Shrimp Pasta Salad With a Creamy Lemon Dressing


Very light flavor and low in calories. Originally meant to be a side dish I made some healthy substitutions and added shrimp. I usually serve with asparagus, the entire family loves it.

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



  • ¼ cup Greek yogurt

  • ¼ cup chicken broth

  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice

  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard

  • 2 teaspoons minced garlic

  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper


  • 10 ounces penne pasta

  • 40 medium shrimp, or more to taste

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil, or more to taste

  • salt and ground black pepper to taste

  • ½ cup chopped scallions (green onions)

  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt

  • ½ cup shredded Cheddar cheese

  • ½ lemon, thinly sliced


  1. Whisk yogurt, chicken broth, lemon juice, Dijon mustard, garlic, and 1 teaspoon black pepper together in a bowl until dressing is smooth.

  2. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil; add penne and cook, stirring occasionally, until tender yet firm to the bite, about 8 minutes. Drain and rinse under cold water until pasta is slightly cooled.

  3. Preheat oven to 450 degrees F (230 degrees C).

  4. Toss shrimp and 2 tablespoons olive oil together in a bowl; season with salt and pepper. Transfer to a glass baking dish.

  5. Bake in the preheated oven until shrimp are bright pink and cooked through, 10 to 12 minutes.

  6. Toss pasta with dressing in a bowl. Add shrimp and scallions; season with 1 teaspoon kosher salt and more pepper. Garnish pasta salad with Cheddar cheese and lemon slices.

Cook's Note:

Use Dreamfields(R) pasta to reduce carbs without changing the taste.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

382 Calories
12g Fat
45g Carbs
24g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 5
Calories 382
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 12g 16%
Saturated Fat 4g 21%
Cholesterol 136mg 45%
Sodium 760mg 33%
Total Carbohydrate 45g 16%
Dietary Fiber 3g 10%
Total Sugars 3g
Protein 24g
Vitamin C 15mg 76%
Calcium 136mg 10%
Iron 4mg 22%
Potassium 291mg 6%

* 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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