Shrimp Feta Pasta Bake

Wonderful flavors blend together in this simple Shrimp Feta Pasta Bake. Sauce, pasta, shrimp, cheese all baked together with a crunch topping. So yummy!

Wonderful flavors blend together in this simple Shrimp Feta Pasta Bake. Sauce, pasta, shrimp, cheese all baked together with a crunch topping. So yummy!

My family is not of Italian descent, I did not grow up with a nana preparing homemade gravies, sauces or traditional Italian meals. I did however spend a lot of time at my friend’s house and her dad was very Italian. That meant I was introduced to the amazing flavors and smells associated with recipes that were handed down to him from his mother and grandmother. Boy did we eat good, really good! I remember trying stuffed artichokes for the first time in their kitchen, I was scared they’d taste bad and I didn’t want to offend them. Of course they were awesome and I’ve loved stuffed artichokes ever since.

Wonderful flavors blend together in this simple Shrimp Feta Pasta Bake. Sauce, pasta, shrimp, cheese all baked together with a crunch topping. So yummy!

There are so many flavorful dishes that come to mind when I recall those days. One in particular involved shrimp, spaghetti and loads of garlic. It was delicious but at the time I was too young to precisely remember the ingredients. In my own kitchen I enjoy experimenting with flavors, but like so many I’m on a time-crunch and just don’t have the time to let sauces simmer away all day.  This Shrimp Feta Pasta Bake came about after my 7-year-old discovered she liked shrimp. I began thinking of ways to incorporate shrimp into family style meals. Aside from shrimp, the key ingredient in this dish is Ragu® Sauce. Ragu® Sauce brings an amazingly authentic Italian flavor to the table with a longstanding tradition of fresh taste with no artificial flavors, colors and no high fructose corn syrup.  Dating back to 1937 when Assunta Cantisano brought her secret family recipe of slow-simmered vine-ripened tomatoes, garlic and herbs to kitchens everywhere.

Wonderful flavors blend together in this simple Shrimp Feta Pasta Bake. Sauce, pasta, shrimp, cheese all baked together with a crunch topping. So yummy!

In my very own non-traditional Italian recipe I’ve deliciously combined: fettuccine, sautéed shrimp, feta cheese, Ragu® Chunky Roasted Garlic Sauce along with a crunchy breadcrumb topping. A surprisingly simple dish that delivers loads of flavor! My family gathered around the table to enjoy a homemade dinner that was comforting and delicious.

Wonderful flavors blend together in this simple Shrimp Feta Pasta Bake. Sauce, pasta, shrimp, cheese all baked together with a crunch topping. So yummy!

Shrimp Feta Pasta Bake

Yield: 6 servings

Shrimp Feta Pasta Bake

Ingredients

  • 1 lb fettuccine noodles
  • 1 24 oz jar Ragu® Chunky Roasted Garlic Sauce
  • 1 lb shrimp, medium peeled and deveined
  • 1 T butter
  • 1 t Italian Seasoning
  • 1 cup feta cheese, crumbled
  • 3/4 cup Panko breadcrumbs
  • 3 T butter, melted

Instructions

  1. Prepare pasta according to package directions. Spray 9x13 baking pan with non-stick cooking spray. Combine cooked & drained pasta with Ragu® Chunky Roasted Garlic Sauce in baking pan, set aside.
  2. In nonstick skillet, heat 1 T butter over medium-high heat. Add shrimp and Italian Seasoning. Cook 5-6 minutes until shrimp is pink and cooked through. Remove from pan and cut tail off, discard tail.
  3. Place cooked shrimp on top of pasta and sauce, sprinkle with crumbled feta cheese.
  4. Cover top of pasta with Panko breadcrumbs. Drizzle melted butter over top.
  5. Cook in preheated 425° oven for 15 minutes to heat through. To crisp breadcrumb topping, broil on low approximately 2 minutes.

Notes

I used medium (41/50) shrimp, you use whatever size you desire.

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Wonderful flavors blend together in this simple Shrimp Feta Pasta Bake. Sauce, pasta, shrimp, cheese all baked together with a crunch topping. So yummy!

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