Tomato Basil Shrimp Pasta

Searching for the perfect and simple shrimp pasta recipe? This Tomato Basil Pasta will hit the spot!

Tomato Basil Shrimp Pasta is an easy and healthy shrimp pasta recipe. It's great for busy weeknights but full of flavor and sure to impress guests! #shrimppasta #shrimpmeals #shrimppastarecipe www.savoryexperiments.com


 

Tomato Basil Shrimp Pasta is a deliciously easy and healthy shrimp pasta recipe. It’s full of flavor but quick and simple to make!

I’ll admit that pasta is one of my go-to meals for busy nights or nights when I am coming up short on what to cook. It’s quick, easy, filling and there are just so many possibilities for flavors and ingredients.

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Nine times out of ten there are things in my fridge that will make a great plate of pasta. Trust me!

It is also one of those dishes that can be as simplistic or as fancy and high end as you want it to be. It all depends on your time and what you feel like doing. One thing is for sure, it always hits the spot.

Tomato Basil Shrimp Pasta is an easy and healthy shrimp pasta recipe. It's great for busy weeknights but full of flavor and sure to impress guests! #shrimppasta #shrimpmeals #shrimppastarecipe www.savoryexperiments.com

One of my new favorite pasta dinners is this delicious Tomato Basil Shrimp Pasta. It’s an easy and healthy shrimp pasta recipe that you can whip up in around half an hour, which makes it great for those busy weeknights.

But just because you are short on time, doesn’t mean you have to be short on flavor. This dish packs a flavor punch that will make whoever is eating think you slaved away in the kitchen all day.

Tomato Basil Shrimp Pasta is an easy and healthy shrimp pasta recipe. It's great for busy weeknights but full of flavor and sure to impress guests! #shrimppasta #shrimpmeals #shrimppastarecipe www.savoryexperiments.com

I am finding that people often seem to think shrimp meals are difficult to cook. That could not be further from the truth. For example, in this recipe, cooking the shrimp only takes 2-3 minutes.

The rest is as easy as boiling the pasta and sauteeing the other ingredients. All you need is a pot for pasta and a pan for assembling and you are in business.

Tomato Basil Shrimp Pasta is an easy and healthy shrimp pasta recipe. It's great for busy weeknights but full of flavor and sure to impress guests! #shrimppasta #shrimpmeals #shrimppastarecipe www.savoryexperiments.com

The olive oil, tomato, and basil combination give this shrimp pasta recipe a Caprese-like flavor, which is both light and refreshing. The shrimp adds a nice sweetness and a bit of bite.

You can easily use smaller shrimp if you like. To save even more on time, purchase your shrimp already shelled and deveined. Tails are 100% optional, but I typically take them off before I cook so your guests won’t have to deal with them later.

Tomato Basil Shrimp Pasta makes a quick and easy shrimp meal any time of the year but I think the flavors are particularly nice during the later summer months or even in the fall when the weather is starting to turn.

Tomato Basil Shrimp Pasta is an easy and healthy shrimp pasta recipe. It's great for busy weeknights but full of flavor and sure to impress guests! #shrimppasta #shrimpmeals #shrimppastarecipe www.savoryexperiments.com

Tomato Basil Shrimp Pasta is also a good recipe to have in your back pocket for those nights you have guests but no time to cook something extravagant. They’ll never believe this beautiful plate of pasta was so easy to make!

Tomato Basil Shrimp Pasta is an easy and healthy shrimp pasta recipe. It's great for busy weeknights but full of flavor and sure to impress guests! #shrimppasta #shrimpmeals #shrimppastarecipe www.savoryexperiments.com

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Tomato Basil Shrimp Pasta is an easy and healthy shrimp pasta recipe. It's great for busy weeknights but full of flavor and sure to impress guests! #shrimppasta #shrimpmeals #shrimppastarecipe www.savoryexperiments.com
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Tomato Basil Shrimp Pasta

4.50 from 16 votes
Tomato Basil Shrimp Pasta is a deliciously easy and healthy shrimp pasta recipe. It’s full of flavor but quick and simple to make!
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 4

Equipment

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Heat olive oil in a large, wide skillet over medium heat. Add onion and saute for 2-3 minutes, until starting to soften.
  • Add garlic and whole fennel seeds, sauteing for an additional 2 minutes.
  • Add shrimp and salt, cooking for 2-3 minutes. Allow shrimp to start turning pink and curling.
  • Add drained tomatoes, heating until shrimp are fully cooked, approximately 2-3 additional minutes.
  • Lastly, stir in hand torn basil and serve immediately.
  • If you’ve tried this recipe, come back and let us know how you liked it!

Nutrition

Calories: 511 kcal, Carbohydrates: 75 g, Protein: 36 g, Fat: 6 g, Cholesterol: 285 mg, Sodium: 1199 mg, Potassium: 738 mg, Fiber: 5 g, Sugar: 8 g, Vitamin A: 405 IU, Vitamin C: 27.7 mg, Calcium: 264 mg, Iron: 5.7 mg
Author: Jessica Formicola
Calories: 511
Course: Main Course, Main Dish
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: shrimp pasta, tomato basil pasta
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Jessica Formicola

Jessica the mom, wife and chef behind Savory Experiments. You might see her on the Emmy- nominated TV show Plate It! or on bookshelves as a cookbook author. Jessica is a Le Cordon Bleu certified recipe developer and regularly contributed to Parade, Better Homes & Gardens, The Daily Meal and more!

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  1. 5 stars
    Loved this recipe! Especially because it’s so easy to throw together and even better how inexpensive and full of flavor it is! I left out the fennel as I was making it for a friend and I and she doesn’t like fennel, and I used the flavored basil, oregan and garlic diced tomatoes and did not strain one of the cans! I used Italian spices on the shrimp to season it a bit! Once it was all done I poured over my linguine pasta and let it soak in the juices for a few minutes!! Definitely will make again!!!