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Italian Shrimp and Pasta Recipe
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Italian Shrimp and Pasta Recipe

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We like pasta with Italian tomato sauces, and this recipe is one we make often. It’s heavy on the shrimp and light on the pasta, and that’s the way we like it…we can remember when shrimp was unheard of in our budget, so I guess we’re making up for it now!
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Cook: 30 min.
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Cook: 30 min.
MAKES: 4 servings


  • 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

Nutritional Facts

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.


  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.
Originally published as Italian Shrimp and Pasta in Country Extra May 2006, p51

Nutritional Facts

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.

Light-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied white wine such as Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio.

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Reviewed Jun. 9, 2015

"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."

Reviewed Mar. 17, 2015

"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"."

Reviewed Mar. 14, 2015

"Absolutely delicious! Made as is and my family loves it"

Reviewed Jan. 14, 2015

"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."

Reviewed Dec. 25, 2014

"The sauce was a little thin. Next time I will add tomato paste and maybe some black olives."

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