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Mediterranean Shrimp Pasta with Whole Wheat Spaghetti

Healthy Mediterranean Shrimp Pasta with Whole Wheat Spaghetti. Garlic lemon shrimp over a bed of whole wheat noodles with kalamata olives, artichoke hearts, capers, and feta cheese.

Within this post you’ll make a lightened up Mediterranean Shrimp Pasta that takes less than 30 minutes.

A bowl of Mediterranean Shrimp Pasta with Whole Wheat Spaghetti on a white linenI’ve been focusing on eating healthier lately and shifting in that direction on the blog as well. However, that doesn’t mean we can’t enjoy traditional classics like spaghetti. To lighten up this recipe I’ve made healthy modifications, without sacrificing any flavors. I dare say this is even more flavorful than your standard pasta.

Prepped ingredients to make Mediterranean Shrimp PastaSince this is Mediterranean Shrimp Pasta, it’s loaded with classic flavors like garlic, lemon, capers, kalamata olives, artichoke hearts, and feta cheese. The shrimp keeps in lower in calories and fat, while being full of nourishing lean protein. Cooked in a bit of (healthy) olive oil and garlic, then mixed with freshly squeezed lemon, it’s a flavorful treat in itself.

Overhead shot of a bowl of Mediterranean Shrimp Pasta with lemon wedge garnishesMediterranean Shrimp Pasta recipe at-a-glance:

Flavor profiles: Tangy, garlicky mixed with fresh seafood flavor.
Texture: Tender shrimp mixed with al dente spaghetti noodles.
Dietary Options/Substitutions: For gluten-free use GF noodles or omit.

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Mediterranean Shrimp Pasta with Whole Wheat Spaghetti

Garlic lemon shrimp over a bed of whole wheat noodles with kalamata olives, artichoke hearts, capers and feta cheese.
Course Pasta
Cuisine Mediterranean
Keyword easy shrimp pasta, mediterranean pasta with shrimp, mediterranean seafood pasta
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Calories 415kcal
Servings 4
Author: Matt Ivan
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  • 8 ounces whole-wheat spaghetti noodles, uncooked (or gluten-free noodles)
  • 1 tablespoon light olive oil
  • 5 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 1- pound shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 2 lemons
  • 2 cups pasta sauce
  • ¼ cup artichoke hearts, oil packed with liquid removed
  • ¼ cup kalamata olives
  • 1 tablespoons capers
  • ¼ cup feta cheese


  • Bring water to a boil in a large pot. Salt if desired and cook noodles until al dente, 5-8 minutes. Drain and set aside.
  • Meanwhile: Heat olive oil in a non-stick pan or skillet to medium-high heat. Add garlic and cook 1-2 minutes, until lightly browned. Stir in shrimp and cook 6-10 minutes, or until opaque white. Squeeze juice from lemons and stir in, remove from heat.
  • In a dish or divided onto plates, spoon spaghetti sauce over cooked noodles. Top with shrimp (including any liquid in pan; remove tails now if desired) and remaining ingredients.
Nutrition Facts
Mediterranean Shrimp Pasta with Whole Wheat Spaghetti
Amount Per Serving
Calories 415 Calories from Fat 90
% Daily Value*
Fat 10g15%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Cholesterol 294mg98%
Sodium 1226mg53%
Potassium 302mg9%
Carbohydrates 50g17%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 33g66%
Vitamin A 200IU4%
Vitamin C 37mg45%
Calcium 259mg26%
Iron 5mg28%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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  1. We recently tried the Ragu Homestyle thick and Hearty traditional sauce. It was a big hit for the whole family.

  2. My absolute favorite Ragu Sauce is the Homestyle thick & Hearty traditional sauce! I use it every time I make spaghetti!

  3. The things I could make with a jar of Ragu sauce! I’d like to try the Oven Roasted Red Potatoes. 🙂

  4. Love the look and sound of this recipe, Matt. I’m a huge fan of artichokes in my pasta sauces but have always stayed with cream. I’ll have to do it your way soon!

  5. I love that you spiced this up a bit but still kept it so simple! Looks so fantastic! I’ll be making this one for sure!

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