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Shrimp with Basil Tomato Fettuccine Pasta

Shrimp with Basil Tomato Fettuccine Pasta - lots of garlic and fresh tomatoes in this spicy dish, smothered in a flavorful and spicy creamy sauce! Refreshing, Mediterranean, Summer pasta recipe!

Course Main Course
Cuisine Mediterranean
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 545 kcal
Author Julia

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 4 garlic cloves , minced
  • 4 tomatoes , sliced
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/2 pound shrimp , without shells and deveined
  • salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 cup half and half
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper
  • 1 cup Parmesan cheese shredded
  • 8 oz fettuccine pasta (use gluten free brown rice fettuccine for gluten free version)
  • 2 tomatoes sliced

Instructions

  1. In a large skillet, saute minced garlic, sliced tomatoes, and basil in 2 tablespoons of oil for 1 minute until garlic is fragrant.
  2. Add shrimp, sprinkle with a small amount of salt, paprika, and cook on medium heat for about 2 more minutes.
  3. Add half and half, 1/2 teaspoon of dry basil, and crushed red pepper to the skillet with shrimp and tomatoes, bring to boil and reduce to simmer. Whisk the Parmesan cheese into the hot cream and stir to melt cheese, on lowest heat setting, until the cheese is melted. Remove the sauce from heat. Add more salt, basil and more crushed red pepper if desired, to taste.
  4. In the mean time, cook pasta according to package instructions. Drain (reserving some pasta water). Add cooked pasta to the creamy mixture, add fresh sliced tomatoes (2 total), more salt, basil and more crushed red pepper if desired, to taste.
Nutrition Facts
Shrimp with Basil Tomato Fettuccine Pasta
Amount Per Serving
Calories 545 Calories from Fat 198
% Daily Value*
Fat 22g34%
Saturated Fat 9g56%
Cholesterol 182mg61%
Sodium 883mg38%
Potassium 722mg21%
Carbohydrates 54g18%
Fiber 4g17%
Sugar 6g7%
Protein 31g62%
Vitamin A 2080IU42%
Vitamin C 29.1mg35%
Calcium 486mg49%
Iron 3mg17%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.