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How to Make Healthy and Delicious Penne Bruschetta with Shrimp

Updated on August 13, 2012
Penne Bruschetta with Shrimp
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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.

A Photographic Display of Penne Bruschetta with Shrimp

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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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      Beth100 3 years ago from Canada

      Rebeccamealey - Enjoy this easy and delicious dish. :) Who doesn't love shrimp?!? Thanks for dropping by.

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      Rebecca Mealey 3 years ago from Northeastern Georgia, USA

      I love anything with shrimp, and this looks delicious. Thanks!

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      Beth100 4 years ago from Canada

      bwhite62007 - I hope that you have tried this and enjoyed it! Let me know! Thank you!

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      Beth100 4 years ago from Canada

      IntroduceCroatia -- I hope that you have tried this. It's a very versatile recipe in the sense that you can add, swap and change the ingredients and spices easily. Experiment, have fun and enjoy! :)

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      Beth100 4 years ago from Canada

      Lady_E - Shrimp is so easy to cook -- it's ready quickly and when cooked propely, gives a nice crunch to the meal. Thank you for your wonderful comments -- Jamie Oliver is one of my favs! :) Happy New Year!!

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      Beth100 4 years ago from Canada

      Tonymead60 -- Thank you Tony! I had a lot of fun working on the artwork. I'm glad you like it!

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      Brianna 4 years ago from East Coast

      This sounds Delish! And I love anything pasta. Can't wait to try it. Thanks for sharing!

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      Ante Rajic 4 years ago from Croatia

      I'm going to try this out sometime.

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      Beth100 4 years ago from Canada

      b. Malin -- Perhaps you have some Italian in you? :) Lover Man will def love this one -- better double the recipe or you'll go without for dinner. Thank you for your smile inducing comments!

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      Elena 4 years ago from London, UK

      Lovely, healthy and easy Recipe to make. I like shrimps - preferably fried. Nice to see Jamie Oliver too - a favourite food icon in UK.

      Thanks. 5 star.

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      Beth100 4 years ago from Canada

      mythicalstorm273 -- It is very simple to change the main ingredient of shrimp to another ingredient. You could try: sausage, chicken, beef, tofu, vegetarian sausage, or just use extra veggies and skip the meat. The fun of cooking is experimenting! Enjoy your experiments and thank you for your great feedback!

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      Tony Mead 4 years ago from Yorkshire

      Beth, what a mouth watering yummy hub. I like the way you have used very clever artwork to promote the recipe.

      5*s and voted up interesting.

      with respect


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      Beth100 4 years ago from Canada

      mtsi -- as Dr. Seuss says: try it, try it!! :D and, moose goes nicely with it too!! :) Always a pleasure to have you!

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      Beth100 4 years ago from Canada

      b. Malin -- This is an easy shrimp pasta dish. Lover Man would definitely love it!! Thank you for you wonderful support! :)

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      Beth100 4 years ago from Canada

      Redberry Sky -- :) It's very easy to improvise with too. You can substitute scallops, course fish, white meat, tofu, etc. Have fun experimenting! Thanks!

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      b. Malin 4 years ago

      I should have been Italian...I Love this Dish and you make it sounds so Easy to make Beth. Lover Man will Love this one! But of course he would favor the Shrimp one. Thanks for sharing and the Video.

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      mythicalstorm273 5 years ago

      I do not like shrimp but I love the idea of this meal. It is so healthy looking and combines some great ingredients! I think you have just inspired me!

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      mts1098 5 years ago from InsideTheManCave

      well well aren't you the Queen of pasta...looks great...cannot wait for a taste :)

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      b. Malin 5 years ago

      Sounds so Delicious and Easy to prepare. Lover Man would Love this Dish! Thanks for sharing your Recipe Beth.

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      Redberry Sky 5 years ago

      Your pictures look amazing, Beth100! This recipe is really making my mouth water, and it's so healthy too. I'm a huge seafood fan, so this is definitely being added to my list of favourite recipe ideas :)

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      Beth100 5 years ago from Canada

      LeitiaFT -- Oh yum! I bet your kalamata olives would add an new dimension of taste of this dish! Enjoy!

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      Beth100 5 years ago from Canada

      Arren123 -- Yes, please give it a try and come back and tell me how you enjoyed it (and rate it :) ). Thank you for leaving me your wonderful feedback!

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      Beth100 5 years ago from Canada

      bfeaver -- There is approximately 26.5 g of protein per serving (based on 4 servings). Thank you for asking this question.

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      Beth100 5 years ago from Canada

      Vespawoolf -- Thank you! Please come back and tell me how you liked it.

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      bfeaver 5 years ago from Central California

      How much protein is in the recipe?

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      LetitiaFT 5 years ago from Paris via California

      This looks scrumptious. I have some kalamata olives in the refrigerator from a friend who lives there! Timely.

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      Arren123 5 years ago from UK

      Look yum must try, thanks for sharing :)

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      vespawoolf 5 years ago from Peru, South America

      What a simple and nutritious meal! I've added it to my list of recipes to try.

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