Hey guys! Looking for an easy, delicious, weeknight meal? Well here it is! I love this shrimp and pasta and I find it filling as well. It’s very simple and only needs a few ingredients. I will note though that I totally made up this recipe so the ingredients amounts is not as exact as I’d like it to be. Maybe some day!
You will need:
- One box of pasta
- Frozen shrimp (the number depends on how many you want in each serving)
- Olive oil
- Garlic (I use pre-cut from a jar)
If your shrimp is frozen (this is ideal because frozen shrimp is way easier and cheaper than fresh shrimp from the fish counter), start by thawing it so it is ready to go into the sauce.
Start the pasta in boiling water. I combined shapes of pasta for this recipe just because I had a little bit left in one box and a little bit left in another box. Just check that you coordinate the times.
Once the pasta has about 5 minutes remaining start the sauce in a frying pan. Coat the bottom of the pan with olive oil, add oregano, garlic, and parsley to taste, and put in the shrimp.
Once the shrimp are cooked (don’t let the garlic get too browned) the sauce is ready to go on the pasta once it is done and strained. Easy peasy! I like to add salt and pepper once the sauce is already done and on the pasta.
Let me know if you try this recipe out and if you enjoyed it!
Now that I’m on summer vacation, I get to spend a lot more time thinking about (and making) whatever I want to eat. You might think that this would mean that i would come up with creative meals and recipes, but so far I’ve pretty much eaten the same things I always have. Oh well, there’s always next week!
For breakfast, I had my standard coffee and a bowl of cottage cheese. I know some people can’t get past the texture and taste of cottage cheese, but I love it! It’s easy to just scoop out and eat for an easy, fast breakfast.
Now I don’t want to brag, but I’m pretty sure I made the world’s best salad for lunch. For some reason it was particularly delicious today – probably because I had time to put lots of goodies in. I had lettuce (obviously), tomatoes, cucumbers, shredded cheese, croutons, and a hard boiled egg. For dressing, I’ve been enjoying the organic white balsamic vinaigrette dressing from Wegmans. If you don’t live near a Wegmans I feel very sorry for you, but just put whatever dressing you like on. This salad kept me full the entire afternoon, even though I had just had a small breakfast. Yum!
These photos are actually from a recipe post that I did a while back on this baked pasta. I totally forgot to take a picture of my dinner, but we made this pasta for friends this weekend and I had it leftover for my dinner. It’s an easy recipe that is perfect for large groups. Make sure you check out the post with the recipe!
Baked Pasta Recipe: https://camillionaire.com/2016/05/09/easy-baked-pasta-recipe/
I also had some pirate’s booty (you know like the popcorn stuff) as a snack in the evening. What did you have this week?
Easy Baked Pasta Recipe
This is a recipe that my boyfriend came up with. It’s pretty easy (way less work than lasagna) and so delicious! If you are anything like me, you are obsessed with any kind of pasta and cheese. This pasta is easy to make in large quantities and can easily be reheated in the microwave or oven. Here is the recipe!
You will need:
¼ cup Italian Parsley
¼ cup Basil
1 ½ cups Ricotta Cheese
2 cups Mozzarella Cheese
1 box Pasta
1 tsp. Olive Oil
1 Bottle Tomato Sauce
Boil water for pasta.
Chop up Italian parsley and basil
Mix sauce, ricotta cheese, salt, pepper, ¼ cup of mozzarella cheese, basil, and parsley
Heat on stove.
Coat bottom of glass pan with olive oil
Mix sauce and pasta in pan
Sprinkle the rest of the mozzarella cheese on top
Bake in the oven at 425 degrees for 10 minutes
Enjoy! Let me know how it goes!