Quick and Easy Pasta with Shrimp in Tomato Sauce

Pasta is a great weeknight dinner option since it’s so quick to put together. This pasta with shrimp in tomato sauce is no exception. Made with ingredients you probably already have; garlic, tomato, and lemon. A great meal for the whole family to enjoy.

pasta shrimp in tomato sauce

Ingredients you need to make Pasta with Shrimp in Tomato Sauce 

Shrimp: Raw, I like to take the tails off before I cook the shrimp, it’s not very pleasant to eat with the tails on. 

Pasta: You can use any pasta that you like, I used angel hair.  

Tomato: Not crushed tomatoes from a can, but a fresh Heirloom tomato goes well with shrimp and pasta. 

Garlic: It is ok to put in less garlic if you are not all about the garlic taste, but use fresh garlic, not the garlic powder. 

Lemon: Lemon and seafood go together like peanut butter and jelly. 

Basil: It’s a great herb to add to pasta, fresh basil that is. Also, basil is good for skin benefits, depression and good for the digestion system. 

Olive oil: Or any oil you like to use. 

And of course, you need the salt and black pepper to taste. 

Ingredients

  • 31-33 shrimp 
  • 1/2 lb angel hair (or any pasta)
  • 1 large tomato
  • 1 stem basil
  • 3 garlic cloves
  • 1/2 lemon
  • 3 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • Salt
  • Pepper

pasta shrimp in tomato sauce

How to Make a Pasta with Shrimp

Pasta: Follow the directions on the package, how to cook pasta. Or bring to a boil about 6 cups of water in a medium pot, with a teaspoon of salt. Add the pasta to the boiled water and cook until pasta is completely ready. Drain. 

Shrimp: Clean the shrimp and take off the tails. Combine with extra virgin olive and juice from 1/2 a lemon. 

pasta shrimp in tomato sauce

Cook the pasta dish: In a large skillet over medium heat, add shrimp and saute each side for 2 minutes, or until cooked. Transfer the shrimp to a plate. 

Combine: In the same pan add diced tomato, minced garlic and chopped basil with a pinch of salt and pepper; saute for 3 minutes. Stirring occasionally.

pasta shrimp in tomato sauce

Reduce heat, and add shrimp and pasta back into the skillet. Give it a gentle toss and serve. Garnish with extra fresh basil (optional). 

pasta shrimp with tomato sauce

Other pasta recipes you may enjoy: 

Pasta Carbonara

Alfredo with Mushrooms

Spaghetti with Beef and Mushroom Sauce

Equipment I Used

Pan

Pot

Mixing Bowls

Garlic Press

Pasta with Shrimp in Tomato Sauce

Course: dinner, lunch, Main Course
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: basil, dinner, easy, garlic, italian, lemon, lunch, olive oil, pasta, quick, shrimp, spaghetti, tomato, tomato sauce
Servings: 5 people
Calories: 261kcal

Ingredients

  • 30 raw shrimp
  • ½ lb angel hair or any pasta you may like
  • 1 large tomato diced
  • 1 leaf basil chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • ½ lemon juice
  • 3 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • pinch salt more to taste
  • pinch black pepper more taste

Instructions

  • Cook pasta according to package or just bring to a boil about 6 cups of water in a medium pot, with a teaspoon of salt. Add the pasta to the boiled water and cook until pasta is completely ready- al dente. Drain. 
  • Clean the shrimp and take off the tails (optional). Toss with extra virgin olive and juice from a lemon.
    pasta shrimp in tomato sauce
  • In a large skillet over medium heat, add shrimp and saute each side for 2 minutes, or until cooked. Transfer the shrimp to a plate and set aside.
    pasta shrimp in tomato sauce
  • In the same pan add diced tomato, minced garlic and chopped basil with a pinch of salt and pepper; saute for 3 minutes. Stirring occasionally. 
    pasta shrimp in tomato sauce
  • Reduce heat, and add shrimp and pasta back into the skillet. Give it a gentle toss and serve. Garnish with extra fresh basil (optional).
    pasta shrimp in tomato sauce

Notes

Nutritional facts are caculated with Angel Hair pasta, other kind of pasta the nutritional facts may be different. 

Nutrition

Calories: 261kcal | Carbohydrates: 37g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 15mg | Sodium: 52mg | Potassium: 210mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 303IU | Vitamin C: 12mg | Calcium: 28mg | Iron: 1mg
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