ZENB Shrimp & Chorizo Penne Paella


PREP TIME 15 minutes

COOK TIME 42 minutes

TOTAL TIME 57 minutes

Nutrition Facts


Serving Size: 443g
Servings: 6

Calories: 400

Amount per Serving*% Daily Value
Total Fat10g13%
Saturated Fat3g15%
Dietary Fiber10g36%
Total Sugar5g
Vitamin A 30%
Vitamin C 40%
Calcium 106mg 8%
Iron 4mg 20%
Potassium 459mg 10%
* Nutrition information is estimated based on the ingredients and cooking instructions as described in each recipe and is intended to be used for informational purposes only. Please note that nutrition details may vary based on methods of preparation, origin and freshness of ingredients used.


This low calorie, low fat Paella recipe uses shrimp, chorizo, and ZENB Penne Pasta to bring a flavorful meal to your table. Fun to make and sure to impress, this dish is perfect to make for a large family or a gathering with friends. You’ll also get a good source of protein along with the delicious taste.


  • 1/4 pound Spanish-style chorizo, finely, chopped
  • 2 red bell peppers, cut into thin strips
  • 1 yellow onion, thinly
  • 2 cloves garlic,minced
  • 3/4 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 box (12 ounces) ZENB Penne Pasta made from 100% Yellow Peas, uncooked
  • 1 carton (32 ounces) low-sodium chicken broth
  • 2 cups water
  • 3/4 pound medium shrimp, peeled, deveined (41/50 count)
  • 1 cup frozen peas
  • 1 lemon, juiced
  • 1/2 cup chopped fresh Italian parsley



Add chorizo to large pot lightly sprayed with nonstick spray on medium heat. Cook 5-7 minutes or until lightly browned. Transfer sausage to clean plate. Add peppers, onion, garlic, paprika and pepper to skillet. Cook 8-10 minues or until vegetables are tender-crisp.


Add ZENB Pasta, chicken broth and water; bring mixture to a boil. Reduce heat to low. Simmer 13 minutes stirring occasionally until pasta is al dente. Stir in shrimp and peas. Cook covered 4-6 minutes or until shrimp is cooked and pasta is tender.


Remove pot from heat. Add lemon juice, parsley and chorizo. Mix gently until well combined.

Tasty Tips

Spanish chorizo is a dry, cured pork sausage often sold in the deli section of a well-stocked grocery store. Substitute any fully cooked smoked sausage for the chorizo.

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