When it comes to my preferred cooking style, I like simple yet flavorful. I like to take shortcuts but still add in fresh meats and veggies. And truth be told, I love pasta. So anytime I can give a classic pasta dish a new taste that blends my favorite fresh ad-ins perfectly with its own high quality ingredients to create a meal that’s elevated to a whole new level, it gets me excited! Knowing that I like to spend minimal amounts of time in the kitchen but still create meals that are amazing, I’ve been mixing things up and giving my classic pasta dishes a twist. Through a little experimentation and the addition of my favorite Barilla products, I recently created a new family-favorite….Shrimp and Spinach Rotini! The best part is, this easy dish takes less than thirty minutes to make, is filled with fresh, delicious ingredients and is perfect for busy weeknights! I’m so excited to show you how to make it!
So what inspired this easy dish? Well, it’s safe to say that we’re Barilla fans when it comes to our pasta. So, when I was recently at Walmart stocking on my weekly meal planning essentials, I of course found myself in the pasta and sauce aisle filling my cart with Barilla Tomato and Basil Sauce and Rotini pasta. In addition to this being my pasta and sauce of choice, right now as part of the No Kid Hungry campaign, my Barilla purchases from Walmart help feed hungry children (more on that later). However, instead of going the traditional spaghetti route, I wanted to create a fresher meal that was made with simple ingredients while having no preservatives. After stocking up on my Barilla essentials, creating a flavorful, delicious meal was as easy as adding in some spinach and fresh shrimp and topping it all off with fresh Parmesan Cheese and more basil! Here’s exactly what you’ll need.
What You Will Need:
1 Pound of Fresh Shrimp (Peeled and Deveined)
1 Teaspoon of Olive Oil
2 Cups of Fresh Spinach
1 Jar of Barilla Tomato and Basil Sauce
1 Box of Barilla Rotini
1/4 Cup of Fresh Parmesan Cheese
2 Tablespoons of Fresh Basil
How to Make It:
Putting together this Shrimp and Spinach Rotini is quick and easy, making it a perfect weeknight meal! To start, I boiled the water for my Barilla Rotini on the stove and cooked my pasta according to the direction on the box. Barilla Pasta is my first choice when it comes to creating a perfect pasta dish since it’s low on the Glycemic index to keep us fuller longer while boasting iron and B Vitamins in every bite!
While my pasta was cooking, I added my olive oil and shrimp to a saute pan and cooked them just until they turned pink (about 3-5 minutes on medium-high heat).
Once my shrimp were cooked, I removed them from my pan and set them aside. Then I immediately added my Barilla Tomato and Basil Sauce to my waiting pan. With it’s simple ingredients, no preservatives and non-GMO ingredients that are the highest quality, this sauce was the perfect addition to ensure I achieved flavor perfection in each and every bite. With vine-ripened tomatoes, aromatic herbs and extra virgin olive oil simmered together, I didn’t have to put in any extra time or do any extra work to ensure that my sauce delivered flavor perfection with each and every bite! And since I know that Barilla sauces are made with real ingredients, I felt great about adding it to the real flavor of my dish!
After heating my sauce for about two minutes, I quickly added in my fresh spinach and stirred it gently for about three minutes, allowing my sauce to continue to warm and my spinach to wilt.
As soon as my spinach was wilted and my sauce was hot, I removed it from the heat and added my shrimp, Barilla Rotini and sauce mixture to a large bowl. The twists and spirals of the Barilla Rotini made it a perfect addition to this dish, ensuring that there is flavor in each and every bite!
After gently tossing it all together, I had a perfect dish that was fresh, flavorful and boasted simple ingredients for my hungry family!
But I wasn’t done yet! While I could have serve this dish just as it was and been sure it would disappear, I wanted to add fresh and delicious finishing touches so I quickly pulled some fresh Parmesan Cheese and chopped basil and sprinkled them over the top.
The end result was an absolutely amazing dish that boasted protein, veggies, good carbs and flavorful Barilla sauce in each and every bite!
After calling my family to the table, I served up my fresh and delicious dish that was beyond satisfying! In fact, it was quickly ruled one of the best dishes of the weekly meal plan and the best part is, it was so simple to make and boasted ingredients that I can feel great about serving!
With simple, fresh ingredients and Barilla products from Walmart, weeknight dishes are getting a total makeover in my home and I couldn’t be happier! By using the quality ingredients of Barilla products from Walmart paired with fresh veggies and proteins, I’m whipping up simple delicious dishes that everyone in the family adores! Be sure to check out my video below to be inspired to create this amazing dish tonight!
The benefits of choosing Barilla products to feed my family doen’t just stop when dinner time is over though. While I feel great feeding my family Barilla products from Walmart, I feel equally great about being able to help No Kid Hungry give kids in need meals with my purchases! Would it surprise you to know that 48.8 million Americans—including 13 million children— live in households that lack the means to get enough nutritious food on a regular basis? As a result, they struggle with hunger at some time during the year (source: NoKidHungry.org). That’s where purchasing Barilla products from Walmart can help! For every box of Barilla Blue Box pasta purchase at Walmart between 8/10/2017 – 10/31/2017, Barilla will donate $1 to No Kid Hungry, up to $50,000. That’s enough to provide 500,000 meals to kids in need. Learn more at nokidhungry.org/onedollar. That means that simply by feeding your family Barilla products you can feel great about, you can also help hungry children get meals that will fuel them to do more, be more and achive more! It’s a win all the way around!
So tonight, when it’s time to think about what’s for dinner, look no further than Barilla products from Walmart! You’ll be able to create an amazingly, flavorful meal that your family is sure to love while helping to make sure that there is No Kid Hungry! So don’t wait! Start feeling great about what you can serve up with Barilla today!
Now tell me, what dish will you make with Barilla products from Walmart?