Skinny Bang Bang Shrimp Pasta

Skinny Bang Bang Shrimp Pasta recipe is a healthy easy shrimp recipe!

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!

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.

Bang Bang Shrimp is a quick and easy dinner recipe!

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.

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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!

Skinny Bang Bang Shrimp Pasta is loaded with flavor and lighter on calories!

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…

Skinny Bang Bang Shrimp Pasta Recipe is an easy dinner recipe

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

Bang Bang Shrimp Pasta recipe is an easy shrimp recipe

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!!

Skinny Bang Bang Shrimp Pasta is an easy shrimp recipe that is loaded with flavor and lighter on calories!

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.

Easy Shrimp Recipe - Bang Bang Shrimp Pasta

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

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Bang Bang Shrimp Pasta

  • Author: Cookies & Cups
  • Yield: serves 4

Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

  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.

Notes

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

 

12 Responses

  1. 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!

  2. 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.

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