Shrimp Pasta Primavera Recipe
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Shrimp Pasta Primavera Recipe

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They say the way to a man's heart is through his stomach. So when I invite that special guy to dinner, I like to prepare something equally special. This well-seasoned pasta dish has lots of flavor...and it won't hurt your budget! -Shari Neff Silver Spring, Maryland
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
MAKES:2 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
MAKES: 2 servings


  • 4 ounces uncooked angel hair pasta
  • 8 jumbo shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 6 fresh asparagus spears, trimmed and cut into 2-inch pieces
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/2 cup sliced fresh mushrooms
  • 1/2 cup chicken broth
  • 1 small plum tomato, peeled, seeded and diced
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1 tablespoon each minced fresh basil, oregano, thyme and parsley
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese

Nutritional Facts

1 serving: 581 calories, 32g fat (6g saturated fat), 89mg cholesterol, 783mg sodium, 49g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 3g fiber), 24g protein.


  1. Cook pasta according to package directions. Meanwhile, in a large skillet, saute shrimp and asparagus in oil for 3-4 minutes or until shrimp turn pink. Add garlic; cook 1 minute longer. Add the mushrooms, broth, tomato, salt and pepper flakes; simmer, uncovered, for 2 minutes.
  2. Drain pasta. Add the pasta and seasoning to skillet; toss to coat. Sprinkle with cheese. Yield: 2 servings.
Originally published as Shrimp Pasta Primavera in Taste of Home February/March 2004, p29

Full-Bodied White Wine

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

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lfreer User ID: 1113220 260743
Reviewed Feb. 3, 2017

"This meal was outstanding. I only used half of the herbs, and it was perfectly flavored for us. Just the right amount of kick with the red pepper. I will definitely be serving this again!"

PrplMonky5 User ID: 6612040 250604
Reviewed Jul. 18, 2016

"My husband thought this was good but I only thought it was so-so. Maybe it was because I used dry spices instead of fresh (I did the conversion and it was still way too much), or maybe because it was just a bit too oily (even though I cut back on it), or maybe it was because I used low fat, low sodium chicken broth. The amount of shrimp and asparagus seemed good but I found it needed more tomatoes. I may double that next time. It had a good overall flavor but lacked something. Next time I'm going to either do half oil, half butter, or just do all butter. I think that will give it a nice taste. Maybe even add in some lemon juice. Not sure what to do about the herbs though... I never have fresh on hand and would hate to buy some just for this dish alone. I'd try this again."

Wendywe User ID: 8284351 227589
Reviewed Jun. 8, 2015

"Loved this."

Muffie1984 User ID: 7858400 224905
Reviewed Apr. 15, 2015

"Excellent! As good as my shrimp scampi recipe I've been making for years!"

Frenchmen User ID: 6182049 223846
Reviewed Mar. 30, 2015

"followed it as stated came out perfecto"

cindihartline User ID: 6608007 220449
Reviewed Feb. 13, 2015

"A lot of flavor in this dish, and absolutely delicious."

Sleo1056 User ID: 7759377 216619
Reviewed Jan. 1, 2015

"It is so delicious and I change it up all the time. I add green and red peppers always. Only a small amount of the oregano and less of crushed pepper. Last night I used scallops instead of shrimp and broccoli instead of asparagus and added squash too it was just as delicious! I have made it with just vegetables. Always use the chicken broth and spices and it will be delicious however you make it."

ADM1229 User ID: 7314245 130258
Reviewed Oct. 3, 2014

"Easy, fresh, and so yummy!"

MY REVIEW User ID: 3864962 205862
Reviewed Sep. 6, 2014

"Easy quick recipe with great flavor. Loved it!"

Gabbies User ID: 7759615 53509
Reviewed Apr. 12, 2014

"This is a great recipe that is delicious and not difficult to prepare. The freshly chopped seasonings are a must as they really added that special flavoring to the dish. It was a huge hit and I will definitely be adding it to my favorite go to recipes."

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