Angel hair pasta with garlic, shrimp, broccoli

Switching to whole wheat pasta, olive oil pumps up nutrition

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Meijer NuVal™ Trade Up Recipe of the Week

NuVal™  Scores 1 to 100, the higher the number, the better the Nutrition!  Find scores on shelf price tags at Meijer stores.


Angel Hair Pasta with Garlic Shrimp and Broccoli

Serves 6

Simple switches like using whole wheat pasta instead of refined and olive oil instead of butter make it easy to "trade-up" this quick dinner.



1 (12 ounce) package Meijer whole wheat angel hair pasta (NuVal™ Score 91)


1 tub (10 oz.) Philadelphia Reduced Fat Savory Garlic Cooking Crème


 1/2 (16 ounce) package Meijer frozen broccoli florets, thawed (NuVal™ Score 100)


1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil (NuVal™ Score 11)


 1 pound jumbo shrimp, peeled and deveined (NuVal™ Score 71)


 3 cloves garlic, minced (NuVal™ Score 91)





1)  Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add pasta and cook for 8 to 10 minutes or until al dente; drain.


2) Meanwhile, place broccoli in a steamer over 1 inch of boiling water, and cover. Cook until tender but still firm, about 2 to 6 minutes. Drain.


3) In a large skillet. Saute shrimp and garlic in olive oil for 5 minutes, or until shrimp are pink.


4) In a large bowl, toss pasta, shrimp and broccoli; stir in cooking creme and serve.


Nutritional info per serving: Calories 365, Total fat 8g, Cholesterol 214mg, Sodium 434mg, Carbohydrate 42g, Dietary fiber 7g, Protein 28g.

Nutrition Notes:  Using olive oil, with a score of 11, instead of butter, which scores a 2, increases the amount of heart healthy fats in this dish while the whole wheat pasta pumps up the fiber!

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