Save on Pinterest

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.

Recommended Video


Click stars to rate
Average Rating:
  • No_Time_To_Cook
    Dec 21, 2020

    This was delicious, although I used dried seasonings and butter instead of olive oil. I

  • Courtney
    Dec 19, 2020

    I made a few modifications to give this dish the extra oomph.. I used 2 Roma tomatoes (added in last so they would not be mushy), I used 4 cloves of garlic and 1 shallot. I added in ½ cup of white cooking wine with the chicken broth and the sauce was delicious! I did not use fresh oregano- only fresh basil and parsley and it was delicious! I personally left out the red pepper flakes.

  • 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!