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How to Make Healthy and Delicious Penne Bruschetta with Shrimp

Updated on August 13, 2012
Penne Bruschetta with Shrimp
Penne Bruschetta with Shrimp | Source

Easy and Quick Five Ingredient Dinner!

We all have those nights when we are rushed for time, but we still would like to have a healthy meal. Penne bruschetta with shrimp is just the meal! With only five ingredients, this meal can be served within 30 minutes from start to finish!

Nutrition Facts
Serving size: 1/4 of the recipe
Calories 500
Calories from Fat72
% Daily Value *
Fat 8 g12%
Saturated fat 1 g5%
Carbohydrates 76 g25%
Sugar 5 g
Fiber 13 g52%
Cholesterol 175 mg58%
* 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.

Cook Time

Prep time: 10 min
Cook time: 20 min
Ready in: 30 min
Yields: Serves 4


  • 1 package (375g) penne rigate
  • 3/4 cup bruschetta topping, fresh from the deli section
  • 12 oz. cooked white shrimp, 31-40 Count, thawed, tails removed, patted dry
  • 1/2 cup Kalamata olives, pitted, chopped
  • 1/2 cup basil, fresh, roughly chopped

Cooking and Assembling the Penne Bruschetta with Shrimp

  1. Cook pasta according to package directions.
  2. While pasta is cooking, heat bruschetta, shrimp and olives in a large skillet over low heat.
  3. Drain pasta well. Add to bruschetta mixture and toss. Stir in chopped basil.
  4. Serve while warm accompanied with a salad and garlic bread.

Easy Variation of Penne Bruschetta with Shrimp

This recipe is very easy to modify to include fresh vegetables. For the variation that is displayed in the photographs, chopped celery, sweet yellow peppers and broccoli florets have been added. Not only do these vegetables add their crispness with a delicate "crunch" but they also provide extra nutrition to the meal.

Optional Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup celery, chopped
  • 1/2 cup sweet yellow peppers, chopped
  • 1/2 cup broccoli florets

If you are adding the optional vegetables, follow the instructions as outlined above. This step can be inserted after Step 2 in the instructions:

Sauté celery, sweet peppers and broccoli florets in second skillet over medium heat. Sauté until almost tender. The vegetables should retain their crispness. Add to bruschetta mixture. Keep warm under a lid until pasta is cooked.

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Chopped celery, sweet yellow peppers and broccoli florets
Chopped celery, sweet yellow peppers and broccoli florets | Source
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Bruschetta and Shrimp
Bruschetta and Shrimp | Source

Cooking Perfect Pasta - Chef Jamie Oliver

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This is a wonderful entreé as a stand alone dish. However, I prefer to serve this meal with a side of Sarah's Caesar Salad and freshly baked garlic toast.

When I have time, I swap the pre-made deli bruschetta with a fresh bruschetta that I make from scratch. This is a very simple and easy recipe for bruschetta and can be adapted to any recipe that you are using.

Bon apetite!

Copyright Beth100 (Text, Recipe and Photographs)

© June 2012

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