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Healthy Lemon Shrimp Pasta Recipe With Zoodles

Cheesy and savory, lemon shrimp pasta with zoodles is a healthy recipe that is perfect for the entire family. Freshly ground parmesan cheese, spiralized zucchini, whole-wheat pasta, and fresh lemon juice are lightly combined and encompass this shrimp and pasta recipe.
Course Main Course
Cuisine American, Italian
Diet Low Fat
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 4 minutes
Total Time 9 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 331kcal
Author Rena


  • 6 ounces whole-wheat spaghetti pasta
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 4 garlic cloves minced and divided
  • 1 pound shrimp medium-large; peeled; deveined
  • 2 zucchini large; spiralized
  • 2 lemons juice and zest
  • cup parmesan cheese ground
  • cup parsley chopped


  • Cook the pasta in salted water according to package instructions. Once the pasta is done, reserve 1 cup of water, then drain.
  • Meanwhile, heat the oil in a large pan over medium heat.
  • Add the garlic and sauté for 30 seconds.
  • Stir in the shrimp and cook for 2-3 minutes, or until just pink and opaque.
  • Remove from heat and add the pasta together with the pasta water, zoodles, lemon juice and zest, parmesan, and parsley.
  • Toss to combine and serve immediately.


  • Store the leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to four days.
  • Instead of shrimp, try other types of seafood or even chicken. You do not have to use shrimp. Do use raw shrimp instead of pre-cooked shrimp.
  • You can find zoodles at most grocery stores near the produce section or make your own. It is really easy to make your own zoodles at home. Here is a step-by-step process on how to make zucchini noodles that you can check out.
  • Season lemon garlic pasta with zoodles with salt and pepper to your liking.
  • Do not overcook the zoodles so it doesn't come out soggy and watery.
  • Add some chili peppers if you prefer this to be a bit on the hot side.


Calories: 331kcal | Carbohydrates: 43g | Protein: 27g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 149mg | Sodium: 791mg | Potassium: 597mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 899IU | Vitamin C: 54mg | Calcium: 219mg | Iron: 3mg