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Zesty Lemon Shrimp & Pasta

Zesty Lemon Shrimp & Pasta

Shrimp pasta is a quick and easy one-dish meal. Try this light and lemony pasta toss for dinner tonight.

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15 min
Prep Time
20 min
Total Time
4 (1 1/2-cup)


6 ounces uncooked dried penne pasta

2 tablespoons Land O Lakes® Butter

1 medium (1 cup) red bell pepper, cut into thin strips

1 teaspoon finely chopped fresh garlic

1/2 pound medium fresh raw shrimp, peeled, deveined

3 tablespoons lemon juice

1 teaspoon freshly grated lemon zest

Freshly grated Parmesan cheese

Chopped fresh parsley

Salt and pepper, to taste

How to make

  1. STEP 1

    Cook pasta according to package directions. Drain; set aside.

  2. STEP 2

    Melt butter in 10-inch skillet until sizzling; add red pepper strips and garlic. Cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally, 2-3 minutes or until peppers are crisply tender.

  3. STEP 3

    Add shrimp and lemon juice; cook, stirring constantly, 1-2 minutes or until shrimp turn pink. Add cooked pasta and lemon zest; toss lightly.

  4. STEP 4

    Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese and parsley, if desired. Season to taste with salt and pepper.

Tip #1

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Nutrition (1 serving)

240 Calories
7 Fat (g)
45 Cholesterol (mg)
200 Sodium (mg)
35 Carbohydrates (g)
2 Dietary Fiber
10 Protein (g)
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