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Shrimp Pasta Primavera

They say the way to a man's heart is through his stomach. So when I invite that special guy to dinner, I like to prepare something equally wonderful. This well-seasoned pasta dish has lots of flavor, and it won't hurt your budget! —Shari Neff, Takoma Park, Maryland
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
  • Makes
    2 servings


  • 4 ounces uncooked angel hair pasta
  • 8 jumbo shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 6 fresh asparagus spears, trimmed and cut into 2-inch pieces
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/2 cup sliced fresh mushrooms
  • 1/2 cup chicken broth
  • 1 small plum tomato, peeled, seeded and diced
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1 tablespoon each minced fresh basil, oregano, thyme and parsley
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese


  • Cook pasta according to package directions. Meanwhile, in a large skillet, saute shrimp and asparagus in oil until shrimp turn pink, 3-4 minutes. Add garlic; cook 1 minute longer. Add the mushrooms, broth, tomato, salt and pepper flakes; simmer, uncovered, for 2 minutes.
  • Drain pasta. Add the pasta and seasonings to skillet; toss to coat. Sprinkle with cheese.
Nutrition Facts
1 serving: 581 calories, 32g fat (6g saturated fat), 89mg cholesterol, 783mg sodium, 49g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 3g fiber), 24g protein.

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  • 30yearcook
    Oct 20, 2020

    This was delicious, everyone enjoyed it.

  • Anne
    Aug 4, 2020

    Excellent dish! I also prepped beforehand. That takes me a little longer than 15 minutes. Once that's done, the rest is a breeze. Didn't make any changes. Finding something new my dad likes is a challenge. He loved it - said it was like dining in an upscale restaurant.

  • Leslie
    Jun 29, 2020

    Hi! I made this tonight for me and my grown children and it was a hit! I prepped everything first down to the herbs and in it went like a stir-fry. Very quick. Served with garlic bread and a nice tossed salad. Cheers! Delicious!

  • Mary
    Jun 7, 2020

    Delicious fresh recipe. Did not need chicken broth as was moist without it. Quick and tasty new recipe to add to favorites. Thanks

  • sandra0723
    May 13, 2020

    Quick and easy and delicious

  • grandmascooking22
    May 10, 2020

    Very good pasta. I used linguine rather than angel hair but otherwise followed the recipe. Nice blend of seasonings. Will make again.

  • srga
    Jul 15, 2017

    Enjoyed this dish but it lacked some UMPH! We used fresh basil and thyme and dried oregano and parsley. I think the balance of veggies is about right. I think I'd use more garlic and a 1/2 & 1/2 butter and EVOO. increase the salt slightly and try it again. Overall a good meal

  • lfreer
    Feb 3, 2017

    This meal was outstanding. I only used half of the herbs, and it was perfectly flavored for us. Just the right amount of kick with the red pepper. I will definitely be serving this again!

  • PrplMonky5
    Jul 18, 2016

    My husband thought this was good but I only thought it was so-so. Maybe it was because I used dry spices instead of fresh (I did the conversion and it was still way too much), or maybe because it was just a bit too oily (even though I cut back on it), or maybe it was because I used low fat, low sodium chicken broth. The amount of shrimp and asparagus seemed good but I found it needed more tomatoes. I may double that next time. It had a good overall flavor but lacked something. Next time I'm going to either do half oil, half butter, or just do all butter. I think that will give it a nice taste. Maybe even add in some lemon juice. Not sure what to do about the herbs though... I never have fresh on hand and would hate to buy some just for this dish alone. I'd try this again.

  • Wendywe
    Jun 8, 2015

    Loved this.