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Spicy Shrimp Pasta Recipe with Creamy Tomato Sauce

This Spicy Shrimp Pasta Recipe is covered in a creamy tomato sauce and topped with cheese. Plus it can be ready in about 30 minutes!
Course Dinner
Cuisine American
Keyword Spicy Shrimp Pasta
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 656kcal
Author Lauren's Latest


  • 3/4 lb. tiger shrimp peeled & deveined
  • salt & pepper to taste
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1/2 large onion diced
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • 1/2-1 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes*
  • 14 oz. can crushed tomatoes
  • 3/4 teaspoon basil
  • 1/2 teaspoon oregano
  • 3/4 cup heavy cream
  • 3/4 lb linguine cooked to al dente
  • parsley for garnish, optional
  • parmesan cheese for garnish, optional


  • Sprinkle salt & pepper onto shrimp and set aside.
  • Place large nonstick pan over medium heat and saute onions and garlic in olive oil and butter. Add in shrimp and cook until just pink. Remove from pan.
  • Add in red pepper flakes, crushed tomatoes, basil, oregano and cream an simmer lightly for 15 minutes. If you notice the sauce getting a little too thick, feel free to add in a little chicken stock or pasta cooking liquid. Add in salt and pepper, if needed and slide in cooked shrimp.
  • Toss with hot pasta, top with parsley and cheese and serve immediately.
  • *add in as much or as little red pepper flakes as you'd like. I liked mine pretty spicy!


Calories: 656kcal | Carbohydrates: 74g | Protein: 25g | Fat: 28g | Saturated Fat: 13g | Cholesterol: 175mg | Sodium: 664mg | Potassium: 630mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 1185IU | Vitamin C: 10.6mg | Calcium: 134mg | Iron: 2.7mg