Shrimp Spaghetti in Olive Oil Dressing


This shrimp pasta with olive oil is a light, flavorful, quick, and easy dinner. I eyeballed most of the recipe, but here's what I came up with. It has a little kick but not enough to overwhelm the fresh ingredients' flavors.

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
40 mins


  • 1 (8 ounce) package spaghetti

  • ¼ cup olive oil, divided

  • 1 (10 ounce) package fresh spinach

  • 1 zucchini, chopped

  • 1 yellow squash, chopped

  • 2 tablespoons pine nuts, or to taste

  • 2 teaspoons minced garlic

  • 1 pound uncooked medium shrimp, peeled and deveined

  • 4 teaspoons lemon juice, divided

  • 2 teaspoons chopped fresh parsley

  • 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes

  • salt and ground black pepper to taste


  1. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Cook spaghetti in boiling water, occasionally stirring until cooked through but firm to the bite, about 12 minutes. Drain and return spaghetti to the pot.

  2. Heat 1 tablespoon olive oil in a skillet over medium heat; cook and stir spinach, zucchini, squash, pine nuts, and garlic in hot oil until vegetables are tender, 5 to 7 minutes. Transfer mixture to a bowl.

  3. Heat another tablespoon olive oil in the same skillet over medium heat; cook and stir shrimp and 2 teaspoons lemon juice until shrimp are bright pink and centers are opaque, about 5 minutes. Remove from heat.

  4. Combine remaining 2 tablespoons olive oil, 2 teaspoons lemon juice, parsley, and red pepper flakes in a bowl. Season with salt and pepper.

  5. Stir vegetable mixture, shrimp, and olive oil mixture into spaghetti until combined.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

479 Calories
18g Fat
50g Carbs
30g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 479
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 18g 23%
Saturated Fat 3g 14%
Cholesterol 173mg 58%
Sodium 265mg 12%
Total Carbohydrate 50g 18%
Dietary Fiber 5g 19%
Total Sugars 3g
Protein 30g
Vitamin C 39mg 194%
Calcium 140mg 11%
Iron 8mg 42%
Potassium 971mg 21%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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