Easy Shrimp Linguine + Meal Plan

Last week, I adapted a recipe I found in Real Simple’s August issue for Linguine with Spicy Shrimp to make it right for my family and the dinner was met with “yums” and “please make this agains”. I love dinners like this.

Easy Shrimp Linguine


  • 1 box of whole wheat linguine
  • 1/4 cup of olive oil
  • 1 pound of shrimp (I used a bag of cooked frozen shrimp)
  • 1/8 teaspoon crushed red peppers
  • kosher salt and fresh ground pepper
  • bunch of watercress
  • 1-2 tablespoons lemon zest
  • 1/8 teaspoon crushed red peppers

Get Cooking

  1. cook linguine according to instructions, drain, set aside
  2. while cooking linguine, clean and de-tail shrimp, then cut it into small, bite-size pieces, zest lemon and tear watercress into small pieces
  3. heat olive oil in pasta pot
  4. add shrimp and salt and pepper to taste and saute until cooked/heated through, on medium high
  5. change temperature to medium and mix in watercress, lemon zest, noodles.
  6. cook about 5 minutes to mix all ingredients and serve

This week’s meal plan

This week, we’re cooking from the freezer. How long has it been since you last opened your freezer to find premade dinners? If you’re working on a plan for your week, don’t forget you can make your life much easier by defrosting leftovers or pre-preplanned and forgotten meals. I’m also headed to Blogher this week, so I’m leaving my husband to fend for many of the meals. (Have fun, honey!)
Monday: Birthday dinner for Little!!!
Tuesday: Burgers, fries and fresh vegetables
Wednesday: Baked Mexican-Chicken Dinner
Thursday: Make your own pizza
Weekend: Breakfast for dinner

mom of 3 and wife living in the Philadelphia suburbs, Julie is a former elementary school teacher and a Public Relations manager. She is the owner/editor of Julieverse, a merchandiser with Chloe + Isabel (jewelryverse.com) and founder VlogMom and Splash Creative Media. A marketing strategist and freelance education and parenting writer by trade, Julie attempts to carve out time to enjoy playing with her kids, PTO, cooking and exercise.

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