Shrimp and pasta just seem to go so well together. What’s even better is how quick and easy these shrimp pasta recipes come together. I mean, shrimp cooks in about five minutes when sauteed, and pasta, especially the thinner ones, cooks in five to ten minutes after the water gets boiling. Add some incredibly mouthwatering spices, and you can have dinner on the table in less than 30 minutes. How cool is that?
Definitely! It can only make it better. 😉 You can mix it into the sauce right before pouring it over the pasta or put a decorative dollop on top when you serve it.
This one depends on personal preference. I prefer fresh or frozen shrimp because I have more control. It’s so easy to overcook shrimp that I don’t really care to start with it already cooked. However, precooked works great with a salad that you can throw them in without heating them.
Is this a trick question? This is another one that depends on your preferences. I’ll tell you what I like. I like slightly wider pasta, like linguine and fettuccini with creamy scampi sauces. Then sometimes I’m in the mood for angel hair pasta. Go figure!😁
1. Creamy Shrimp Pasta
I adore garlic. This amazing pasta recipe is infused with it. Plus, it has herbs and juicy shrimp. Oh, and this is my go-to dish when I need to have dinner on the table in 30 minutes or less. This spicy, buttery, creamy shrimp pasta recipe comes together faster than ordering out.
Garlic Bread is my weakness, well, one of my weaknesses. And it’s perfect for sopping up the drool-worthy sauce left on my plate. If it’s summer, I like a Tossed Salad with it. And if it’s chilly out, I like Parmesan Crusted Asparagus. So good!
If there are any leftovers, you can keep them in the fridge in an airtight container for three days. Sorry, I wouldn’t keep it longer than that, not seafood.
2. Blackened Shrimp and Pasta
This fantastic recipe is another one that is ready in 30 minutes or less. The blackened seasonings kick it up more than a few notches on the flavor scale. The perfect date night recipe lets you enjoy the date instead of fretting about dinner.
I’ve never had leftovers on this one, but if I did, I’d keep it in an airtight container in the fridge for not more than three days. Optionally, you can freeze it for up to three months.
3. Spicy Shrimp Spinach Pasta
This is my third go-to, ready-in-30-minute-or-less shrimp and pasta recipe. This one delivers a huge flavor punch of flavor and just a handful of ingredients. And it’s a great way to get the kiddos to eat their spinach.
I know it’s carbs on top of carbs, but I really like Homemade Breadsticks with this one. And who cares about diet? Isn’t that a four-letter word? Mmhm. I thought so. OK, serve it with a Greek Salad if it makes you feel healthier.
You can store leftover cooled spinach spaghetti in the refrigerator for 3-4 days. Since it has seafood, I recommend storing it in the coldest part of the refrigerator to keep the shrimp fresher longer. Then just reheat them for a couple of minutes on the stovetop while making sure not to overcook the shrimp.
4. Shrimp Scampi Pasta
This quick and easy shrimp and pasta dish has the perfect amount of lemon and garlic flavor. It is kicked up with Creole-seasoned shrimp, and parmesan cheese for an incredible weeknight meal served right out of the pan! Restaurant-quality meals without the hefty bill and extensive labor in the kitchen are always a win-win.
I love Italian bread with this baby. My No-Knead Bread is a super easy version and fills the house with the wonderful aroma of fresh baking bread. I’m not sure why, but I love Sauteed Brussels Sprouts, too.
5. Shrimp Alfredo Recipe
Creamy, garlicky, rich homemade Alfredo sauce tossed with Cajun-seasoned juicy shrimp is a drool-worthy meal ready in 30 minutes. The velvety smooth Alfredo sauce makes it a luxurious, decadent meal. It’s simply is delicious!
6. Cajun Jambalaya Pasta
Quick and easy with chicken, shrimp, sausage, and vegetables, infused with spices and aromatics. An incredibly flavorful meal in no time. If you love the bold flavors of rice jambalaya, then this recipe is for you! This Cajun pasta jambalaya is loaded with creole spice, garlic, onions, thyme, sweet peppers, sausage, shrimp, chicken and served over fettuccine.
This delicious spicy dish can be stored in an airtight container for three or four days in the coldest part of the fridge. Or you can freeze it for up to three months.
7. Creamy Jerk Shrimp Spaghetti
This creamy one-dish shrimp pasta recipe is irresistible, super simple, and filled with fabulous spices that will warm your soul. The best part of this delicious mushroom and shrimp pasta dish, besides the spicy jerk cream sauce, is that it’s ready in 30 minutes.
8. Creamy Bacon Fettuccine Shrimp Scampi
Fettuccini Alfredo with bacon and shrimp, does it get any better? Actually, it does, no hefty restaurant price attached to enjoying this wonderful meal. This simple yet rich and elegant weeknight meal is good enough for a celebratory dinner with friends. Of all the recipes in this collection, this one takes the longest, a whole 45 minutes; not bad, eh? Yay!