Heartburn-Friendly Shrimp With Pasta Recipe

Shrimp pasta with garlic bread on counter with tomatoes in background.
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  • Prep Time
    15 min
  • Cook Time
    10 min
  • Total Time
    25 min
  • Yield
    4 servings Shrimp with Pasta

This quick and easy Heartburn-Friendly Shrimp with Pasta recipe takes 25 minutes to prepare from start to finish.

This recipe combines low-cholesterol shrimp with other low-fat heartburn-friendly ingredients. Foods high in fat are known causes of heartburn, so this simple recipe is in the safe zone.

It's a perfect candidate for a busy weeknight dinner or, with a salad and baguette of crusty bread, it can easily transition into a company-quality meal.


  • Nonstick vegetable cooking spray
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons dried basil
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 pound medium shrimp, peeled and deveined (see note, below, after the recipe directions)
  • 8 ounces angel hair pasta, cooked
  • 1/2 cup good-quality Parmesan cheese


  1. Lightly coat a large skillet with nonstick vegetable cooking spray.
  2. Place over medium-high heat, and add 1 tablespoon olive oil.
  3. Sauté for 1 to 2 minutes.
  4. Add 2 teaspoons dried basil, 1/2 teaspoon salt, 1 teaspoon dried oregano, and 1 pound medium peeled and deveined shrimp.
  5. Stir and cook 6 to 8 minutes or until shrimp is cooked and turns pink.
  6. Toss shrimp mixture with hot cooked angel hair pasta.
  7. Sprinkle with 1/2 cup good-quality Parmesan cheese.

    How to Peel and Devein Shrimp

    • If the head is still attached and you want to remove it, gently twist it off. Then, starting at the head end, go underneath, where the legs are attached, and peel away the legs and shell.
    • If you'd like to leave the tail on, go ahead. Otherwise, holding on to the body of the shrimp, remove the tail with a gentle tug.
    • Lay the shrimp down and, using a paring knife, cut along the middle of the shrimp's back to reveal the vein. Try not to cut too deeply, and pull out the thin gray vein.
    • For tail-on shrimp, remove the shell as you did before, but leave the last segment attached, then devein.
    • Rinse and pat dry the shrimp, and they are ready to be included in your favorite recipe.

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