Low-Fat Shrimp With Pasta

Shrimp pasta with garlic bread on counter with tomatoes in background.
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Total Time: 25 min
Prep Time: 15 min
Cook Time: 10 min
Servings: 4 (1 1/2 cups each)

Nutrition Highlights (per serving)

399 calories
9g fat
50g carbs
28g protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 4 (1 1/2 cups each)
Amount per serving  
Calories 399
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 9g 12%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Cholesterol 150mg 50%
Sodium 1080mg 47%
Total Carbohydrate 50g 18%
Dietary Fiber 3g 11%
Total Sugars 1g  
Includes 0g Added Sugars 0%
Protein 28g  
Vitamin D 0mcg 0%
Calcium 183mg 14%
Iron 2mg 11%
Potassium 195mg 4%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calorie a day is used for general nutrition advice.

This quick and easy shrimp with pasta recipe takes just 25 minutes to prepare from start to finish. Combining shrimp with other low-fat ingredients makes this a shrimp and pasta recipe that even people who experience heartburn can enjoy since foods high in fat are known causes of heartburn.

It's a perfect candidate for a busy weeknight dinner or, with a salad and baguette of crusty bread, it can easily transition into a company-worthy meal.


  • Nonstick vegetable cooking spray
  • 1 tablespoon ​olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons dried basil
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 pound medium shrimp, peeled and deveined (see note below)
  • 8 ounces uncooked angel hair pasta
  • 1/2 cup grated​ Parmesan cheese


  1. Set a pot of water to boil for the pasta.

  2. Lightly coat a large skillet with nonstick vegetable cooking spray. Place over medium-high heat, and add olive oil. Let heat for 1 to 2 minutes.

  3. Add dried basil, salt, dried oregano, and shrimp. Toss to coat shrimp with herbs and cook 6 to 8 minutes, or until shrimp are cooked and turn pink, turning once.

  4. Meanwhile, cook the pasta according to package directions. Drain.

  5. Toss shrimp mixture with hot pasta.

  6. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese and serve.

    How to Peel and Devein Shrimp

    • If the head is still attached and you want to remove it, gently twist it off. Then, starting at the head end, go underneath, where the legs are attached, and peel away the legs and shell.
    • If you'd like to leave the tail on, go ahead. Otherwise, holding on to the body of the shrimp, remove the tail with a gentle tug.
    • Lay the shrimp down and, using a paring knife, cut along the middle of the shrimp's back to reveal the vein. Try not to cut too deeply, and pull out the thin gray vein.
    • For tail-on shrimp, remove the shell as instructed above, but leave the last segment attached, then devein.
    • Rinse and pat dry the shrimp before adding to your favorite recipe.

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By Sharon Gillson
Sharon Gillson is a writer living with and covering GERD and other digestive issues.