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Creamy Tomato Shrimp with Penne Recipe

Creamy Tomato Shrimp with Penne Recipe

This creamy pasta dish looks and tastes like it’s meant for festive occasions but only takes 20 minutes to make. As Cassie says, “People love this entree's flavor and think it’s complicated, but jarred sauces make it so fast.” Cassie Conrad - Prescott Valley, AZ
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min. YIELD:4 servings


  • 2 cups uncooked penne pasta
  • 1 pound uncooked medium shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1-1/2 cups spaghetti sauce
  • 1 carton (10 ounces) refrigerated Alfredo sauce
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh parsley


  • 1. Cook pasta according to package directions. Meanwhile, in a large skillet, saute the shrimp, garlic and pepper flakes in oil until shrimp turn pink. Stir in the spaghetti sauce, Alfredo sauce, butter, salt and pepper; heat through.
  • 2. Drain pasta; serve with shrimp mixture. Sprinkle with parsley. Yield: 4 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 cup shrimp mixture with 3/4 cup pasta equals 608 calories, 38 g fat (14 g saturated fat), 214 mg cholesterol, 1,535 mg sodium, 39 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 29 g protein.

Reviews for Creamy Tomato Shrimp with Penne

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Reviewed Oct. 22, 2013

"Easy and delicious!"

Reviewed Oct. 16, 2013

"Everyone loved this Shrimp recipe. It was so easy to make & had just enough kick to it from the crushed red pepper. Will definitely make this gain!!"

Reviewed Aug. 29, 2013

"My husbands comment was "

This is as good as going out. I added italian sausage also when I made it. Very good"

Reviewed Jan. 30, 2012

"Absolutely scrumptious. This has become a family favourite. I had a bottle of rose sauce, so I used that instead of spaghetti sauce. The second time I made it, I used the spaghetti sauce. Everyone agreed that the rose sauce gave the dish a much better flavour."

Reviewed Jan. 17, 2012

"I will definitely be making this again! It was so delicious and simple and quick to make. The hubby even liked it and he isn't a fan of shrimp that isn't breaded and deep fried! Plus it tastes just as good the next day."

Reviewed Dec. 21, 2011

"This was fantastic! We substituted the alfredo sauce with Tomato and Basil flavored Philadelphia Cream Cheese Cooking Creme and had splendid results! It was so full of flavor and tasty! Even my daughters loved it! This will be making another appearance on my supper table soon!"

Reviewed Dec. 20, 2011

"Delicious! I also used the tomato and basil Philly Cooking Cream in place of Alfredo sauceand used Italian sausage instead of the shrimp."

Reviewed Dec. 20, 2011


Reviewed Nov. 18, 2011

"The only thing I changed was I used Tomato and Basil flavored Philadelphia Cream Cheese cooking sauce. My 10 and 11 year old granddaughters raved about this dish. Very simple and served with a salad and toasted garlic toast made for a quick midweek meal. Highly recommended recipe."

Reviewed Nov. 17, 2011

"This is so good & easy! My 3 kids, ages 5, 7 & 11 all said that this was a "keeper". My husband, who doesn't like to eat pasta noodles, thinks it should be a soup!"

Reviewed Nov. 17, 2011

"Super easy, super fast, & super good."

Reviewed Nov. 16, 2011

"This recipe is really tasty. The red pepper flakes add just the right amount of flavor without being too spicy. I made a half recipe and it fed 2 with plenty of leftovers. The ingredients are things I usually keep in my pantry so it was nice to be able to use up leftover sauces from other meals. This is a must make!"

Reviewed Apr. 9, 2011

"I made it for Valentimes day for my husband. We both loved it and have made it since. very easy to make."

Reviewed Dec. 8, 2010

"We all liked this a lot! It's a nice change of pace from regular red pasta sauce.

I used ground beef instead of shrimp. I also made my own Alfredo sauce from scratch. I didn't have any red pepper flakes either, but I will definitely buy some for the next time I make this. I think they would really make it fabulous! I also omitted the extra 2 tbsp butter when adding the sauces. We never missed it. Yum!"

Reviewed Jun. 21, 2010

"This has become our favorite recipe. We love the kick of the red pepper. I also substituted jarred alfredo sauce. The leftovers (if there are any) are as good if not better than the first time around. I would HIGHLY recommend this recipe."

Reviewed Jan. 16, 2010

"Loved this dish - easy to make, (I went the Sandra Lee route and bought cooked, fresh shrimp from the seafood case) which I thought were just as good. The fusion of the garlic, red pepper flakes, and seasonings with the sauce was absolutely savory! My husband loved it and we'll be making it often."

Reviewed Dec. 9, 2009

"This was easy and excellent! I substituted hot spaghetti sauce (Paul Newman's Fra Diablo) - it gave it a wondeful kick."

Reviewed Nov. 4, 2009

"This was awesome. I substituted a few things because I already had them. I used a 12oz bag of mini shrimps instead of the big ones, and part of a jar of alfredo sauce instead of the refrigerated version. I will make this recipe again and again. It's quick, it's easy, and it's DELICIOUS!"

Reviewed Oct. 31, 2009

"It's a quick and easy recipe. It taste so delicious! Everyone loved it"

Reviewed Oct. 28, 2009

"This fast easy recipe is delicious, a new family favorite."

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Wine Pairings

Full-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a full-bodied white wine such as Chardonnay or Viognier.