Smoky Butter Shrimp & Orzo with Zucchini & Tomatoes

Smoky Butter Shrimp & Orzo

with Zucchini & Tomatoes

30 MIN
2 Servings
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From the Test Kitchen

For this vibrant, crowd-pleasing dish, we’re combining tender orzo pasta with tomatoes, zucchini, and plump shrimp—sautéed in our new tomato chipotle butter. You'll finish it off with a touch of creamy mascarpone and a sprinkle of parmesan cheese.

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  • Nutrition
  • Calories
    560 Cals (est.)
Smoky Butter Shrimp & Orzo with Zucchini & Tomatoes
  • 10 oz Tail-On Shrimp (Peeled & Deveined)
  • 4 oz Orzo Pasta
  • 4 oz Grape Tomatoes
  • 1 oz Tomato Chipotle Flavored Butter
  • 2 cloves Garlic
  • 1 Zucchini
  • ¼ cup Grated Parmesan Cheese
  • 2 Tbsps Mascarpone Cheese

Tips from Home Chefs

Prepare the ingredients
1 Prepare the ingredients

Fill a medium pot 3/4 of the way up with salted water; cover and heat to boiling on high. Wash and dry the fresh produce. Halve the zucchini lengthwise, then thinly slice crosswise. Halve the tomatoes. Peel and roughly chop 2 cloves of garlic. Pat the shrimp dry with paper towels; remove the tails. Season with salt and pepper.

2 Cook the pasta

Add the pasta to the pot of boiling water and cook, stirring occasionally, 8 to 10 minutes, or until tender. Turn off the heat. Drain thoroughly.

Cook the pasta
Cook the zucchini
3 Cook the zucchini

Meanwhile, in large pan (nonstick, if you have one), heat a drizzle of olive oil on medium-high until hot. Add the sliced zucchini in an even layer. Cook, without stirring, 3 to 4 minutes, or until lightly browned. Season with salt and pepper. Continue to cook, stirring occasionally, 1 to 2 minutes, or until softened. Transfer to a plate. Wipe out the pan.

4 Cook the shrimp & tomatoes

In the same pan, heat the butter on medium-high until melted. Add the seasoned shrimp and halved tomatoes. Cook, stirring occasionally and pressing down on the tomatoes with the back of a spoon, 2 to 3 minutes, or until the tomatoes are softened and the shrimp are slightly opaque. Add the chopped garlic. Cook, stirring frequently, 1 to 2 minutes, or until softened and the shrimp are opaque and cooked through.

Cook the shrimp & tomatoes
Finish the pasta & serve your dish
5 Finish the pasta & serve your dish

To the pan, add the cooked pasta and cooked zucchini. Cook, stirring constantly, 1 to 2 minutes, or until combined. Turn off the heat. Add the mascarpone and stir to combine. Taste, then season with salt and pepper if desired. Serve the finished pasta garnished with the parmesan. Enjoy!

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