Penne with Shrimp and Herbed Cream Sauce

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Penne with Shrimp and Herbed Cream Sauce

Looking for a delicious and easy-to-make pasta recipe? Try Penne with Shrimp and Herbed Cream Sauce! This recipe is perfect for anyone who loves seafood and creamy pasta dishes. The combination of tender shrimp, al dente penne pasta, and a flavorful herbed cream sauce creates a mouthwatering dish that is sure to please even the pickiest eaters. Best of all, this recipe can be prepared in just 30 minutes, making it perfect for busy weeknights. So why not add this delicious recipe to your meal plan and enjoy a restaurant-quality pasta dish right at home?
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 18 minutes
Total Time 28 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Servings 8
Calories 443 kcal


  • 1 lb pasta penne
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • 1 lb shrimp medium , peeled and de-veined
  • 4 cloves garlic , minced
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt , plus extra for seasoning
  • ½ teaspoons black pepper , freshly ground, plus extra for seasoning
  • 15 oz tomatoes whole 1 can, drained, roughly chopped
  • ½ cup basil leaves, fresh, chopped
  • ½ cup parsley , flat leaf, fresh and chopped
  • ¼ teaspoon red pepper flakes crushed
  • 1 cup white wine
  • cup clam juice
  • ¾ cup whipping cream heavy
  • ½ cup Parmesan cheese grated


  • Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil over high heat.
  • Add the pasta and cook until tender but still firm to the bite, stirring occasionally, about 8 to 10 minutes. Drain the pasta and set aside.
  • In a large skillet, heat the oil; over medium-high heat. Add the shrimp, garlic, 1/2 teaspoon of salt, and 1/2 teaspoon of pepper. cook, stirring frequently until the shrimp turn pink and is cooked through, about 3 minutes. Using a slotted spoon, remove the shrimp and set aside.
  • Add the tomatoes, 1/4 cup basil, 1/4 cup parsley, and the red pepper flakes. Cook for 2 minutes, stirring constantly. Add the wine, clam juice, and heavy cream. Bring the mixture to a boil. Reduce the heat to medium low and simmer for 7 to 8 minutes until the sauce thickens. Add 1/4 cup of the Parmesan, the cooked shrimp, the cooked pasta, and the remaining herbs. Toss together until all ingredients are coated. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
  • Transfer the pasta to a large serving bowl. Sprinkle with the remaining cheese and serve immediately.

Nutrition Disclaimer

Paulson Pursuits is not a dietician or nutritionist, and any nutritional information shared is an estimate. If calorie count and other nutritional values are important to you, we recommend running the ingredients through whichever online nutritional calculator you prefer. Calories can vary quite a bit depending on which brands were used.


Calories: 443kcalCarbohydrates: 47gProtein: 22gFat: 18gSaturated Fat: 7gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gMonounsaturated Fat: 8gTrans Fat: 0.003gCholesterol: 121mgSodium: 367mgPotassium: 484mgFiber: 3gSugar: 4gVitamin A: 1249IUVitamin C: 14mgCalcium: 156mgIron: 2mg
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