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Creamy Feta Pasta with Escarole and Shrimp

My easy Creamy Feta Pasta with Escarole and Shrimp is the perfect light summertime pasta recipe that anyone can make in under 30 minutes.
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 625kcal
Author Katie


  • Stove Top


  • ¾ lbs. Cavatappi
  • 1 Large head escarole trimmed and cut crosswise into 1-inch strips
  • 2 tablespoon Extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 Garlic cloves sliced
  • ¾ lbs. Large shrimp peeled, deveined
  • cup Nonfat plain Greek yogurt
  • 7 oz. Feta crumbled
  • 2 tablespoon Coarsely chopped fresh dill
  • Salt & ground pepper to taste


  • Bring a large pot of water to a boil, salt liberarlly (about 1 tablespoon), and cook pasta 1 minute less than the package instructions. Add escarole to the boiling pot of pasta water and cook for 1 minute. Reserve 1 cup of pasta water and then drain into a colander.
  • While the pasta is almost done cooking heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add garlic and cook for 30 seconds then add the shrimp and season with salt and pepper. Cook until opaque throughout, about 5minutes.
  • Add pasta mixture and ¼ cup of pasta water to the skillet. Cook for 1 minute and then stir in the Greek yogurt, feta, and dill. Mix well and if needed add more pasta water to the skillet until you are happy with the light sauce consistency throughout the pasta. Season with additional salt and ground pepper if needed, and serve.


  • Substitutes- Here are a few different substitutes you can make if you don't have the ingredients required for this recipe.
    • Pasta - If you don't have cavatappi pasta you can use bow tie pasta, rotini, or even penne.
    • Escarole - If you can't find escarole, substitute curly endive or kale.
    • Yogurt - If you don't have Greek yogurt you can use sour cream.


Serving: 1cup | Calories: 625kcal | Carbohydrates: 70g | Protein: 39g | Fat: 20g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 259mg | Sodium: 1251mg | Potassium: 673mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 2663IU | Vitamin C: 11mg | Calcium: 466mg | Iron: 4mg