One Pan Shrimp Pasta

Shrimp is the perfect little ingredient to show off here, since it’s loaded with protein and is a mild, sweet flavor that will pair well with the mushrooms and garlic. But it’s not just about the shrimp, it’s about the sauce too! A quick and easy tomato sauce is all that’s needed for a delicious and protein-filled pasta that will please even the pickiest of eaters.

In this easy shrimp dish you’ll find tender pasta, sautéed shrimp, garlic and onions, and the simplicity of just one pan to make it all come together.

A friend of mine gave me this recipe last week, and it was delicious. The garlic and lemon combined with the sweet shrimp makes the whole dish feel like a spring roll, but with pasta instead of rice paper. If you’re not into the whole raw food thing, feel free to use a zucchini or even a regular spaghetti squash.. Read more about garlic butter shrimp pasta and let us know what you think.

A meal of delicate angel-hair pasta, salty capers, juicy shrimp, and acidic tomatoes! For the ideal evening pasta meal, we toss in a few chopped Kalamata olives and some diced garlic. Don’t be put off by the word “fancy”… Our One-Pan Shrimp Pasta is easy to make and will delight the whole family tonight! This seafood dish is delicious right out of the oven.


I sometimes feel like I’m caught in a rut and prepare the same same dishes over and over again. Just because it sounded simple, I’ve been on a “chicken” craze. My family was underwhelmed. So I went looking for something a little different, but still healthy, easy, and delicious. This was just what I needed! Only 6 ingredients, lots of savory tastes, and a new taste that my family hadn’t tried before… they were ecstatic, as was I, since it was new and delicious, and it took less than 25 minutes to prepare! It was a win-win situation for all of us!

Do I have to use raw shrimp for this?

Initially, I would say yes, without a doubt. The reason for this is because while it cooks, it absorbs the tastes of the capers, olives, and garlic, enhancing the overall flavor of the meal. If you use precooked shrimp, all you need to do is reheat it before serving. It’s all up to you! However, we suggest using raw shrimp to make this the best it can be!

Is this shrimp spaghetti good for you?

It all depends on what you’re comparing it to. Many recipes call for a lot of cheese, cream, and butter. This is not one of them! The carbohydrates in angel hair pasta are high (as they are in other pastas), but that’s where it ends! Capers, tomatoes, garlic, and shrimp are all beneficial to your health. If health is a priority for you, you could definitely use zoodles to make this extremely healthy!


Ingredients for our Shrimp Pasta in One Pan:

  • Pasta with Angel Hair
  • Garlic, minced
  • Capers
  • Olives Kalamata
  • raw shrimp
  • Petite Diced Tomatoes in a Can

How to prepare our Shrimp Pasta in One Pan:

Cook the pasta according to the package directions. Angel hair pasta is fantastic since it just takes 4 minutes to cook and is very light and flavorful.

Drain the pasta and put it aside. In a big skillet, heat the oil on medium for 1-2 minutes.

Add the minced garlic, diced olives, and capers in a slow, steady stream. Give it a good swirl to ensure that all of the ingredients are evenly distributed. Allow for 2-3 minutes of cooking time, stirring periodically.


Cook for 2 minutes after adding raw shrimp to the pan. Reduce burner heat to low after 2 minutes.


Cook, stirring occasionally, until the shrimp are pink and opaque, approximately 3-4 minutes longer.


Pour the pasta into the sauce pan and toss to incorporate all of the ingredients. Garnish with parsley and grated parmesan cheese.




This is a wonderful meal to serve on a Tuesday night or while hosting the in-laws. When things are busy, it’s simple, yet gourmet enough to wow anybody you’re serving. After feeding my hungry family of four, we had plenty of leftovers, which was a big bonus. It’s wonderful with our Spinach Walnut Salad! Our Grapefruit Gin and Tonic is a wonderful accompaniment… For the ideal evening drink, keep it light and fresh!

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Time to prepare: 5 minutes

Time to cook: 20 minutes

25-minute total time


  • Angel hair spaghetti, 9 oz
  • 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tsp garlic, chopped
  • 1/2 cup kalamata olives, chopped
  • 3 tablespoons capers
  • 1.5 pound of peeled shrimp
  • 14 oz. drained tiny diced tomatoes


    1. To begin, boil the pasta according to package directions and put aside.
    2. Heat the olive oil in a large pan over medium heat for approximately a minute.
    3. Toss the olive oil with the diced garlic, olives, and capers. Cook, stirring periodically, for 2-3 minutes.
    4. Cook for 2 minutes with uncooked shrimp (tails removed) in the pan.
    5. Stir in the drained can of tomatoes. Cook for a further 4-5 minutes, or until the shrimp are pale pink and opaque.
    6. Reduce the heat to low and gradually stir in the angel hair pasta.
    7. Serve! Serve with parmesan cheese and parsley as a garnish. 

Information about nutrition:



Size of Serving:

1 tbsp. per serving 276 calories 9g total fat 2g Saturated Fat 0g trans fat 7g of unsaturated fat 239 milligrams of cholesterol 1323mg sodium 18g carbohydrate 2 g fiber 2 g sugar 29 g protein

(Nutritional information is an estimate that may vary depending on cooking techniques and ingredient brands utilized.)

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This week, I made a quick and easy one pot meal that uses shrimp, white beans, and some vegetables. This is my first time making shrimp in white sauce, but I thought it was pretty good—I’m not eating white chicken sauce anytime soon, but I think this would be a good alternative if you don’t have any shrimp.. Read more about creamy shrimp pasta and let us know what you think.

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Una is a food website blogger motivated by her love of cooking and her passion for exploring the connection between food and culture. With an enthusiasm for creating recipes that are simple, seasonal, and international, she has been able to connect with people around the world through her website. Una's recipes are inspired by her travels across Mexico, Portugal, India, Thailand, Australia and China. In each of these countries she has experienced local dishes while learning about the culture as well as gaining insight into how food can be used as a bridge between different cultures. Her recipes are often creative combinations of traditional ingredients from various different cuisines blended together to create something new.