Creamy Shrimp & Sweet Pea Farfalle

A short ingredient list and quick cook time make this pasta a no-fuss weeknight rock star. For even brighter flavor, add a splash of white wine to the skillet before you add the cream cheese.

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Beata Lubas

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Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
5 min
20 min


  • 12 oz whole-grain farfalle
  • 14 oz large shrimp, peeled,  deveined, tails removed
  • 1/4 tsp each sea salt and ground black pepper
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 cups frozen peas, thawed
  • 3 oz cream cheese, room temperature
  • 2 tsp lemon zest + juice of 1/2 lemon, divided
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh basil


  1. Cook pasta al dente according to package directions. Reserving 1/4 cup of the cooking water, drain pasta.
  2. Meanwhile, season shrimp with salt and pepper. In a large nonstick skillet on medium-high, heat oil. Add garlic and cook, stirring constantly, until fragrant, about 30 seconds. Add shrimp and sauté, stirring frequently, until shrimp just begins to turn pink, about 2 minutes. Add peas and sauté until heated through, 1 to 2 minutes.
  3. Add cream cheese, lemon juice and reserved pasta water and cook, stirring, until cream cheese is melted and smooth, about 1 minute. Stir in lemon zest. Toss in the pasta and top with basil.

Nutrition Information

  • Serving Size 1/6 of recipe
  • Calories 347
  • Carbohydrate Content 49 g
  • Cholesterol Content 108 mg
  • Fat Content 8 g
  • Fiber Content 7 g
  • Protein Content 23 g
  • Saturated Fat Content 3 g
  • Sodium Content 237 mg
  • Sugar Content 4 g
  • Monounsaturated Fat Content 3 g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat Content 1 g

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