This Lemon Garlic Shrimp Pasta is an easy weeknight meal, ready in 30 minutes!
I haven’t made too many shrimp dishes for the blog. I feel bad that I’ve neglected these little guys for so long.
Shrimp is another great protein for 0 points. It’s easy to make, ready in just minutes and goes great with so many foods.
I decided to add my shrimp to some pasta with lemon and garlic. It’s a fresh and flavorful dish that’s light…even with the pasta.
I made this recipe into four servings which is 8 Freestyle points per serving. It’s a little higher in points, but it’s a very filling meal.
You could also make it six servings which would only be 5 points per serving.
For this recipe I bought frozen uncooked shrimp. I left it in the fridge over night so it could thaw out.
I used 8 ounces of linguine noodles. I started boiling the water so I could get the noodles cooked, since they take the longest to make.
While the noodles were cooking I heated a large frying pan and added the butter and minced garlic. Next I added the lemon juice and chicken broth and the shrimp.
I added salt and pepper to the shrimp and cooked it for about 2 minutes on each side.
Once the noodles were cooked and drained I added them to the shrimp. I sprinkled on some fresh grated Parmesan cheese, fresh lemon juice and stirred it all together.
Dinner was ready in under 30 minutes!
Yield: 4 servings (6 points per serving for blue and purple, 7 points per serving for green)
- 8 oz. linguine noodles
- 1 lb uncooked shrimp
- 1 tablespoon butter
- 2 cloves of garlic, minced
- Juice from 1/2 of a lemon
- 1/3 cup chicken broth
- salt and pepper, to taste
- 1 teaspoon parsley
- 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese, shredded
Cook linguine noodles according to the directions on box, then drain.
Add the butter to a heated pan and add the minced garlic. Cook for 1 minute, then add the lemon juice and chicken broth. Add the shrimp to the pan and season with salt and pepper. Cook for 2 minutes on each side.
Add the pasta, parsley and Parmesan cheese to the shrimp. Mix together and serve.
If you’re looking for some zero point recipes, check out my post 20 Zero Point Recipes or my post 20 (More) Zero Point Recipes. Both are filled with delicious recipes that won’t cost you a single point! They’re perfect for days when you’re running low on points, or trying to save up points for a night out.
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