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Shrimp Asparagus Spaghetti w/Garlic Cream Sauce

shrimp asparagus spaghetti garlic cream sauce
  • (6 oz.) whole-wheat spaghetti
  • (12 oz.) raw shrimp, peeled, deveined and cut into 1 in. pieces
  • (1 bunch) asparagus, trimmed and thinly sliced
  • (1 large) red bell pepper, thinly sliced
  • (1 cup) fresh or frozen peas
  • (3 cloves) garlic, chopped
  • (1 1/4 tsp.) kosher salt
  • (1 1/2 cups) nonfat or low-fat plain yogurt
  • (1/4 cup) flat-leaf parsley, chopped
  • (3 Tbsp.) lemon juice
  • (1 Tbsp.) extra-virgin olive oil
  • (1/2 tsp.) freshly ground pepper
  • (1/4 cup) toasted pine nuts (optional)

Shrimp Asparagus Spaghetti w/Garlic Cream Sauce

Whole-wheat spaghetti with boiled shrimp, asparagus, bell pepper and peas in a creamy garlic sauce with toasted pine nuts.

Preparation Time
About 15 minutes
Cook Time
About 15 minutes


  1. 1Fill a large pot half-full with cold water and place over high heat to boil. When boiling, add spaghetti. Cook according to package directions.
  2. 2Two minutes before pasta is done, add shrimp, asparagus, bell pepper and peas to pot. Cook 2-4 minutes, or until shrimp are cooked.
  3. 3Meanwhile, use a sharp knife to mash together garlic and salt until it forms a paste. Add to a large bowl, along with yogurt, parsley, lemon juice, oil and pepper, whisk to combine.

  4. 4Drain pasta, then toss with sauce and serve with pine nuts, if desired.

Nutritional Information

Serving Size: 2 cups

Amount Per Serving:
  • Calories 385
  • Total Fat 6 g
  • Total Carbohydrate 53 g
  • Protein 34 g
  • Cholesterol 168 mg
  • Sodium 658 mg
  • Fiber 10 g

Additional Information

Recipe Category: Dinner

Recipe Subcategory: Pastas and Pizzas

Recipe Ethnicity: Italian

Dietetic Info:
  • Glycemic Index:
  • Gluten Free: No

Vegetarian/Allergen Info: Contains Dairy, Shellfish

NOTE: Glycemic Index Scale: Low=0-55, Medium=56-69, High=70 or greater.