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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Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
15 mins
total:
25 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 servings
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • 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.

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  • 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

785 calories; protein 30.4g 61% DV; carbohydrates 91g 29% DV; fat 33.1g 51% DV; cholesterol 98mg 33% DV; sodium 477.5mg 19% DV. Full Nutrition

Reviews (11)

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Rating: 4 stars
12/10/2018
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 ratio was off for the amount of pasta used. I used 1 lb. of shrimp instead of half pound and a full cup of peas. I honestly think I could have used another half cup to cup of peas. I also cooked my shrimp in a frying pan with olive oil salt and pepper while the pasta was boiling just because it gives the shrimp more flavor than boiling. Thanks for the recipe! Read More
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12 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 6
  • 4 star values: 6
  • 3 star values: 0
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Rating: 4 stars
12/10/2018
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 ratio was off for the amount of pasta used. I used 1 lb. of shrimp instead of half pound and a full cup of peas. I honestly think I could have used another half cup to cup of peas. I also cooked my shrimp in a frying pan with olive oil salt and pepper while the pasta was boiling just because it gives the shrimp more flavor than boiling. Thanks for the recipe! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/02/2020
I added in spinach too. A quick saute with chili flakes to get the hint of spiciness. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/05/2019
I also used a pound of shrimp and 15 oz of peas to balance out with pasta. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
05/11/2019
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. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
09/25/2020
So fast and easy, and my 20-something boys LOVED it!!! This will definitely be a go-to recipe for last minute meals. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
07/16/2019
Really good and very easy. I also sautéed the shrimp in garlic before combining all together. We ll make again! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/12/2019
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. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
09/09/2019
Amazing ! Tasty fast and presents very nicely. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
12/17/2019
This was good and definitely easy to make. My only complaint is that the quantities were way off. I would reduce the amount of spaghetti to 1/2 pound and increase the amount of shrimp to one pound. Also I would add more peas. Will certainly make this dish again with my edits. Read More