Easy and Tasty Pasta with Shrimp and Asparagus


I am completely addicted to this shrimp, asparagus, and pasta recipe. It is easy, yet elegant!

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
30 mins
6 servings


  • 1 (16 ounce) package penne pasta

  • 1 pound cooked, ready-to-eat jumbo shrimp

  • ½ cup olive oil

  • 1 pound fresh asparagus, trimmed and cut into thirds

  • 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes, or to taste

  • 4 cloves garlic, finely chopped

  • ¼ cup grated Parmesan cheese

  • salt and ground black pepper to taste


  1. Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Add pasta and cook, stirring occasionally, for 8 minutes. Add cooked shrimp. Cook until shrimp is heated through and pasta is tender yet firm to the bite, 2 to 3 minutes.

  2. Meanwhile, heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add asparagus and red pepper flakes; cook for 3 minutes, stirring frequently. Add garlic and continue to cook until asparagus is tender yet firm to the bite, another 4 to 5 minutes.

  3. Drain pasta and shrimp; transfer to a large serving bowl. Add cooked asparagus and Parmesan cheese; stir well to combine. Season with salt and pepper and serve immediately.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

535 Calories
22g Fat
58g Carbs
29g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 535
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 22g 28%
Saturated Fat 4g 19%
Cholesterol 151mg 50%
Sodium 252mg 11%
Total Carbohydrate 58g 21%
Dietary Fiber 4g 15%
Total Sugars 4g
Protein 29g
Vitamin C 7mg 34%
Calcium 104mg 8%
Iron 6mg 35%
Potassium 449mg 10%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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