You will want to make this healthy Weight Watchers shrimp pasta recipe every week because it’s so scrumptious and satisfying. It takes less than 30 minutes to put together and doesn’t require a lot of ingredients. The best part is the whole family can enjoy it for a family dinner. And with only 3 WW points you can easily stick to your meal plans. 

If you love pasta and shrimp then this recipe will quickly become your new go-to pasta dish. With tender succulent shrimp seasoned to perfection and none of the unnecessary fats, oils, and sugars, what’s not to love? The sautéed garlic and shallots build a flavorful base with the perfect spices and fresh ingredients like spinach. 

Shrimp and pasta always remind me of eating out at my favorite restaurant. Now you can have your favorite comfort food at home with this lighter version that’s Weight Watchers friendly! The spinach and cherry tomatoes add a refreshing dose of veggies too. 

Shrimp cooked over spinach, cherry tomatoes and pasta noodles.
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Why you should try this Weight Watchers shrimp pasta recipe

  • It is a healthy lighter version of your favorite comfort meal.
  • You get your daily dose of veggies with spinach and cherry tomatoes.
  • It’s ready in less than 30 minutes.
  • This recipe makes 4 perfect portions for meal prep or family dinner.
  • The flavors and texture complement each other perfectly. 
  • Use your favorite type of noodles from bow ties to macaroni shaped
Cooked shrimp simmering with pasta, spinach and cherry tomatoes in a pot
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Weight Watchers Shrimp Pasta Ingredients

  •  ½ lbs shrimp de-shelled and deveined 
  • 1 cup bow tie pasta noodles (dry)
  • 1 cup spinach 
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes 
  • 2 cloves garlic minced 
  • 1 oz shallots diced 
  • 1 cup chicken broth 
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 1 tsp black garlic powder
  • 1 tsp paprika 
  • ½ tsp dried basil 
  • Juice of 1 lemon 
Shrimp pasta ingredients of shrimp, pasta noodles, cherry tomatoes, lemon, spinach
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How to make Weight Watchers Shrimp Pasta (step by step) 

  1. Heat 3 cups of water in a saucepan and bring to a simmer 
  2. Cook the noodles for 5 minutes, then drain and set aside (they will cook more later)
  3. Heat your skillet to medium and spray with cooking spray 
  4. Sauté the garlic and shallots until they start to brown, then add the shrimp 
  5. Squeeze the lemon juice and add the seasoning to the pan 
  6. Cook for about 3 minutes, then add the chicken broth and bring to a simmer 
  7. Add the spinach, tomatoes, and noodles and cook for another 3 minutes 
  8. Serve!
Shrimp Cooking with lemon
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Weight Watchers Shrimp Pasta Variations/Substitutions

  • Don’t like bow tie noodles? Choose spaghetti, rigatoni, shells, macaroni, or whatever you prefer. 
  • You can replace the spinach with your favorite green vegetable like broccoli or Brussels sprouts. 
  • Add more vegetables like corn or mushrooms.
  • Replace the chicken broth with beef or vegetable. 
  • Instead of fresh cherry tomatoes try diced canned tomatoes to add more flavor to the sauce.

Tips and Tricks Section for Making Weight Watchers Shrimp Pasta

  • Make sure not to overcook the spinach by adding it at the very end. Spinach is very easy to overcook.
  • Time yourself when cooking the shrimp as well. Overcooking shrimp is easy to accidentally do also and results in a rubbery texture. 
  • Sear the shrimp on both sides on medium-high heat before reducing the heat for a crispy skin.  
  • If you don’t like cooked tomatoes, add freshly sliced cherry tomatoes raw when you serve the meal. This adds a crisp texture that is super tasty with the noodles and shrimp.
Shrimp Pasta first bite
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FAQ

How do you make good pasta noodles?

Always make sure your water is boiling before adding the noodles in. While the noodles are boiling add a pinch of water to the water. This ensures the salt is dispersed evenly throughout each noodle. The last tip is to never rinse the noodles because it will remove the starch.

What is black garlic powder?

One of the ingredients I used to season this healthy Weight Watchers shrimp and pasta recipe was black garlic powder! It’s such a delicious and under-used spice that I think everyone should try it! It’s made by fermenting garlic at high temperatures resulting in slightly wrinkled black cloves. It is then dried and ground into powder. The flavor is deep, and slightly sweet, with hints of balsamic and tamarind.

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    Finished plate of shrimp pasta
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    Shrimp Pasta first bite

    Healthy Weight Watchers Shrimp Pasta

    Healthy 3 WW Shrimp Pasta
    5 from 1 vote
    Prep Time 5 mins
    Cook Time 12 mins
    Servings 4
    Calories 200 kcal

    Ingredients
      

    • 1/2 Lbs Shrimp de-shelled and deveined
    • 1 Cup bow tie pasta noodles
    • 1 Cup Spinach
    • 1 Cup Cherry tomatoes
    • 2 Cloves Garlic minced
    • 1 Oz Shallots diced
    • 1 Cup Vegetable broth
    • 1 Tsp Salt
    • 1 Tsp Black pepper
    • 1 Tsp Black garlic powder
    • 1 Tsp Paprika
    • 1/2 Tsp Dried basil
    • 1 Lemon juiced

    Instructions
     

    • Heat 3 cups of water in a saucepan and bring to a simmer
    • Cook the noodles for 5 minutes then drain and set aside (they will cook more later)
    • Heat your skillet to medium and spray with cooking spray
    • Sauté the garlic and shallots until they start to brown then add the shrimp
    • Squeeze the lemon juice and add the seasoning
    • Cook for about 3 minutes then add the chicken broth and bring to a simmer
    • Add the spinach, tomatoes, and noodles and cook for another 3 minutes
    • Serve

    Nutrition

    Serving: 4gCalories: 200kcalCarbohydrates: 29.9gFat: 1.9gSaturated Fat: 0.4gCholesterol: 111mgSodium: 910mgPotassium: 447mgFiber: 4.6gSugar: 1.5gCalcium: 47mgIron: 3mg
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