Zucchini and Shrimp Pasta

Zucchini and Shrimp Pasta is a light and flavorful dish that combines the freshness of zucchini with the deliciousness of shrimp. Here’s a simple recipe for you:

Zucchini and Shrimp Pasta:


  • 8 oz (about 225g) linguine or your favorite pasta
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 pound (about 450g) large shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 medium zucchinis, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes (optional, for heat)
  • Salt and black pepper to taste
  • Zest of 1 lemon
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • 1/4 cup fresh parsley, chopped
  • Grated Parmesan cheese for serving


  1. Cook the Pasta:
    • Cook the pasta according to the package instructions until al dente. Reserve about 1/2 cup of pasta water before draining.
  2. Sauté Shrimp:
    • In a large skillet, heat 1 tablespoon of olive oil over medium-high heat. Add the shrimp and cook for 2-3 minutes per side or until they turn pink. Remove the shrimp from the skillet and set aside.
  3. Sauté Zucchini:
    • In the same skillet, add another tablespoon of olive oil. Add minced garlic and sliced zucchini. Sauté for about 3-4 minutes or until the zucchini is tender.
  4. Combine Shrimp and Zucchini:
    • Return the cooked shrimp to the skillet with zucchini. Toss to combine.
  5. Season:
    • Season the mixture with red pepper flakes (if using), salt, and black pepper. Stir in the lemon zest and lemon juice. Adjust the seasoning to your taste.
  6. Add Pasta and Parsley:
    • Add the cooked pasta to the skillet. Toss everything together, adding a bit of the reserved pasta water if needed to create a light sauce. Stir in chopped parsley.
  7. Serve:
    • Divide the Zucchini and Shrimp Pasta among plates. Grate Parmesan cheese over the top and serve immediately.
  8. Garnish:
    • Garnish with additional chopped parsley and lemon wedges if desired.

This Zucchini and Shrimp Pasta is a quick and tasty dish that’s perfect for a weeknight dinner. Adjust the spice level and lemony brightness according to your preferences. Enjoy!

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