Shrimp pasta is a quick and easy one dish meal. Try this light and lemony pasta toss for dinner tonight.
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
Cook pasta according to package directions. Drain; set aside.
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.
Add shrimp and lemon juice; cook, stirring constantly, 1-2 minutes or until shrimp turn pink. Add cooked pasta and lemon zest; toss lightly.
Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese and parsley, if desired. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
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I didn't have the penne pasta so just used egg noodles and it was still delicious. My husband loved it and asked me to make it again. I used the large shrimp that were already cooked.
I tried this dish but modified using my homemade pesto sauce instead of the lemon....very good! I will definitely try again and maybe follow the recipe this time - which is something I hardly ever do.
Shrimp cook up quickly and are an easy way to add more seafood to your weeknight routine—or to add a touch of style when you’re entertaining.