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Skinny Bang Bang Shrimp Pasta

Skinny Bang Bang Shrimp Pasta is a quick and easy shrimp recipe and dinner idea. This Bang Bang Shrimp recipe is loaded with flavor but lighter on calories! Served over angel hair pasta, this simple dinner will be a hit with the whole family!

An Easy Bang Bang Shrimp Dinner

Dinners at my house lately have been a hurried mass of chicken recipes, leftovers and whatever we have in the fridge that I can scrap together. Time is something we are short on in the evenings and easy dinner recipe ideas are always welcome.

I have been wanting to make a “bang bang” dish on my site for ages because A) I just like saying it and B) it’s one of my husband’s go to meals when we eat out. If there is a “bang bang” anything on the menu he is guaranteed to try it.

And not only was it great, it was a really photogenic!

And it just so happens that shrimp is one of the quickest cooking proteins to add to sinner recipes, which i great for those of us who are cooking dinner in a hurry!

The dish took me less than 30 minutes to make from start to finish, which is a HUGE score. And not only is is quick, it’s lighter on calories than a traditional Bang Bang Shrimp recipe.

How to make Skinny Bang Bang Shrimp Pasta:

Just coat your shrimp in a little cornstarch and some seasonings…

Seasoned shrimp before being fried

The bang bang shrimp sauce is extra quick! It includes Greek yogurt, sweet red chili sauce and sesame oil!

Greek Yogurt sauce being stirred

This is a pasta dish, so I serve it over angel hair pasta, but you can absolutely skip the pasta and serve it on its own, or over a bed of lettuce, or cauliflower rice.

Skinny Bang Bang Shrimp Pasta!!

Garnished chicken and shrimp on noodles

I like to increase the amount of sauce when I serve it over pasta, even double the amount of sauce, because angel hair pasta has a tendency of soaking up a lot of sauce.

Garnished shrimp ready to eat

We really enjoyed this Bang Bang Shrimp pasta dish. It’s a really easy, flavorful weeknight dinner idea!

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Spicy Chicken and Shrimp served on noodles

Bang Bang Shrimp Pasta

  • Author: Cookies & Cups
  • Prep Time: 10 min
  • Cook Time: 15 min
  • Total Time: 25 min
  • Yield: serves 4
  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: American


Skinny Bang Bang Shrimp Pasta is a quick and easy shrimp recipe and dinner idea. This Bang Bang Shrimp recipe is loaded with flavor but lighter on calories! Served over angel hair pasta, this simple dinner will be a hit with the whole family!


  • 8 ounces angel-hair pasta
  • 2 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 1/2 tablespoons paprika (I used smoked paprika)
  • 1/2 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper
  • 1 pound medium shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 3 tablespoons plain 0% Greek yogurt
  • 3 tablespoons Thai Kitchen sweet red chili sauce
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons sesame oil
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons sriacha sauce
  • 1/8 teaspoon red pepper flakes (I used 1 teaspoon)
  • 3 green onions, sliced


  1. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil over high heat. Cook the pasta to al dente according to the package directions. Drain and set aside.
  2. While the pasta is boiling combine the cornstarch, paprika, chili powder, salt and pepper. Add the shrimp, seal and shake a few times to evenly coat the shrimp.
  3. In a small bowl, whisk together the yogurt, sweet chili sauce, 1 1/2 tablespoons of the sesame oil, lime juice, sriacha and pepper flakes. Pour the sauce over the pasta and toss to evenly coat the pasta. Set aside.
  4. In a large skillet, heat the remaining 1 tablespoon sesame oil over medium-high heat. Add the shrimp and cook for 3-5 minutes until the shrimp are pink, turning occasionally.
  5. Serve the shrimp over the pasta and garnish with green onions.


My husband likes his pasta “saucy” so I doubled the amount of sauce to go on the pasta and it worked great! Obviously to keep the calories lower make the recipe as-is.
Calories: 392 / Fat 12g / Carbohydrate 50g / Fiber 5g / Sugar / 8g / Protein 27g


  • Serving Size: 1 plate
  • Calories: 399
  • Sugar: 3.1 g
  • Sodium: 502.5 mg
  • Fat: 11.3 g
  • Carbohydrates: 46.6 g
  • Protein: 32.4 g
  • Cholesterol: 183 mg

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17 comments on “Skinny Bang Bang Shrimp Pasta”

  1. Excellent! My fiancé doesnt even know its made with greek yogurt. I also use G Hughes sugar free thai wing sauce. I DO NOT put siraccha in it but do use 1/8 tsp of red pepper flakes. Definitely double or triple the sauce. YUMMY!

  2. I made this last night double the sauce and OMG it was delicious. A little spicy for me but not my husband. I definitely will make again. WOW!!!!

  3. Rachel - The Castejons

    This reminds me of a shrimp pasta we used to get in Spain, that when translated was called “Pirate Pasta” haha! We’ll have to try your version next 🙂

  4. Trish Anthony

    Well, now I have to buy this book too! Served up your salted caramel cupcakes last night. Not a scrap left. Wonderful recipe.

  5. This looks yummy! BTW, I saw you on the Today Show. You were great but I wish they would have given you more time to talk about (and show) your new cookbook!

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