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Creamy Lemon-Shrimp Pasta

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WW Freestyle: 12
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time25 mins
Lemony, creamy, cheesy Shrimp and Pasta dinner that's ready in 30 minutes, from start to finish!
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 373


  • 8- ounces dry penne pasta
  • 1 bag (12-ounces) peeled and deveined medium shrimp


  • 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


  • 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 Facts
Creamy Lemon-Shrimp Pasta
Amount Per Serving
Calories 373 Calories from Fat 117
% Daily Value*
Fat 13g20%
Saturated Fat 3g15%
Cholesterol 11mg4%
Sodium 444mg19%
Potassium 200mg6%
Carbohydrates 49g16%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 11g22%
Vitamin A 455IU9%
Vitamin C 4.5mg5%
Calcium 193mg19%
Iron 1.3mg7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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