Shrimp Linguine Marinara

Shrimp Linguine Marinara is a delicious and spicy Italian-style recipe for an any day of the week meal and takes only (1) hour to make. Shrimp, pasta, garlic, sun-dried tomatoes, parsley and cayenne pepper are combined for an easy, spicy and delicious dish which is topped with Parmesan cheese. This is also a healthy, low calories, low fat, low carbohydrates, low sugars, diabetic-friendly and Weight Watchers (7 PointsPlus), (8 SmartPoints) recipe. Makes: (8) Servings. Shrimp Linguine Marinara will be loved by all of your family, friends and guests.
Prep Time: 30 Minutes.
Cooking Time: 30 Minutes.


3/4 lb (12 oz) linguine, uncooked
4 garlic cloves, minced
2 tbsp Italian salad dressing
1 (24 oz) jar spaghetti sauce
1/2 cup drained oil-packed sun-dried tomatoes, finely chopped
1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley
1/4 tsp ground cayenne pepper
1 lb uncooked medium size shrimp, peeled (tails left on), deveined
Grated Parmesan cheese, (optional)


1. Cook linguine as directed, omitting salt.

2. Meanwhile, cook and stir the minced garlic in salad dressing in a large skillet over medium heat 1 minute Stir in the spaghetti sauce, tomatoes, parsley and pepper. Bring to a simmer over medium-low heat.

3. Drain the pasta, reserving 1/2 cup of the cooking water. Add shrimp, pasta and reserved cooking water to the sauce mixture in skillet. Cook 4 to 5 minutes or until shrimp turn pink, stirring occasionally. Serve topped with Parmesan cheese if desired.

YIELD: 8 Servings.
Serving Size: 1 Cup per serving.

Weight Watchers (8 SmartPoints), (7 PointsPlus)
Carb Choices: 3

Diet Exchange:
3 Starch + 1 Meat (L)

Calories: 280, Total Fat: 5g, Saturated Fat: 1g, Cholesterol: 85mg, Sodium: 790mg, Sugars: 8g, Carbohydrates: 41g, Fiber: 3g, Protein: 16g, Vitamin A: 20 %DV, Vitamin C: 20 %DV, Calcium: 8 %DV, Iron: 15 %DV

Original recipe and image from Kraft Foods.

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