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Italian Shrimp and Pasta Recipe

Italian Shrimp and Pasta Recipe

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. YIELD: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


  • 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.

Nutritional Facts

1-1/4 cups: 327 calories, 8g fat (1g saturated fat), 168mg cholesterol, 443mg sodium, 37g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 3g fiber), 25g protein.

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Jim User ID: 9220873 269609
Reviewed Jul. 17, 2017

"Made this for our relative from Italy and I think this was the best pasta dish I have ever made. I did make a few modifications like white wine for the broth plus some crushed red pepper flakes for some zing. I also added some capers. The best part was that it gets even better on the second day. PS, nothing left for a third meal."

meliss.beyer User ID: 7101887 265795
Reviewed May. 9, 2017

"I wanted to try something different to make with shrimp, I always make it with lemon or lime flavors. This recipe seemed perfect. After thinking that I had all of the ingredients, I didn't. Instead of using 2 cans of diced tomatoes, I used one can and a really small can of tomato sauce. I also used fettuccine instead of angel hair. Based on other reviews, I added some garlic powder and some crushed red pepper. Overall, I would definitely make it again!"

DippyDi User ID: 6296829 248976
Reviewed Jun. 2, 2016

"No flavor. Followed recipe exactly. Felt like it was a waste of the shrimp."

Grandmaj2u User ID: 189795 243909
Reviewed Feb. 16, 2016

"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 ( 16 minute meals). or on food 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."

deer30084 User ID: 8647297 238692
Reviewed Dec. 3, 2015

"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."

knissley User ID: 4300134 236059
Reviewed Oct. 31, 2015

"Great recipe. I added a little pesto to the sauce for extra flavor."

cornbread6 User ID: 7454301 235250
Reviewed Oct. 19, 2015

"Liked the flavors. We liked the thin sauce for a change. I find some sauces overpower the other ingredients."

ksmetamaid User ID: 8408758 227679
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."

garycrain User ID: 8297286 222997
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"."

SabrinaN User ID: 8292270 222773
Reviewed Mar. 14, 2015

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

OhBlahDah User ID: 8212898 217877
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."

MY REVIEW User ID: 1202636 215874
Reviewed Dec. 25, 2014

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

fleurolite User ID: 8012821 58209
Reviewed Sep. 27, 2014

"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."

nerveclinic User ID: 7684546 54018
Reviewed Feb. 22, 2014

"I prefer sautéing the shrimp separately in olive oil and garlic and then add the tomato sauce to it after."

Ratsorizzo User ID: 7452393 53162
Reviewed Oct. 20, 2013

"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."

Mgio508 User ID: 7433266 146837
Reviewed Oct. 7, 2013

"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!!"

beljohn User ID: 7402335 53159
Reviewed Sep. 30, 2013

"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!!!!"

Rhea1 User ID: 7403502 112490
Reviewed Sep. 11, 2013

"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:-)"

catgrl_22 User ID: 5204580 137553
Reviewed Jul. 7, 2013

"Good! I added extra garlic, some salt and cayenne pepper for a little kick."

lisa53202 User ID: 1079567 146836
Reviewed May. 15, 2013

"This is good. I added salt, a little sugar, and extra garlic."

LynnetteM User ID: 7208168 57722
Reviewed Apr. 1, 2013

"I added extra garlic, which I think helped boost the flavor. My family enjoyed this."

Peggy166 User ID: 7196475 80313
Reviewed Mar. 24, 2013

"Very easy & tasty. I added mushrooms to add some flavor"

Texascontessa User ID: 6624164 68845
Reviewed Jul. 15, 2012

"I've made this twice now and it's gotten rave reviews both times! Will be making again. So easy!"

mdbull4 User ID: 3722378 95513
Reviewed Jun. 23, 2012

"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 :)"

Texascontessa User ID: 6624164 80310
Reviewed May. 9, 2012

"So easy and tasty to boot!"

Carole22 User ID: 3731905 140442
Reviewed Apr. 4, 2011

"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."

JudithRN3 User ID: 1949591 96049
Reviewed Jan. 21, 2011

"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!!"

puppypal81 User ID: 3831579 206013
Reviewed Oct. 2, 2010

"This was an easy and delicious recipe. I will make it again!"

oceans5 User ID: 3622832 132744
Reviewed Dec. 14, 2008

"This dish is wonderful! I made it tonight and it was really easy and very tasty. Definitely a keeper."

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