Delicate angel-hair pasta, salty capers, succulent shrimp and tangy tomatoes make for one heck of a dish! We throw a few diced Kalamata olives and some diced garlic in for the perfect weeknight pasta dish. Sounds fancy, but don’t let it scare you off… our One Pan Shrimp Pasta is simple to throw together to please everyone tonight! Hot off the stove, this seafood creation is pretty incredible.
I feel like there are times that I get stuck in a rut and cook the same few things over and over again. I have been on a “chicken” kick just because it seemed easy. My family was not impressed. So I ventured out for something different, but also in my wheel-house of healthy, simple, and flavorful. This hit the spot! Only 6 ingredients, full of savory flavors, and a new taste that my family hadn’t have… they were super happy, as was I, because it was new and yummy while taking less than 25 minutes to throw together! It was win for all of us!
Do I have to make this with raw shrimp?
I would initially tell you yes, for sure. The reason for this is because as it cooks, it soaks up the flavors of the capers, olives, and garlic and makes the taste of the dish much more enhanced. If you use precooked shrimp, you are just warming it up before serving. It is entirely up to you! However, to make this the best it can be, we recommend using uncooked shrimp!
Is this shrimp pasta healthy?
Well, it really depends what you are comparing it. A lot of recipes out there are heavy on cheese, cream, and butter. This one is not! The angel hair pasta is loaded with carbs (like all pastas), but thats where it stops! Capers, tomatoes, garlic, and shrimp are great for you! You could absolutely substitute in zoodles to make this super healthy if that’s what is #1 to you!
Ingredients for our One Pan Shrimp Pasta:
- Angel Hair Pasta
- Minced Garlic
- Kalamata Olives
- Shrimp, raw
- Can of Petite Diced Tomatoes
How to make our One Pan Shrimp Pasta:
Prepare the pasta following the package instructions. Angel hair pasta is so great because it takes about 4 minutes to cook and is so light and delicious.
Once the pasta is drained, set aside. Next, heat oil in a large skillet on medium for 1-2 minutes.
Slowly add the minced garlic, diced olives, and capers. Give is a cook stir to make sure all the ingredients are fully combined. Allow them to cook for 2-3 minutes, stirring occasionally.
Next, add uncooked shrimp to pan and cook for 2 minutes. After 2 minutes, reduce burner heat to low.
Stir in the canned tomatoes and cook until the shrimp are pink and opaque, about 3-4 more minutes.
Pour the pasta into the sauce pan and stir all ingredients until completely combined. Garnish with grated parmesan and parsley.
This makes a great dish for a Tuesday evening or if you are entertaining the in-laws. Its simple when are things are going on but gourmet enough to impress anyone you are feeding. A huge plus was that we had a good amount of leftovers after feeding my hungry family of four. I love pairing it with our Spinach Walnut Salad! A great drink to go with it is our Grapefuit Gin and Tonic…light and fresh for the perfect dinner drink!
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- 9 oz angel hair pasta
- 2 TBS EVOO
- 1 TBS chopped garlic
- 1/2 C diced kalamata olives
- 3 TBS capers
- 1.5 LB peeled shrimp
- 14oz can petite diced tomatoes, drained
- First, boil the pasta according to the package and set aside.
- Turn burner to medium and heat the olive oil in a large skillet for about a minutes.
- Next, add the diced garlic, olives, and capers to the olive oil. Cook for 2-3 minutes, stirring occasionally.
- Add uncooked shrimp (with tail off) to the pan and cook for 2 minutes.
- Add the drained can of tomatoes and stir. Cook for another 4-5 minutes, watching for the shrimp to turn a light pink color and opaque.
- Reduce heat to low and slowly add angel hair pasta to mixture.
- Serve! Garnish with parmesan cheese and parsley.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 276Total Fat: 9gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 7gCholesterol: 239mgSodium: 1323mgCarbohydrates: 18gFiber: 2gSugar: 2gProtein: 29g
(Nutritional information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.)