Easy Creamy Shrimp Pasta Recipe

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If you’re looking for a delicious and easy-to-make dinner that’s sure to impress, then this creamy shrimp pasta recipe is just what you need. With tender, succulent shrimp, perfectly cooked pasta, and a rich, creamy sauce, this dish is packed with flavour and guaranteed to satisfy even the pickiest of eaters.

To prepare this dish, you will need;

– 1 pound of spaghetti or linguine

– 1 pound of shrimp, peeled and deveined

– 1 tablespoons of olive oil

-2 tbsp butter

– 1 medium onion, finely chopped

– 3 garlic cloves, minced

– 1 tsp paprika

-1/2 tsp red pepper flakes (optional)

-1 cup four-cheese marinara

-1/4 cup ketchup

-1 tsp sugar or sweetener of choice

– 1 cup of half-and-half cream

– 1/2 cup of coconut milk

– 1/4 cup of chopped fresh parsley to garnish

– 1 tsp salt, or to taste

-1/2 tsp black pepper

 

Instructions:

1. Cook the pasta according to the package instructions until al dente. Drain and set aside.

2. Heat the butter in a large skillet over medium-high heat.

3. Add the shrimp and garlic to the skillet and cook for 2-3 minutes on each side until pink and cooked through. Add salt to taste. Remove and set aside

4. In the same pan, add the olive oil, followed by onions and sauté for 3-4 minutes, or until translucent.

5. Add the marinara sauce, ketchup, red pepper flakes, and sweetener. Stir well

6. Add the half and half and coconut milk to the skillet and stir well to combine. Bring the mixture to a simmer and cook for 2-3 minutes, or until the sauce has thickened slightly.

7. Add the spaghetti to the skillet and stir well to combine.

8. Add the shrimp to the skillet and mix well

9. Adjust salt and pepper according to your taste

10. Garnish with fresh parsley and enjoy!

Easy Creamy Shrimp Pasta Recipe

A delicious, succulent, easy-to-make creamy shrimp pasta recipe.
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Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Servings 4
Calories 729 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1 lb spaghetti or linguine or 450g
  • 1 lb shrimp peeled and deveined
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 1 medium onion finely chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1/2 tsp red pepper flakes optional
  • 1 cup marinara four-cheese
  • 1/4 cup ketchup I used Heinz no sugar added
  • 1 tsp sugar or sweetener of choice
  • 1 cup half and half cream
  • 1/2 cup coconut milk
  • 1 tbsp parsley chopped to garnish
  • 1 tsp salt or to taste
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper

Instructions
 

  • Cook the pasta according to the package instructions until al dente. Drain and set aside.
  • Heat the butter in a large skillet over medium-high heat.
  • Add the shrimp and garlic to the skillet and cook for 2-3 minutes on each side until pink and cooked through. Add salt to taste. Remove and set aside
  • In the same pan, add the olive oil, followed by onions and sauté for 3-4 minutes, or until translucent. 
  • Add the marinara sauce, ketchup, red pepper flakes, and sweetener. Stir well
  • Add the half and half and coconut milk to the skillet and stir well to combine. Bring the mixture to a simmer and cook for 2-3 minutes, or until the sauce has thickened slightly.
  • Add the spaghetti to the skillet and stir well to combine.
  • Return the shrimp to the skillet and mix well 
  • Adjust salt and pepper according to your taste
  • Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  • Garnish with fresh parsley and enjoy!

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Notes

Please note that the nutritional information is a rough estimate and can vary significantly based on the products used in the recipe

Nutrition

Calories: 729kcalCarbohydrates: 96gProtein: 41gFat: 19gSaturated Fat: 11gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gMonounsaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0.1gCholesterol: 201mgSodium: 643mgPotassium: 953mgFiber: 5gSugar: 9gVitamin A: 918IUVitamin C: 9mgCalcium: 160mgIron: 4mg
Keyword Comfort Food, Dinner, Easy Dinner, Pasta, Seafood
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Tips:

– Don’t overcook the shrimp, doing this will turn out tough and rubbery.

– You can use any pasta you prefer, but spaghetti or linguine work best for this recipe.

-For a dairy-free version, eliminate butter and double the olive oil. You can also remove the half and half and double up on the coconut milk.

This creamy shrimp pasta recipe is a crowd-pleaser that’s perfect for any occasion. Whether you’re cooking for a family dinner or a romantic date night, this dish will impress. With its tender shrimp, perfectly cooked pasta, and rich, creamy sauce, it’s a comfort food classic that’s sure to become a favourite in your recipe collection. So give it a try and enjoy a delicious, satisfying meal tonight!

For other pasta meals, try

Easy Chicken Penne Alfredo

Mushroom Florentine Pasta

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