Skinny Thai Shrimp Pasta

Skinny Thai Shrimp Pasta @BackForSeconds #healthy #skinny #easy #peanutbutter

I am declaring this month, Skinny January.

Are you on a diet? It seems like nearly everyone wants to lose some weight in January. Maybe it’s from the seemingly endless Christmas goodies?? Who can say :)

If you are among those wanting to shed a few extra pounds, or if you just want some mouth watering recipes that wont weigh you down – you are in the right place!

This pasta is unreal. My whole family devoured it in no time flat. It takes less than 30 minutes from start to finish and if you make the pasta ahead of time and buy precooked shrimp you can be eating dinner in less than 10 minutes.

Not only is this meal low in calories, but it is high in nutritional value! Use whole wheat or whole grain pasta for extra fiber – you really can’t taste much difference and it’s much better for you.

I hope you give this a try and enjoy it as much as we do! Come back often throughout the month for more skinny recipes and keep up with the latest from Back For Seconds via:

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Skinny Thai Shrimp Pasta @BackForSeconds #healthy #skinny #easy #peanutbutter


Skinny Thai Shrimp Pasta

Serves 6
Prep time 10 minutes
Cook time 10 minutes
Total time 20 minutes
Meal type Main Dish
Misc Child Friendly, Serve Hot
Warm and comforting, this shrimp and broccoli pasta is bursting with flavor and is fast and easy to prepare. The peanut butter sauce is out of this world good and has just the right amount of kick - you'd never guess it's good for you too!


  • 8oz cooked whole wheat pasta (I used spaghetti)
  • 1lb cooked shrimp
  • 10oz cooked broccoli (chopped)


  • 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup light soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper (more if you like spicy)


Step 1
In a small sauce pan over low heat stir together peanut butter, soy sauce, garlic powder, cayenne, and sugar until smooth and heated through. Add water as needed to thin out the sauce to desired consistency. Pour over cooked shrimp, broccoli and pasta. Serve hot.

I would like to take a moment to thank all of you who took the time to send me messages, emails and comments, and for all of the kind words, thoughts, and prayers offered up for my family after losing my grandpa last week. It truly meant so much to me!! Thank you!



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  1. says

    there’s this quaint little thai place right up the street from my apartment and I always get their spicy shrimp pasta with peanut sauce. We don’t go there often, but when we do – I like to splurge on it. I’d love to make a version at home, a healthier one at that – and this is the perfect recipe to replicate my favorite dish. Thank you for sharing my friend! :) Happy New Year!

    • says

      That sounds delish! I hope you try and enjoy this skinny version :)

      Sorry I’ve been MIA lately. With the passing of my grandfather I sort of disappeared from blogging for awhile to spend time with my family. I haven’t forgotten you, friend!

  2. says

    I cant wait to see some more of your skinny recipes this month! I too have resolved to get my butt back in gear and eat healthy and back to the gym. I do belive I will be having this for dinner tonight. It looks so good. Any dinner that is quick and easy is a winner in my book! Thanks for sharing @ Whatcha’ Whipped Up.

  3. says

    This looks delish! I would have to change out the shrimp of course (I don’t eat fish of ANY kind, lol) but I bet it would be just as yummy with chicken :) Thanks so much for linking up to Creative Thursday. Can’t wait to see what you share next week! Have a wonderful weekend.

  4. Lisa H says

    We had this tonight for supper and it was sooo yummy!!! I loved the little bit of kick that they cayenne pepper gave it and no one would know it’s a “light” meal! Thank you so much!

  5. says

    This looks great and I will definitely try making it!
    I calculated the amount of calories for a one serving (1tbsp. light PB & 2grams sugar with 79grams of whole wheat pasta) and it turned out to be around 500 calories, so this can be light if a small portion is consumed and I will for sure eat it on days I workout and can afford that many calories.


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