Zesty Lemon Shrimp & Pasta

Zesty Lemon Shrimp & Pasta
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6 Reviews
Shrimp pasta is a quick and easy one dish meal. Try this light and lemony pasta toss for dinner tonight.
15 min
Prep Time
20 min
Total Time
4 (1 1/2-cup) servings

Ingredients

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

Directions

  1. Cook pasta according to package directions. Drain; set aside.
  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. 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. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese and parsley, if desired. Season to taste with salt and pepper.

Recipe Tips

Nutrition Facts (1 serving)

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

Recipe Comments and Reviews

Rating

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.

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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.

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Prepared this dish tonight - very delicious! Made some minimal modifications: used cooked shrimp, not raw, added 2 pinches minced onion and 1 pinch oregano to skillet. Will definitely make this again.

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Great, easy dish. Forgot about the parmesan cheese, but it still tasted good.

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Great quick dish - love the lemon tartness and the red pepper sweetness - hav made it a number of times

Rating

Easy and quick. Great emergency meal for guests.

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