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Garlic and Herb Shrimp Pasta
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
25 mins
 

A healthy and simple garlic shrimp pasta filled with fresh lemon, tomatoes, and herbs. Quick, easy and delicious!

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Mediterranean
Keyword: Garlic Shrimp Pasta, Healthy Shrimp Pasta, shrimp pasta
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 536 kcal
Author: The Seasoned Mom
Ingredients
  • 12 ounces spaghetti
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • Zest from 1 lemon
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh basil or 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon pepper
  • 2 tablespoon butter
  • 1 pound peeled and deveined shrimp
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 1 pint grape tomatoes
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh parsley
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 400F (200C).

  2. Cook pasta according to package instructions. Drain and return to pot.
  3. Meanwhile drizzle olive oil in a glass baking pan and sprinkle with lemon zest, basil, salt and pepper. Bake in the oven for 3 minutes.
  4. Remove pan from oven, add butter, and let it melt. Stir in shrimp and garlic and toss to coat.
  5. Return pan to oven and bake for an additional 6-7 minutes, or just until shrimp start to turn pink. Stir in tomatoes, bake for an additional 1-3 minutes (or until tomatoes start to soften and shrimp are completely pink).
  6. Serve shrimp mixture over pasta and sprinkle with fresh parsley. Stir in additional olive oil and lemon juice, as necessary.
Recipe Notes
  • Buy good quality shrimp some cheaper varieties can be full of water which will dilute the taste of this dish
  • To speed things up buy shrimp that are already peeled and deveined from your fishmonger or supermarket
  • As with the shrimp try to use the highest quality ingredients throughout this meal from the tomatoes to lemon for best results. When flavors are simple they need to be high quality
  • You can swap regular spaghetti for whole grain to add extra nutritional benefits just remember that whole grain pasta takes slightly longer to cook
  • Keep an eye on your timings, shrimp cook fast and when they are overcooked they become hard and rubbery.
  • Leftovers can be eaten the next day as a cold pasta salad, keep refrigerated.
Nutrition Facts
Garlic and Herb Shrimp Pasta
Amount Per Serving
Calories 536 Calories from Fat 108
% Daily Value*
Fat 12g18%
Saturated Fat 4g25%
Cholesterol 300mg100%
Sodium 1234mg54%
Potassium 571mg16%
Carbohydrates 69g23%
Fiber 4g17%
Sugar 5g6%
Protein 35g70%
Vitamin A 1355IU27%
Vitamin C 26.1mg32%
Calcium 200mg20%
Iron 4mg22%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.