.

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      acaetnna 4 years ago from Guildford

      I was checking through HubPages tonight to see if there were any suitable recipes. Just how pleased am I to find one from you. This sounds yummy and just the ticket - will give it a try - thank you so much!

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      Susan Zutautas 4 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      b. Malin, Thank you :)

      Maria, Thanks so much. I hope that you enjoy it as much as we do.

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      Susan Zutautas 4 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Hyphenbird, You could always omit the shrimp ... or just go for it :)

      Lizam, Thank you and I hope you enjoy the recipe.

      Sue, Thanks so much. Looks like we got a nice sunny day so far for Thanksgiving.

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      Maria Jordan 4 years ago from Jeffersonville PA

      Susan,

      What a healthy, delicious and attractive looking dish...I will give it a whirl for sure.

      The organization and presentation of information is beautiful and very individualized...love your pictures especially!

      5-Star and Voted UP and UABI. Hugs, Maria

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      b. Malin 4 years ago

      Lover Man would LOVE this Recipe, his kind of EATING. A Seafood Delight, Susan. And, easy enough for ME to make for him...Yes, I'd Enjoy it too!

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      Sueswan 4 years ago

      Hi Susan,

      Pasta to me is a comfort food and with the seafood added makes it even more so.

      Happy Thanksgiving!

      Voted up and awesome

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      Lizam1 4 years ago from Victoria BC

      Nice recipe - I will try this with rice pasta as a wheat and gluten free option. Thank you.

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      Brenda Barnes 4 years ago from America-Broken But Still Beautiful

      I love shrimp and pasta.This recipe makes me want to forsake the vegan lifestyle. Thankfully I am in my old comfy robe and it is too late to go to the market. I may be strong enough tomorrow to just say no......

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      Susan Zutautas 4 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Audrey, Thank you.

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      Audrey Howitt 4 years ago from California

      Susan, this looks really yummy!

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      Susan Zutautas 4 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Thanks RH :)

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      Kelly Umphenour 4 years ago from St. Louis, MO

      Looky what I found just in time for lunch! I am starving and this looks sooooooo good! Tease!

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      Susan Zutautas 4 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Genna, Thanks so much, I hope that you enjoy the recipe.

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      Genna East 4 years ago from Massachusetts, USA

      Healthy and scrumptious…two words one doesn’t often see in recipes. This looks delicious, and I can’t wait to try it. Thank you!

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      Susan Zutautas 4 years ago from Ontario, Canada

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      Ruby,

      Thanks everyone and I hope that if you try the recipe you enjoy it as much as we do.

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 4 years ago from Southern Illinois

      I love shrimp. I use a gluten free pasta because of celiac disease. This looks so good. I will certainly make it. Thank's Susan..

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      Movie Master 4 years ago from United Kingdom

      Seafood and pasta - yes please!

      My kind of recipe, thank you!

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      Susan Zutautas 4 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Martie, Thank you.

      Cardisa, Thanks for stopping by and yes this is very easy to make.

      Ruchira, Broccoli is great in pasta, hope you try it.

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      Stephanie Hicks 4 years ago from Bend, Oregon

      Delicious! I love broccoli and shrimp, as well. Pasta is always a bit hit at our house, as well. Bookmarking and sharing - best, Steph

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      Sheila Brown 4 years ago from Southern Oklahoma

      This looks wonderful! I love shrimp and I love the spring salad mix. Pasta, shrimp and spring salad, what else could I ask for?! Voting up and yummy, maybe that's useful! :)

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      Ruchira 4 years ago from United States

      I have never put broccoli in pasta. This sounds delish...minus the shrimp ( vegetarian)

      Many votes!!

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      Carolee Samuda 4 years ago from Jamaica

      Looks yummy. I love seafood and pasta. This is pretty easy to make and wonderful to eat...lol

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      Martie Coetser 4 years ago from South Africa

      Yummy! This seafood pasta recipe with broccoli could only be a winner! Thanks, Susan :)

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      Susan Zutautas 4 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Thanks TT :)

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      Susan Zutautas 4 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      GoodLady, I think this pasta dish would be good with tomatoes added as well. Thanks for reading, voting and for your comments.

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      Susan Zutautas 4 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Carol, Thank you.

      drbj, Thanks and I hope you enjoy the recipe.

      Mhatter, Broccoli is a favorite at our house too :)

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      Terrye Toombs 4 years ago from Somewhere between Heaven and Hell without a road map.

      This looks SO good, Susan! Voted up and shared.

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      Penelope Hart 4 years ago from Rome, Italy

      It's a great dish and one I'd make for myself any day with all those delicious ingredients; mixing the fresh with the pasta is a great idea, though it hasn't caught on in Italy - except with tomatoes. I think Italy needs to change its ideas though! Voting.

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      Martin Kloess 4 years ago from San Francisco

      Thank you for this. We do love broccoli at our house, so I thank you for this recipe.

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      drbj and sherry 4 years ago from south Florida

      Shrimp is one of my favorite fish dishes and so is pasta, Susan, so you know I'm going to try your declicious-looking and very simple recipe. Thank you.

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      carol stanley 4 years ago from Arizona

      This recipe looks delicious and so many love pasta and shrimp and adding all the green is certainly a healthful addition. Mouth watering as I was reading. Great photos and as always a great hub. Voted UP.

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      Susan Zutautas 4 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Hi Frank, Thanks for the rating. You can use any kind of pasta you prefer :)

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      Frank Atanacio 4 years ago from Shelton

      yep rated this a full five.. another great recipe to add to my collection thank you justasksusan.... I wonder if wheat pasta could be used too...

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