Penne Pasta with Shrimp, Asparagus, and Pepper Recipe

Penne Pasta with Shrimp, Asparagus, and Pepper Recipe

This healthy lunch recipe is perfect to prepare for the post-holiday season. It’s loaded with asparagus, tasty shrimp, and sweet peppers and makes a splendid way to kick-start a healthy new lifestyle.

Have a taste of this penne pasta with shrimp, asparagus, and pepper recipe. Sweet shrimp with earthy asparagus. and a dash of pepper for an added zing.

Prep: 10 mins
Marinate: 15 mins
Cook: 20 mins
Total: 45 mins


  • 1 lb shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • ¾ lb asparagus, snap the ends off
  • ½ lb penne pasta, cooked and cooled
  • 8 oz red bell pepper, or yellow bell peppers, sliced
  • 2 garlic cloves, finely minced
  • lemon juice, from 1 lemon
  • lemon zest, from 1 lemon
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • salt and ground black pepper, to taste


  1. In a bowl, marinate the shrimps in lemon juice, lemon zest, and garlic for 15 minutes.
  2. In a frying pan, saute shrimps in olive oil over medium heat until cooked. Remove shrimp and set aside.
  3. In the same pan, saute the red pepper and asparagus until tender.
  4. Add the shrimp and cooked pasta. Toss to combine.
  5. Adjust seasoning with salt and pepper.
  6. Garnish with parmesan cheese and basil. Serve!


  • Sugar: 11g
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  • Calcium: 78mg
  • Calories: 680kcal
  • Carbohydrates: 99g
  • Fat: 23g
  • Fiber: 10g
  • Iron: 6mg
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 16g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g
  • Potassium: 848mg
  • Protein: 20g
  • Saturated Fat: 3g
  • Sodium: 16mg
  • Vitamin A: 4837IU
  • Vitamin C: 155mg
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