Nutrients per serving

  • Calories  498
  • Protein  32 g
  • Carbohydrates  45 g
  • Fat  21 g
  • Cholesterol  220 mg
  • Sodium  245 mg
  • Potassium  402 mg
  • Phosphorus  353 mg
  • Calcium  106 mg
  • Fiber  1.6 g

Easy Shrimp in Garlic Sauce (high protein)

Easy Shrimp in Garlic Sauce (high protein) is a kidney-frienldy recipe that won't disappoint.

Diet types:

  • Dialysis
  • Diabetes

Recipe created exclusively for by DaVita dietitian Sara RD, CSR, CDE from California.

Portions: 4     Serving size: 1/4 recipe (1 cup pasta, 6-9 shrimp, 3 tablespoons sauce)


  • 8 ounces bowtie pasta, uncooked
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 3  garlic cloves
  • 1/4 cup onion, minced
  • 1 pound raw shrimp
  • 1/2 cup whipped cream cheese
  • 1/4 cup liquid nondairy creamer
  • 1/4 cup white wine
  • 2 tablespoons fresh basil
  • 1/8 teaspoon black pepper


  1. Shell and devein shrimp.
  2. Boil 3 quarts water in a large saucepan.  Add 3 cups dry bowtie pasta; cook 12 minutes, then drain.
  3. While pasta is boiling, mince garlic and onion. Melt butter in a skillet over medium heat.  Add garlic and onion and cook 1 minute.  Add shrimp and cook until it turns orange, 1 to 2 minutes (do not overcook).
  4. Remove shrimp from skillet and set aside.  Reduce heat to low.   Add cream cheese to skillet and stir with onion, garlic and butter to make a sauce.
  5. Add nondairy creamer and stir.  Add the wine and stir until smooth.  Return cooked shrimp to the sauce and stir to coat.
  6. Drain pasta, divide onto 4 plates and top with shrimp and garlic sauce.  Season with 1/2 tablespoon chopped fresh basil and black pepper.

Renal and renal diabetic food choices

  • 3 meat
  • 2-1/2 starch
  • 1/2 milk
  • 1 fat

Carbohydrate choices


Helpful hints

    • Substitute frozen shrimp if fresh shrimp is unavailable.
    • Decrease pasta to 1/2 cup for a lower calorie and carbohydrate meal.

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Easy Shrimp in Garlic Sauce (high protein)

Emilysmom971 says:


I really liked this. My daughter did as well.

Nov. 19, 2013, 2:01 PM - Inappropriate review?

Easy Shrimp in Garlic Sauce (high protein)

Delmi0127 says:


Very good all my family love it!

Nov. 04, 2013, 12:05 PM - Inappropriate review?

Easy Shrimp in Garlic Sauce (high protein)

YoYough says:


dONT WORRY ABOUT RECIPES LIKE BEEF STEW FREEZE so make plenty. quite often tastes better days later after spices has settled.

Mar. 19, 2013, 3:44 PM - Inappropriate review?

Easy Shrimp in Garlic Sauce (high protein)

emmak says:


Sounds GREAT & I love shrimp. Don't know how much protein I need, but will be sure to try it!

Dec. 19, 2012, 5:13 PM - Inappropriate review?

Easy Shrimp in Garlic Sauce (high protein)

karenkanda says:


This was a great recipe. For a little more spice, my husband added hot pepper.

Dec. 04, 2012, 8:53 AM - Inappropriate review?

Easy Shrimp in Garlic Sauce (high protein)

LaurieJLa says:


so good will make this again

Oct. 28, 2012, 1:07 PM - Inappropriate review?

Easy Shrimp in Garlic Sauce (high protein)



Made this recipe, only used 1 clove of garlic, 3 seemed too much. One was just enough garlic flavor. Very good other than that, great flavors and easy to make. Also used instant rice instead of bowtie pasta.

Oct. 13, 2009, 7:03 PM - Inappropriate review?

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