My creamy shrimp pasta recipe is one of our family favorites. Plus, it just so happens to be dairy free and gluten free. Which means it’s not only healthier for your body, but you can eat an entire bowl of this pasta dish and not feel any gut discomfort whatsoever.
Because honestly, who loves the sluggish feeling that follows a traditional bowl of pasta? Not me!
A bowl of this creamy shrimp pasta recipe will warm you up this winter and is the perfect comfort food for long, cold days.
How to Make the Best Creamy Shrimp Pasta Recipe
It starts with sauteing the vegetables (onion, garlic, red pepper and yellow zucchini) in a large skillet while using a second skillet for the mushrooms. But, are mushrooms good for you? Yes! We know that mushrooms are full of healthy antioxidants, B vitamins, copper and potassium.
Of course, if you’re not a mushroom fan, you’re welcome to omit them. However, if you love mushrooms, then you must check out one of my favorite clean recipes: Savory Stuffed Mushrooms.
Back to recipe.
The trick to cooking mushrooms is making sure that there’s enough room in the pan for them. We also use just a little bit of extra virgin olive oil with salt and pepper, to taste.
Once the vegetable mixture is sauteed well, just add the peeled and de-veined shrimp for a few minutes. Next goes the creamy package of Kevin’s Natural Lemongrass Basil followed by some noodles to complete the dish.
Why We Love Kevin’s Natural Sauces
Here at Clean Cuisine, we love making our own sauces. In fact, we have an entire category dedicated to sauces on our site.
However, if we’re trying to make a quick meal – like this creamy shrimp pasta recipe, a sauce packet is so helpful.
Best yet, Kevin’s Natural Sauces are gluten free, dairy free, soy free and refined sugar free. Which means, they are clean enough for our Clean Cuisine guidelines. Oh, and they are only $4.99 a pouch. It’s not often you can find healthy products that are also reasonably priced.
Creamy Shrimp Pasta Recipe Ingredients
This recipe is very flexible. If you don’t care for some of the vegetables I’ve selected, feel free to omit them. If you have a different colored pepper or prefer zucchini over yellow squash, swap them out.
GARLIC: Many of our dinner dishes start with garlic. It’s not an old wives tale; garlic’s antimicrobial, antiviral and antifungal properties really can help alleviate the common cold as well as other infections. Garlic actually might help prevent colds too!
YELLOW ONION: Another one of those basic ingredients in our dinner dishes that lends a lot of flavor.
RED PEPPER: Red peppers are an amazing source of vitamins A and C. Just half a cup can provide you with 47 percent of your daily recommended intake of vitamin A and 159 percent of your vitamin C.
MUSHROOMS: As we mentioned above — mushrooms are so healthy for you. In our house, it’s the more the merrier.
LEMONGRASS BASIL SAUCE: Just one packet of Kevin’s Natural Sauces for 6 servings of this shrimp pasta recipe is enough. Or, if you have the time and want to make some on your own, check out these top rated recipes. I prefer the convenience of using Kevin’s sauce packets.
SHIRATAKI NOODLES: This zero calorie, gluten free, dairy free and soy free noodle is a blessing. You can certainly swap this out for gluten free spaghetti noodles, but do try shiratki noodles!
SHRIMP: Shrimp dishes abound here at Clean Cuisine and weekly on our dinner menu. It’s one of the best ways to boost our protein naturally with wild caught shrimp. If you love shrimp as much as we do, here’s our 6 easiest shrimp dishes.
Our Favorite Non Toxic Cookware
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Creamy Shrimp Pasta Recipe
This delicious creamy shrimp pasta recipe makes the best comfort pasta bowl. Plus, it’s gluten free and dairy free too. YUM!
- Prep Time: 10
- Cook Time: 20
- Total Time: 30 minutes
- Yield: 4 1x
- 2–3 Tbsp
- 2–3 cups mushrooms, sliced (optional)
- 1 large yellow onion, diced
- 1 red pepper, diced
- 2 yellow squash, diced
- 6 garlic gloves, crushed
- Himalayan sea salt, to taste
- Fresh ground pepper, to taste
- 1 lb wild caught shrimp, thawed and de-veined
- 2 packages shiritaki noodles or 1 box of gluten free spaghetti noodles
- 1 packet of Kevin’s Lemongrass and Basil sauce
For this recipe, you will need 2 skillets. The first skillet will saute the mushrooms while the second skillet will cook the remaining vegetables, shrimp and sauce. If you choose to use gluten free spaghetti pasta instead of skiritaki noodles, be sure to cook them in a separate pot when you begin sauteing the vegetables in step 1 below. This will ensure they are ready to be added when the shrimp skillet is completed.
- In skillet 1, add 1 tablespoon of extra virgin olive oil, the sliced mushrooms, sea salt and pepper to taste. Saute on medium heat for 12-15 minutes. Stirring at least once every 2 minutes to ensure consistency.
- In skillet 2, add 1 tablespoon of extra virgin olive oil along with the onion, pepper and garlic. Season with sea salt and fresh ground pepper. Saute on medium heat for 3-5 minutes until the vegetables are translucent.
- To skillet 2, add the diced yellow squash and saute for another 3-5 minutes.
- When the vegetables are cooked through to your liking, add the shrimp to skillet 2. Stir the shrimp and vegetables for several minutes until the shrimp is fully cooked.
- While the shrimp is cooking, if using skiritaki noodles, you’ll want to drain the noodles, wash them gently in cold water and pat dry.
- When the shrimp is cooked through, add the packet of Kevin’s Lemongrass and Basil sauce. Mixing in thoroughly until all of the vegetables and shrimp are covered. Meanwhile, don’t forget to continue stirring the mushrooms.
- Once the sauce is added, place the shiritaki noodles (or cooked gluten free spaghetti noodles) on top of the shrimp skillet and stir everything gently together. Reduce heat to low until served.
- To plate this creamy shrimp pasta recipe, use a large bowl or plate with sides. Fill the dish first with the shrimp, vegetable and noodle mixture. Add the sauce, as desired. Next, top the creamy shrimp pasta with the sauteed mushrooms and sprinkle with parsley.
Kevin’s Natural Foods Sauces
If you haven’t tried Kevin’s Natural Food Sauces, I want to encourage you to not only try out the Lemongrass and Basil sauce we used in the Creamy Shrimp Pasta Recipe above.
But also, consider trying their Korean BBQ and Teriyaki sauces too. We added their Korean BBQ sauce without making any changes, right to a big tray of chicken wings and the taste was the best we’ve ever had.
Kevin’s Natural Foods Teriyaki Sauce is a delicious and clean way to get the Teriyaki flavors without the sugar, wheat and soy. If you’re looking for the best tips to making a homemade stir fry, check out our top 10 Stir Fry secrets here.