Shrimp Nests

The pasta makes a nest for the shrimp mixture in this easy dinner recipe.

Shrimp Nests
Servings: 4 Prep 10 mins Cook 5 mins


  • 4 ounces dry angel hair pasta
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 red bell pepper, chopped
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil, divided
  • 1 cup cooked baby shrimp
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 tablespoon fresh basil, chopped

Make It

1. Cook pasta according to package directions. Meanwhile, saute garlic and pepper with 1 tablespoon olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat for 5 minutes. Stir in shrimp, lemon juice, salt, and pepper. Cook for 1 to 2 minutes more to heat through.

2. Drain pasta and return to pan. Toss with 2 tablespoons oil and basil. Use a fork to twirl the pasta into nests on each serving plate. Spoon some of the shrimp mixture into each nest.

Nutrition Facts

Servings Per Recipe: 4; Amount Per Serving: cal. (kcal): 242, Fat, total (g): 11, sat. fat (g): 2, carb. (g): 24, fiber (g): 2, pro. (g): 12, sodium (mg): 228, calcium (mg): 30, iron (mg): 2, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.