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

79 Reviews for Creamy Garlic Pasta with Shrimp & Vegetables

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


This is the most horrible dish I have ever made. It looks boring and taste boring. I ate one spoon and threw the rest to garbage, what a waste! You definitely need to read reviews before you cook.

Boyfriend says it sucks.

It could have been my shrimp, although I used frozen and the expiration date was no where near up yet. The sause tasted like "bathroom cleaner" my boyfriends said. It was pretty gross and I am Miss Health food lover and not picky to say the least, I will try things that I can't even identify.

Easy to make and healthy
Comments (1)


Anonymous wrote 4 years 13 hours ago

Oh also, I even added

Oh also, I even added parmesan, shredded Monterey jack, and some butter...STILL SUCKED.

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