Healthy Shrimp Piccata Pasta Recipe
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Healthy Shrimp Piccata Pasta Recipe

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This dish is quick, easy, flavorful and a great way to introduce shrimp and capers to your menu. The light sauce really enhances the wonderful flavor of shrimp. —Carol Bess White, Portland, Oregon
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES: 4 servings


  • 6 ounces uncooked spaghetti
  • 2 shallots, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 pound uncooked medium shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 1 jar (3 ounces) capers, drained
  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder

Nutritional Facts

1-1/4 cups: 293 calories, 5g fat (1g saturated fat), 168mg cholesterol, 453mg sodium, 37g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 2g fiber), 24g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 2 starch, 1/2 fat.


  1. Cook spaghetti according to package directions. Meanwhile, in a large nonstick skillet, saute shallots in oil until tender. Add the shrimp, capers, lemon juice and garlic powder; cook and stir for 5-6 minutes or until shrimp turn pink.
  2. Drain spaghetti; toss with shrimp mixture. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Shrimp Piccata Pasta in Healthy Cooking February/March 2009, p61

Light-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied white wine such as Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio.

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CaseynBentley User ID: 6198586 159993
Reviewed Nov. 19, 2011

"I love capers, and actually found this recipe by doing a search for them. This is a very light and simple dish. It's easy to make and very tasty."

cathyrussell User ID: 5772148 163372
Reviewed Feb. 10, 2011

"Green olives w/ the pimento's can substitute for capers."

DarleneT User ID: 663582 110269
Reviewed Feb. 9, 2011

"Can someone recommend a substitution for the capers? They are not a familiar ingredient to me so I hesitate to use them. Thank You"

Gary Harrison User ID: 5622719 142840
Reviewed Jan. 19, 2011

"Was very tasty and quick to make, this one is going in the frequently made category."

Avilla User ID: 5737201 163371
Reviewed Jan. 5, 2011

"This was good, however, I would substitute capers for something else. I also added a little ranch dressing to my plate. Yummy!"

cindikg User ID: 1320241 159979
Reviewed Aug. 15, 2010


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