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The best spicy shrimp pasta ever

Spicy Shrimp Pasta Recipe

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Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 35 mins
Course dinner
Servings 6 servings
Calories 334 kcal

what you'll need

  • 1 lb medium shrimp peeled and deveined
  • 3/4 tsp kosher salt
  • 1 1/2 tsp red pepper flakes crushed, or more to taste
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 medium yellow onion quartered and thinly sliced
  • 1 Anaheim pepper or Cubanelle pepper, seeded and thinly sliced
  • 3-4 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 cup dry white wine
  • 14.5 oz can fire roasted tomatoes diced
  • 1/4 tsp dried oregano
  • 1 tsp dried basil leaves
  • 2 tsp tomato paste
  • 1 Tbsp fresh parsley chopped
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 lb spaghetti or linguine, cooked

let's do it

  • Place shrimp in a medium bowl, sprinkle with salt and crushed red pepper flakes. Stir to combine then set aside. Place a large skillet over medium-high heat and add olive oil. When oil is hot, add shrimp then cook for 2–3 minutes or just until shrimp turn pink and are barely cooked through.
  • Transfer shrimp from skillet to a plate and set aside. Add sliced onion and pepper to remaining oil in skillet then cook until onion is translucent and peppers become tender—about 3–4 minutes. Add a bit more oil to the skillet if needed.
  • Add garlic, cook for 1 additional minute then add wine. Bring wine to a boil, allowing the ingredients to bubble for 2 minutes. Add entire can of diced tomatoes including juice, oregano and basil. Bring liquid to a bubble then reduce heat to medium-low and simmer for 8–10 minutes until thickened slightly.
  • Add tomato paste, stirring to incorporate, then add shrimp back into the sauce. Allow shrimp to reheat then sprinkle with chopped parsley and season to taste with salt and pepper. If sauce becomes too thick, just add a bit of water, thinning to desired consistency. Serve immediately spooned over pasta.

One Last Thing

Shrimp are delicious and they cook in a snap. They also defrost quickly, so you can go from frozen to cooked in no time.


Calories: 334kcalCarbohydrates: 32gProtein: 26gFat: 7gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gMonounsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 157mgSodium: 972mgPotassium: 393mgFiber: 3gSugar: 4g
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