This Creamy Mozzarella Shrimp Pasta is one of my favorite meals. This meal is so simple to prepare that you could make it just before dinner and still be ready. This shrimp pasta is a fairly simple recipe, making it the ideal option for a weekday meal. There are only really 4 steps in the recipe.
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The perfect quantity of creamy Alfredo sauce is used to cover the pasta and shrimp. The red pepper flakes give this recipe for shrimp a delightful touch. Your family will ask for it every night for dinner!
Why You'll Love This Recipe
We adore this dish since it is really simple to prepare and produces such amazing results. Regardless of cooking experience, everyone can master this recipe. Additionally, it will definitely wow your visitors. This spaghetti dish with creamy mozzarella shrimp strikes the ideal mix between flavor and nutrition.
Don't hesitate to give it a try! You won't be sorry.
Ingredients for Creamy Shrimp Pasta:
This is just an overview of the ingredients needed to make this recipe. The full list of ingredients and steps is down below in the recipe card.
In order to create a rich, creamy dish in one skillet, this recipe uses plenty of minced garlic, basil, tomatoes, shallots, freshly grated mozzarella cheese, and heavy cream. You can simply convert this dish to be entirely gluten-free and keto-friendly by using your preferred noodle or noodle alternative.
for this recipe. you'll need these ingredients:
- mozzarella cheese
- sun-dried tomatoes
- half and half
- olive oil
Sund-dried Tomatoes can be made in the oven very quickly and easily, and you may make them as spicy, garlicky, herby, or simple as you choose. You can make these in small or big batches using your chosen tomato varieties, depending on how many tomatoes you need to fill one or more baking sheets. Additionally, homemade sun-dried tomatoes are typically much less expensive than those pricy little jars bought at the store. The fact that they are produced with luscious, ripe tomatoes at the height of peak season further adds to how tasty they are.
How to make Creamy Mozzarella Shrimp Pasta
This shrimp pasta is a fairly simple recipe, making it the ideal option for a weekday meal. There are only really 4 steps in the recipe.
- First, a lot of garlic and olive oil are used to cook the shrimp. Additionally, your kitchen will smell wonderful as you work.
- Once the sun-dried tomatoes and garlic have been sautéed, add the cream, basil, red pepper flakes, and paprika.
- Next, prepare the pasta by following the directions on the package. Drain.
- Finally, combine the pasta, shrimp, and cream sauce together!
Tips and Tricks
- be careful to overcook the shrimp Shrimp that is overcooked becomes hard and chewy. The shrimp are finished when they turn from grey to a pale pink tint. Depending on the size, this will take between 1 and 1 ½ minutes per side. then take it out of the skillet right away.
- Use oil-packed sun-dried tomatoes that are kept in a jar. Dry sun-dried tomatoes won't add as much flavor to this recipe.
- Add a little additional chicken broth if your sauce isn't extremely creamy. Add tiny amounts slowly and stir until the desired consistency is achieved.
- Use short pasta like Penne pasta to make it easy for the sauce to coat every bit of the pasta.
Store and Reheat Shrimp Pasta
- For up to 4 days, keep leftovers in the refrigerator in an airtight container.
- In order to reheat shrimp pasta, add a tiny quantity of milk, chicken stock, or water, and stir often over low heat until the sauce just begins to bubble. Turn the heat down to low at this stage and keep warming the spaghetti without simmering.
- Keep an eye on maintaining a low or medium heat. The cream will separate if it is cooked on a high heat setting.
How to make it Gluten-free
- Use any kind of gluten-free short pasta, such as gluten-free brown rice penne. Use gluten-free quinoa pasta or gluten-free lentil penne.
- Follow the directions on the package to prepare gluten-free pasta. To stop the gluten-free spaghetti from going mushy and sticking together, drain it and then rinse it with cold water.
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Creamy Mozzarella Shrimp Pasta
- 1 pack penne pasta
- 1 pound shrimp peeled and deveined
- ¼ pound sun-dried tomatoes chopped and without oil
- 1 cup shredded mozarella cheese
- 3 tablespoon olive oil
- 3 gloves minced garlic
- 1 cup half and half
- 1 tablespoon dried oregano
- 1 teaspoon salt
- ½ teaspoon black pepper
- ¼ teaspoon paprika
- ⅛ teaspoon red pepper flakes
- ⅓ cup pasta water
- First, we need to boil some water, add salt and cook your pasta according to your package. drain the pasta and reserve ⅓ cup of pasta water
- Then, in a large skillet, over medium-high heat 2 tablespoons of olive oil.
- Add minced garlic and shrimp. The shrimp should be cooked for about a minute on one side, or until it turns pink or golden brown. Sprinkle enough salt over the shrimp to completely cover them while they are cooking.
- Shrimp won't sear properly if they are packed too closely in the skillet because moisture will accumulate.
- Flip the shrimp to the other side and cook for a further 30 seconds to 1 minute.
- The shrimp should not be overdone and should be golden or pink on all sides.
- Taking care to keep all of the oil in the skillet, transfer the shrimp to a platter.
- add Sun-dried tomatoes to the skillet along with additional minced garlic
- cook the Sun-dried tomatoes for 1 minute over medium heat while stirring. The skillet ought to be warm.
- Bring half and half to a boil in a heated skillet with sun-dried tomatoes.
- add 1 cup of Shredded mozzarella cheese to the skillet and stir until combined Reduce heat to simmer right away.
- Cook the sauce on a low simmer while stirring frequently until all the cheese has melted and the creamy sauce has formed.
- Add a small quantity of half-and-half or the pasta's residual cooking water if the sauce is too thick.
- Add oregano, paprika, and red pepper flakes, salt, black pepper. Stir.
- Salt is added gradually while stirring and tasting (you could need a little less than a ¼ teaspoon).
- on medium heat, add cooked pasta to the sauce
- then, add the shrimp. mix until well combined
- taste, and add more salt if desired.
- Add a small quantity of half-and-half or the pasta water if the sauce is too thick.
- let everything simmer on low heat for a few minutes
- Shirataki noodles, spaghetti squash noodles, and zucchini noodles are additional excellent pasta substitutes.
- Don't use fresh mozzarella with this spaghetti, please. We know because we've done it. You must use part-skim mozzarella cheese with minimal moisture. We purchased our own paper and shredded it ourselves (it came in blocks), so we are unsure if the pre-shredded paper will accomplish the same goal. We can be certain that freshly shredded mozzarella will provide a wonderful sauce.
- All seasonings are optional and are to taste.
- Heavy cream can be swapped out for half and half, but the sauce will be thinner.
This pasta was so creamy and comforting!! Loved how easy it was to make too!
Very easy, but very delicious! The sun-dried tomatoes in this recipe make all the difference!
Sandhya S says
Love how easy and delicious this pasta was! My family loved it and have requested on the menu again..
Oooh, I can see why this pasta is a favorite. It looks absolutely amazing and I love all those flavors. SO easy too.
This Mozzarella Shrimp Pasta looks so good! Thanks so much for the recipe! My family will love it!