. Low-Carb Seafood Pasta

November 25, 2023  Happy Chef Avatar

Low-Carb Seafood Pasta

If you’re looking for an alternative to traditional macaroni and cheese, then you can’t go wrong with a low-carb seafood pasta dish. This easy and delicious dinner antipasto is perfect for family gatherings or simply a break from the mundane. Seared shrimp, fettuccine noodles smothered in a creamy sauce, plus a tart lemony bite makes this warm pasta dish a real winner.

For a special twist, try serving this seafood pasta with a side of lightly sautéed artichoke slices and a garnish of freshly chopped parsley. In just about 30 minutes, you’ll be enjoying a bowl of rich Italian goodness and filling up the stomachs of all those around the dinner table!

Serves: 4

Prep time: 10 minutes

Cook time: 20 minutes


16 ounces of fettuccine (or use a lower-carb pasta)

1 pound of raw shrimp, peeled and deveined

1/4 cup olive oil

1/2 cup butter

2 cloves of garlic, minced

1/2 cup of heavy cream

2 tsp of salt

1/4 cup of grated Parmesan cheese

2 tbsp of freshly squeezed lemon juice


1. Bring a pot of water to a rolling boil and add the fettuccine noodles. Cook for 8 to 10 minutes or until the noodles are al dente.

2. Drain the fettuccine, rinse with cold water, and set aside.

3. Heat the olive oil and butter in a large skillet over medium-high heat.

4. Add the shrimp and sauté until just done, about 3 minutes.

5. Add the garlic and sauté for 30 seconds more.

6. Pour in the heavy cream and stir to combine. Simmer for a few minutes.

7. Add the Parmesan cheese, salt, and lemon juice. Stir to combine and simmer for a few minutes more.

8. Add the drained fettuccine to the skillet and toss with the sauce.

9. Serve hot with a sprinkle of freshly grated Parmesan cheese.

Enjoying a low-carb seafood pasta dish isn’t too difficult to make. In just about 30 minutes, you can have a delicious Italian dinner waiting on the table. This warm and comforting pasta dish is light enough to be served during the summer, yet can still fill you up during the colder months.

Seafood pasta dishes can be served year-round and pair nicely with a side of lightly sautéed artichokes, fresh crusty bread, and a buttered glass of white wine. Serve up this low-carb seafood pasta dinner for your next family gathering and make it a night to remember. Your guests will surely be talking about this Italian-inspired dish for weeks to come!

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