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Monday, January 16, 2017

Orecchiette Pasta with Shrimp and Broccoli

Dinner was jamming tonight!

This pasta dish hits all the right notes with us. Pasta, shrimp, broccoli and gaar-lic! I love when my house smells like garlic! Adding pasta water in makes it a creamy broth. If you have kids, they won't even know they are eating broccoli.

Adapted from: Skinnytaste

Servings: 8 
Size: 1 1/2 cups 


  • 1 lb raw shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 12 oz uncooked pasta (I used Orecchiette but shells would be great as well)
  • 4 cups fresh broccoli florets, cut off the stems
  • 5 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese
  • Extra virgin olive oil
  • salt and pepper


  1. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil.
  2. When the water boils, add the pasta and bring back to a boil, when the water is boiling, add broccoli and cook according to pasta medium; add 1 tbsp olive oil, when hot, add garlic. Cook until golden, about 1 minute, then add the shrimp. Once the shrimp are almost pink, add the pasta and broccoli.
  3. Mix well, add 1 tbsp olive oil, grated cheese, salt and pepper to taste mixing well.
  4. Add 1/2 cup of reserved pasta water and mix well adding more if needed.


Unknown said...

Had this for lunch today and it was awesome!!

Spatula On Fire said...

That's great to hear Erin!

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