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23 Easy Shrimp Pasta Recipes to Try Tonight

Die-hard pasta lovers, shake up your week with these sensational shrimp pasta recipes!

As much as I love a hearty Bolognese or chicken Alfredo, there’s just something about shrimp and pasta that works so well together.

Garlic Butter Pasta with Shrimp
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From creamy garlic butter Tuscan shrimp to seafood pasta al cartoccio, there’s so many ways to enjoy this magic duo.

And it’s all thanks to the treasures of the sea: mighty shrimp.

Meaty and firm, yet juicy and soft, these delectable shellfish are impossible to say no to.

See for yourself! Check out these fantastic shrimp pasta recipes.

1.  Shrimp Pesto Pasta

Need a speedy meal whipped up in under 20 minutes? This shrimp pesto pasta has you covered.

Pair this tasty dish with a loaf of bread and a crispy, green salad for a hearty meal. 

Plus, with vibrant green pesto, ripe red tomatoes, and juicy pink shrimp, this dish looks just as good as it tastes. And believe me, it tastes amazing. 

This colorful pasta recipe is perfect for warm summer days and backyard barbecues.

Serve this dish, and for once, the grilled meats won’t be the star of the show!

Shrimp Alfredo

2. Garlicky Shrimp Alfredo Bake Recipe

This garlicky shrimp alfredo bake tastes just as good as what you get at your favorite Italian restaurant.

Seriously, it’s the perfect go-to for when you want restaurant-quality food on a budget. 

It’s creamy, garlicky, and oh-so irresistible. This delicious dish is a family favorite in my house. And it’s sure to be one in yours, too. 

Interestingly, this recipe uses a Dutch oven for camping. But you can adapt this recipe to use the equipment you have.

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Nothing holds you back from this garlic dream!

3. Creamy Cajun Shrimp Pasta

Nothing satisfies my craving for hearty carbs like Cajun pasta. And this creamy Cajun shrimp pasta recipe ticks all the boxes.

Creamy, buttery, and ever so slightly spicy, it’s seriously good.

Cajun-coated tender shrimp add a flavor-packed punch to a delicious tomato Alfredo sauce.

Toss all that goodness with cooked penne, and there you have it.

Serve a hearty bowl of this pasta with a freshly made Caesar salad. Now that’s tonight’s dinner sorted!

4. Shrimp Linguine

Simple and delicious. Could you ask for more? This shrimp linguine comes together in just 20 minutes. It’s perfect for when you need a quick and easy meal. 

Long, busy weekdays don’t mean you have to turn to takeout or instant meals.

With this glorious pasta dish, you can have a mouthwatering meal on the table in minutes. 

And it only uses a handful of ingredients. So, if you have leftover shrimp and linguine, you’re good to go!

5. Shrimp Fra Diavolo

This one’s for the spice lovers. ‘Fra diavolo’ literally translates to ‘brother devil.’

So, that should give you some idea of what to expect from this fiery pasta!

Shrimp fra diavolo is an Italian-American seafood pasta that uses red chili to give it a big kick. It’s the perfect dish to spice up your mid-week dinner.

What type of red chili you use is totally up to you. If you prefer a milder spice, try an Italian pepper.

If you can handle the heat, cayenne pepper, red serrano, or Calabrian peppers are great options.  

6. Creamy Garlic Butter Tuscan Shrimp

Okay, now this creamy garlic butter Tuscan shrimp pasta is guaranteed to impress.

Trust me, you’ll leave your dinner guests begging for another invitation.

And don’t get me started on the garlic butter fried shrimp. They’re to die-for. Truly. One bite, and the whole party will be hooked. 

And that’s not the best part. Those meaty, flavorful shrimps are smothered in a creamy, rich Tuscan sauce. Serve over pasta and enjoy. Yum!

7. Creamy Shrimp Pasta with Sun-Dried Tomatoes

Pasta is the ultimate comfort food. Especially when it’s coated in a creamy, dreamy sauce.

And this creamy shrimp pasta with sun-dried tomatoes is no different. 

Spicy, creamy, cheesy, meaty, what’s not to love? It’s all around mouth-wateringly good. 

The slightly sweet taste of juicy shrimp goes so well with the tartness of sun-dried tomatoes.

This dish is sure to turn even the pickiest of eaters into seafood fiends.

8. Tomato Shrimp Pasta

If you’re looking to spice up your typical spaghetti with tomato sauce, this recipe is just the trick.

Plump, juicy shrimp add a terrific oomph that really elevates the dish.

A savory, rich tomato-based sauce is packed full of yummy shrimp and ladled over spaghetti. It’s perfect for twirling.

A light sprinkle of red pepper flakes and a splash of dry white wine add the perfect final touch. Delish!

9. Pasta Pomodoro with Shrimp

Struggling to come up with a mid-week dinner the whole family will love? This angel hair spaghetti Pomodoro with shrimp is guaranteed to please. 

Angel hair pasta is tossed with sautéed shrimp, garlic, tomatoes, and basil. The bright flavors of all those fresh ingredients are so delicious.

You’re sure to have clean plates all around!

Bonus: If tomatoes are in season, definitely take advantage of those juicy gems! Their sweet, ripe flavor really heightens this dish. 

10. Spicy Kung Pao Noodles with Shrimp

If you’re craving the carb goodness of noodles, but want a break from Italian flavors, this one’s for you.

East Asia has no shortage of delicious noodle dishes. And this spicy kung pao noodle recipe is no different.  

You’re probably already familiar with kung pao chicken. It’s a popular dish in many Chinese-American restaurants.

But have you ever tried kung pao shrimp? No? You’re seriously missing out!

The secret to this noodle recipe is that spicy, sweet, and savory sauce. It’s totally irresistible. Take it from me, I had to make seconds!

11. Shrimp Scampi

Take a step into garlicky, lemon heaven. One bite of this shrimp scampi, and you’ll be transported into yummy bliss. 

Here’s how you achieve perfection: Sauté your shrimp to perfection.

Toss it in a garlic butter white wine sauce and serve it over a bed of linguine noodles.

The light, lemon flavor of this pasta recipe makes it a perfect candidate for a summer lunch. Pair with your favorite salad and enjoy. 

12. Shrimp Lo Mein

Craving takeout? Save a few bucks and whip up something even better at home instead. This shrimp lo mein is everything you want and more. 

Tender egg noodles, crispy vegetables, and juicy shrimp? Yes, please! And it only takes 15 minutes to stir fry. 

This recipe is also great for using up leftovers. Whatever veggies you have lying about, toss them in!

My favorites are Napa cabbage, snow peas, and broccoli. Yum!

13. Lemon Garlic Shrimp Pasta

This lemon garlic shrimp pasta is perfect for busy bees. You can have it hot and ready in just 20 minutes. And it only uses a handful of ingredients. 

When you’re on the go or are back home from a long and busy day, you want dinner now. Luckily, this delicious shrimp pasta is just the ticket. 

Even though it’s ready in a flash, this dish still looks wonderfully elegant. So, pour yourself a glass of white wine and dive in!

14. Bacon Shrimp Pasta

Everyone loves bacon. Right? I know I do. And that’s why I absolutely love this bacon and shrimp pasta.

Bacon really does make everything better. As it fries, the bacon gives off delicious drippings.

This adds so much savory depth and smoky flavor to the pasta sauce

When paired with the mild, slightly sweet taste of juicy shrimp, it’s a match made in heaven.

Finish the sauce off with white wine, garlic, and butter. Then, coat oodles of noodles in that liquid gold. Yum!

15. Easy Seafood Lasagna

This fish-based take on a classic Italian recipe will make a seafood lover out of anyone.

This tasty twist highlights the delicate flavors of the shrimp with a light white sauce.

Ground beef is swapped out for a mixture of juicy shrimp and crabmeat.

And the traditional red sauce is replaced with a delicate white sauce, so as not to drown out the fish flavor. 

Layer all that goodness into a baking dish and throw the lasagna in the oven.

Thirty minutes later, you have a mouthwatering meal that’s ready to slice and serve. 

16. Creamy Shrimp Boil Pasta

The deliciousness of a classic shrimp boil just got even better.

This creamy shrimp boil pasta has all the flavors you love from a traditional shrimp boil, but in pasta form!

This creamy dream is seasoned to perfection with Old Bay, garlic, and thyme.

And a good amount of heavy cream really takes this dish to the next level.  

Absolutely flavor-packed, serve this dish and you’ll want to lick the bowl clean. 

17. Broccoli Shrimp Alfredo

I absolutely adore alfredo sauce. And there’s nothing I love more than bulking up that creamy goodness with some meaty shrimp, and tender broccoli. 

If you’re in need of a new weeknight meal to feed the family, this recipe ticks all the boxes.

Shrimp, broccoli, and fusilli pasta are tossed in a garlicky Alfredo sauce. This ensures every bite is irresistible. 

Protein, fiber, and hearty carbs, what more do you need? Dig in!

18. Shrimp Scampi Lasagna

If you and your family are a big fan of lasagna, you have to try this shrimp scampi lasagna recipe.

Packed full of cheese, it’s a cheese lover’s dream (take it from me)!

That said, this recipe works as a great ahead-of-time dish.

Simply layer all the ingredients in a baking dish, and store it in the fridge until you’re ready to bake.

It’s super simple and super tasty. That buttery, creamy, goodness is just perfection. Yum!

19. Shrimp Tortellini in Lemon Garlic Cream Sauce

These tasty tortellini are like little parcels of bursting flavor.

Drenched in a mouthwatering lemon and garlic cream sauce, and piled high with shrimp, this dish is the ultimate temptation. 

And it only takes 15 minutes to make. Perfect for when you’re in the mood for a midweek treat. Go on, you deserve it!

The brightness of the zesty lemon and the pungent garlic really make this dish special. Pair it with a refreshing, light salad for the perfect meal. 

20. Garlic Shrimp Spaghetti

Twirlable spaghetti, meaty shrimp, and a silky garlic butter sauce. Who could possibly say no? I know I can’t!

This fuss-free, 15-minute wonder is a big favorite in my house. Succulent shrimps are simmered in a luscious garlic butter sauce.

Then, everything is tossed together with spaghetti, lemon juice, pasta water, and parmesan cheese

Hot Tip: swap out the pasta water for milk instead. That way you get a nice, creaminess to the dish that is just *chef’s kiss*. 

21. Bruschetta Pasta with Shrimp

This pasta dish is an interesting twist on the Italian classic appetizer. Toasted bread is swapped out for oodles of spaghetti noodles. 

Traditionally, bruschetta consists of garlic, basil, and seasoned chopped tomatoes. And that’s all served atop of a crispy baguette. 

This recipe replaces the bread for pasta and throws in some shrimp too.

That way, you can enjoy all the great flavors of bruschetta, but as a slightly heartier meal.

What’s so great about this recipe are the simple ingredients. You won’t need a lot to make a stunning dish.

Basil, tomatoes, spaghetti, shrimp, and seasonings are all you need. Yum!

22. Shrimp Pesto Pasta with Spinach and Mushrooms

Packed with shrimp, veggies, and yummy pesto, this pasta dish is just the ticket for weeknights. Sautéed shrimps are quick, easy and insatiably delicious. 

This recipe has everything you need. And it’s positively delicious. A big bowl of this steaming pasta is super satisfying at the end of a long day. 

Looking to kick it up a notch? For an extra buttery goodness, add a spoonful of butter to your sautéing shrimp.

Or if you fancy something a little spicier, add a dash of cayenne powder or chili flakes.

23. Seafood Pasta al Cartoccio

Al cartoccio is the Italian term for baking food in foil, oven paper packet, or a parchment pouch. A lot like the French “En papillote” method. 

It’s a fantastic way to cook seafood. All the moisture from the ingredients creates a hot steam that cooks the meat inside the packet. 

That means the prawns, clams, mussels, and fish stay nice and juicy.

Plus, all that delicious seafood flavor mixes into the remaining white wine sauce. My mouth is already watering. Yum!

23 Easy Shrimp Pastas

These shrimp pasta recipes are so good, you’ll make them all the time! From Alfredo to Fra Diavlo to scampi, you can’t go wrong with these delicious meals.


  • Shrimp Pesto Pasta

  • Garlicky Shrimp Alfredo Bake Recipe

  • Creamy Cajun Shrimp Pasta

  • Shrimp Linguine

  • Shrimp Fra Diavolo

  • Creamy Garlic Butter Tuscan Shrimp

  • Creamy Shrimp Pasta with Sun-Dried Tomatoes

  • Tomato Shrimp Pasta

  • Pasta Pomodoro with Shrimp

  • Spicy Kung Pao Noodles with Shrimp

  • Shrimp Scampi

  • Shrimp Lo Mein

  • Lemon Garlic Shrimp Pasta

  • Bacon Shrimp Pasta

  • Easy Seafood Lasagna

  • Creamy Shrimp Boil Pasta

  • Broccoli Shrimp Alfredo

  • Shrimp Scampi Lasagna

  • Shrimp Tortellini in Lemon Garlic Cream Sauce

  • Garlic Shrimp Spaghetti

  • Bruschetta Pasta with Shrimp

  • Shrimp Pesto Pasta with Spinach and Mushrooms

  • Seafood Pasta al Cartoccio


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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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