Low-Calorie Recipe: Creamy Garlic Pasta with Shrimp and Vegetables

Pasta has a reputation for being bad for your diet, but this low-calorie recipe is a great example of how you can make pasta a healthy meal. This recipe for Creamy Garlic Pasta with Shrimp and Vegetables is fresh, delicious, and contains only 387 calories per serving.

This recipe takes about 30 minutes to prepare and makes 2 servings.

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Ingredients for Creamy Garlic Pasta with Shrimp and Vegetables

3 ounces whole-wheat spaghetti

6 ounces peeled and deveined raw shrimp, cut into 1-inch pieces

1/2 bunch asparagus, trimmed and thinly sliced

3/4 cup nonfat or low-fat plain yogurt

2 tablespoons chopped flat-leaf parsley

1 1/2 tablespoons lemon juice

1 1/2 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil

1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper

1/2 large red bell pepper, thinly sliced

1/2 cup fresh or frozen peas

2 small or 1 large clove garlic, chopped

1/2 teaspoon kosher salt

2 tablespoons toasted pine nuts (optional)

 

How to Cook Creamy Garlic Pasta with Shrimp and Vegetables

  1. Add your whole-wheat spaghetti to a large pot of boiling water. Cook for 2 minutes less than package instructions.
  2. Add your shrimp, bell pepper, asparagus and peas to the boiling water. Cook for 2-4 minutes, or until the pasta is tender and the shrimp are cooked. Drain well.
  3. Mash garlic and salt in a large bowl until a paste forms. Whisk in yogurt, lemon juice, olive oil, parsley and pepper.
  4. Add the pasta mixture to the bowl and toss to coat. Sprinkle pine nuts, if using. 

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