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

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.

How to Make It

Step 1

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.

Step 2

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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Also appeared in: Cooking Light, September, 2015

Ratings & Reviews

Great recicpe

August 28, 2015
Made this recipe earlier this week after we got home from soccer practice and my 6 and 7 year old gobbled it up. I did add some minced garlic to the oil before I cooked the shrimp. This was fast, easy and delicious. I will definitely make this regularly. 


October 10, 2015
I made this last night for my husband and i.  It was very good and came together quickly.  I halved the recipe and added garlic like another reviewer mentioned.  It was delicious for a last minute thrown together meal. 

So good and easy for a weeknight dinner!

July 12, 2017
This is so delicious!  I made it tonight and added the garlic and parmesan like other reviewers suggested.  It was a winner!  I also love how quickly it all comes together.  It is a perfect weeknight recipe.  :)


May 07, 2016
Was looking for shrimp and pasta recipes and saw this and it looked so good I had to try it. The first time I made it I unfortunately did not have fresh broccoli and I the only shrimp I had were frozen cooked! I did not have a fresh lemon, so I used lemon juice and dried lemon zest. Even with all that this was amazing! The next time I made it I had all the right stuff and it was even better! Since we like Parmesan cheese, the second time I made it we added some fresh Parmesan cheese over it. So yummy. This recipe sure is a keeper. 

So good!

March 30, 2017
Loved this~!!