Recipe: Bang Bang Shrimp Pasta

healthy bang bang shrimp pasta

Nothing satisfies those cravings for Asian food better than this sweet and savory Bang Bang Shrimp Pasta! The Thai sweet chili sauce and sriracha come together to create a dish bursting with authentic flavor. If you're on a tight schedule, this protein-packed dinner is the perfect solution for you and your family. You'll avoid all those cheesy calories normally found in pasta while still treating your family to a hearty meal.

bang bang shrimp steps

healthy bang bang shrimp pasta

Prep time: 10 minutes
Cook time: 10 minutes
Yield: 4 servings
Serving size: Heaping ¾ cup of prepared pasta, 10 shrimp and 2 tablespoons sauce

Ingredients

  • 8 ounces high-protein angel hair pasta (I like Barilla® ProteinPLUS™)
  • 2 teaspoons cornstarch
  • ½ tablespoon paprika
  • ½ tablespoon chili powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 pound medium shrimp (40 shrimp), peeled and deveined
  • 3 tablespoons plain 0% Greek yogurt
  • 3 tablespoons sweet red chili sauce
  • 2½ tablespoons sesame oil
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • 1½ teaspoons sriracha sauce
  • ⅛ teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 3 green onions, thinly sliced

Instructions

  1. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil over high heat. Cook the pasta to al dente according to package directions. Drain and set aside.
  2. In a large resealable bag, 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, 1½ tablespoons of the sesame oil, the lime juice, sriracha, 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 to 5 minutes, until the shrimp are pink, turning occasionally.
  5. Serve the shrimp over the pasta and garnish with the green onions.

Nutrition Information
Per Serving (Heaping ¾ cup of prepared pasta, 10 shrimp and 2 tablespoons sauce):
Calories: 392
Fat: 12g
Carbohydrates: 50g
Fiber: 5g
Sugar: 8g
Protein: 27g
WWP+: 11
SmartPoints: 11

The nutrition content of recipes on Popculture.com has been calculated by Registered Dietitian, Jessica Penner, of Smart Nutrition.