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Delicious Garlic Shrimp and Pasta w/Vegetables

This is a 
sort of dish!

With a pound of shrimp, a box of pasta and assorted veggies, you can have dinner on the table in less than a half hour!

Not only it this recipe easy, it’s a healthy protein-rich dish too.  The omega-3 fat acids in the seafood boost immune function and regulate inflammation.  The vegetables are filled with important sources of many nutrients, including potassium, dietary fiber, folic acid, and vitamins A and C.

Rotini is corkscrew-shaped pasta.  The names comes from a 17th-century Italian word meaning “small wheels.”  It originated in Northern Italy and the tight twists help them retain a wide variety of sauces better than some other pastas.  

Colloquially, they may be called “Scroodle Noodles”  or “Scroodle Macaroni,”  or just plain “corkscrews,” like I call them.

Be sure though, there’s no skimping on taste here ~ this dish will fill you up, without weighing you down!

It makes Monday night dinner seem more like Saturday night!

Garlic Shrimp and Pasta w/Vegetables


12 ounces rotini pasta
2 tablespoons olive oil, divided
1 tablespoon minced garlic
1 pound raw shrimp, peeled, deveined, tails removed 
1 teaspoon red pepper flakes, divided
1 teaspoon salt, divided
1 teaspoon seasoned pepper, divided
12 ounces frozen broccoli florets, thawed and drained
16 ounces frozen mixed vegetables of your choice, thawed and drained
½ cup white wine
Zest and juice of 1 large lemon
Chopped fresh parsley, garnish


In a large pot of boiling salted water, cook pasta 5 minutes less than al dente,  reserving ½ cup of pasta water.
Meanwhile, heat oil in a large skillet over medium high heat.
Add garlic and cook until fragrant, about a minute.
Add shrimp and sprinkle with ½ teaspoon each of red pepper, slat and seasoned pepper. 
Sauté, just until cooked through (a little pink and opaque),  and stirring to coat with seasonings, about 3-4 minutes.
Transfer to a bowl and set aside.
Heat remaining oil over medium heat.
Add vegetables, and remaining salt and peppers.
Sauté until heated through, 4-5 minutes.
Add wine and return shrimp to skillet, cook 2 minutes.
Stir in lemon zest and juice.
Add pasta to the skillet and toss to combine, adding ¼ cup or more of reserved pasta water if needed.
Adjust to desired seasonings and consistency with pasta water.
Transfer to a large serving bowl, garnish with parsley.
Serves 6
Printable recipe



  1. Pam, Looks good to me and both pasta and shrimp rank high in my wife's pantheon of desirable entrees! Like the red pepper flakes and garlic to kick it up a notch. Most of our friends here in retirement paradise would panic at all that 'heat' and 'spicey' food! Take Care, Big Daddy Dave

    1. Ha! Love that heat from the red pepper flakes, but know there are a lot who don't. Glad you guys would like this. Enjoy your retirement paradise, Dave! Thanks for the visit!

  2. mmm...those prawns are so succulent and delicious! I definitely will lick the whole bowl clean, Pam.

    1. Ha! Nothing like licking the bowl! It was great, Angie!

  3. So love shrimp and quick recipes, that makes a great dinner. Pasta with sauce power is the best :-)

    1. Fast and easy works here, Evelyne! Take care

  4. Dear Pam, I love how easy and delicious! It does sound good and healthy too.
    I hope all is well and have a great rest of the week my friend. xoxo Catherine

    1. Thanks, Catherine! Hope you're having a great weekend! Hugs

  5. This sounds almost like my favorite shrimp scampi pasta dish! Love all the garlic and delicious flavors in your recipe, Pam.

    1. Thanks, Susan! Love shrimp scampi!

  6. I always like shrimp paired with garlic...great pasta dish Pam!
    I hope you are having a wonderful week :)

    1. Thanks, Juliana! Garlic makes about everything good! ☺

  7. Hi Pam, I think that all of your meals are the lick your plate clean kind, looks delicious!

    1. Thanks, Cheri! That's very sweet of you! Take care

  8. Oh wow, I have just finished a delicious lunch of oysters and this still make my mouth water!! Have a great weekend, Diane

    1. Hi Diane! Oh, I love oysters and I bet yours were delicious! Hope you're enjoying your weekend!

  9. We should live closer to each other. This
    looks soooooo good.

    M : )

    1. Thanks, Melinda! Too bad we don't! ☺ Take care

  10. I love how quick and easy it is to throw together this delicious shrimp dinner!

    1. Hi Liz! Quick and easy is great esp when it tastes great too! ☺

  11. I like your addition of the veggies to your shrimp and pasta dish. It sounds great, just like you said "lick the plate clean". :D

    1. Thanks, Karen! Love pasta with about anything! :-)

  12. A delicious meal. The family loves shrimp. Thanks for sharing/


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