One-Pan Shrimp Pesto Pasta (Low-Carb Recipe!)

Recipe posted in: Flex Meals & Snacks, Lunches & Dinners, Main Courses
Low Carb Shrimp Pesto Pasta with spiralized zucchini, tomatoes and mozzarella cheese

Protein and veggies never tasted so delicious! Succulent shrimp is cooked to perfection and tossed with tender zucchini noodles for the perfect low carb, pesto pasta dinner recipe. Serve up this simple summertime meal for a fabulous family-friendly dish that fits into your weight loss plan. With just one pan and a few steps, it’s easy to make, easy to clean up and easy to enjoy.

To make this healthy pesto pasta recipe, grab a large skillet and set it to medium-high heat with a tablespoon of olive oil. Throw in a pound of raw shrimp and a sprinkle of black pepper. Cook the shrimp for about two to three minutes per side or until they are fully cooked. Remove them from the pan, then toss in your veggies. We love this healthy pasta recipe with one cup of halved cherry tomatoes, a sliced bell pepper and two cups of spiralized zucchini as our noodles. Cook them up for about five to eight minutes until they are soft. Finally, turn off the heat and add in your cooked shrimp, two tablespoons of your favorite pesto sauce and four ounces of chopped fresh mozzarella.

You can enjoy this meal straight out of the pan, or serve it chilled if you’re craving a cool and refreshing summer pasta dish.

Not a fan of shrimp? Swap it out with any other protein that you enjoy! This recipe would be just as delicious with sliced chicken, fish or steak.

One serving of this Low Carb Shrimp Pesto Pasta recipe contains 253 calories. If you’re losing weight and getting healthy with Nutrisystem, you can log it in your NuMi app journal as two PowerFuels, two Extras and one Vegetable serving.

Here at Nutrisystem, we LOVE shrimp recipes. That’s because this succulent shellfish is packed with protein, as well as many other vitamins and minerals. Learn more about the health benefits of shrimp here.

Craving more of this crustacean? Check out the healthy and delicious shrimp recipes below:

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Servings: 4

Calories per Serving: 253

On Nutrisystem, Count As: 2 PowerFuels, 2 Extras and 1 Vegetable


  • 1 lb. raw shrimp
  • 2 cups spiralized zucchini
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1 bell pepper, sliced
  • 2 Tbsp. pesto sauce
  • 4 oz. fresh mozzarella, chopped
  • 1 Tbsp. olive oil
  • Black pepper, to taste


  1. Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat.
  2. Add shrimp and season with black pepper. Cook about 2-3 minutes per side, until fully cooked. Remove shrimp from pan.
  3. Add tomatoes, bell peppers and spiralized zucchini. Cook for 5-8 minutes, until soft.
  4. Turn off heat. Add shrimp, pesto sauce and chopped mozzarella.
  5. Serve immediately or chill before eating.
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