Healthy Shrimp Pasta Recipes

Find healthy shrimp pasta recipes, from the food and nutrition experts at EatingWell. From recipes like lemon shrimp pasta and garlic shrimp pasta, these dishes are satisfying and delicious.

Staff Picks

Shrimp Scampi

Rating: 5 stars 1
Shrimp scampi is a favorite dish at many Italian restaurants but our version takes just 20 minutes to prepare, so it's perfect for a weeknight dinner at home. Large shrimp are cooked with garlic and then served over linguine pasta with a buttery-wine sauce.

Peppery Barbecue-Glazed Shrimp with Vegetables & Orzo

Rating: 5 stars 5
In this healthy BBQ shrimp recipe, shrimp are seasoned with a peppery spice blend and served with zucchini, peppers and whole-grain orzo for a delicious and easy dinner that's ready in just 30 minutes. The shrimp and veggies are cooked in the same skillet, so cleanup is a snap too.
By Diabetic Living Magazine

Creamy Lemon Pasta with Shrimp

Rating: 5 stars 9
Yogurt makes a fine substitute for cream in the sauce for this easy pasta recipe. Just warm the yogurt (do not boil) and add some pasta-cooking water to thin it out. Lemon and fresh basil brighten up the whole-wheat pasta and complement the shrimp in this quick dinner recipe.
By Liz Mervosh

Quick Shrimp Puttanesca

Rating: 4.5 stars 4
Because refrigerated fresh pasta cooks much faster than dried pasta, this Italian-inspired pasta dish will be on the table lickety-split! Puttanesca, traditionally made with tomatoes, olives, capers, anchovies and garlic, gets shrimp for extra protein and artichoke hearts to boost the vegetable servings (and the fiber!). If you can't find frozen artichoke hearts, sub in drained canned artichoke hearts.
By Katie Webster

Chicken & Shrimp Alfredo

Rating: 5 stars 2
This easy pasta with creamy homemade Alfredo sauce, chicken and shrimp is your classic fettuccine Alfredo done one better--and it takes less than 30 minutes to make! Add a simple green salad and you have a family-friendly weeknight dinner that you'd be happy to serve to company.
By Robby Melvin

Shrimp Pasta Salad

Rating: 5 stars 1
This fresh and bright cold shrimp pasta salad features classic shrimp scampi flavors. Lemon and Dijon mustard brighten the dressing, and asparagus adds a nice crunch. Farfalle pasta works well with this dish, but any medium pasta shape will work.
By Sarah Epperson

Creamy One-Pot Penne Primavera with Shrimp

Just as its name suggests, you only need one pot to make this satisfying pasta dish featuring fresh spinach, red bell pepper and broccoli, along with a generous portion of shrimp. To make the light, creamy sauce, residual pasta water is cleverly combined with Parmesan cheese.
By Joy Howard

One-Pot Lemon Asparagus Pasta with Shrimp

Rating: 4 stars 1
This quick one-pot shrimp and pasta dinner is cooked with asparagus in a lemony sauce. Feta cheese sprinkled over the top adds another savory layer, but feel free to skip it and add additional fresh herbs and a lemon slice instead.
By Carolyn Casner

Skillet Gnocchi with Shrimp & Asparagus

Rating: 4.5 stars 14
The gnocchi cooks right in the skillet, along with shrimp, shallots, asparagus and Parmesan cheese, in this gnocchi recipe. Look for shelf-stable gnocchi near other pasta. Serve with baby arugula salad with vinaigrette and a glass of pinot grigio.
By EatingWell Test Kitchen

Lemon-Garlic Shrimp over Orzo with Zucchini

Rating: 5 stars 6
Shrimp, orzo and zucchini combine to create a delicious, veggie-packed weeknight dinner. Quick-cooking shrimp is tossed with lemon juice and garlic to add a boost of protein in this dinner recipe.
By Diabetic Living Magazine

Shrimp-Stuffed Pasta Shells

Rating: 3 stars 2
When choosing dry white wine for enhancing this deluxe dish, pick a Sauvignon Blanc or Chardonnay in the $8 to $10 range.
By Diabetic Living Magazine

Grilled Asparagus & Shrimp with Pasta

Rating: 5 stars 4
Topped with fresh mint, this pasta dish is perfect for any night of the week!
By Diabetic Living Magazine
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Inspiration and Ideas

20 Healthy Shrimp Pasta Dinners You Can Make in 30 Minutes or Less
Keep dinner simple tonight with one of these easy pasta recipes.
Linguine with Lemon Alfredo Shrimp
Rating: Unrated 3
This bright and lemony shrimp pasta dish was inspired by traditional Alfredo but comes in at only a fraction of the fat and calories. Reduced-fat cream cheese adds body to the sauce, while Parmesan cheese adds its signature robust flavor. This recipe calls for brown rice pasta, which is gluten-free, but if gluten is not a concern for you feel free to serve this sauce over regular linguine or fettucine--or any pasta you like!
Fresh Herb Shrimp Linguini
Rating: 5 stars 1

Have this fresh shrimp and pasta meal on the table in 30 minutes.