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Shrimp and Olive Rigatoni

Total Time

Prep: 20 min. Cook: 20 min.


6 servings

“This pasta dish is one of my gang’s favorite recipes,” explains Elaine Sweet of Dallas, Texas. “I hope your family enjoys this easy main course as much as we do.”
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  • 12 ounces uncooked rigatoni or large tube pasta
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 green onions, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 pound uncooked medium shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 3 tablespoons white wine or reduced-sodium chicken broth
  • 1/4 cup minced fresh basil
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh parsley
  • 1 teaspoon grated lemon zest
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon coarsely ground pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1 can (2-1/4 ounces) sliced ripe olives, drained
  • 1/2 cup sliced pimiento-stuffed olives
  • 2 anchovy fillets, rinsed, drained and chopped
  • 5 plum tomatoes, seeded and chopped
  • 1 jar (2 ounces) sliced pimientos, drained
  • 1/3 cup shredded Parmesan cheese
  • Additional fresh basil, optional


  1. Cook pasta according to package directions. Meanwhile, in a large nonstick skillet coated with cooking spray, saute garlic and onions in oil for 1 minute. Add shrimp and wine; cook for 3-5 minutes or until shrimp turn pink.
  2. Remove from the heat; stir in the basil, parsley, lemon zest, salt, pepper and red pepper flakes. Add olives and anchovies.
  3. Drain the pasta; stir into skillet. Add tomatoes and pimientos; return to the heat and heat through. Sprinkle with cheese. Garnish with basil leaves if desired.

Nutrition Facts

1-2/3 cups: 359 calories, 9g fat (2g saturated fat), 116mg cholesterol, 793mg sodium, 47g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 3g fiber), 23g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 starch, 2 lean meat, 1-1/2 fat.

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