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Healthy Shrimp Pasta Recipes

Find healthy, delicious shrimp pasta recipes, from the food and nutrition experts at EatingWell.

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Linguine with Lemon Alfredo Shrimp

Rating: 3.67 stars
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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!

Creamy Lemon Pasta with Shrimp

Rating: 4.71 stars
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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.

Shrimp Scampi

Rating: 5 stars
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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--it's so good your family may think you ordered takeout!

Peppery Barbecue-Glazed Shrimp with Vegetables & Orzo

Rating: 4.5 stars
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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.

Quick Shrimp Puttanesca

Rating: 4.5 stars
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Because refrigerated fresh pasta cooks much faster than dried pasta, this Italian pasta dish will be on the table lickety-split! Puttanesca, traditionally made with tomatoes, olives, capers, anchovies and garlic, gets a makeover with 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.

BBQ Shrimp with Garlicky Kale & Parmesan-Herb Couscous

Rating: 5 stars
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In the U.S., dry whole-wheat couscous has been partially cooked, making it a quick-cooking (5 minutes!) whole-grain weeknight dinner champ. And when you buy peeled shrimp, plus a bag of prechopped kale and bottled barbecue sauce, the savings in prep time helps to get this healthy dinner done in a jiff.

Chicken & Shrimp Alfredo

Rating: 5 stars
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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.

Smoky Shrimp, Corn & Pea One-Pot Pasta

Rating: 4 stars
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Make your sauce and pasta all at once with this fast weeknight pasta dinner recipe. By using the exact amount of water you need to cook the pasta--no colanders here--the starch that cooks off into your pasta water, which you usually drain away, stays in the pot, giving you delectably creamy results.

Skillet Gnocchi with Shrimp & Asparagus

Rating: 4.47 stars
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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.

Angel Hair Pasta with Shrimp

Angel hair pasta is paired with shrimp and a savory sauce with garlic, white wine and lemon. This simple dish is light, quick and easy to whip up on a busy weeknight.
By Liz Mervosh

Grilled Asparagus & Shrimp with Pasta

Rating: 5 stars
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Topped with fresh mint, this pasta dish is perfect for any night of the week!

Creamy Garlic Pasta with Shrimp & Vegetables

Rating: 3.4 stars
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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.
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Inspiration and Ideas

Pesto Shrimp Pasta

Rating: Unrated
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Using a packaged pesto sauce mix saves time in this 20-minute orzo pasta salad recipe.

Lemon-Garlic Shrimp over Orzo with Zucchini

Rating: Unrated
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This light and veggie-packed shrimp and pasta dish makes a special weeknight dinner.

Slow-Cooker Shrimp Noodle Bowls

The aromatic vegetables in the broth create a light yet distinct flavor of classic noodle bowls. Adding the lime juice, fish sauce and shrimp at the end keeps them from overcooking and their flavors from becoming diluted. If you have it, drizzle toasted sesame oil on top of this slow-cooker shrimp dish for nutty flair. For the prettiest appearance, use whole basil and cilantro leaves, instead of chopping them. Look for packaged lemongrass stalks near the plastic clamshells of herbs in the produce section of your supermarket.