15 Minute Easy Shrimp & Summer Veggie Pappardelle Pasta needs to be on your dinner rotation this summer.
If you’re like us, you shop the Farmers Markets over the weekend. With good intentions you buy a beautiful assortment of fresh summer veggies. By mid-week you’ve still got a bin full begging for their time to shine.
Enter this 15 minute shrimp & veggie pasta recipe and you’re now well on your way to hero status!
There’s something so sexy and delicious about beautiful Pappardelle pasta. I’m certain simply a little butter and parmesan makes it a worthy meal.
But trust me when I say that adding shrimp and summer vegetables elevates this dish to RQ status.
RQ = Restaurant Quality
Our latest pasta dish is just bursting with fresh bright flavors. Shrimp, summer veggies, fresh herbs, garlic, lemon juice, and parmesan cheese are a wonderful combination. This is the kind of meal that’s quick to get to the table but has you wanting to slowly savor every bite.
- Slice or dice a nice assortment of veggies like asparagus, squash, zucchini, corn, peppers. Choose your favorites. Your veggie bin contents.
- Boil Pappardelle according to directions about 8-10 minutes.
- While pasta is cooking, lightly sauté veggies in olive oil in a large skillet until just tender, about 5 minutes. Add in shrimp, chopped garlic and season with salt & pepper and cook covered an additional 2-3 minutes until shrimp are cooked through.
- Squeeze in juice of half a lemon and 1/2 cup of grated parmesan cheese.
- Transfer al dente pasta to to sautéed shrimp and veggies. Add in 1/2 cup pasta liquid and toss to combine. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
- Serve family-style on a large platter. Sprinkle with fresh chopped parsley and freshly grated parmesan cheese.
Side Note: When searching for Pappardelle recipes, I discovered that the pasta’s name comes from the Italian pappare, a verb which means “to gobble up.” And so we did…
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15 Minute Easy Shrimp & Summer Veggie Pappardelle Pasta
- 8 ounces dried pappardelle pasta
- 1 Tablespoon olive oil
- 4 cups diced or sliced summer veggies such as: corn, zucchini, yellow squash, peppers, cherry tomatoes, asparagus, broccoli
- 1 pound medium or large peeled & deveined raw shrimp
- 2 Tablespoons butter
- 3 cloves garlic minced
- 1 lemon
- 1 cup parmesan cheese finely grated
- fresh parsley chopped
- salt & pepper to taste
- Boil Pappardelle Pasta al dente, according to package instructions.
- Heat olive oil in a large skillet. Add in sliced and diced veggies and saute 3-4 minutes over medium high. Add in peeled and deveined shrimp and stir to combine. Cover and cook an additional 2-3 minutes, until shrimp are opaque and cooked through. Add in butter and garlic, stir to combine.
- Add drained pasta to shrimp and veggie pan, reserving 1/2 cup of cooking liquid. Add cooking liquid, juice of a 1/2 lemon, and 3/4 cup parmesan cheese to pan. Stir until pasta is well coated. Season with salt & pepper and additional lemon juice to taste.
- Serve shrimp & veggie pasta family style on a platter. Sprinkle top with remaining parmesan cheese and fresh chopped parsley.