Lemon Cream Pasta with Shrimp

July 19, 2012 · 2 comments

in Recipes

I think the only kind of shrimp I dislike is cold shrimp. Shrimp cocktails, Ceviche—not really my thing. But dress shrimp up any other way, and I’m all over it. Beer battered, grilled, tossed in a taco, sauteed in Italian seasoning. Whatever, I’ll eat it. So naturally, I saw this recipe on Simply Recipes and ran to the store to buy the ingredients. I’ve made a few slight changes to the recipe and it’s one of my new favorite dishes.

Lemon Cream Pasta with Shrimp


  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1/2 cup chicken stock
  • 3 Tbsp lemon juice
  • 3/4 pound pasta (I prefer rigatoni)
  • 1 pound raw medium shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 1/2 cup chopped parsley
  • 1/4 cup chopped chives
  • 1/2 cup freshly grated parmesan cheese
  • Lemon zest

Step 1: Heat the chicken stock, cream and lemon juice over medium heat. Simmer for 5 minutes.

Pasta with lemon cream sauce

Step 2: Bring a large pot of water to a boil for your pasta noodles while the cream sauce is simmering. Cook the pasta according to the box instructions. Drain and set aside when finished. You can add a little olive oil to keep the noodles from sticking.

Step 3: Add the raw shrimp to the lemon cream sauce. Add a pinch of salt and pepper and stir well. Cook the shrimp for 4 minutes, or until fully cooked. Don’t overcook!

Creamy shrimp pastaThey will turn pink as they cook.

Lemon Cream Pasta Sauce with ShrimpStep 4: Add the parsley and chives to the to the cream sauce and let them cook for about 1 minute. Then, pour the shrimp and lemon sauce in with the pasta.

Lemon Cream Pasta with Shrimp

Step 5: Mix the pasta and then add the Parmesan cheese and lemon zest. Mix again and serve!

Shrimp pasta with lemon cream sauce

I like a lot of sauce on my pasta, so I make an extra pot to pour over when it’s finished. Totally up to you and how you like it. Enjoy!

{ 2 comments… read them below or add one }

Elise July 20, 2012 at 7:23 pm

Hi Natalie,
Love your version! Looks so good, wish I had it here to eat for lunch. :-)


Natalie July 20, 2012 at 8:00 pm

I wish I did too! Thanks for the recipe :)


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