12 Seafood Pasta Recipes to Dive Into

Macaroni Brie Crab
Photo: Andy Lyons

Shrimp, clams, tuna, scallops, tilapia, lobster, crab—any seafood makes a perfect pair with pasta. Each of our delicious seafood pasta recipes is full of flavor, and many of them can be on the table in 30 minutes or less. Try your hand at a spicy seafood pasta, a creamy fish pasta, or one of our shrimp and pasta recipes.

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Vegetable Ribbon Pappardelle with Tilapia

Vegetable Ribbon Pappardelle with Tilapia
Jason Donnelly

Try making homemade pasta in this healthy fish pasta made with tilapia and ribbons of zucchini, squash, and carrots. A pasta machine will make it simple to make the pappardelle while you are preparing the rest of the ingredients for this flavorful seafood pasta. Don't like tilapia? Feel free to substitute any seafood you'd like and make a dish like shrimp and lobster pappardelle.

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Bucatini with Shrimp and Spicy Cherry Tomato Pan Sauce

Bucatini with Shrimp and Spicy Cherry Tomato Pan Sauce
Andy Lyons

Not only is this hearty shrimp-and-bucatini combo one of our favorite seafood pasta recipes, but it's also undeniably versatile. The simple ingredients in this spicy seafood pasta work for both weeknight dinners and special occasions. Aged feta, fresh cherry tomatoes, and basil add a burst of flavor to this recipe.

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Gnocchi with Mozzarella, Broccolini, and Warm Anchovy Sauce

Gnocchi with Mozzarella, Broccolini, and Warm Anchovy Sauce
Blaine Moats

Pillowy potato gnocchi takes the stage in this umami-packed seafood recipe. Broccolini, pine nuts, and fresh mozzarella complement the warm herb-forward anchovy sauce. If you can't find Broccolini, regular broccoli will work just fine.

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Macaroni and Brie with Crab

Macaroni Brie Crab
Andy Lyons

This creamy seafood pasta recipe adds decadence to traditional macaroni and cheese with rich Brie and chunks of crabmeat. Top the indulgent crab pasta recipe with homemade bread crumbs to finish.

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Tilapia Pasta

Tilapia Pasta on white plate
Andy Lyons

Want to learn our secret to a quick and easy seafood pasta recipe that's bursting with flavor? Watch and learn how to make this delicious tilapia pasta using fresh fennel, garlic, and capers for big flavor.

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Cheesy Shrimp Mac

Cheesy Shrimp Mac
Brie Passano

This seafood pasta casserole is a shrimp-filled version of mac and cheese made with Swiss and Gruyère. It's as rich and creamy as you'd expect, topped with crushed saltines for crunch and a sprinkling of sliced green onions. A 3-quart rectangular baking dish is the perfect vessel for this delicious dish.

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Shrimp and Roasted Red Peppers

Shrimp and Roasted Red Peppers
Blaine Moats

Flavor takes center stage in this white wine seafood pasta with sweet roasted red peppers, a pinch of crushed red pepper, fresh shrimp, and plenty of garlic. A hint of cream adds some depth. The best part? It'll be on your table in 25 minutes or less; it's that easy.

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Shrimp Scampi

Shrimp Scampi
Blaine Moats

Shrimp scampi pasta is a classic dish filled with garlic, lemon, butter, olive oil, and parsley. It feels decadent, but it's a recipe that can be on the table in 20 minutes, so it can fit into even the busiest of schedules. Try fettuccine or even angel hair pasta for a quicker cooking time.

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Shrimp and Tomato Piccata

Shrimp and Tomato Piccata
Scott Little

Take the traditional flavors of a piccata dish—lemon, butter, capers—and make it a shrimp pasta recipe. With haricot verts and tomatoes, this dish is this dish light, bright, and under 250 calories per serving.

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Lobster Macaroni and Cheese

Lobster Mac and Cheese Casserole
Jason Donnelly

Rich, buttery lobster transforms ooey-gooey mac 'n' cheese into a dish that's fit for a king. Vibrant broccoli, whole wheat pasta, and red bell pepper amp up the nutrition.

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Lemon-Caper Tuna and Noodles

Lemon Caper Tuna and Noodles with Alfredo
Karla Conrad

Get dinner on the table in a pinch with this five-ingredient creamy seafood pasta. Jarred Alfredo sauce helps speed things up. Add lemon juice and capers to make this an easy, flavorful canned tuna recipe.

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Lemon-Dill Shrimp and Pasta

Lemon-Dill Shrimp and Pasta
Andy Lyons

This healthy shrimp pasta is full of greens and garlic, with a burst of lemon and a sprinkling of dill to round out the dish. Add in arugula instead of the spinach for a peppery bite. This nutrient-packed dinner can be on the table in 30 minutes or less.

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