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Angel Hair Pasta with Shrimp

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Clock Icon for Prep Time 15 min prep
Person Icon for Serving Size 6 servings
Carrot Icon for Number of Ingredients Size 7 ingredients
I love seafood pastas. They are among the fastest most nutritious meals you can throw together in a hurry. This one is no exception. It’s super simple. All you need is garlic, shrimp,...


  • 1 pound angel hair pasta
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced, about 2 teaspoons
  • 1 teaspoon red pepper flake
  • 12 ounces shrimp, peeled, deveined
  • 1 lemon, juiced, about 2 tablespoons
  • ½ cup basil leaves

Nutrition Facts


386 cals


9 g

Saturated Fat

1 g

Polyunsaturated Fat

1 g

Monounsaturated Fat

5 g


58 g


2 g


3 g


18 g


326 mg


  1. In a large saucepot, boil 6 quarts of salted water.
  2. While water is coming to a boil, heat a large saute pan with olive oil over medium heat. Saute garlic 1 minute until soft. Add the pepper flakes, cook an additional minute. Remove from heat.
  3. Cook pasta until al dente, following package directions.
  4. Return saute pan to heat. Add shrimp, cook for 2 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add about ¼ cup of the pasta water to the saute pan, stirring.
  5. Add cooked pasta to pot.  Season with lemon and add the basil leaves. Cook 30 seconds and toss pasta together and serve.

Chef Tips

As always if you are on the neutropenic diet, make sure to thoroughly cook the shrimp.

Red pepper flakes are quite spicy. If you want less heat, add a whole dried red pepper to the oil along with the minced garlic and cook them together for 2 minutes or until the garlic is just turning golden. Carry on as per recipe. Just before serving the pasta, remove it from the pan so that no one bites into it.

Registered Dietitian Approved

All our recipes are created by chefs and reviewed by our oncology-trained staff Registered Dietitian, Kate Ueland, MS, RD, to ensure that each is backed with scientific evidence and meets the standards set by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.

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