20 Mouthwatering Italian Shrimp Recipes
With so many Italian shrimp recipes to choose from, it's hard to decide which one to make. Keep it simple with this collection of Italian-style recipes that are perfect for sharing with family and friends. From authentic seafood soups to shrimp scampi with pasta — we're sure you'll find at least one recipe that you can't wait to try!
Zuppa di Pesce e Frutti di Mare
This is a classic Italian seafood soup cooked in a homemade fish stock that's rich with prawns, cod, mussels, and clams. Serve with a piece of toasted garlic bread in the bottom of each serving bowl; ladle soup on top of bread and garnish with freshly chopped parsley.
Italian Scallop and Shrimp Salad
If you love the flavor combination of shellfish with garlic, you'll have to try this flavor-packed Italian shrimp and scallop salad with garden peas and a garlic-parsley dressing. Chill for at least 3 hours or overnight for best results.
Shrimp Fettuccine Alfredo
This popular creamy pasta dish with shrimp is simply delicious. In this version, the Alfredo sauce is made from scratch with butter, cream, garlic, and Parmesan cheese. Serve hot with plenty of freshly chopped parsley.
An Italian-inspired shrimp pasta dish that's packed with seasonal veggies and spiced up with red pepper flakes. The sauce is typically served chunky, but if you are making this for picky eaters - you can use an immersion blender to make the veggies disappear into the pasta sauce.
Brodetto (Fish Stew) Ancona-Style
Italian families will make their own version of this rich, tomato-based stew with whatever fish and shellfish are freshest that day. This version uses shrimp, clams and red snapper; serve with crusty bread for a satisfying meal that's bursting with flavor.
Riso Venere ai Gamberetti e Zucchini (Venus Black Rice with Prawns and Zucchini)
The combination of nutty black rice, zucchini, and white wine marries beautifully with sweet prawns (or jumbo shrimp) for a luxurious Italian appetizer to share with friends.
Italian Shrimp and Scallop Risotto
Leave a lasting impression on your guests when you serve this authentic Italian shellfish risotto cooked in fish stock and flavored with white wine, garlic, lemon, and fresh parsley. The recipe video outlines each step and gives great tips on how to make the perfect risotto.
Gnocchi with Pesto and Shrimp
A surprisingly delicious Italian-inspired dish of shrimp, gnocchi, and asparagus coated in pesto sauce. Use prepared gnocchi and pesto if you are pressed for time, or have fun making homemade gnocchi and/or pesto for an even better flavor and greater satisfaction.
This Italian-American seafood stew is cold weather sustenance at its best. It's jam-packed with large shrimp, scallops, mussels, cod, and clams. Ladle into shallow soup bowls and pass around ciabatta rolls to mop up every last drop!
Shrimp Scampi with Pasta
This Italian shrimp pasta dish with a buttery white wine and garlic sauce is easy enough to make any week night, but also elegant enough for company if you need a crowd-pleasing dish.
Fresh Tomato Shrimp Pasta
With ripe tomatoes, basil, and fresh mozzarella cheese, this tasty shrimp pasta has the classic flavors of Italy in one dish! Italian home cook naples34102, gave this recipe a firm 5 stars: "This is a pasta dish as it should be — fresh, light, delicate and pretty!"
Elegant Penne with Asparagus and Shrimp
A simple combination of sauteed asparagus, fresh shrimp, white wine, garlic, and lemon means you're just 30 minutes away from trying this super tasty, springtime pasta dish. Serve with a generous amount of finely chopped parsley and Parmesan cheese.
Cooked fresh shrimp and linguine pasta are tossed in a rich and creamy garlic and herb sauce for an incredibly quick and easy Italian-style meal. Add in some baby spinach leaves at the same time as the herbs for a nutritional boost.
Garlic Shrimp Pasta Bake
This 5-star Italian seafood pasta bake is sure to get you rave reviews! It's packed with juicy shrimp, tomatoes, and herbs; sprinkle grated Parmesan and mozzarella on top, and bake in the skillet until golden brown and bubbling.
Shrimp Fra Diavolo
Upgrade your standard tomato and shrimp pasta to a whole new level by adding a generous helping of crushed chili flakes, garlic, and Italian red wine for depth of flavor. Toss with linguine or tagliatelle pasta which are both a good thickness to hold the sauce; garnish with freshly chopped parsley or basil.
Light Shrimp and Pesto Pasta
Sweet, succulent shrimp pair well with creamy pesto pasta in this Italian-inspired dish.The pesto is made with garlic cloves, parsley and walnuts but you can use prepared basil pesto if you're short on time. Season with black pepper and serve with lemon wedges.
Shrimp Florentine with Zoodles
Shrimp and baby spinach leaves are cooked in a lemon-butter sauce and tossed with zucchini noodles (zoodles) to create this Florentine-inspired light dinner. Once you've mastered a spiralizer, you'll be amazed how quick it is to make this dish.
Bucatini Pasta with Shrimp and Anchovies
This is a speedy, summery, Italian-inspired shrimp pasta dish with zucchini, cherry tomatoes, garlic, and basil. The addition of anchovies and their oil gives the pasta sauce a natural saltiness, and a real flavor boost.
Shrimp and White Bean Salad
An appetizing Italian-inspired shrimp salad with cannellini beans, cherry tomatoes, and red onion. Serve on a bed of salad greens with a garlic-red wine vinaigrette for a super tasty alfresco meal.
Last-Minute Lemon Spaghetti and Shrimp
You can't go wrong with the classic pairing of lemon and shrimp in this super quick pasta dish. But make sure you do what the Italians do - use the freshest basil, juiciest shrimp, and best quality Parmesan cheese you can find to make this last-minute meal truly delicious.