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PointsPlus Garlicky Shrimp with Broccoli and Toasted Breadcrumbs Recipe

PointsPlus Garlicky Shrimp with Broccoli and Toasted Breadcrumbs Recipe


Put the broccoli and water in a microwave-safe bowl. Cover and microwave on high until tender, about 4 minutes. Drain well and set aside (be careful of the steam when uncovering the bowl).

Meanwhile, heat 1 teaspoon of the oil in a large, nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add the breadcrumbs and cook until lightly toasted, stirring often, about 2-3 minutes. Scrape the toasted breadcrumbs into a bowl. Stir in the lemon zest and 1/8 teaspoon of the salt.

Heat 1 more teaspoon of the oil in same skillet over medium-high heat. Add the shrimp and sauté until pink, about 2 minutes. Add the garlic and sauté until very light golden, about 1 minute.

Stir in the broth, red pepper flakes, and remaining salt. Cook just until the shrimp is cooked through, stirring to loosen bits from the bottom of the pan, about 1 minute.

Remove from heat and add the cooked broccoli. Toss to mix and coat. Add the lemon juice and remaining oil and toss again. Serve topped with the toasted breadcrumbs.


14 *Garlicky* Good Dinner Recipes

You've mastered the genius garlic-peeling hack, so it's time to put those mad skills into action! Garlicky aioli dipping sauce or infused olive oil makes a tasty appetizer or snack. But how about some entrees to round out that menu? Garlic has a way of bringing out the best in both chicken and seafood, and it's the *star* ingredient in many savory sauces. Here are 14 drool-worthy dinner recipes that are just dripping with garlicky goodness.

Creamy Garlic Pasta Nests With Pesto Chicken Meatballs

This savory meatball skillet dish is quick and easy enough to make for dinner on weeknights. (via A Farmgirl’s Dabbles)

Creamy Garlic Butter Tuscan Shrimp

When garlic, butter, and shrimp get together, it’s like a PAR-TAY in the pan. This Tuscan sauce with basil, tomatoes, and cream will have your taste buds doing the happy dance. (via Cafe Delites)

Linguine With Broccolini-Walnut Pesto

The pesto sauce in this recipe calls for *broccolini* pulsed with nuts, cheese, and a clove of garlic. (via The Stiers Aesthetic)

Creamy Garlic Basil Chicken With Asparagus

This creamy garlic sauce only LOOKS decadent. It’s made light with evaporated milk instead of cream. (via Diethood)

Pierogi Pizza

If potato dumplings and pizza had a baby, it might look like this. Garlic mashed potatoes are baked on a crispy pizza crust and blanketed in melted cheese for a comfort-food-perfect dish. (via Chef Jar)

Lentil Stew With Roasted Garlic Chicken Sausage

This hearty stew calls for garlic-chicken sausage. If you can’t find that in your local stores, just chop up a clove of garlic and add it to the pan when you brown the onion and it’s all good. (via Yammie’s Noshery)

Whole30 Garlic Salmon With Watercress

This one’s for the Paleo peeps who are tackling a healthy restart. (via The Almond Eater)

Baked Chicken Meatballs With Garlic Dill Yogurt Sauce

These tender chicken meatballs, topped with a garlic and dill yogurt sauce, come together in under 30 minutes. Serve on hoagies or over pasta and rice and you’ve got the perfect dinner for those nights when you work late. (via Diethood)

Shakshuka-Eggs Poached in Tomato Sauce

If you’ve never heard of shakshuka, prepare to meet your new egg obsession. It’s great for breakfast, lunch, or dinner — just be sure to have some crusty bread on hand to sop up all that spicy garlic sauce. (via Joe’s Healthy Meals)

Salmon Pasta With a Creamy Garlic Sauce

This linguini dish is so impressive looking, but it’s easy-peasy to make. (via Salt & Lavender)

Lemon Butter Chicken

If you’re stuck in a rut, add this recipe to your repertoire. Serve it over zoodles or mashed potatoes to make it gluten-free. (via Recipes Worth Repeating)

Garlic Butter Italian Sausage Sandwiches

These Italian sausages are served up in a garlic-butter toasted bun, then covered with spicy tomato sauce and tons of melty cheese. (via Little Kitchen Big World)

Sheet Pan Garlic Lemon Chicken and Mushrooms

This garlicky chicken dish is a one-pan wonder! Prep time is almost non-existent, then throw it in the oven and — BOOM — dinner. (via Nutmeg Nanny)

Eight-Ingredient Garlic Butter Mushroom and Goat Cheese Fettuccine

Say hello to creamy, cheesy pasta perfection. Break this out for a hump-day dinner, because we could all use a carb pick-me-up mid-week, amiright? (via Half Baked Harvest)

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I love these! Going to make this with protein plus pasta next time, could also do a gluten free version! Love this dinner recipe list going to share on fb.

The fettuccine was the best recipe I have ever tried! My kids loved it like crazy and kept asking for more.


Spaghetti With Shrimp, Tomatoes & Breadcrumbs

Every Saturday we are lucky to have a local farmer’s market set up just a block away from our place here in Florida. Along with a number of stands overflowing with gloriously colored, just picked produce, the market has one stand that sells fresh seafood, most of it caught locally. Eight weeks today we head back to Umbria for six months, and since Umbria is one of the few landlocked regions in Italy, we usually do not get to enjoy fresh seafood as often as we do here in Florida, so we are enjoying it as much as we can. This past Saturday I asked the fish monger what she would suggest, and she showed me some beautiful fresh fish fillets. All the fish looked wonderful, but I ended up choosing a pound of the Florida Pinks, because I just cannot resist fresh shrimp, especialy local ones! The majority of shrimp harvested for food in Florida belong to the shrimp family Penaeidae. Pink shrimps are the most abundant shrimp species harvested in the state, and they can be found primarily in the area from west-central to southeast Florida. I was told the shrimp I bought came from the waters just off Fort Myers beach the day before.

Now that I had my seafood selection, the next decision was how to prepare the shrimp. My husband had requested pasta for dinner earlier so I decided to incorporate my gorgeous shrimp into a pasta dish. My shrimp were so pretty, that I didn’t want to cover up their flavor with a heavy sauce, so instead I simply tossed them with some chopped fresh tomatoes I cooked down, and then topped the completed pasta with coarse, garlicky breadcrumbs for added texture. I had a bowl of ripe plum tomatoes on hand so I cored them and cut them into quarters, but you could also use cherry tomatoes cut in half, or even canned chopped tomatoes if rispe fresh ones are not available.


Cheesy Garlic Broccoli Casserole

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Cheesy Garlic Broccoli Casserole is an easy, hearty side dish made with parmesan, cheddar cheese, minced garlic, toasted breadcrumbs, and tender broccoli.

Broccoli Cheese Casserole is the perfect Side Dish Recipe to serve with any of your favorite weeknight meals. Creamy, cheesy sauce and tender-crisp broccoli go great with pretty much any classic main dish. The Cheesy Broccoli Bake is similar to our classic Broccoli Casserole, but with added garlicky flavor and a delicious breadcrumb topping that takes it to a new level.

CHEESY GARLIC BROCCOLI CASSEROLE

Broccoli Cheese Casserole is great if you’re serving a bigger group than usual because the creamy dish will help make the dinner a lot more filling. If you don’t have quite enough dinner for everyone, the hearty casserole will make up the difference.

Cheesy Garlic Broccoli Casserole is also wonderfully versatile. You can toss it together for a casual weeknight, or add it to your holiday table. Even if you make a simple main dish like Baked Chicken Thighs or Easy Meatloaf, this Garlic Cheese Casserole makes it seem like an extra special dinner.

You should definitely try this Broccoli Cheese Casserole if you’re trying to get your family eating more veggies. By just adding a few simple ingredients to the broccoli, you’ll have your whole family asking for second helpings of green veggies. Coating the broccoli in grated parmesan cheese and cheddar sauce makes it gooey, melty, and delicious. The creamy cheese sauce will make a vegetable lover out of even the pickiest eaters.


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The Skinny on Roasted Shrimp and Broccoli

We enjoyed this simple roasted shrimp and broccoli dish for dinner last night and decided it was so easy and delicious it should make a regular appearance in our dinner rotation.

Since the broccoli takes longer to cook, you want to give it a 15-minute head start before adding the shrimp to the pan.

I would use this roasted shrimp and recipe with the Weight Watchers Simply Filling Technique too. Would you?

According to my calculations, each serving has 234 calories and
3 *SmartPoints (Green plan)
2 *SmartPoints (Blue plan)
2 *SmartPoints (Purple plan)
6 *PointsPlus (Old plan)

Roasted Shrimp & Broccoli Recipe Variations:

No shrimp? Shrimp-size chunks of chicken would work

Different veg – asparagus, cauliflower, carrots, brussels sprouts, zucchini, etc. would be great, as would a combination

Different spices & seasonings – use what you like – basil, thyme, rosemary, garlic, ginger, cumin, smoked paprika, crushed red pepper flakes, soy sauce, dijon mustard, balsamic vinegar, etc.

Watch this video to see how easy it is to make sheet pan roasted shrimp with lemon and garlic:

If you like this easy sheet pan roasted shrimp with broccoli, be sure to check out some of my other Weight Watchers friendly shrimp recipes including No-Cook Tex-Mex Shrimp Rolls, Slow Cooker Corn & Shrimp Chowder, Easy Slow Cooker Shrimp Curry, Southwest Shrimp and Black Bean Salad and Crock Pot White Beans & Shrimp

If you’ve made this Oven-Roasted Shrimp and Broccoli, please give the recipe a star rating below and leave a comment letting me know how you liked it. And stay in touch on Pinterest, Facebook, Instagram and Twitter for the latest updates.


How to make Air Fryer Garlic Parmesan Shrimp

This is one pound of jumbo shrimp that I peeled and deveined. One trick to making sure the egg and panko stick is patting the shrimp dry with paper towels.

My breading station is set up below as you can see.

One egg beaten in a bowl. And a mixture of panko bread crumbs, grated parmesan cheese, garlic powder, kosher salt, and pepper.

Dip each shrimp into the egg and then into the panko mixture. Pressing the panko into the shrimp helps it stick as well.

Also breading the shrimp quickly is a must because that panko mixture becomes real soggy, real fast.

Into the air fryer in a single layer they go, with a little spray of olive oil cooking spray over top.

Set the air fryer for 10 to 12 minutes at 400 degrees. Depending on how brown you like the panko and the size of the shrimp the cook time may vary a bit.

Peek at them at 10 minutes and let them go a little longer of needed.

I wish I was one of those people who just ate food the way it is, but no…nope, I need a sauce for just about everything.

So if you’re a saucy person like me just mix some ranch dressing with more parmesan cheese and garlic powder and dip away, my friends.


Recipe Summary

  • 2 heads broccoli, separated into florets
  • 2 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • ½ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • ½ teaspoon lemon juice

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).

In a large bowl, toss broccoli florets with the extra virgin olive oil, sea salt, pepper and garlic. Spread the broccoli out in an even layer on a baking sheet.

Bake in the preheated oven until florets are tender enough to pierce the stems with a fork, 15 to 20 minutes. Remove and transfer to a serving platter. Squeeze lemon juice liberally over the broccoli before serving for a refreshing, tangy finish.


Garlicky Lemon Parmesan Broccoli Recipe

Garlicky Lemon-Parmesan Broccoli – A quick, healthy, delicious, and EASY side dish with steamed broccoli tossed in olive oil with garlic, lemon juice and fresh parmesan!

All praise to the best veggie in the universe! I have a 4 year old that gave up her Elsa doll for a plate full of these Lemon-Parmesan Broccoli! 1-o for THIS MAMA!

Hey heeeey! What’s up what’s up?! Isn’t this summer just so super wonderful? All the 105 degrees with 100% humidity + all-the-allergens? Ain’t it grand?! *squirting Flonase up my nostrils* UGH!

AND!! I’ve got fluid in my ears… they’re RINGING! boooo!

I do love the warm weather so, so much, but damn, allergies ain’t fun. Got some home remedies for me? Please, PLEASE share in the comments!

So now that I’ve grossed you out with sneezes and all the wonderful fluids that come with it, wanna discuss food.

This ain’t just any broccoli you know? It should also be known as: HOW TO GET YOUR VEGGIE HATERS TO EAT THEIR BROCCOLI!
Okay. Maybe that’s not always attainable, but still. We can try. It worked on my husband.

When preparing broccoli, I start with a game of eeny meeny miny mo because I can’t ever decide on these guys OR my other garlicky, yet buttery broccoli with bread crumbs… these are my life decisions…

Almost every single time I DO choose the buttery guys, but because of a cute, blonde, 4-year old, as of late, THIS broccoli recipe has been making its appearance repeatedly. But really, this was her lunch almost every single day last week. EVERY SINGLE DAY. I think it was the cheese that reeled her in.

One of the things that I find incredible is that this broccoli recipe is ready in under 10 minutes. Which means, like, you have no excuse not to eat your veggies, people!

Besides, when you add garlic and parmesan cheese and lemon juice to the mix? It doesn’t even taste like veggies! Granted, it doesn’t taste like a burger, either, but whatever. Life ain’t always fair. Balance is what we’re after. bla bla bla. I sound like Tony Robbins…

Go shave some parmesan, juice a lemon and get IT done!

P.S. I served these with that Sticky Chicken from the other day – SO GOOD!

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