Nutrients per serving

  • Calories  436
  • Protein  20 g
  • Carbohydrates  44 g
  • Fat  20 g
  • Cholesterol  134 mg
  • Sodium  160 mg
  • Potassium  281 mg
  • Phosphorus  234 mg
  • Calcium  71 mg
  • Fiber  1.3 g

Easy Shrimp in Garlic Sauce Lower Protein

The next time you want a kidney-friendly seafood recipe to satisfy your cravings, try Easy Shrimp in Garlic Sauce Lower Protein

Diet types:

  • CKD non-dialysis
  • 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, 3-5 shrimp, 3 tablespoons sauce)


  • 1/2 pound raw shrimp, shelled & deveined
  • 8 ounces bowtie pasta, uncooked
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter 
  • 3  garlic cloves
  • 1/4 cup onion
  • 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 bowtie pasta; cook 12 minutes, then drain.
  3. While pasta is boiling, mince garlic and onion.
  4. Melt butter in a skillet over medium heat. Add garlic and onion and cook 1 minute. Add shrimp and cook until orange color appears, 1 to 2 minutes (do not overcook).
  5. 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 smooth sauce.
  6. Add nondairy creamer and stir. Add the wine and stir until smooth. Return cooked shrimp to the sauce and stir to coat.
  7. 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

  • 2 meat
  • 2-1/2 starch
  • 1/2 non-dairy
  • 1 fat

Carbohydrate choices


Helpful hints

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

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Easy Shrimp in Garlic Sauce Lower Protein

kidknee says:


SO easy, tastes great: all family likes it. We make it a lot.

Oct. 18, 2012, 2:06 PM - Inappropriate review?

Easy Shrimp in Garlic Sauce Lower Protein

LindaKay says:


Found this good enough to serve to company sometime!

Apr. 26, 2011, 2:26 PM - Inappropriate review?

Easy Shrimp in Garlic Sauce Lower Protein

kuhle says:


You miss some food dishes so this was a nice change.

Nov. 06, 2010, 4:59 PM - Inappropriate review?

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