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Creamy Lemon-Shrimp Pasta

Katerina | Diethood
Lemony, creamy, cheesy Shrimp and Pasta dinner that's ready in 30 minutes, from start to finish!
Servings : 4 servings
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 25 mins

Ingredients
  

  • 8- ounces dry penne pasta
  • 1 bag (12-ounces) peeled and deveined medium shrimp
FOR THE SAUCE
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 garlic cloves , minced
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup vegetable or chicken broth
  • 1/2- cup shredded Parmesan Cheese
  • 1/2- cup skim milk
  • salt and fresh ground pepper , to taste
  • 2 teaspoons lemon zest
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley , divided
  • parmesan cheese , for garnish

Instructions
 

  • Cook pasta according to the directions on the box, adding the shrimp to the boiling water for the last 3 minutes.
In the meantime, prepare the sauce.
  • Heat olive oil in a skillet over medium-high heat.
  • Add garlic and cook for 1 minute, or until fragrant, stirring frequently.
  • Whisk in flour; whisk until flour isn't dry.
  • Slowly whisk in the broth.
  • Cook and whisk until mixture is smooth; continue to cook until mixture boils and thickens. Remove from heat.
  • Whisk in parmesan cheese; whisk until melted.
  • Whisk in the milk; whisk until combined.
  • Season with salt and pepper.
  • Stir in lemon zest and lemon juice.
  • Sauce will continue to thicken as it stands. If sauce is too thick, add a little more milk.
  • Drain pasta and return to pot.
  • Pour sauce over the cooked pasta and shrimp; mix until combined.
  • Stir in 1 tablespoon parsley.
  • Transfer to plates; garnish with remaining parsley and a sprinkle of shredded parmesan cheese.
  • Serve.

Nutrition

Calories: 373 kcal | Carbohydrates: 49 g | Protein: 11 g | Fat: 13 g | Saturated Fat: 3 g | Cholesterol: 11 mg | Sodium: 444 mg | Potassium: 200 mg | Fiber: 2 g | Sugar: 3 g | Vitamin A: 455 IU | Vitamin C: 4.5 mg | Calcium: 193 mg | Iron: 1.3 mg | Net Carbs: 47 g

Nutritional info is an estimate and provided as courtesy. Values may vary according to the ingredients and tools used. Please use your preferred nutritional calculator for more detailed info.

Course: Dinner
Cuisine: American
Keyword: easy pasta dinner, shrimp pasta recipes, weeknight dinner ideas