Simple Lenten Recipes: Shrimp & Vegetable Noodles

by Melanie Edwards on March 29, 2017 · 4 comments

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During this Lenten season, it’s customary to cook and eat meatless recipes, but also seafood recipes! Fridays during Lent are known to be meatless Fridays, which can include vegetarian dishes, as well as fish and seafood dishes. While I have a few staple lent recipes that I grew up eating, I’ve been adding some variety to our Friday menus so the kids will enjoy more seafood. A new dish I cooked this Lenten season was a big hit with the entire family and it was SUPER easy to cook! (You guys know I love simple recipes!) Because I know you might be looking for simple Lenten recipes or new ways to serve seafood, I’m sharing this easy shrimp recipe that you can customize to your liking!

Simple Lenten Recipes: Shrimp & Vegetable Noodles

Simple Lenten Recipes: Shrimp & Vegetable Noodles


  • spaghetti noodles, 16 oz (You can also use thin spaghetti or angel hair.)
  • vegetables, diced and rinsed (I used a mix of onions, green peppers, tomatoes, mushrooms, and zucchini. Feel free to use your preferred vegetables or even use a bag of frozen mixed vegetables.)
  • pre-cooked shrimp, approx. 12 oz, peeled, de-veined, tail-off, rinsed
  • olive oil, approx. 1 Tbsp
  • salt
  • black pepper
  • preferred seasonings (I used garlic powder, oregano, and turmeric.)


  1. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Add pasta to water and cook according to package directions.
  2. In a medium pan, add olive oil and bring to medium heat. Add vegetables and seasonings to taste.
  3. Cook on medium heat until vegetables begin to tenderize. Add shrimp and stir to mix. If needed, add more seasonings.
  4. Continue cooking on medium heat until shrimp is thoroughly warmed and vegetables are to your liking (i.e., tender or somewhat crunchy).
  5. Once pasta is cooked, drain and return to pot. Add a splash of olive oil.
  6. Combine shrimp and vegetable mixture with pasta. Mix well and serve!

Simple Lenten Recipes: Shrimp & Vegetable Noodles

This simple shrimp recipe is easy to make on a busy weeknight for a quick meal and works great for Lent! My family enjoyed it and I loved that I can make this again with whichever vegetables I happen to have on-hand that week! Isn’t it great when you can add a new recipe to your menu plan?

– Check out these additional Lenten recipes we’ve previously shared! –

5 Lenten Recipes to Add to your Lenten Season Menu

Ensalada de Bacalao, Puerto Rican Codfish Salad Recipe
Ensalada de Bacalao (Puerto Rican Codfish Salad)

Salmon en Escabeche Recipe for Lent
Salmon en Escabeche

Bacalao en Salsa, Puerto Rican Codfish Fricassee
Bacalao en Salsa (Puerto Rican Codfish Fricassee)

Puerto Rican Tostones Recipe, Served with Shrimp
Puerto Rican Tostones Appetizer with Shrimp

Tilapia Fish Recipe: Garlic-Infused Rosemary & White Wine Tilapia
Garlic-Infused Rosemary & White Wine Tilapia

What simple Lenten recipes does your family love? Do you tend to cook more fish and seafood during the Lenten season?

Even More Delicious Lenten Recipes to Explore!

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{ 4 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Mayra Rodriguez March 30, 2017 at 9:54 am

That recipe looks so yummy! Thank you for all the recipes you suggested!


2 Melanie Edwards March 31, 2017 at 10:29 am

You’re welcome! It was so simple to make and delicious!


3 Myah's Little Shop March 30, 2017 at 12:15 pm

I love the Puerto Rican tostones!


4 Melanie Edwards March 31, 2017 at 10:30 am

Me too! I love tostones by themselves, but adding a topping was a fun new way to eat them!


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