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Easy Italian Shrimp Pasta

Pasta Shrimp, a fast, easy, and healthy Pasta recipe, ready in 15 minutes, the perfect week night or guests are coming Italian pasta dish.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Main Dish, Pasta
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: Italian shrimp pasta, shrimp pasta, Shrimp pasta recipe
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 330kcal
Author: Rosemary Molloy / An Italian in my Kitchen


  • 1 1/2 cups shrimp (large)
  • 1 clove garlic (minced)
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/2 cup Italian parsley (freshly chopped)
  • 1-2 pinches salt (additional salt if desired)
  • 1-2 dashes hot pepper flakes or black pepper (if desired)
  • 3 cups cooked long pasta (spaghetti)*

*1 cup cooked pasta equals approximately 2 ounces dry.


    • In a large pot, boil the water, add the salt and the pasta, continue on a hard boil stirring often. Cook the pasta until al dente.
    • While the pasta is cooking, in a large frying pan add the olive oil, garlic, chopped parsley, shrimp, salt and hot pepper flakes. Cook on medium heat until shrimps are cooked and no longer pink approximately 5-6 minutes, but watch them and stir occasionally, because you don't want them to burn or stick to the pan.
    • When shrimps are cooked, add the cooked al dente pasta and half a ladle of pasta water, cook on high heat tossing together until the water has evaporated almost becoming a creamy mixture, serve immediately topped with fresh chopped parsley. Enjoy!


    Serving: 4g | Calories: 330kcal | Carbohydrates: 32.63g | Protein: 15.64g | Fat: 14.87g | Saturated Fat: 2.08g | Cholesterol: 120.96mg | Sodium: 477.05mg | Potassium: 174.78mg | Fiber: 1.67g | Sugar: 1.21g | Vitamin A: 631.8IU | Vitamin C: 12.18mg | Calcium: 88.88mg | Iron: 2.12mg