Last Minute Lemon Spaghetti and Shrimp


This delicious lemon spaghetti with shrimp dish comes together in less than 30 minutes. The taste is fresh and tart! If you try this recipe using dried basil or bottled lemon juice, then you haven't really tried this recipe!

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
25 mins


  • 1 (16 ounce) package spaghetti

  • ½ pound uncooked medium shrimp, peeled and deveined

  • cup grated Parmesan cheese

  • ½ cup olive oil

  • ½ cup fresh lemon juice

  • ½ teaspoon ground black pepper

  • ¼ teaspoon salt

  • ½ cup frozen peas, thawed

  • ¼ cup chopped fresh basil

  • 1 tablespoon lemon zest


  1. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Cook spaghetti in boiling water, stirring occasionally, for 9 minutes. Add shrimp and cook for 3 more minutes. Drain.

  2. Whisk together Parmesan cheese, olive oil, lemon juice, pepper, and salt in a large bowl. Add spaghetti, shrimp, and peas to sauce. Sprinkle with basil and lemon zest and toss to coat.


This tastes just as good with cooked chicken in place of the shrimp. Just warm the chicken and add it with the basil and lemon zest. You can also leave out the shrimp and serve the pasta as a side dish with grilled meat or fish.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

785 Calories
33g Fat
91g Carbs
30g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 785
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 33g 42%
Saturated Fat 7g 33%
Cholesterol 98mg 33%
Sodium 478mg 21%
Total Carbohydrate 91g 33%
Dietary Fiber 5g 17%
Total Sugars 5g
Protein 30g
Vitamin C 21mg 105%
Calcium 203mg 16%
Iron 6mg 33%
Potassium 430mg 9%

* 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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