Shrimp & Zucchini Pasta

Ann Dunaway Teh & Lesley Baradel
Shrimp and Zucchini Pasta
Shrimp and Zucchini Pasta

Shrimp & Zucchini Pasta

Shrimp & Zucchini Pasta is a fast and easy recipe that shakes up the usual pasta night at home.
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Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 40 mins
Course Pasta, Seafood
Cuisine Italian
Servings 4 people
Calories 411 kcal


  • 8 oz uncooked whole wheat spaghetti
  • 2 tsp extra-virgin olive oil divided
  • 1 lb shrimp peeled and deveined
  • 1/2 tsp kosher salt divided
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper divided
  • 1/2 cup onion diced
  • 1 Tbsp garlic minced (about 6 cloves)
  • 2 medium zucchinis cubed
  • 1 red bell pepper julienned
  • 1/2 tsp Italian seasoning
  • 2 Tbsp butter
  • 1/2 cup dry white wine
  • Shaved or grated Parmesan cheese, to taste optional


  • Cook pasta according to package instructions. Drain and set aside.
  • While pasta cooks, heat a large skillet with 1 teaspoon olive oil over medium heat. Season shrimp with ¼ teaspoon salt and ¼ teaspoon pepper and add to the skillet. Sauté for about 3 to 4 minutes or until cooked through. Remove the shrimp from the pan and set aside.
  • Add remaining olive oil to the pan, keeping at medium heat. Add the onion and garlic, sautéing for about 3 minutes or until onions turn translucent. Add the zucchini, bell pepper, Italian seasoning and the remaining salt and pepper and cook for an additional 5 minutes.
  • Add the butter and wine to the pan, stirring well. Bring to a simmer and turn heat to low to keep at a simmer. Simmer for several minutes and add shrimp back to pan to heat through. Adjust seasonings as needed.
  • Serve shrimp and vegetable mixture over pasta with shaved parmesan and if desired, fresh herbs such as basil (optional).


Nutrition Nugget: We like to recommend everything whole grain due to the added fiber in whole grain products. However, if your family does not eat whole grain pasta yet, you could try serving ¾ white spaghetti and ¼ whole wheat spaghetti. Then, gradually change the ratio so that eventually, you are serving all whole wheat pasta.


Calories: 411kcalCarbohydrates: 50gProtein: 26gFat: 9gSaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 148mgSodium: 334mgFiber: 4gSugar: 6g
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Ann Dunaway Teh & Lesley Baradel

Ann Dunaway Teh & Lesley Baradel

We (Lesley and Ann) first met years ago while training for Ironman Wisconsin. Our paths crossed again at Georgia State University while studying to become registered dietitian nutritionists. Over the years, our paths kept crossing and we soon discovered that we shared a love for menu planning. This blossomed into My Menu Pal where we help the food industry up their nutrition game to become their customer's nutrition hero.
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