Shrimp with Penne and Squash Recipe -
Shrimp with Penne and Squash Recipe
  • READY IN 35 mins

Shrimp with Penne and Squash

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"You can vary this recipe to your own tastes. I most always add onions to the garlic when frying and skip the minced green onions. I have used baby portobello mushrooms also. I always use fresh garlic! This is hubby's favorite meal."

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Original recipe makes 5 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    20 mins
  • COOK

    15 mins

    35 mins


  1. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to boil. Add pasta, and cook until al dente, about 8 to 10 minutes. Drain, and pour into a large bowl.
  2. Meanwhile, warm oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Stir in squash and zucchini, and cook 10 minutes. Stir in shrimp, and cook 3 minutes. Stir in lemon juice, basil, oregano, salt, pepper, and garlic. Cook 2 minutes more.
  3. Pour shrimp and sauce into large bowl with pasta. Sprinkle with chives and Parmesan, and stir to combine.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Nov 03, 2005

Followed with suggestions made by emerald - added onions, skipped the green onions, used fresh garlic. I used already cooked shrimp that I thawed and removed the tails, I just added long enough for the shrimp to get warmed before I added the fresh parm. We loved this recipe. It smelled awesome, looked tasty and TASTED TERRIFIC!!! Definitely recommend this recipe to anyone who loves seafood and pasta!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Jan 13, 2011

Pretty good- a little bland. I added more garlic, fresh basil, and more salt.


53 Ratings

Mar 30, 2007

Made this for an "Under the Sea" potluck at work today. Followed the recipe exactly, except that I just eyeballed the ingredients. Rave reviews, and have given out the recipe several times.

May 28, 2009

This is my recipe - it is one of our favorites. Using the freshest ingredients is the best! I use only fresh grated Parmesan or Asiago cheese to stir in at the end! Feel free to mix it up with different veggies and/or use bowtie pasta (or your favorite pasta).

Aug 12, 2010

I followed the recommendations of others and left out the green onions and added chopped onions. I also used bowtie pasta and grated some mozzarella on top before serving. I can see why others might say that it is bland. Next time I make it, I will add more spices and probably extra garlic. Delicious! Between 4 adults and 3 kids, there were no leftovers.

Sep 25, 2005

I followed this recipe to the T, it looked good and smelled good, but the family didnt like it once they tasted it. Not sure if its the lemon or what. Sorry, wont be making this one again.

Aug 03, 2011

This was awesome! I used zuchinni, yellow summer squash and zuchetta rampicante, also added some tomato!

May 11, 2011

This recipe was amazing. My family and I really enjoyed it. I used Italian Seasoning instead of the dried oregano and basil. I also used some sweet onion sauteed before the squash and the juice of a lime instead of lemon. We love olive oil so I drizzled some over the cooked pasta before mixing in the shrimp and squash. It was delicious!


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  • Calories
  • 365 kcal
  • 18%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 43 g
  • 14%
  • Cholesterol
  • 142 mg
  • 47%
  • Fat
  • 9.6 g
  • 15%
  • Fiber
  • 4.8 g
  • 19%
  • Protein
  • 28.3 g
  • 57%
  • Sodium
  • 441 mg
  • 18%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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