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spicy shrimp pasta in a skillet with Parmesan cheese being sprinkled

Spicy Shrimp Pasta

Spicy Shrimp Pasta is packed with flavor and just the right amount of heat. Shrimp, chili peppers, garlic, Bucatini pasta, and topped with fresh Parmesan cheese!

Course Dinner
Keyword spicy shrimp pasta recipe
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Calories 391 kcal
Author Kelly Miller

Ingredients

  • 12 oz Barilla┬« Collezione Bucatini
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 2 chili peppers with tops removed
  • 2 pints cherry tomatoes
  • 16 oz large shrimp peeled with tails off
  • 1/2 cup shredded Parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 cup fresh parsley minced
  • crushed red pepper flakes

Instructions

  1. Cook bucatini pasta in a large stockpot according to package directions until al dente, reserving 1/2 cup of the cooking water.

  2. Meanwhile, heat olive oil and garlic over medium high heat in a large skillet.

  3. Add whole chili peppers and cherry tomatoes.

  4. Saute over medium high heat while pressing the backs of the tomatoes and peppers until they burst, releasing their liquid into the pan.

  5. Once all the tomatoes have burst, continue cooking until slightly thickened, about 5 minutes.

  6. Whisk in reserved cooking water and shrimp. 

  7. Stir until shrimp is pink and cooked through.

  8. Remove from heat and stir in cooked and drained bucatini, turning it over in the pan to coat the pasta with the sauce evenly.

  9. Top with parsley, Parmesan, and dried pepper flakes before serving.

Nutrition Facts
Spicy Shrimp Pasta
Amount Per Serving
Calories 391 Calories from Fat 72
% Daily Value*
Fat 8g12%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Cholesterol 196mg65%
Sodium 743mg32%
Potassium 558mg16%
Carbohydrates 49g16%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 5g6%
Protein 27g54%
Vitamin A 1090IU22%
Vitamin C 42.8mg52%
Calcium 244mg24%
Iron 3.6mg20%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.