One-Pot Shrimp and Snow Pea Alfredo Pasta – Comfort food meets fresh spring veggies in this simple, creamy, and delicious Italian dinner.
It’s been a while since I posted a tasty recipe on my little corner of the internet, and making the family dinner hour a priority has been a challenge. I’ll blame the kids and work. This is the first year I’ve had a school-age child and I never knew how busy the end of the school year could be for a little kindergartener. Between a field trip, class party, olympic day, a violin recital, and all the associated rehearsals, soccer clinics, a kindergarten show, an art show and don’t forget the book fair, my 6-year-old’s social calendar is fully booked. I’m not even going to get started on my personal and work calendars. And perhaps all those nursing in-services I’ve been procrastinating on for the last three months are part of the problem, too…
My family’s busy spring schedule has practically ruled the dinner hour in my home. That said, a home-cooked meal around the dinner table has been a grounding force for my family in the the midst of all the fun-but-busy things going on in our lives. As such, I’m now obsessed with one-pot and sheet pan meals because they mean less cook time and less dishes without having to digress to Stouffer’s lasagna and Kid Cuisine hour.
Today’s recipe for One-Pot Shrimp and Snow Pea Alfredo Pasta has that “comfort food” quality of pasta and Alfredo sauce, plus some healthy shrimp and snow peas to make it a well-rounded and deliciously creamy meal. It’s restaurant quality, but will be pan-to-table in 35 minutes flat with only one pot to wash when you’re done! That means more time in your busy life for enjoying the people you love around the dinner table!