Creamy Lemon Shrimp Pasta

We love the combination of shrimp and pasta, and this creamy lemon sauce offers a nice change of pace from a standard red sauce. Each serving delivers 34 grams of protein. Plus, this recipe cooks in one pot, so it’s a quick and easy meal that requires minimal clean up. Serve with a side of green beans. Or, prior to cooking the pasta, cook some veggies in the pot with a little olive oil. Set the veggies aside once soft. Add them to the pasta and shrimp mixture at the end.

  • 3/4 pound spaghetti
  • 3 cups water
  • 3/4 cup white wine
  • 1 pound shrimp
  • 1/2 lemon, zested
  • 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
  • 3/8 cup heavy cream
  • 1/4 cup basil


  1. Add water and wine to a pot, and bring to boil.
  2. Add pasta and cook according to package directions.
  3. While pasta is cooking, zest ½ of one lemon and measure out freshly squeezed lemon juice and cream.
  4. Once liquid in the pot is nearly gone, about 6 minutes or so, add shrimp and cook for a couple more minutes.
  5. Mix lemon juice and lemon zest with cream and add to pasta.
  6. Stir to mix thoroughly; remove from heat.
  7. Add basil; mix into pasta.
  8. Garnish with more basil if you’d like.

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