This pasta recipe is perfect for days when you don't really feel like cooking. It is also very popular for a last minute “Surprise! We are staying for dinner!” type of visit…

I love having friends and family over. Although I have a lot of recipes in my repertoire, I always stress about what I am going to cook for my guests. It is as if all of a sudden all of my recipes flew out the window and I was cooking for the first time. (Yes, I have a tendency to overthink things a bit…haha).

My point is, this pasta recipe does not require much thinking and is super delicious. Very simple, dairy free and you can even replace the shrimps with another vegetable (like brocoli) to make it vegan!

Give it a try and let me know what you think in the comment box below. You can also rate the recipe by using the stars system. Lastly, I invite you to follow me on Instagram (@vic.r_c), Pinterest and Facebook.

Thanks and Enjoy!

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Shrimp & Asparagus Pasta
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Servings Prep Time Cook Time
6people 10minutes 15minutes
Servings Prep Time
6people 10minutes
Cook Time
15minutes
Ingredients
  • 1 can (400 ml) full fat coconut milk
  • 2 cups raw shrimps size: 31-40, shelled, deveined
  • 2 cups fresh asparagus cut in bite size
  • 2 cups sliced cremini mushrooms
  • 2 finely chopped garlic cloves
  • 1/4 cup nutritional yeast
  • 1 tsp garlic salt
  • 1 tsp thyme
  • 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper flakes more or less to taste
  • 1 package (375g) tri-color vegetable rotini pasta
  • 2 tbsp coconut oil
Servings: people
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Ingredients
  • 1 can (400 ml) full fat coconut milk
  • 2 cups raw shrimps size: 31-40, shelled, deveined
  • 2 cups fresh asparagus cut in bite size
  • 2 cups sliced cremini mushrooms
  • 2 finely chopped garlic cloves
  • 1/4 cup nutritional yeast
  • 1 tsp garlic salt
  • 1 tsp thyme
  • 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper flakes more or less to taste
  • 1 package (375g) tri-color vegetable rotini pasta
  • 2 tbsp coconut oil
Servings: people
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Instructions
  1. Cook pasta as per package directions.
  2. While pasta is cooking, melt 2 tbsp of coconut oil in a large pan or wok over medium heat.
  3. Add the garlic, mushrooms and asparagus. Cook until asparagus and mushroom soften (3-4 minutes)
  4. Add the raw shrimps and cook until pink (1-2 minutes)
  5. Pour in the coconut milk and add the nutritional yeast, garlic salt, thyme and cayenne pepper flakes. stir well and bring to a boil.
  6. Let simmer for 5 minutes over low heat.
  7. Add the cooked and drained pasta to the sauce. Mix well and adjust seasoning if needed.
  8. Serve immediately.
Recipe Notes

Nutrition Facts
Shrimp & Asparagus Pasta
Amount Per Serving
Calories 437 Calories from Fat 126
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 14g 22%
Saturated Fat 10g 50%
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.1g
Monounsaturated Fat 0.2g
Cholesterol 83mg 28%
Sodium 443mg 18%
Potassium 96mg 3%
Total Carbohydrates 55g 18%
Dietary Fiber 6g 24%
Sugars 4g
Protein 25g 50%
Vitamin A 8%
Vitamin C 6%
Calcium 7%
Iron 25%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.