Italian Shrimp and Pasta Recipe
- 1 garlic clove, minced
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 2 cans (14-1/2 ounces each) diced tomatoes, undrained
- 1/2 cup chicken broth
- 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
- 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
- 1/4 teaspoon pepper
- 1 pound uncooked medium shrimp, peeled and deveined
- 6 ounces uncooked angel hair pasta
- 1. In a large skillet, saute garlic in oil for 1 minute or until crisp-tender. Add the tomatoes, broth, basil, oregano and pepper. Bring to a boil over medium heat. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 15 minutes.
- 2. Meanwhile, cook pasta according to package directions. Add the shrimp to the tomato mixture; cook for 5-6 minutes or until shrimp turn pink. Drain pasta; toss with shrimp mixture. Yield: 4 servings.
1 serving (1-1/4 cups) equals 327 calories, 8 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 168 mg cholesterol, 443 mg sodium, 37 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 25 g protein.
Reviews for Italian Shrimp and Pasta
"Good concept....but needs some tweaks. 1). Use csnned diced tomatoes with Basil, Oregano,&Garlic already in the tomatoes. This change alone makes a big difference....( but I use Delmonte brand and NOT Hunts brand...just a personal taste choice ) 2) Saute 1 medium shallot till softened. Add in Garlic....more like 3 cloves. Then add in 1/ 8 th to 1/2 t. red pepper flakes 3) For a thicker sauce add in a few tablespoons to 1/2 C. your fav tomato sauce. See also Pasta Alla Betsy ..pioneerwoman.com.. ( 16 minute meals). or on food network.com for similar and better recipie.. Finally add in some parm cheese. I still use the herbs listed...just a bit more. alsoI add fesh Basil and a little fresh flat leaf parsley chopped at the end."
"It was kinda quick and easy but no pizzaz. No flavor. Those were actually my wife's comments when I made it and I agree with her. I won't be making this again."
"Great recipe. I added a little pesto to the sauce for extra flavor."
"Liked the flavors. We liked the thin sauce for a change. I find some sauces overpower the other ingredients."
"Easy and delicious. Previous reviewers are right in saying the sauce is very runny. I tried leaving out the chicken broth and just adding bouillon granules. Really tasty, although still runny. You might try a previous reviewers idea of substituting a can of tomato past for one of the cans of diced tomatoes."
"Love this recipe! Quick and easy, so good! The provided nutritional info doesn't say if it is for sauce alone or sauce and spaghetti. Based on ingredients, I calc cals for sauce alone to be about 228 cal/ serving, not 327. I get 438 cals/serv sauce and 56gm of spaghet. Can you clarify how you derived 327cals/serv number????*****Using fire roasted diced tomatoes adds a little "hot"."
"Absolutely delicious! Made as is and my family loves it"
"This was an upgrade from my usual technique of throwing a can of diced tomatoes (the kind with garlic, oregano and basil) over pasta. I cut the recipe in half (for 2) and used the same can. Cooking it down with broth, oil and more garlic really combined the flavors and thickened the sauce. I used linguine, then added steamed zucchini as a side dish."
"The sauce was a little thin. Next time I will add tomato paste and maybe some black olives."
"Fast, east and healthy! I used the Barilla plus pasta. Also added with the garlic some (about 3 tablespoons) finely chopped hot hungarian chili ( the garden produced lots this year) a tablespoon capers."
"I prefer sautéing the shrimp separately in olive oil and garlic and then add the tomato sauce to it after."
"Great taste overall (especially with fresh herbs) but a bit too much liquid for the sauce. Might want to drain the diced tomatoes. Garnished with freshly grated cheese and basil."
"This is great base of a recipe. I switched out a can of diced tomatoes and added a can of rotel. I also used 2 cloves of garlic. Very good!!"
"This recipe was so good!!! The first time i made it my husband loved it had two plates and even take it for his lunch at work.. Here's what i did: i pre-seasoned the shrimp with a little bit of garlic and onion powder to taste and add some salt to the tomato mixture to taste and turned out PERFECT!!!!"
"I added a little of my own flavor I used a can of senora verde dice tomatoes with green chilies to give a spicy kick along with a can of diced tomatoes This was off the chain:-)"
"Good! I added extra garlic, some salt and cayenne pepper for a little kick."
"This is good. I added salt, a little sugar, and extra garlic."
"I added extra garlic, which I think helped boost the flavor. My family enjoyed this."
"Very easy & tasty. I added mushrooms to add some flavor"
"I've made this twice now and it's gotten rave reviews both times! Will be making again. So easy!"
"Very good! All my kids liked it (although my youngest wouldn't eat the tomatoes). I added sweet pea pods to it with the pasta. We also sprinkled with feta cheese afterwards. Healthy & delicious :)"
"So easy and tasty to boot!"
"I have made this several times. I have added zucchini and mushrooms. Wonderful recipe that doesn't take a lot of time and is delicious."
"There is an Italian Shrimp n' Pasta crockpot recipe in the 3 in 1 cookbook by Taste of Home--it is delicious, extremely easy and very satisifying(utilizing boneless chicken, cooked shrimp, and uncooked orzo pasta---my whole family loved it!!"
"This was an easy and delicious recipe. I will make it again!"
"This dish is wonderful! I made it tonight and it was really easy and very tasty. Definitely a keeper."
Light-Bodied White Wine
Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied white wine such as Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio.