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Shrimp with Pasta and Lemon Cream Sauce

Photo of shrimp and pasta for recipe
Recipe Date: February 23, 2022
Prep Time: 5 Minutes
Cook Time: 15 Minutes
Difficulty: Easy
Measurements: Imperial (US)


  • 4 oz whole-wheat fettuccine
  • 1 1/2 tsp extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 tbsp unsalted butter
  • 1 1/2 tsp finely chopped garlic
  • 1/8 tsp crushed red pepper
  • 6 oz peeled and deveined raw shrimp
  • 2 c arugula
  • 2 tbsp whole milk plain yogurt
  • 1/2 tsp lemon zest
  • 1 tbsp lemon zest
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 3 tbsp grated Parmesan cheese, plus more for garnish
  • 2 tbsp thinly sliced fresh basil


  1.  Cook the fettuccine by adding to boiling water for 7 to 9 minutes.  Be sure to save 1/2 cups of pasta water.
  2. While pasta is cooking, heat olive oil over medium-high heat in nonstick skillet.  Add shrimp and cook until pink and curled, about 2 to 3 minutes.  Transfer shrimp to a bowl.
  3. For the sauce add butter to pan and reduce heat to medium. Add garlic and red pepper.  Cook for 1 minute until garlic is fragrant. Add arugula and stir until it is wilted.  Reduce heat to low and add pasta, yogurt, lemon zest and pasta water (1/4 cup at a time) and toss well until the fettuccine is covered with the sauce. Add the shrimp, lemon juice and salt – tossing all ingredients to mix.
  4. Remove from heat and garnish with Parmesan and fresh basil.

Source: EatingWell.com

Photo Credit: Brie Passano