Shrimp Pasta in Garlic Basil Tomato Sauce

This dish seems so fancy and indulgent, yet it’s very simple to prepare: shrimp pasta tossed with garlic basil tomato sauce and Parmesan cheese! It also comes with the added bonus of making your house smell like a true Italian restaurant.
Shrimp pasta, Shrimp Spaghetti, Shrimp Pomodoro
It’s incredibly flavorful and presents itself well: cook it for the family or for the company. Did I mention it takes about 30 minutes to make the entire thing?
Shrimp Pomodoro, Shrimp Pasta, Shrimp SpaghettiI used cherry tomatoes here but you can definitely cut up some regular ones and they will work well as well. Basil gives this dish a great flavor, but I also thought about using spinach in it instead. There is plenty of room for experimentation here.
Shrimp PomodoroVery easy recipe with great flavor!Shrimp Pasta with Garlic Basil Tomato Sauce

Shrimp Pasta in Garlic Basil Tomato Sauce

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Total Time: 29 minutes

Yield: 4 servings

Shrimp Pasta in Garlic Basil Tomato Sauce


  • 1 lb. shrimp, peeled
  • 4 cloves garlic
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 8 ounces Spaghetti pasta
  • Salt and Pepper, for seasoning
  • 1/2 tsp red pepper flakes
  • For the sauce:
  • 2 pints cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 2 cups chicken broth, unsalted
  • ½ cup fresh basil leaves
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 tbsp flour (rice or wheat), to thicken the sauce
  • 1/2 cup Parmesan Cheese


  1. In a large skillet, add olive oil and heat it over medium high heat. When the pan is hot, add shrimp and garlic and season generously with salt and pepper.
  2. Cook about 2 minutes, turning shrimp over once, until just cooked through, and then transfer to a large plate.
  3. To make the sauce:
  4. Add the tomatoes and broth to the skillet and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat and slowly add 2 tablespoons of flour (I used rice flour) to thicken the sauce. Add basil and salt.
  5. While the sauce is simmering, cook Spaghetti according to package directions. Drain and set aside.
  6. To add everything together, toss pasta well with the shrimp sauce, red pepper flakes and Parmesan or serve the sauce over top of pasta in a serving plate and sprinkle with Parmesan and red pepper on each individual plate.

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6 thoughts on “Shrimp Pasta in Garlic Basil Tomato Sauce”

  1. Thank you for this recipe! It sounds Amazing! I may add a bit more garlic, we love garlic, and heirloom tomatoes are in season right now so I’ll be peeling and using those, can’t stand tomato peels in my sauce.
    My DH bought me a pasta maker recently and this may be the perfect opportunity to make my first pasta, don’t think I could find a more perfect sounding sauce!
    Thanks again!

  2. I made this tonight! It was pretty good! It just didnt pack the flavor like i thought. Maybe try mincing the garlic instead of throwing whole cloves in. I used the regular chicken broth and it was good like that. But overall great recipe

  3. I am going to try this recipe my family likes shrimp and spaghetti perfect combination and I love simple recipes thank you🌷😊

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