Penne Pasta with Shrimp, Asparagus, and Pepper

Penne Pasta with Shrimp, Asparagus, and Pepper


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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 great way to kick-start your new healthier lifestyle!

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Time needed

10 min preparation + 20 min cooking

Serving Size / Yield

2 servings


  • 1/2 box penne pasta
  • 1 1/2 lb. shrimp, peeled and de-veined
  • 2 cloves garlic, finely minced
  • 1 lemon, juiced and zested
  • olive oil
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1 lg. red pepper
  • 1 lg. yellow pepper
  • 1 bunch asparagus (snap the ends off)
  • curly parsley, for garnish

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In a bowl, toss the shrimp in the lemon juice and the garlic. Saute in olive oil until cooked. Set aside. In the same pan, saute the red pepper and asparagus until tender.

Cook the pasta according to package directions and drain. Add the shrimp and vegetables and toss with some olive oil. If desired, add some Parmesan cheese. Add the parlsey and serve.

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