Creamy Shrimp Pasta

By Rena Awada | Updated On September 13, 2019

This Creamy Shrimp Pasta recipe is made with a light cream sauce, sun-dried tomatoes, spinach, and a light creamy sauce. Quick and easy lunch or dinner recipe that’s delicious and appetizing.

pasta with sun-dried tomatoes and spinach

Easy Creamy Shrimp Pasta Recipe with Sun-dried Tomatoes

A pasta recipe that’s is easy and quick to put together. Ready in about 30 minutes. This Creamy Shrimp Pasta recipe is filling, delicious and loaded with shrimps. Made with sun-dried tomatoes, spinach for some added nutrition, skimmed milk instead of heavy cream, topped with some chili flakes. You can use any type of pasta you prefer.

pasta with sun-dried tomatoes

Don’t like shrimps?

If you prefer to use a different protein like chicken instead of shrimp you definitely can. This creamy pasta recipe can be made with any meat you like. A great option would be chicken, or if you would like to keep it vegetarian go ahead and add more veggies.

pasta with sun-dried tomatoes, spinach, shrimp and light cream sauce

Can you boil pasta in chicken broth?

There are many different ways to cook pasta. The most common one being in the water. If you would like to cook it in the chicken broth you can do so at medium heat. Add just enough broth to cover the pasta and once the broth has boiled and the pasta had cooked through you can go ahead and add the other ingredients.

creamy shrimp pasta

What is healthy to put on pasta?

Often times people like to keep their pasta ingredients to a minimum to reduce the number of calories. Some great healthy options to add to your pasta would be some sort of protein like grilled chicken or shrimps. Skip heavy cream for creamy pasta recipes and use light cream cheese and skim milk. Alternatively, you can always use olive oil instead of butter for any pasta dish like I did with this creamy shrimp pasta recipe. Some other great toppings or additions can be grilled veggies, tomato basil sauce, fresh garlic, hot pepper flakes, cheese, fresh herbs, mushrooms, and sun-dried tomatoes.

 made with light cream sauce

Making this creamy Shrimp pasta recipe?

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Here are a few other pasta dishes you can check out:

pasta dish with sun-dried tomatoes

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How to make this Creamy Shrimp Pasta Recipe:

whole wheat penne with shrimp

Creamy Shrimp Pasta

Easy creamy pasta recipe made with shrimp, sun-dried tomatoes and spinach
4.49 from 37 votes
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American, Italian
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
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Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 497kcal
Author: Rena


  • 8 oz Whole Wheat Penne
  • 1 lb Jumbo Shrimp peeled and deveined
  • 2 Tbsp Olive Oil
  • 3-4 Garlic Cloves minced or pressed
  • 4 oz Sun-dried Tomatoes drained and chopped
  • Sea salt and pepper, to your taste
  • 2 Cup Baby Spinach
  • 1 ½ Cup Skimmed Milk
  • 1 Tbsp Corn or Gluten-free Flour
  • 1 Tbsp Dried Basil
  • ½ Tsp Chili Flakes


  • Fill a pot with salted water and bring it to the boil. Add in the pasta and cook for 6-8 minutes, or until al dente.
  • Meanwhile, heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add garlic and cook until fragrant, 1 minute.
  • Add shrimps, dried tomatoes, chili flakes, dried basil and a pinch of salt. Cook until shrimps are pink, about 3-4 minutes, then set aside on a plate.
  • In the same pan add milk and flour and cook whisking constantly, until sauce thickens
    (about 3-4 minutes). Season with salt and pepper to your taste.
  • Add baby spinach and cook until just wilted about 1 more minute.
  • Stir in the cooked pasta and shrimps and gently mix to combine. Enjoy!



Nutritional facts:
Please keep in mind that the nutritional information is calculated using a nutrition facts calculator. It is a rough estimate and can vary greatly based on products used


Calories: 497kcal | Carbohydrates: 58g | Protein: 38g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 293mg | Sodium: 1010mg | Potassium: 1293mg | Fiber: 8g | Sugar: 16g | Vitamin A: 1820IU | Vitamin C: 20.7mg | Calcium: 332mg | Iron: 5.9mg
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Reader Interactions


  1. Rita says

    5 stars
    WOW! This recipe is amazed and taste is so good. It’s so easy to make this recipe and healthy. Thank you Rena! 🙂

  2. Samantha says

    5 stars
    I loved this recipe! So easy and fresh! I doubled the sauce ingredients and spinach because I like a lot of sauce my boyfriend said it was “restaurant quality” ❤

  3. Hélène says

    5 stars
    I tried to cook this recipe.. and wow.
    It’s very easy to do (I’m a student and I’m not so good) and it’s very delicious.
    I want cook it more time and other recipes too.
    Thanks Rena!!

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