Roasted Shrimp Pasta with Lemon Cream Sauce

Light and Healthy Roasted Shrimp Pasta with Lemon Cream Sauce on #pasta #skinny #shrimp Light and healthy Roasted Shrimp Pasta with Lemon Cream Sauce. A rich creamy “alfredo-like” pasta dish that is light on the hips.

Lighter Healthier Roasted Shrimp Pasta with Lemon Cream Sauce on #pasta #skinny #shrimp

So… you find yourself swimsuit shopping, yet are craving comforting pasta dishes in between dressing rooms. What do you do?

Starve yourself? Give in to piles of pasta, then buy the XXL swimsuit that comes down to your knees?? Neither.


Do what I do and enjoy your pasta with a lightened-up version of your favorite decadent cream sauce.

Lighter Roasted Shrimp Pasta with Lemon Cream Sauce on #pasta #skinny #shrimp

I’m sharing my alfredo-like lemon cream sauce today, that incorporates less then half the parmesan cheese of normal alfredo sauce, low fat milk instead of cream, fresh lemon and herbs, and a secret ingredient.

Adding just a touch of low fat cream cheese, know as Neufchatel, helps to thicken the sauce so you get the same luxurious feel as a heavier cream sauce, yet with only a fraction of the fat and calories.


Lightened-Up Roasted Shrimp Pasta with Lemon Cream Sauce on #pasta #skinny #shrimp

This Roasted Shrimp Pasta with Lemon Cream Sauce is not only lighter than normal, it’s completely irresistible.

I roasted shrimp in the oven while making the pasta and lemon cream sauce. Yes, I could have sautéed the shrimp in the skillet. But honestly, roasted shrimp just tastes better than seared shrimp. Trust me.

Once the pasta has had a few minutes to bathe in the lemon cream sauce, I tossed in the gorgeous pink roasted shrimp.

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And there you have it.

Roasted Shrimp Pasta with Lemon Cream Sauce. A lighter, healthier pasta dish that can be made in minutes, and will satisfy any noodle craving.

I used organic Fusilli Col Buco pasta for this dish, but you could certainly swap out whole grain pasta, or even gluten free pasta.

Love this Roasted Shrimp Pasta with Lemon Cream Sauce on #pasta #skinny #shrimp

Roasted Shrimp Pasta with Lemon Cream Sauce is a dish you can enjoy all spring and summer without a stitch of guilt!

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17 comments on “Roasted Shrimp Pasta with Lemon Cream Sauce

  1. Julie @ Table for Twoposted May 1, 2015 at 9:13 am Reply

    I love the shape of that pasta! This looks so delicious and something I would love to have on my dinner table!

  2. RavieNomNomsposted May 1, 2015 at 9:24 am Reply

    This looks so great! I love shrimp just about any way it can be cooked!

  3. Brenda @ a farmgirl's dabblesposted May 1, 2015 at 9:57 am Reply

    What a fun pasta! (maybe it could convince my kids to eat shrimp?!)

  4. Mariaposted May 1, 2015 at 10:09 am Reply

    Love that cream sauce!

  5. naomiposted May 1, 2015 at 10:19 am Reply

    A lighter alfredo-like sauce – sign me up!

  6. Hayley @ The Domestic Rebelposted May 1, 2015 at 12:29 pm Reply

    This pasta looks so creamy and decadent! I love the shrimp for the protein – so light and irresistible! 

  7. Heather Christoposted May 1, 2015 at 3:10 pm Reply

    This looks so delicious Sommer! I love the shape of those noodles!

  8. Stephanieposted May 1, 2015 at 3:16 pm Reply

    This is my kind of pasta! The sauce sounds so dreamy!

  9. Kristaposted May 1, 2015 at 10:45 pm Reply

    I made this recipe tonight! It was yummy! Except when I put the pasta in the sause the pasta absorbed a lot of the sauce so it was a little dry. Any suggestions? Ty!!

    Rating: 5
    • Sommerposted May 1, 2015 at 11:32 pm Reply

      Hey Krista! Glad you liked it. Next time, try adding a little extra milk if needed. 

      • Kristaposted May 1, 2015 at 11:40 pm

        Ok, thanks!! That’s what I figured — will give it a try. Thanks again :) 

  10. Marla Meridithposted May 2, 2015 at 8:10 am Reply

    This pasta is right up my alley ~ love the lightened up sauce!

  11. Coriposted May 2, 2015 at 9:54 am Reply

    Gahhfdjska;fkldsagdas well I just made my grocery and dinner list for the week and it’s changing.  Thanks for the healthier sauce, I like to enjoy a nice large portion of my dinners.  I never buy milk, just almond or cashew because of it’s awesome shelf life so I’ll use that and maybe a little yogurt at the end if it’s dry.  THANKS!

    Rating: 5
  12. Mariposted May 2, 2015 at 3:24 pm Reply

    This looks absolutely fantastic. However my husband is on a 1200 calorie diet, so Is there anyone who knows what the calories would be for a serving size for this?

  13. Amandaposted May 3, 2015 at 9:46 am Reply

    This shrimp pasta looks beyond amazing! Love this!!!

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  15. Kristinaposted January 5, 2016 at 11:40 am Reply

    I made this recipe last night for dinner and it turned out amazing. My boyfriend and I gobbled it up so fast. I added a 1/2 cup of romano cheese and 1/3 cup heavy cream to the sauce to make it a little thicker but I followed everything else exactly as it’s listed. I know this takes away from some of the “light and healthy” aspect of the dish, but I think it added a little extra oomph to the flavor.  Also, I used rice pilaf instead of pasta and it worked beautifully! Thank you for sharing this recipe :) 

    Rating: 5