Shrimp and Feta 20-Minute Pasta Dinner
Light and lemony shrimp and feta 20-minute pasta dinner that could not come together easier. Add this to your list of simple weeknight meals.
Put a pot of heavily salted water on to boil and add pasta once boiling
Melt butter in a pan and add minced garlic, cook until fragrant about 2 minutes, add chopped cherry tomatoes and saute for an additional 2 minutes
Pour in white wine and reduce for 1-2 minutes
Toss in shrimp, cook for 2 minutes, and remove from heat
Add lemon juice, parsley, salt, crushed red pepper, and stir until combined
Toss with linguine, top with feta cheese, and enjoy!
This shrimp and feta 20-minute pasta never fails to disappoint. I had honestly forgotten how delicious and easy it is until I just made it again. This is a recipe I make all the time when I’m at school because of how quickly I can get it on the table. I walk in the door and it is ready to eat 20 minutes later.
This dish is also very well-balanced. There are great nutrients in the tomatoes as well as healthy fats in the feta, protein in the shrimp, and carbs in the pasta. This shrimp and feta 20-minute pasta would satisfy not only my pasta cravings time and time again at school, but all my roommates as well. The girls I lived with went nuts for this comically simple dish. With just a few simple ingredients this pasta manages to pack so much flavor.
Usually, when I make this pasta I try to use fresh parsley, but if that is not manageable or you can’t get any, dried parsley is also a great option. Check out this company Gourmet Garden, They have the best-dried herbs. They make basil, chives, cilantro, and even garlic! These dried herbs were a lifesaver for me in a college kitchen.
Frequently I would buy fresh herbs, but they always went bad before I could use them. These I could store in the fridge for 4 weeks and still get a lovely fresh taste in my meals. I’ve used their dried parsley in this shrimp and feta 20-minute pasta several times and it is always just as delicious as when I use fresh parsley.
When it comes to cooking in college I know seafood can be intimidating, but shrimp is the most mellow seafood to start with for so many reasons. Shrimp has a pretty mild flavor and in turn a pretty mild smell in comparison to other seafood. If you are worried about your entire apartment or dorm smelling like shrimp I can assure you that as long as you have a window open while cooking you’ll be totally fine.
Shrimp is also exceptionally easy to cook. You know when it is done because it turns pink and it starts to curl slightly into itself. The only thing you have to be careful about is not to overcook the shrimp because if you let the shrimp cook to the point where they are curled all the way they will be a bit rubbery. As long as you are keeping an eye though, your shrimp should come out perfectly each and every time.
Check out this other seafood meal on the site: Delicious Cheesy Tuna Rice