Spaghetti with Shrimp in a creamy tomato sauce. Excellent 30-minute meal! @natashaskitchen

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The flavors of this dish are so nice. I always enjoyed a good tomato and cream sauce. You can add just about any kind of seafood to this; lobster, scallops or even salmon. All three are on my to-do list. The sauce is nothing short of gourmet!

Watch How To Make Spaghetti with Shrimp:

Ingredients for the Spaghetti with Shrimp:

1 lb medium raw shrimp, shell removed
3/4 lb spaghetti or angel hair pasta
1 Tbsp olive oil
6 medium tomatoes, diced
1 small onion, or 1/4 cup green onion, finely chopped
1/4 tsp hot chili flakes
1/2 tsp dried basil, or 2 Tbsp chopped fresh basil
1 garlic clove, pressed
4 Tbsp unsalted butter
1 cup dry white wine: Sweet wine won’t work!!
1/2 cup heavy cream
salt and pepper to taste
Parmesan to serve

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How to Make Spaghetti with Shrimp in a Creamy Tomato Sauce:

1. Peel shrimp and dry on paper towels. Lightly season shrimp with salt and pepper and saute in 2 Tbsp olive oil over medium/high heat, just until cooked through, about 3 minutes, flipping the shrimp halfway through cooking. Set aside.

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For the Sauce: 

2. Put the tomatoes, onion, chili flakes, basil, garlic and butter in a heavy pan, season with salt and pepper.

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3. Add the wine and cook over med/high heat until mixture is soft and most of the wine has evaporated. You will have about 1/4 cup liquid remaining.

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Cook the Pasta:

4. Cook pasta in salted water with 1 tablespoon olive oil, according to the package instructions until al dente (tender but firm to the bite). Rinse, Drain and set aside.

Putting it all together:

5. Once the sauce has mostly evaporated, stir in the cream and add the shrimp. Warm through gently for 2 minutes and season to taste with salt and pepper.

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6. Toss the pasta with the sauce. Sprinkle with Parmesan and serve!

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Enjoy 🙂

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Spaghetti with Shrimp in a Creamy Tomato Sauce

4.93 from 102 votes
Author: Natasha of NatashasKitchen.com
Spaghetti with Shrimp in a creamy tomato sauce. Excellent 30-minute meal! @natashaskitchen
This Shrimp spaghetti has the best light tomato cream sauce. This feels like dining in an Italian restaurant.
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

Ingredients 

Servings: 6 people
  • 1 lb medium raw shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 3/4 lb spaghetti , or angel hair pasta
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • 6 medium tomatoes, diced
  • 1 small onion, or 1/4 cup green onion, finely chopped
  • 1/4 tsp hot chili flakes
  • 1/2 tsp dried basil, or 2 Tbsp chopped fresh basil
  • 1 garlic clove, pressed
  • 4 Tbsp unsalted butter
  • 1 cup dry white wine, avoid sweet wine
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • Parmesan to serve

Instructions

  • Peel shrimp and dry on paper towels. Lightly season shrimp with salt and pepper and saute in 2 tablespoons olive oil over medium/high heat, just until cooked through, about 3 minutes, flipping the shrimp halfway through cooking. Set aside.
  • Put the tomatoes, onion, chili flakes, basil, garlic and butter in a heavy pan, season with salt and pepper. Add the wine and cook over med/high heat until mixture is soft and most of the wine has evaporated. You will have about 1/4 cup liquid remaining.
  • Cook pasta in salted water with 1 tablespoon olive oil, according to the package instructions until al dente (tender but firm to the bite). Rinse, Drain and set aside.
  • Once the sauce has mostly evaporated, stir in the cream and add the shrimp. Warm through gently for 2 minutes. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
  • Toss the pasta with the sauce. Sprinkle with Parmesan and serve!

Nutrition Per Serving

506kcal Calories51g Carbs25g Protein20g Fat10g Saturated Fat238mg Cholesterol610mg Sodium548mg Potassium4g Fiber6g Sugar1577IU Vitamin A21mg Vitamin C159mg Calcium3mg Iron
Nutrition Facts
Spaghetti with Shrimp in a Creamy Tomato Sauce
Amount per Serving
Calories
506
% Daily Value*
Fat
 
20
g
31
%
Saturated Fat
 
10
g
63
%
Cholesterol
 
238
mg
79
%
Sodium
 
610
mg
27
%
Potassium
 
548
mg
16
%
Carbohydrates
 
51
g
17
%
Fiber
 
4
g
17
%
Sugar
 
6
g
7
%
Protein
 
25
g
50
%
Vitamin A
 
1577
IU
32
%
Vitamin C
 
21
mg
25
%
Calcium
 
159
mg
16
%
Iron
 
3
mg
17
%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: spaghetti with shrimp
Skill Level: Easy/Medium
Cost to Make: $$
Calories: 506

 

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  • Happy in New Hampshire!
    January 18, 2024

    Dear Natasha,
    As I diced six tomatoes, I thought, this cannot be right. Oh ye of little faith! Every single one of Natasha’s recipes are fabulous, and yes, this one was too! Everyone LOVED it. And, yes, I bought your book!

    Reply

    • NatashasKitchen.com
      January 18, 2024

      Thank you so much!

      Reply

  • Coco
    October 13, 2023

    This recipe is SO good.
    I was looking to change up my Thursday night shrimp meal and came across your site and this recipe. Instruction were super easy to follow; really liked having the photos of what it’s supposed to look like as it’s being made. Got rave reviews from my family.
    Digging into more of your recipes! THANK YOU!!

    Reply

    • NatashasKitchen.com
      October 13, 2023

      That’s wonderful, Coco! I hope you’ll find many more to enjoy here!

      Reply

  • Christine
    August 7, 2023

    This was SO good! My boyfriend told me if I keep making meals like this, he’s going to propose next week! 😂 seriously this was so good! I didn’t have heavy cream, so I used milk and butter.

    Reply

    • NatashasKitchen.com
      August 7, 2023

      Hi Christine! That’s wonderful. I’m so glad it was a hit. Thank you for sharing.

      Reply

  • Luda
    May 15, 2023

    Absolutely delicious!! Highly recommend!!! Easy to make! I didn’t even bother frying the shrimp separately, after I peeled them I just put them into the sauce for about 5 mins to cook and they turned out perfect!

    Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      May 15, 2023

      Thank you so much for you wonderful review, Luda! I’m so happy you enjoyed it!

      Reply

  • Dj
    February 1, 2023

    I keep forgetting to rate the top of the ones I’ve tried (ugh). But, everything has been great, so far. I liked the taste of this one so I’m rating it a five but my husband said the pasta was pasty. So, what do you think I did wrong?

    Reply

    • NatashasKitchen.com
      February 1, 2023

      Hi! I’m glad you liked the taste of it. Sorry to hear about the pasta. Often, that happens when it’s cooked in too little water, overcooked, or left to sit for too long.

      Reply

  • Joyce
    December 19, 2022

    I have made this pasta and I love it. I have a question. Can I make the sauce in the morning without the shrimp, and keep it in the refrigerator and then reheat at dinner time

    Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      December 19, 2022

      Hi Joyce, I haven’t tried that myself, but I bet that could work. If you experiment, let me know how you liked the recipe.

      Reply

  • Carrie Szymanski
    August 30, 2022

    Fabulous recipe! I used what I had: Zatarain’s Cayenne Pepper instead of pepper flakes, shaved parm instead of grated and fresh basil from my garden! The creamy tomato sauce would be great with just pasta (if you had no protein)! I love this recipe…Way to go Natasha! 🥂

    Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      August 30, 2022

      Thank you for sharing that with us, Carrie! We’re happy to know that you enjoyed it!

      Reply

  • Matt Beach
    March 26, 2022

    Wow!! What a great recipe kinda lost threw the old school… glad I found this one delicious. Thanks Natasha:)

    Reply

    • NatashasKitchen.com
      March 26, 2022

      You’re very welcome. Thank you for the review. I am happy you found this recipe. Enjoy!

      Reply

  • Sylkris
    March 7, 2021

    This was really really good! I had to make some substitutions based on what I had on hand but it still came out yummy. I used 28oz canned diced tomatoes drained instead of fresh tomatoes, chopped red onions and fettuccine pasta. I can’t wait to try this recipe again using the original ingredients but this recipe is definitely a winner!

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      March 7, 2021

      Hello there, thank you for your awesome review. I’m glad it was a success using some substitutions that you made. Thanks for sharing that with us!

      Reply

  • Betty
    March 7, 2021

    The photos of the finished dish are a little deceiving. According to the recipe, the tomatoes are cook but in the photos they appear uncooked. Perhaps a note should be added to the recipe that fresh, chopped tomatoes may be added to the finished dish for serving. (That’s what I plan to do.)

    Reply

  • Brandy
    March 2, 2021

    This was SO yummy! Hubby said this was the best shrimp dish he’s ever had. Of course, I did make a few slight changes per our preference and what I had on hand. I did double the sauce because more sauce is never a bad thing! Very easy to make and delicious. This is def a keeper!

    Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      March 2, 2021

      Sounds wonderful! Thanks to you both for trying out this recipe and for sharing your great review with us. Sounds good about the sauce, that’s a nice decision if you love more sauce.

      Reply

  • Ingrid Payne
    January 15, 2021

    I tried this recipe for dinner yesterday because it doesn’t require actual tomato sauce. (Tomato sauce usually bothers me but fresh tomatoes don’t). I used cooked shrimp instead to quicken the process & I put the cooked shrimp in just at the end to warm it up. It turned out delicious & the family loved it. I know I will be making this more often.

    Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      January 15, 2021

      Thank you so much for sharing those changes with is Ingrid.

      Reply

  • Peg in Prescott
    January 15, 2021

    Made this last night. We love it! I like more sauce so increased the recipe. Delish!

    Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      January 15, 2021

      That’s just awesome! I’m so happy you’re enjoying this recipe!

      Reply

  • James
    January 11, 2021

    Thank you, Natasha, for another
    great recipe. There is only one
    thing which I highly recommend
    you change. Cook your shrimp
    in their shell and it will give them a lot more flavor. Once you try it you will be a convert.

    Reply

    • Natasha
      January 11, 2021

      Hi James, thank you for the tip! Do you do that with all shrimp recipes? I’d love to hear about your favorite shrimp recipes.

      Reply

  • Ilona
    December 25, 2020

    We loved this recipe. Will absolutely make again!

    Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      December 26, 2020

      So great to hear that, Ilona. I think this is going to be one of your favorites!

      Reply

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