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one pot creamy shrimp pasta in a skillet, garnished with parmesan and parsley
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5 from 3 votes

One Pot Creamy Shrimp Pasta

This One Pot Creamy Shrimp Pasta is such a delicious 30 minute meal! Made with simple and easy ingredients, this shrimp and pasta recipe is perfect for busy weeknights and will sure to be a keeper.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: creamy shrimp pasta
Servings: 6
Author: Lisa Longley


  • 1 TBSP olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 29 ounces crushed tomatoes
  • 3 cups chicken broth
  • 1/2 tsp crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1/2 TBSP dried basil
  • 1/2 TBSP dried parsly
  • 16 ounces penne
  • 1 pound shrimp raw and deveined
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • shredded parmesan for serving
  • fresh basil for serving


  • Gather and measure all of your ingredients. Heat olive oil in a large skillet or stock pot over medium high heat. Add garlic and cook until it becomes fragrant, about 30 seconds. Watch your garlic closely, if it burns start over with a clean pan.
  • Add crushed tomatoes, chicken broth, red pepper flakes, basil, and parsly, stirring to combine. Season lightly with salt and pepper.
  • Stir in penne.
  • Bring to a boil and then reduce heat and simmer for 10 to 15 minutes (or until the penne just has a small bite to it), stirring occasionally.
  • Stir in shrimp and cook until it just turns pink. Stir in the heavy cream and remove from heat.
  • Top with parmesan and fresh basil to serve.



If you are using frozen shrimp, allow at least 20 minutes for thawing time. I like to run my frozen shrimp under cold water in a sieve for it to thaw.