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Last-Minute Lemon Spaghetti and Shrimp

Rated as 4.57 out of 5 Stars

"This delicious pasta dish comes together in about 20 minutes. The taste is fresh and tart! If you try this recipe using dried basil or bottled lemon juice, then you haven't tried this recipe!"
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25 m servings 785
Original recipe yields 4 servings


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  1. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Cook spaghetti in the boiling water, stirring occasionally, for 9 minutes. Add shrimp and cook for 3 minutes more. Drain.
  2. Whisk together Parmesan cheese, olive oil, lemon juice, salt, and pepper in a large bowl. Add spaghetti, shrimp, and peas to the sauce. Sprinkle with basil and lemon zest and toss to coat.


  • Cook's Note:
  • This tastes just as good with cooked chicken in place of the shrimp. Just warm it and add it with the basil and zest. Or, leave out the shrimp and serve the pasta as a side to grilled meat or fish.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 785 calories; 33.1 91 30.4 98 477 Full nutrition

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This recipe was so quick to put together and we loved the flavor! The lemon and basil worked perfectly with the shrimp and pasta. I would have given it five stars, but, I think the ingredient r...

Amazing ! Tasty fast and presents very nicely.

Really good and very easy. I also sautéed the shrimp in garlic before combining all together. We’ll make again!

Great quick, last minute meal! I did saute shrimp instead of boiling with pasta but that was just personal preference and not necessary if you're in a time crunch.

Yummy! Flavors were wonderful. It took me a little longer than I anticipated to peel the shrimp, but will remember next time. I used angel hair pasta instead of spaghetti.

This was a delicious recipe. I followed some of the suggestions and added more peas and extra shrimp. I might try cutting this recipe in half since there are only 2 of us.

I also used a pound of shrimp and 15 oz of peas to balance out with pasta.