Lightened Up Creamy Shrimp Pasta

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  • Prep Time: 5m
  • Cook Time: 10m
  • Total Time: 15m
  • Serves: 4


  • 1 pound shrimp, thawed and cleaned
  • 3/4 pound pasta, I used GF
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 shallot
  • 1/2 cup half & half
  • 1 1/4 cups chicken broth
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt + pepper
  • 1/2 cup parmesan, grated
  • 1/2 lemon, zested and juiced
  • 1 cup spinach, fresh


  1. In large pot bring salted water to a boil add in pasta and cook according to packaged direction. Drain and set aside.
  2. In a large skillet heat 1/2 tablespoon butter. Add in shrimp and saute until cooked- about 4-5 minutes.
  3. Remove from pan and set aside.
  4. Add in remaining butter and shallot. Saute until tender.
  5. Whisk in cornstarch. Once combine with the butter slowly whisk in half & half and broth.
  6. Season with salt and pepper. Let simmer but do not boil for about 4 minutes. Whisking as needed.
  7. Once thickened add in cheese and whisk until melted.
  8. Now add in spinach and let wilt down.
  9. Add in shrimp, pasta, lemon zest and juice. Stir until covered in sauce.
  10. Serve hot and topped with additional Parmesan.

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