Creamy Garlic Pasta with Shrimp & Vegetables

May/June 2010

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Toss a garlicky, Middle Eastern-inspired yogurt sauce with pasta, shrimp, asparagus, peas and red bell pepper for a fresh, satisfying summer meal. Serve with: Slices of cucumber and tomato tossed with lemon juice and olive oil.

"Nope! I love the vegie & shrimp combo in this but the sauce adds a funky tart flavor. Don't ruin the good veggies & shrimp "
Creamy Garlic Pasta with Shrimp & Vegetables

76 Reviews for Creamy Garlic Pasta with Shrimp & Vegetables

please don't read the negative feedback!

I am glad that I didn't let the negative reviews scare me away. This dish is so good. i made it last night and i just had 2 servings of leftovers for lunch and loved every bite. It's true that it is NOT a shrimp alfredo type of dish. The sauce is less 'italian' in nature and more mediterranean (like the description says). You definitely don't want to heat the sauce. Just make sure the pasta is hot and add the sauce at room temp or refrigerated if leftovers. You will love it-it's very tasty and very different:)

easy, delicious, even good the next day

So sorry to have wasted a meal. The recipe looked so good, but the sauce ruined it! We ended up just eating the veggies and shrimp and threw out the pasta with the funky sauce!

Great veggie and shrimp combo.
definitely a summer pasta

I was pretty hesitant to try this recipe given all the negative reviews, but I had pretty much everything for it already, so why not?

I did use half the lemon juice since that had come up a lot, used Greek yogurt instead of regular since I've heard it's creamier and won't curdle, and put in a few more garlic cloves because my boyfriend and I are big garlic fans.

First bite was "interesting", but as I kept eating it, I realized I really liked it! I definitely think it's a good summer pasta since it's more refreshing and won't make you feel toooo heavy afterward. The yogurt-y taste is much more mild the day after, too. I found myself slurping up the sauce...

If you're thinking you'll taste something like alfredo sauce, then of course you'll be disappointed. But I personally thought it was very good, very refreshing, and loaded with good stuff!

PS. The toasted pine nuts really added to it, delish!

easy, healthy, refreshing
my first attempt! yes, it's very pretty
Weird Sauce bad Combination

This recipe was horrible. I followed it closely at first (minus half the lemon juice) to see if the other reviewers who gave it a bad review were wrong. When I finished with the normal recipe and it turned out poorly I followed a few different tweeks to the recipe (added cilantro and parsley) (then added more garlic) (then tried a little parmesan) and none of the tweeks made it much more edible.

It saddens me to say that there really is no saving this recipe and I would recommend just moving on to something more edible. The ingredients just don't blend well together.

Made from a bunch of great tasting ingredients.
dont make this

I've been using serveral of these recipes and this is the first one to completely let me down. GROSS!!! dont waste your time. good luck if you decide to make this you'll need to go buy dinner after


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