Low-Fat Creamy Mediterranean Pasta

  • Yield: 4 to 6 servings
  • Prep: 5 mins
  • Cook: 15 mins

Ingredients

8ounces linguine
1/2large onion, diced
2cloves garlic, minced
1tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
1tablespoon capers, drained
1can sliced California Black Ripe Olives, drained
1pint grape tomatoes, halved
8ounces small frozen peeled and deveined shrimp
1cup fat-free half-n-half
1cup water
1 1/2teaspoons chicken bullion
3tablespoons corn starch
1teaspoon each: dried oregano, dried thyme, salt
-- Freshly ground black pepper to taste
5ounces fat-free feta cheese, crumbled

Instructions

 

Put a large pot of water on stove and bring to a boil.  Heat oil in large sauce pan over medium heat.  Add onion and garlic and sauté 5 minutes or until onion is translucent.  Run water over shrimp to thaw.  Add pasta to salted boiling water and cook according to package directions.  Add tomatoes, capers, and olives to pan and sauté for 2 minutes.  Add drained shrimp and sauté 2 more minutes or until they start to turn pink.  In a jar with a screw-on lid, combine half-n-half, water, bullion, corn starch, and spices and shake until well-blended; add to pan.  Using tongs, transfer pasta directly from water to pan.  Cook a few more minutes until sauce thickens slightly, stirring constantly to keep from sticking.  Add feta and stir until it melts.  Serve immediately with a fresh green salad tossed in a low-fat vinaigrette.

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