This creamy lemon angel hair pasta with shrimp is so decadent, you wouldn’t even know it’s healthy.
Who doesn’t love a creamy, cheesy, flavorful pasta dish? There’s a reason why it is enjoyed by so many people and considered to be one of the ultimate comfort foods. As much as I try to be mindful of my eating and eat healthy as often as possible, sometimes a girl just wants a giant plate of creamy pasta.
I’ve never been a huge fan of red sauce. Aside from on my pizza (which I always order “light sauce” anyway), I have never really enjoyed marinara. Give me a white sauce, an alfredo sauce, a cream sauce any day. Unfortunately, though, those can get caloric AF.
This creamy lemon angel hair pasta with shrimp is made with just fat free milk, garlic, a little bit of butter, parmesan cheese, cornstarch, lemon juice and some water. It doesn’t get easier (or healthier) than that! And I promise it tastes every bit as good! Like, seriously.
What you will need to make the cream sauce
- Minced garlic, 1/2 tbsp
- Butter, 1 tbsp
- Fat-free milk, 1 cup
- Cornstarch, 1/4 tbsp
- Lemon juice, 1/2 tbsp
- Water, 1 tbsp
- Salt and Pepper to taste
Serve it with shrimp, chicken or eat it plain! This pasta recipe is incredibly simple, satisfying and sure to be a huge hit at your next family dinner.
Creamy Lemon Angel Hair Pasta with Shrimp
This creamy lemon angel hair pasta with shrimp is so decadent, you wouldn’t even know it's healthy.
- 1/2 tbsp garlic minced
- 1 tbsp butter
- 1 cup fat-free milk
- 1/4 tbsp cornstarch
- 1/2 tbsp lemon juice
- 1 tbsp water
- 1/3 cup parmesan cheese shredded
- 8 oz angel hair pasta dry
- 1 lb shrimp
- 1/2 lemon
- dash salt
- dash pepper
- pinch parsley
In one pot, bring water to a boil and cook the angel hair pasta per the instructions on the box.
While your pasta is cooking, combine minced garlic and butter in a saucepan on medium heat and stir until butter is melted and the garlic starts cooking.
Slowly add milk into the garlic & butter in the sauce pan and stir.
Add cornstarch, lemon juice, water and salt & pepper and whisk until everything is combined.
Add parmesan cheese and continue stirring.
Sauce will thicken up with the cornstarch and cheese. Continue whisking.
In a separate pan, cook shrimp on medium heat until cooked throughout.
Once pasta is done cooking, strain and add back into large pan.
Add sauce & cooked shrimp into the pasta pan and stir.
Plate and garnish with parsley and lemon slices.