Shrimp pasta is a delicious and easy dish that can be made in under 30 minutes! It is also a great meatless option for a weeknight meal!
If you want to make this dish extra creamy, you can use half and half or milk. It will level the acidity of the sauce and add some extra flavor to it.
Baked Shrimp and Scallops
Shrimp and ziti can be a quick, satisfying meal for the whole family. They’re also a perfect date night dinner. Here, we’ve rounded up a few of our favorite shrimp and scallop recipes that are sure to please.
Baked shrimp and pasta are a delicious way to use up any leftover ingredients in your kitchen. The dish can be made in less than 30 minutes and can be served with all kinds of veggies that may have been hanging around in your fridge.
The recipe starts by cooking up the shrimp and then tossing them in a sauce that is creamy and loaded with cheese. It also has a touch of cayenne and garlic in the mix for a bit of heat. The shrimp and sauce are then tossed together with pasta, parsley, and a little bit of cheese to make this simple, yet delicious meal.
Another option is to serve this dish with a side of garlic green beans or roasted broccoli. Or, you can even pair it with a simple tomato salad for a full meal.
Regardless of the ingredients that you choose, make sure to season and salt the dish well. This will help to enhance the flavor of the dish and keep it from being too dry or bland.
This recipe calls for pan seared shrimp and scallops that are then tossed in a light and creamy Parmesan cheese sauce. It also has a touch of garlic and fresh spinach in it that will add some extra flavor to your shrimp and scallop pasta recipe.
To get started, preheat your oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit. Then, cook the ziti noodles according to package directions. Drain and set aside.
Meanwhile, saute the shrimp and scallops in a pan with olive oil over medium-high heat until they are cooked through and slightly browned on the outside. Once the shrimp and scallops are finished, remove them from the pan and set them on a plate.
Once the pasta is done cooking, you can stir in the shrimp and sauce. Then, top it all with a sprinkle of mozzarella cheese and return the casserole to the oven. Once the casserole has reached a temperature of 165 degrees Fahrenheit, it’s ready to serve.
Lemon Garlic Shrimp
Lemon and garlic are a classic combination that makes for a delicious seafood dish. And, it pairs perfectly with pasta! Whether you are looking for a quick weeknight meal or something to serve as a special occasion meal, this recipe is sure to please.
Lemon Garlic Shrimp is a simple but flavorful shrimp and pasta dinner that takes only 20 minutes to prepare. The shrimp are smothered in a creamy lemon garlic butter sauce that is full of flavor. It’s a great meal for busy weeknights when you need to get dinner on the table quickly.
Unlike other shrimp recipes that often include cream, this recipe is made using only butter, lemon juice, and garlic for the most flavorful shrimp. It’s also a great recipe for those with special dietary needs or challenges, including keto, low carb, gluten free, and paleo!
First, make the seasoning blend by tossing together lemon pepper, garlic powder, paprika, and ground cayenne pepper. If you like, you can also add a bit of crushed red pepper flakes for some heat and color.
Next, cook the shrimp in a pan over medium high heat until they are just beginning to turn pink on the edges. It won’t take more than a couple of minutes, so be sure to keep an eye on them and flip them as needed.
Once the shrimp are done cooking, you can add the garlic and parsley to the skillet and stir to combine. Then, add the cooked pasta and toss to coat the pasta with the sauce.
If you are feeling extra hungry, try serving this recipe with mashed potatoes or a side of roasted or steamed vegetables. The garlic and lemon in the shrimp will soak into the mashed potatoes or veggies, creating a rich, delicious dish that is sure to please everyone.
It’s a fast and easy dish that will be a family favorite! You can easily make this dish with thawed shrimp or even frozen, deveined shrimp if you want to save time. If you are planning on making it for a large group, be sure to double the recipe!
Garlic Shrimp with Green Beans
This sweet and savory sheet pan meal is perfect for busy weeknights. It features saucy shrimp and tender green beans, all tossed together in a sticky sweet-and-salty sauce that goes with rice, pasta, or bread for a healthy and satisfying dinner!
You’ll love the simplicity of this recipe, which comes together in less than 20 minutes and is packed with simple pantry staples. It’s also a great way to use up leftover rice or veggies from your fridge.
Garlic shrimp is a tasty appetizer or side dish for any meal, especially with a refreshing green salad. Add a squeeze of fresh lemon for even more flavor, and you’ll have a delicious meal ready in no time.
In this recipe, garlic is used both as a marinade and as a finishing sauce for the shrimp. It also adds some extra flavor to the roasted green beans.
Start by thawing the shrimp in the refrigerator to make the prep process faster. Or, if you don’t have time to thaw them in the refrigerator, try letting them thaw on the counter for a few minutes before starting the meal.
While the shrimp thaws, melt butter and oil in a cast iron skillet over low heat. When the butter is melted, stir in the minced garlic and let sit for 5 minutes to soften.
Once the garlic is aromatic and the dried shrimp no longer carries that fishy smell, add the green beans. Gently stir-fry until the green beans are tender-crisp and the shrimp is cooked through, about two to five minutes.
If you like a spicy kick, crank up the heat by adding crushed red pepper flakes to the garlic and shrimp. They’re completely optional, but a great way to add a little spice to your dish.
Serve with a fresh green salad and crusty garlic bread for a satisfying and flavorful meal.
This simple Asian-inspired shrimp and green bean stir-fry is easy to make in one pan. It’s a fast and filling meal that’s a healthier alternative to takeout.
This easy shrimp and green bean recipe uses dried shrimp to give it an umami boost, which pairs well with the tangy garlic and the salty olive oil. It also helps to keep the green beans crisp and bright-green in color. It makes a quick meal for lunch or dinner, and is easy enough to whip up any day of the week.
Shrimp and Ziti
If you love shrimp pasta, this creamy recipe is sure to please. It combines cooked pasta with shrimp and Alfredo sauce to create a satisfying meal. It’s also a great freezer recipe because you can make it ahead of time and keep it in the fridge for up to 3 days or freeze it for 2 months.
This pasta recipe is quick and easy to prepare, but it’s also full of flavor. It features jumbo shrimp that are swaddled in homemade marinara sauce that’s spiked with heavy cream. The result is a dish that’s so creamy and rich that you can’t help but sink your teeth into every delicious bite!
Before cooking, wash your shrimp and remove the shells. Then use a knife to make a slit along the back of each shrimp, lifting out any black stringy-looking vein with the tip of your knife.
To keep your shrimp from being rubbery, cook them in just enough water to barely cover the bottom of the pan (you can add a bit more if you like). This will prevent the shrimp from overcooking and turning mushy once they’re added to the pasta and sauce.
The best way to cook shrimp is with a medium-sized saucepan or a large skillet. These work best for this recipe because they can handle the heat without burning. A non-reactive pan is recommended so that the tomato sauce doesn’t react with the metal. You can also use a cast iron skillet to cook this recipe, but you’ll need to increase the cooking time.
When preparing this recipe, make sure to cook the pasta al dente. You can reserve a cup of pasta water to add to the sauce later, as it will help thicken the sauce and keep it from being too thin.
Once the sauce is ready, drain the pasta and stir it into the sauce. You can also add some vegetables to the mix, such as small broccoli florets or peas. You can even stir in some matchstick carrots or finely diced red bell peppers if you want extra color and freshness.