Garlic-Buttered Pasta Shells
Garlic-Buttered Pasta Shells
  • prep: 10 min
  • cook: 15 min
  • total: 25 min
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  • Summary

    This is a versatile side dish to serve with simple entrees like grilled steak, roast chicken and broiled fish. It builds on the concept of a classic Aglio e Olio (garlic and oil) pasta by including a bit of sautéed onion, chopped fresh parsley and a splash of balsamic vinegar to brighten the flavors. You can use just about any variety of pasta you like. We're partial to conchigliette, but other cuts with ridges (e.g. penne, rigatoni) will work just as well.

    Ingredients

    • 8 ounces small pasta shells (conchigliette)
    • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
    • 1/2 cup onion, finely chopped
    • 4 cloves garlic, minced
    • 2 tablespoons butter
    • 3 to 4 tablespoons low-sodium chicken broth
    • 2 teaspoons balsamic vinegar
    • 1/4 cup parsley, finely chopped
    • Salt and freshly ground black pepper

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    Nutrition

    Nutritional Info
    • Servings Per Recipe: 4
    • Amount Per Serving
    • Calories: 477 % Daily Value *
    • Total Fat: 15 g 22.88%
    • Saturated Fat: 5 g 25.13%
    • Trans Fat: 0 g %
    • Cholesterol: 15 mg 5.09%
    • Sodium: 48 mg 2%
    • Calcium: 18 mg 1.78%
    • Potassium: 103 mg 2.94%
    • Magnesium: 0 mg 0%
    • Iron: 3 mg 16.35%
    • Zinc: 0 mg 0%
    • Total Carbohydrate: 71 g %
    • Dietary Fiber: 4 g 16.48%
    • Sugar: 1 g
    • Protein: 13 g
    • Alcohol: 0 g
    • Omega 3 Fatty Acid: 0 g
    • Omega 6 Fatty Acid: 1 g
    • Vitamin A 3.55%
    • Vitamin C 0%
    • Vitamin D 0%
    • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
    Diabetes Exchanges
    • Exchange - Fat3
    • Exchange - Fruit0
    • Exchange - NonFat Milk0
    • Exchange - Other Carbs0
    • Exchange - Starch5
    • Exchange - Vegetables0
    • Exchange - Lean Meat0
    • Exchange - Alcohol0
    MyPlate Info
    • MyPlate - Grain Total3 oz-eq
    • MyPlate - Vegetable Total0 c
    • MyPlate - Fruit0 c
    • MyPlate - Dairy0 c
    • MyPlate - Protein Total0 oz-eq

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