Creamy shrimp in tomato sauce in a large skillet

Shrimp Pasta in Tomato Cream Sauce

This super easy 30 Minute meal will curb your pasta cravings without breaking the fat bank! With only 1/2 cup of cream in the entire dish you can have seconds!

Course Dinner, Main Course
Cuisine amercan, Italian
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 5
365 kcal


  • 10 ounces penne pasta or any pasta shape you prefer
  • 1 pound raw shrimp, deveined and thawed if frozen we used 31-34 count
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 3 large garlic cloves, chopped
  • 2 16 ounce cans tomato puree or tomato sauce
  • 1/4 cup chicken stock add additional stock if sauce is too thick
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 1/2 cup grated parmasan cheese
  • salt and pepper
  • parmasan and fresh diced tomatoes to garnish


  1. Bring large pot of water to boil and cook pasta according to package directions.  While pasta is cooking, start your shrimp and cream sauce.

  2. Melt butter and add olive oil to large skillet on medium heat. Sprinkle shrimp with small amount of salt, pepper and paprika.   Cook shrimp until just pink.  2 minutes on each side. 

  3. Add garlic to pan and saute for 2-3 minutes.  Add tomato sauce, chicken stock and cream.  Simmer for 5 minutes until heated through.

  4. Drain pasta and add to tomato cream sauce along with the shrimp and 1/2 cup grated parmasan.

  5. Turn heat to low and simmer for 5 minutes until all the flavors are combined.  Taste for seasonings.  MORE SALT?  MORE PEPPER?  If sauce is too thick, thin with additional chicken stock.  

  6. Garnish with additional parmesan, chopped fresh tomato and parsley or basil.

Nutrition Facts
Shrimp Pasta in Tomato Cream Sauce
Amount Per Serving
Calories 365 Calories from Fat 117
% Daily Value*
Fat 13g20%
Saturated Fat 5g25%
Cholesterol 256mg85%
Sodium 751mg31%
Potassium 207mg6%
Carbohydrates 35g12%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 25g50%
Vitamin A 500IU10%
Vitamin C 3.9mg5%
Calcium 151mg15%
Iron 2.6mg14%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.