Dilled Shrimp With Angel Hair Pasta

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"This had only 8 WW points on the old program. It's out of a 1999 cookbook called "Quick Cooking for Busy People" that's me!! For a quick meal serve with a salad and some warm sourdough bread. DH rated this excellent! Hope you enjoy!""

Original is 4 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (268.9 g)
  • Calories 363.8
  • Total Fat - 12.7 g
  • Saturated Fat - 4.4 g
  • Cholesterol - 157.9 mg
  • Sodium - 777.6 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 42.2 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 5.2 g
  • Sugars - 1.9 g
  • Protein - 22.2 g
  • Calcium - 197 mg
  • Iron - 1.5 mg
  • Vitamin C - 25.7 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.2 mg

Step by Step Method

Step 1

Cook pasta according to package directions, omitting salt and fat.

Step 2


Step 3

While pasta cooks, melt margarine in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat.

Step 4

Add green onions, lemon juice, and garlic; cook 2 minutes, stirring often.

Step 5

Add shrimp, and cook 5 minutes or until shrimp turn pink.

Step 6

Remove shrimp from skillet; set aside.

Step 7

Add half-and half, cream cheese, and dill weed to skillet, stirring until smooth.

Step 8

Cook 1 to 2 minutes or until mixture is bubbly.

Step 9

Return shrimp to skillet, and cook until thoroughly heated.

Step 10

Combine shrimp mixture and pasta, tossing well.

Step 11

Serve immediately.


No special items needed.

Editorial Notes

The ingredient tips, suggestions, variations, facts, questions and answers below are not edits to the original author's recipe. They are not meant to imply any change would improve the recipe. They're offered for convenience, alternative ideas, and points of interest. If you have any comments about them, please post in the Help & Ideas forum.

  • When selecting shrimp, look for ones that are firm and smell like the ocean.
  • If you don't have fresh dill, you can substitute dried dill in the same amount.

  • Replace the reduced-calorie margarine with olive oil. Olive oil is a healthier option than margarine and is a great source of healthy fats and antioxidants. This substitution will help to make the dish more nutritious and flavorful.
  • Replace the fat-free half and half with coconut milk. Coconut milk is a dairy-free alternative that is packed with healthy fats and is full of flavor. This substitution will help to make the dish more creamy and flavorful without the added fat and calories of the traditional half and half.

Coconut Curry Shrimp Replace the margarine with 1 tablespoon of coconut oil. Add 1 teaspoon of curry powder, 1/4 teaspoon of ground cumin and 1/4 teaspoon of ground coriander to the green onions, lemon juice and garlic. Replace the dill weed with 1 tablespoon of chopped fresh cilantro. Omit the half and half and cream cheese, and add 1/4 cup of coconut milk instead. Serve with cooked basmati rice.

Roasted Asparagus – Roasted asparagus is a delicious, healthy side dish that pairs perfectly with the Dilled Shrimp with Angel Hair Pasta. The nutty flavor of the asparagus complements the light, creamy sauce of the pasta dish, and the crunchy texture is a great contrast to the soft shrimp. Plus, asparagus is packed with vitamins and minerals, making it a great addition to any meal!

Garlic Parmesan Roasted Potatoes: Garlic Parmesan roasted potatoes are a delicious and easy side dish that pairs perfectly with the Dilled Shrimp with Angel Hair Pasta. The potatoes are roasted to a crispy golden brown, and the garlic and Parmesan add an amazing flavor. The potatoes provide a nice contrast to the creamy pasta dish, and their hearty texture is a great complement to the delicate shrimp. Plus, potatoes are a great source of carbohydrates, making them a great addition to any meal!


Q: What kind of pasta should I use?

A: Angel hair pasta is recommended for this recipe, but you could substitute with any type of thin pasta.

Q: How long should I cook the pasta?

A: Cook the pasta for 8-10 minutes, or until it is al dente.

1 Reviews


Very good - we used different pasta and for the half-and-half used skim milk with a touch of heavy cream. I also used the dried dill option. A different way to serve shrimp. Thanks for sharing!


review by:
(4 Feb 2016)

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Fun facts:

Fun Fact 1: This recipe is based on a traditional Italian dish called "Spaghetti al Gamberi", which translates to "Spaghetti with Shrimp". It was popularized in the 1950s by Italian actress Sophia Loren, who often cooked it for her family.

Fun Fact 2: Dilled shrimp is a classic dish from the American South. It was popularized in the late 1800s by African-American cooks, who used dill as an ingredient to give the dish a unique flavor.