Low Calorie High Protein Lemon Scallop Pasta

Low Calorie High Protein Lemon Scallop Pasta

This Low Calorie High Protein Lemon Scallop Pasta is just 435 calories and has 36.4g protein! Here’s the best part about this yummy dish, each serving is 1/2 a box of pasta. So this is a huge portion and is still low in calories and super healthy. This is all thanks to the special pasta I used, and I made sure to include a link in the recipe card so you can see what it looks like and easily spot the (bright orange) box at the store.

Low Calorie High Protein Lemon Scallop Pasta

Ingredients You’ll Need:

  • 8 oz Banza Protein Linguine Pasta (or regular linguine)
  • Olive oil spray
  • 16 sea scallops (about 1 pound, tough side muscle removed, patted dry)
  • ⅛ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon pepper
  • 1 lemon
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 10-20 basil leaves

Low Calorie High Protein Lemon Scallop Pasta

Low Calorie High Protein Lemon Scallop Pasta

Healthy Scallop Pasta Meal Prep and Storage

Meal Prep: You can prep the scallops ahead of time (cleaning and seasoning) but I recommend making this recipe fresh.
Storage: Leftovers will hold in the fridge for 4 days.
Reheating: You can reheat in a hot pan, sprayed with olive oil. Or in a microwave for 1-2 minutes. However, you will risk overcooking the scallops. This is why there are just 2 servings, as leftovers are unfortunately not ideal.

Low Calorie High Protein Lemon Scallop Pasta

Low Calorie High Protein Scallop Pasta Recipe

Low Calorie High Protein Lemon Scallop Pasta

Low Calorie High Protein Scallop Pasta Recipe

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This Low Calorie High Protein Lemon Scallop Pasta is a HUGE portion, and just 435 calories with 36.4g of protein! I'm talking 1/2 a box of pasta per person!
I used Banza protein pasta to make this recipe both low in calories and high in protein. Any pasta will work, but traditional pasta will change the nutrition quite a bit.
Special Tip: If you find that scallops are too expensive, shrimp also work great in this recipe
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Course dinner, Main Course
Cuisine American, Italian
Servings 2 servings
Calories 435 kcal

Ingredients
 
 

  • 8 oz Banza Protein Linguine Pasta (or regular linguine)
  • Olive oil spray
  • 16 sea scallops (about 1 pound, tough side muscle removed, patted dry)
  • teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon pepper
  • Zest of 1 lemon
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • 10-20 basil leaves

Instructions
 

  • Cook the pasta according to the directions on the package. Then drain and set aside.
  • Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat.
  • Spray the scallops with olive oil and sprinkle with salt, pepper and lemon zest. Add to the hot pan.
  • Cook until golden brown on the bottom, about 3 minutes.
  • Flip scallops and add the garlic to the pan.
  • Continue cooking, until browned on the bottom and just cooked through, about 2 to 3 minutes more.
  • Remove from heat and stir in lemon juice, and pasta. Toss to coat the pasta with lemon juice.
  • Serve hot topped with basil.

Nutrition

Serving: 3cupsCalories: 435kcalCarbohydrates: 67.6gProtein: 36.4gFat: 7.8gSaturated Fat: 0.1gCholesterol: 16mgSodium: 345mgPotassium: 190mgFiber: 16.5gSugar: 10.4gCalcium: 102mgIron: 11mg
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