Spicy Shrimp Pasta


Company coming? Stop at the store to pick up the five ingredients you might not keep on hand: shrimp, pasta, chile pepper, garlic, and tomatoes. Grab some oil, salt, and black pepper from your cupboard shelf and start cooking.

Total Time:
30 mins


  • 12 ounce fresh or frozen large shrimp in shells

  • 8 ounce dried linguine or fettuccine

  • 2 tablespoon olive oil or vegetable oil

  • 1 - 2 fresh jalapeño chile peppers, finely chopped

  • 2 cloves garlic, minced

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper

  • 2 cup cherry tomatoes, halved

  • Finely shredded Parmesan cheese (optional)


  1. Thaw shrimp, if frozen. Peel and devein shrimp. Rinse shrimp; pat dry with paper towels. In a large saucepan cook linguine according to package directions; drain. Return linguine to hot saucepan; cover and keep warm.

  2. Meanwhile, in a large skillet heat oil over medium-high heat. Add chile peppers, garlic, salt, and black pepper; cook and stir for 1 minute. Add shrimp; cook and stir about 3 minutes or until shrimp are opaque. Stir in tomatoes; heat through.

  3. Add shrimp mixture to cooked linguine; gently toss to combine. If desired, serve with cheese.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

363 Calories
9g Fat
48g Carbs
21g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 363
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 9g 12%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Cholesterol 97mg 32%
Sodium 396mg 17%
Total Carbohydrate 48g 17%
Protein 21g

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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