Lean and Green Italian Shrimp and Broccoli

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Jun 4, 2021 | Jump to Instructions

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Italian Shrimp and Broccoli
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I always love a simple shrimp recipe and this easy-to-make Italian Shrimp and Broccoli recipe is full of fiber and flavor; plus with the leanest option, you get 7 full oz of shrimp!

OPTION: Choose the dressing that you prefer, depending on the flavor you want. NOT BOTH.

Would your family eat
food at almost every meal? Complete this lean and green
Italian Shrimp and Broccoli
recipe and you'll be creating a
entree that is absolutely amazing, keeps you on plan and satisfies your cravings!


Cooking Time
12 minutes
Prep Time
10 minutes

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Lean & Green Italian Shrimp and Broccoli Ingredients

  • 7 oz Cooked Shrimp
  • 2 cup Broccoli Chopped
  • 1/2 cup Cherry Tomatoes Chopped
  • 2 tbsp Ken's Lite Northern Italian with Basil & Romano (optional)*
  • 1 tbsp Parmesan Cheese Grated (optional)*
  • 1 tbsp Olive Oil
  • 1/2 tsp Black Pepper Steamed
  • 2 tbsp Newman's Own Parmesan and Garlic Dressing (optional)*

Lean & Green Italian Shrimp and Broccoli Instructions

  1. Use fresh (7 oz.) or frozen shrimp (thaw according to directions on package).
  2. In a large skillet, heat 1 tsp. of olive oil and add the broccoli and chopped cherry tomatoes; saute 2-3 minutes or until vegetables are tender-crisp. Remove from heat, cover and set aside.
  3. In a large skillet, spoon salad dressing, add shrimp and black pepper. Saute until shrimp is cooked (opaque in color).
  4. Add the vegetables to the shrimp; cook an additional 2-3 minutes to reheat the vegetables.
  5. Place shrimp and vegetables on a plate, add parmesan cheese (an optional condiment), and stir. Serve hot.

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