Garlicky Pasta with Sauteed Shrimp and Chard is a family favorite weekday meal. Delicious and on the table less than 20 minutes with no refined ingredients. I don’t even have to argue with my kids over the vegetables.
Garlicky Pasta with Sauteed Shrimp and Chard
I love the simpleness of Garlicky Pasta with a pile of Parmesan cheese all by itself. But add in some fresh Sauteed Shrimp, which is abundant in my lovely, coastal Savannah, Georgia – and some local, organic Chard and fresh tomatoes from one of the many sustainable farms in the area and it is just heaven. Heaven in 20 minutes, I’ll take it. Garlicky Pasta with Sauteed Shrimp and Chard was made for those weeknights when you need something wonderful to eat but just don’t have the time.
This Pasta Dinner is an Upgrade to an Old Standby
This recipe for Garlicky Pasta with Sauteed Shrimp and Chard has been in the weeknight rotation for at least 10 years. However, it has evolved with our eating style. What started as pasta with cheese and a little garlic to coerce my oldest child to eat something other than chicken nuggets when she was in Kindergarten (she is now in high school), got a little shrimp love so I didn’t go insane from eating the same pasta all the time. Slowly it has turned into a veggie dish my family actually loves. Conveniently, a huge bunch of chard wilts significantly – so even if you use lots of leafy greens, it is not overwhelming for the uninitiated. If chard is not your thing, feel free to substitute spinach.
Pasta and Sauteed Shrimp is always Quick and Easy
I recently upgraded some of my cookware to all stainless steel and I am in love. (Check out the photo!) I had some old (by old, I mean ooooooollllllldddddd) non-stick stuff hanging around that was past its prime. Now, I am happy to say that I can actually cook far more meals in a single pot or skillet than ever before. No need to pull out different pots and pans for cooking pasta or sauteing shrimp. This is a plus for me since about every third post, I remind you guys just how much I hate washing dishes.
I am a die hard cooking show fanatic (those of you who know me personally are rolling your eyes now). But every time I watch chefs go through all the pots and utensils in the kitchen, I think: They have people. However, I do not have people who wash my dishes. It is all me. Well, except when I make my kids do it – but that is a parenting opportunity. Trust me, with a teenager and two toddlers, it is faster to do dishes myself.
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