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This is a great go-to pasta recipe that you can whip up in a pinch with essentially whatever you have on hand. You can try swapping the shrimp for white beans to turn the lemony seafood pasta into a vibrant vegetarian entrée.

Recipe by Cooking Light November 2017


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Recipe Summary

Serves 4 (serving size: about 1 1/2 cups)


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Bring 6 cups water to a boil in a large saucepan. Add pasta, and cook according to package directions, omitting salt and fat. Add broccoli during last 3 minutes of cooking; drain.

  • Heat a large skillet over high heat. Add oil; swirl to coat. Add shrimp to pan; sauté 2 minutes. Stir in lemon rind; sauté 1 minute. Add pasta mixture, butter, lemon juice, and salt to pan. Sauté 1 minute, stirring occasionally; toss to coat. Sprinkle with black pepper; serve immediately.

Chef's Notes

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Nutrition Facts

428 calories; fat 16.1g; saturated fat 5.9g; mono fat 6.9g; poly fat 1.2g; protein 25g; carbohydrates 47g; fiber 4g; cholesterol 162mg; iron 3mg; sodium 486mg; calcium 102mg.