Recipe: Feta Caprese Shrimp Pasta
Fresh tomatoes and basil are a match made in culinary heaven. Add pasta and a bold cheese, and you’ve got the makings of a pretty fantastic meal!
This dish was inspired by a popular “baked feta pasta” recipe that circulated the internet during 2020, but with some modifications, we have made it stove-top friendly. While the original recipe lacks a protein to balance blood sugars and promote satiety, we have added shrimp as a quick option.
Not a seafood fan or have a shellfish allergy? Check out our swaps below for a few alternative suggestions. Pair this recipe with your favorite simple side salad, roasted veggies, or steamtable frozen veggies for a full plate-method meal, and make sure to close your eyes as you take that first bite – the layers of flavor will have you thinking you are dining along the coast of Italy!
Feta Caprese Shrimp Pasta
- 8 oz dry pasta of choice (grain or gluten free, if desired)
- 2 Tbsp olive oil, divided
- 1 lb raw medium shrimp, peeled and deveined
- 2 pints cherry tomatoes
- 2 cloves garlic, crushed
- 8 oz block feta cheese, crumbled
- Fresh basil, chopped
- Salt and pepper, to taste
- In a large pot, boil water and prepare pasta according to package directions.
- In a large skillet, heat 1 tablespoon olive oil over medium heat. Add shrimp and cook 2-3 minutes, flip and cook another 2 minutes until opaque and cooked through.
- Add remaining olive oil, tomatoes and crushed garlic to the skillet. Sauté, allowing tomatoes to release their natural juices and steam the garlic. If needed, add a small amount of water to prevent sticking/browning.
- Drain and rinse cooked pasta. Add pasta to skillet. Add feta and stir continuously. Melt cheese and remove from heat.
- Divide pasta between plates/bowls. Garnish as desired with freshly chopped basil.
- For the tomatoes: broccoli florets, zucchini, bell peppers, or mushrooms
- For the shrimp: diced chicken breast or sliced sausage links
- For the pasta: zucchini noodles, chickpea noodles, brown rice and quinoa noodles
Recipe modified from: https://iamafoodblog.com/tiktok-baked-feta-pasta/