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17 Best Italian Shrimp Recipes To Try Tonight

Add these Italian shrimp recipes to your weekly menu if you want fun, fresh, and vibrant meals for lunch or dinner.

They’re light, bright, and totally scrumptious.

Homemade Garlic Shrimp Scampi with Herbs
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Firm and snappy yet soft and juicy with a mildly sweet finish, shrimp is one of the best treasures of the sea.

This sumptuous shellfish is fantastic no matter how you prepare it. But nothing beats shrimp and Italian seasonings.

Together, these two are unstoppable.

From carbonara and alfredo to gnocchi and risotto, these Italian shrimp recipes are great for the whole family.

1. Shrimp Fra Diavolo

Shrimp fra Diavolo (shrimp among the devil) is an Italian shrimp dish swimming with a hearty and spicy tomato-based sauce.

And I mean it when I say this dish is spicy, so consider yourself warned! 

This particular version is extra tasty because instead of regular tomatoes, the sauce is made from fire-roasted tomatoes.

This simple addition provides a beautiful smoky flavor, which is always a hit.

2. Shrimp Scampi

Shrimp scampi is a simple yet seriously scrumptious pasta dish made of spaghetti, shrimp, and a garlic butter and white wine sauce.

With a rich and lemony flavor, the sauce is more than enough to provide both pasta and shrimp with outstanding taste.

Since it only takes 30 minutes to make, this dish is excellent for busy weeknights.

3. Italian Sauteed Shrimp

Did you know that you only need 10 minutes to saute shrimp? That’s why it’s the best option for a last-minute meal!

All you’ll need for this simple dish is olive oil, garlic, parsley, and, of course, shrimp. That’s it – no muss, no fuss.

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Serve it on its own, with rice or your favorite pasta dish.

4. Shrimp Carbonara

While carbonara typically contains ham or tuna, you haven’t lived until you’ve tried this delectable shrimp version.

Al dente pasta, rich cream sauce, and sweet, meaty shrimp are a match made in heaven. 

This carbonara has all that and more. And when I say “more,” I mean bacon, garlic, peas, and buttloads of cheese. Yum!

5. Italian Shrimp Pasta

The best pasta dishes are made of firm noodles, a delectable sauce, and some kind of yummy protein.

Oh, and they should be super easy to make, too.

Luckily, this Italian shrimp pasta has it all!

Spaghetti is tossed in a robust tomato-based sauce, and there’s plenty of plump pieces of shrimp.

It’s undeniably delicious and done in just 20 minutes! It doesn’t get any better than this.

6. Baked Italian Shrimp

This baked Italian shrimp only requires four ingredients, but it’s bursting with so much flavor.

Once it’s out of the oven, the shrimp is coated in a glistening sauce that’s rich, savory, earthy, and refreshing all at the same time.

You’ll love how the butter, lemon, and Italian seasoning create a wonderfully well-balanced taste.

It’s a simple combination that works like magic. 

7. Zuppa de Pesce

Meaning “fish soup,” Zuppa de Pesce is a delectable stew packed with shrimp and scallops.

Adding more fun are potatoes and corn, which also make it super hearty.

While the seafood and veggies definitely add flavor and color, the broth is also equally as phenomenal.

Made of seafood stock with salt, Old Bay, red pepper, and parsley, the broth is so tasty you’ll want to swim in it.

8. Shrimp Alfredo

This shrimp alfredo is creamy, dreamy, and everything you want in a filling pasta dish.

Firm fettuccine and buttered shrimp are tossed with parmesan and a creamy white sauce. 

You’ll love the balance between the rich and decadent sauce and subtly sweet and salty shrimp.

Together, they create a beautiful yin and yang.

9. Shrimp Pasta Primavera

Meaning “spring-style,” Primavera is an Italian dish bursting with bright and colorful spring vegetables. 

This can include red peppers, onions,  cherry tomatoes, carrots, peas, and basically, any other spring produces you have on hand.

Cook the veggies in garlic and chicken broth to create a delectable sauce, and toss it with pasta and shrimp. 

And just like that, you’ll have a hearty, healthy, and flavorful dinner.

10. Easy Shrimp Parmesan

Air Fried battered shrimp baked in marinara sauce and cheese is so much more delicious than it sounds – and it sounds pretty darn delectable.

Think chicken parm, but instead of chicken, you’ll use shrimp. 

I can’t express just how in love I am with this dish! Of course, I adore chicken parm, so this was a no-brainer.

It’s crunchy on the outside, tender on the inside, and loaded with robust flavors in every bite! 

11. Easy Garlic Shrimp Risotto

This simple dish calls for arborio rice cooked in onions, garlic, and fish stock, finished with perfectly seasoned shrimp. 

The flavors are lovely, but the textures make this dish so remarkable. 

Between the creamy, chewy, and tender risotto and the firm and meaty shrimp, this dish has such playful textures your taste buds will surely enjoy.

12. Shrimp and Gnocchi With Garlic Parmesan Cream Sauce

I’m such a sucker for gnocchi with its tender and chewy texture, and this dish happens to be one of my favorites.

I’m pretty sure it’ll be yours, too, once you take your first bite.

Here, the dumplings are bathed in a ridiculously creamy sauce made of butter, garlic, half-and-half, and parmesan cheese.

Then the whole thing is taken to the next level with sweet and plump pieces of shrimp and a sprinkling of chopped parsley.

13. Shrimp Lasagna Roll-Ups

These shrimp lasagna roll-ups are as adorable as they are scrumptious. Plus, they’re a fantastic alternative to classic lasagna.

Filled with shrimp and ricotta and smothered in alfredo sauce, these lasagna roll-ups will make your taste buds jump up and down for joy.

They’re definitely ideal if you find tomato-based lasagna too acidic.

14. Weeknight Shrimp Cioppino

Cioppino is a tomato-based fish stew seasoned with Italian flavors.

It usually takes hours to make so the pot can simmer, allowing the flavors to marry.

Surprisingly, for this recipe, you’ll only need 30 minutes. But don’t worry, all the fantastic flavors will still be there.

It’s shrimp swimming in a creamy sauce made of tomatoes, tomato paste, white wine, and coconut milk.

This Cioppino may not be an authentic Italian recipe, but it absolutely hits all the right notes.

15. Shrimp Linguine

Shrimp linguine is buttery, lemony, and loaded with sweet shrimp. 

Its combination of salty, savory, tart and sweet flavors makes it rich and refreshing at the same time. 

As a bonus, this dish comes together in just 30 minutes. Yet, it tastes as if it took you an hour, at least.

16. Lemon Parmesan Angel Hair Pasta With Shrimp

This angel hair shrimp pasta is bursting with colors and flavors from herbs, lemon, and parmesan cheese.

The rich butter and olive oil, tangy lemon juice, nutty parmesan, and earthy seasonings combine to make the most wonderful flavors.

They give the dish a lovely level of umami goodness – not too little, but also not too much to overpower the flavor of the shrimp. Perfecto!

17. Shrimp Penne Alla Vodka

A simple tomato-based cream sauce is given a makeover with just one simple addition: vodka.

It doesn’t make the pasta sauce taste like alcohol; rather, it intensifies its flavors, giving the whole dish a more robust taste.

Tossed with penne and shrimp to create a ridiculously flavor-packed pasta dish, this is one helluva family feast.

17 Best Italian Shrimp Recipes To Try Tonight

Add these Italian shrimp recipes to your weekly menu if you want fun, fresh, and vibrant meals for lunch or dinner. They’re light, bright, and scrumptious.


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Hey there! I'm Kim. I love running, cooking, and curling up with a good book! I share recipes for people who LOVE good food, but want to keep things simple :)

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