Edamame pasta is a great substitute for those going low carb or the keto diet. I’ve been really enjoying the health benefits of having gone low carb, and figuring out a new grocery budget for my low carb recipe list. What I like about this pasta alternative is that it doesn’t always taste like it’s an alternative. I don’t feel like I am missing out on a whole lot. It also tastes great with marinara sauce and ground beef. Although, I will admit that it takes a lot of marinara sauce to hide that it’s not regular pasta….

edamame pasta and shrimp

Benefits of Edamame Pasta

  1. It has 24 grams of protein per 2 oz serving of pasta!
  2. It has 7 grams of carbs per serving
  3. 2 oz of cooked edamame pasta makes way more than regular pasta
  4. 1 person does not need to eat 2 oz to feel full!
  5. It was only about $20 on Amazon for 4 boxes!

Shrimp & Edamame Pasta Dinner Recipe


  • 2 oz of Explore Cuisine edamame pasta
  • 2 TBS butter
  • 3 cloves of garlic, minces
  • 4 frozen shrimp pieces
  • 2 cups of water
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 tsp lemon juice- to taste


  • Bring 2 cups of water to a boil
  • Add the edamame pasta and then bring to a simmer for 3-5 minutes
  • Strain pasta and rinse with warm or hot water
  • Cook the shrimp with the butter, lemon juice and garlic
  • Remove the shrimp from the pan and remove their tails
  • Optional: cut into piece
  • Add the cooked pasta to the pan and mix with the leftover butter, garlic and lemon juice.
  • Add the shrimp and heat the pasta dish

2 Ways to Cook the Shrimp

  1. Air fryer with the listed ingredients in an oven safe bowl
  2. Baking pan

Alternative Options for this Dish

  • Frozen or fresh bell peppers- be sure to cook them separate so that the bell pepper do not absorb too much of the lemon juice or butter. It will get soggy!
  • Other mixed veggies
  • You could make this shrimp with white rice. It tastes good but it is not low carb
shrimp and rice cooked with air fryer
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