Shrimp with Spicy Tomato Sauce

I mentioned in my previous post that a goal of mine for 2018 was to adopt a healthier lifestyle. I also mentioned that along with that goal meant me following a structured meal plan to help support my change in lifestyle, so I joined Weight Watchers. Well, I’ve noticed that an added perk to my Weight Watchers expedition is that I am cooking some of the most delicious food that I have in a long time. Weight Watchers provides countless recipes to help support their point system and really takes the guesswork out of the approach to eating better. I’m cooking with natural and whole foods and I’m having a really fun time with it.

With that being said, I’m excited to share some of my favorite recipes along the way with all of you. One of the great recipes that I’ve made from the plan is the Shrimp with Spicy Tomato Sauce that I’m writing about today.¬†Whether you also are aiming to eat a better diet in 2018 or you’re just looking for something yummy to whip up during the week, this is a great option for you. It’s packed with flavor, is minimal on Smart Points (SP), and very filling. It’s got beautiful color and a spicy kick that I always enjoy.

I hope you enjoy this recipe as much as I did!

FYI: The recipe below calls for crushed tomatoes but I used a tomato sauce because Kelly doesn’t like to texture of tomatoes.


Total Servings: 4 || Smart Points: 1 per serving || Calories: 241 per serving


1 pound uncooked medium/large shrimp (deveined and peeled)

4 teaspoons of olive oil, divided

4 tsp minced garlic, divided

28 oz crushed tomatoes, undrained

3/4 tsp salt, divided

1 tsp red pepper flakes

2 tbsp fresh basil, chopped


Heat two teaspoons of olive oil over medium-high heat in a saucepan. Once the oil has started to ripple, add shrimp, 2 teaspoons of garlic, and 1/4 teaspoon of salt. Cook shrimp until heated and cooked through. This will take about 2-3 minutes.

Once the shrimp is cooked, place shrimp on a separate plate and put aside. Add remaining two teaspoons of olive oil to the sauce pan and add remaining two teaspoons of garlic and 1/2 teaspoon of red pepper flakes. Allow the garlic to cook and red pepper flakes to become fragrant. This will take about 30 seconds.

After the garlic is cooked, add crushed tomatoes to the pan. Add remaining 1/4 teaspoon of salt and 1/2 teaspoon of red pepper flakes. Allow this to simmer for 5-10 minutes. Once flavors have blended, add cooked shrimp and remaining juices to the sauce. Let this simmer for another 5 minutes and then you’re done!

¬†This is such a delicious dish and you’re definitely going to love it as much as I did!


**This recipe is from the Weight Watchers website.**

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