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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 each: 608 calories, 38g fat (14g saturated fat), 214mg cholesterol, 1535mg sodium, 39g carbohydrate (10g sugars, 3g fiber), 29g protein.

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tammycookblogsbooks User ID: 7112115 264884
Reviewed Apr. 19, 2017

"This is good. It turned out very creamy. I left out the shrimp because I didn't have any. It's a new favorite at our house."

conneeone User ID: 3439865 97184
Reviewed Oct. 22, 2013

"easy and delicious!"

Peggy Kinsey User ID: 5717268 110265
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!!"

theimerl User ID: 1607604 177317
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"

CoffeeCanuck User ID: 6243848 109764
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."

nlafra01 User ID: 5126180 97088
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."

MommyAustin User ID: 6342491 178405
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!"

lesgonza0914 User ID: 4273955 210379
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."

kimsmax764 User ID: 2240758 181868
Reviewed Dec. 20, 2011


poppy2201 User ID: 5807540 178403
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."

c3ataylor User ID: 1719628 181866
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!"

lea4x4 User ID: 3900036 165250
Reviewed Nov. 17, 2011

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

Zlo3d2 User ID: 5316424 177138
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!"

Nikie40 User ID: 5927025 142839
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."

annieb314 User ID: 1061317 177135
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!"

cjscfu User ID: 1190270 163367
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."

nordness1014 User ID: 1321018 178401
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."

noldenburg User ID: 2959802 210378
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."

TanyaDD User ID: 1223695 110264
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!"

gisela724 User ID: 3128989 165246
Reviewed Oct. 31, 2009

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

deb.hinman User ID: 4308740 177316
Reviewed Oct. 28, 2009

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

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