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.

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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.
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By Katie Webster

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.
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

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

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

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.
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By EatingWell Test Kitchen

Smoky Shrimp, Corn & Pea One-Pot Pasta

Rating: 3.5 stars 7
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.
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By Breana Lai Killeen, M.P.H., RD

BBQ Shrimp with Garlicky Kale & Parmesan-Herb Couscous

Rating: 5 stars 4
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.
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By Breana Lai Killeen, M.P.H., RD

Linguine with Lemon Alfredo Shrimp

Rating: 4 stars 4
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!
By Julia Levy

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

Stir-Fried Teriyaki Shrimp Noodles

Rating: 4.5 stars 2
This stir-fry is on the table super fast thanks to quick-cooking vegetables, par-cooked noodles, cooked shrimp and teriyaki sauce.
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By Breana Lai Killeen, M.P.H., RD
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Inspiration and Ideas

18 Healthy Shrimp Pasta Dinners You Can Make in 30 Minutes or Less
Keep dinner simple tonight with one of these easy pasta recipes.
Fresh Herb Shrimp Linguini
Rating: Unrated 1
Have this fresh shrimp and pasta meal on the table in 30 minutes.
Shrimp Alfredo
Rating: 5 stars 1

Healthify classic fettuccine Alfredo by adding protein-rich shrimp and using whole-wheat noodles instead of white for extra fiber. We love the full flavor of Asiago cheese in this quick and comforting dinner, but any hard Italian cheese, like Parmigiano Reggiano or Romano, will work well too.