Penne with Shrimp
A light but tasty Italian dish!
A light but tasty Italian dish!
This was quite a good base, but I modified it a bit. I used only 1 can of tomatoes, doubled the garlic and wine (so I simmered it a little while longer - uncovered - to boil off some liquid. About 20 minutes all together). I also added basil and crushed red pepper while sauteing the onion and garlic... this added to the flavor a lot. Very easy to make and really delicious. I will definitely make it again. Thanks for the recipe!Read More
This was quite a good base, but I modified it a bit. I used only 1 can of tomatoes, doubled the garlic and wine (so I simmered it a little while longer - uncovered - to boil off some liquid. About 20 minutes all together). I also added basil and crushed red pepper while sauteing the onion and garlic... this added to the flavor a lot. Very easy to make and really delicious. I will definitely make it again. Thanks for the recipe!
This recipe was easy and tasty. I've made it several times now. The last few times I have added more spices (salt, pepper, italian seasonings, basil). I have also used pre-cooked shrimp that were thawed and just thrown them in for a minute or two at the end...much easier. I was also generous with the wine. At first I worried about what wine to use, but now I just dump in whatever I've got going and it turns out great every time.
I did enjoy this. However I did add LOTS of crushed garlic. It is a little bland but it was good. I think what I would do next time is not add the shrimp to the sauce but pan fry the shrimp in garlic butter with some lemon first, then add it on top of the pasta and sauce. This way the shrimp would have more flavour. Was a good basic recipe. I would make it again but with my changes.
Great! But I did add a 1/3 cup tomato sauce to the recipie, and I did not toss together but placed the noodles in individual small ramikins and ladled the sauce over, sprinkled the parmesean with a little added mozzarella and baked until bubbly. Fantastic, it is now in my favorite recipie book!
I sauteed some zuchinni in it before adding the wine and tomatoes. Also added some ground red pepper, garlic powder, onion powder and parsley. It was awesome!!! My husband and 11 month old loved it.
This was a really good recipe. I made a change,however. I only used 1 can of diced tomatoes and I used 1/2 cup of parmesan cheese that I add to the pasta instead on just sprinkling it on the top. It was great with garlic bread!
This was simple but it was a little plain to me. I added lots of extra garlic and some basil. I omited the wine because it already seemed a little too soupy. After tossing it with the pasta I decided it needed more substance so I put in 1 cup of tomato sauce. I didn't put the whole cup of cheese on it because I am trying to watch my wasteline - I let everyone sprinkle their own desired amount of cheese on. I used a bag of frozen shrimp because I had them on hand - just thawed and pulled the tails off and threw them in the last few minutes to heat up. My husband LOVED LOVED LOVED IT!!!! So even though I thought it was just so-so I am sure I will be begged to make it again! :)
This sauce has such nice flavor. Usually I find that the sauce is missing something or that it has too much of something in it. I did not find that to be the case with this sauce. Yummy!
I am sorry, but this was very bland. Even after I added a ton of garlic and Italian Seasoning. Thanks for sharing your recipe:)
Excellent! My changes: I used 4 cloves of garlic and 4 T chopped fresh basil and sauteed those with the onion. I added only 1 can of diced tomatoes (the kind with basil, garlic and oregano), and about 1/3 cup of white wine. I added a bit of sea salt, fresh ground pepper, and 1/4 T crushed red pepper. I let that simmer, but not for the full 10 minutes, as I felt it was reducing quickly. Added the shrimp, and when finished I served it over whole wheat couscous with freshly grated romano. Lots of flavor with a little kick, but still light and healthy. Definitely a keeper!
This was fantastic with just a few changes. Instead of penne, I used dough spread thin in a pan. Then I topped it with the drained tomatoes and garlic, skipping the shrimp altogether. I thought a cup of parmesan was a bit much, so I used mozzarella cheese. Where I really saved time was instead of all the sauteing, I just baked it in a very hot oven until the dough was golden brown. Yum! Could have been a 5 star recipe, but I only gave it 4 because it would have been better with pepperoni.
This is a great recipe. Yes, it might be a little bland as written, but some people like that. If you like your meals more seasoned, it is super easy to just season to take to create the flavor you want. I used fire roasted tomatoes, lots of garlic, and Italian seasoning paste. I also sauteed the shrimp separately, after rubbing them with a blend of minced garlic, paprika and italian seasoning. I served the shrimp on top of the pasta and sauce, and topped with parmesan. One of the best and easiest meals I've made in a while. Great base recipe! Thanks for sharing!
This recipe was very good I made it for my grilfriend and she just loved it. Thanks.
Needs a lot more flavor. Add in some basil parsley oregano. Be very generous with the wine. Also needs more garlic. Plate top with a spritz of lemon juice. Also I added mushrooms with the garlic and onion.
I did make some changes... I added mushroom to the onion/garlic, halved the tomatoes, and added basil.
Awesome recipe. I made a few modifications. I seasoned the shrimp first with garlic powder, a pinch of black and red pepper, and a little sea salt. I used a ton of minced garlic for the sauce, maybe 2 tbsp. I drained a can of petite diced tomatoes, and added a lot of basil, some oregano, black pepper, salt, and crushed red pepper flakes to the sauce. Finally, after adding the shrimp I threw in a few handfuls of spinach as well. It was delicious!
Loved this recipe. All of you that say this is bland give it another try. Use Rotel can tomatoes/lime juice and cilantro flavored. Unbelivable
SO GOOD! Very short & simple ingredient list (they're all staples in my kitchen). The ease & tastiness of this recipe will definitely make it one of my "regulars." YUM:-)
My hubby, son and I all loved this! Light but very tasty! I didn't have white wine so I subbed sherry, and I used more onion (yellow instead of red). Delicious! Would definitely make again! :)
I've been using allrecipes since 2001 so I've used a ton of recipes from this site. I really wanted to like this one but I just didn't see why this recipe was getting 4 1/2 stars. I didn't change a thing. (I hate finding recipes that have all of these alterations that essentially no longer makes that on hand the actual recipe.) I just wasn't impressed.
We really liked this. Simple and tasty. I used one can diced tomatoes with balsamic vinegar and one can diced tomatoes that was italian seasoned. This added a lot of flavor to the dish and if I had used unseasoned tomatoes, I think it would have been a little bland for our liking. Even my 4, 2, and 1 year old gobbled it up! Thanks!
I thought the recipe was very good! I did add about 2 teaspoons of dried basil and 1 tablespoon of sugar to cut down on the acid. I will make this again.
I drained and saved the liquid off of one can of the tomatoes and increased the wine to 1/2 cup.... I also added about 6 cloves of minced garlic, 1 tsp basil, 1 tsp oregano, and 2 tsp red pepper flakes. After the liquid was reduced, I added heavy cream for a cream sauce... I used the reserved liquid from the tomatoes to thin it up some since it was a little too thick...
Very easy nice light dish. I made it exactly as the recipe called except adding mushrooms because our family loves them.
Made this tonight and it was absolutely delicious! I did omit the wine because my kids don't care for anything w/ that flavor. I just added the juice from the canned tomatoes and added fresh basil and oregano. My kids asked for thirds!!! Thanks for sharing this recipe!!!!!
OMG this was good. Used fire roasted tomatoes with garlic, and added a little mozz cheese right at the end. I had 2 helpings, my hubby had 3. IT ROCKED!
Didn't have very much flavor, I added extra garlic, italian spices and some red pepper flakes.
Very simple for a kitchen novice like me trying to learn to cook. Not too much room to screw up. It's tasty and light. In short, easy to make and was a big success.
I loved the health factor of this recipe. Next time I will follow the advice of some of the others and saute some zucchini and add a little more spice to it. Overall it was simple to make and tasted good.
GREAT! Hubby loved it.. added a little more wine and garlic, but that was it.. and thats just personal taste preference.
My sister made this on Christmas day. I loved it. It was tasty and not too heavy. A nice change from ham or turkey of course, but would have been great anytime. Using freshly grated parmesean is a must!
I thought this was a good basic recipe to follow. I did add more garlic, basil, oregano, white wine and parsley to the recipe. Had a very good flavor and I will definitely make it again.
Nice! I followed the directions exactly except for adding basil and oregano. I also upped the garlic to a heaping tablespoon. I used frozen shrimp, and had every intention of thawing it completely before using it, but it didn't thaw fast enough. They were still mostly frozen when I added them to the pot. They took a little longer to heat, but it still turned out good in the end. For those of you counting calories at home... one portion size didn't really fill us up. Be sure to have a salad or veggie on the side.
Good base recipe, but take the advice of other cooks: add more seasoning! This recipe on its own is sooo bland. Garlic, basil, oregano, salt, pepper...whatever you like: add it. The more seasonings the better.
This was wonderful!!! I eliminated the wine, used one can of tomatoes and used vendaila onion!! Oh and topped with feta cheese!!! ta die for!!!
This dish was very tasty. I took others recommendations and added more seasonings and salt. I sautéed 2 onions with 3 garlic cloves. I used fire roasted tomatoes with garlic. I added dried oregano and parsley. Added chipotle chili seasoning for a little heat. I did not have wine, substituted cooking sherry. Added a little half n half toward the end.
GREAT! My husband and I felt like we were eating a dish from our favourite italian restaurant. Also added more spices...maybe will try it with spicy italian sausage next time. A++
Bravo! This was easy, fast, tasty and healthy. I only gave 4 stars beacause I made it using the modifications recommended by Sky, plus a couple of my own. I doubled the garlic, onion and wine. I added 1/2 t dried basil and 1/8 t red pepper flakes (for a half recipe) to the garlic and onion before adding the wine. I used tomatoes that were already flavored with garlic and sweet onion and chopped them up more in the food processor (a few pulses). My sauce tasted a bit too acidic, so I added just a tiny pinch of sugar to balance it out. Served with a simple garlic toast & a bag salad mix--easiest dinner of the week!
Yeah it is ok....needs a bunch of other stuff to make it more memorable. A citrus fruit or other veggies. Just so so but easy and edible
Yummy! Sooooooo delish!!!
Hubs had been asking for a shrimp dinner so I decided to try this one. For the two of us I used 1/4 of the penne and half of the other ingredients. Even though I used canned tomatoes that were already seasoned with basil, garlic and oregano, I thought this recipe still needed a boost of flavor. Next time, I’ll add more basil and oregano (fresh if I have it), more wine, and maybe some red pepper flakes or cayenne for a little kick. We did enjoy this and it’s worth another try, but I’ll be bumping up the flavors.
I loved this recipe. The leftovers were even better. I added garlic sal and italian seasoning at the end to give a bit more flavor. It was awesome!
Did not enjoy the falovr of shrimp and tomatoes. Very bland. Liked the idea of the dish, just needs some fine tuning.
Great concept, but overall, it was lacking/very bland. Will modify and make again, but will definately decrease the canned toms to ONE can, double the wine, garlic and onion for starters. On the positive, it was super easy/quick to make, just needs some tweaking, plus spices.
This was excellent! Used the list of ingredients as stated, with the minor change of using fresh tomatoes instead of canned. I increased the garlic, and used less red pepper, based on our tastes. This is a keeper and will definitely be made again! Thanks!
soo tasty. you can use any wine and it will always turn out amazing.
This did not have enough flavor for us--too bland. I used fresh, quality ingredients & followed the recipe to the letter, even measured! Added basil, salt & pepper to the leftovers. Better.
Was a quick easy recipe...but I felt it needed alittle more ZIP for our taste, I added a sprinkle of red pepper flakes, and substituted the white wine for apple juice , then to make this dish alittle lightier and more diet friendly I served the shrimp, sauce,& etc. over a bed of ANGEL HAIR PASTA! Hubby loved it!
AWESOME! Took others advice and used 1 can of diced tomatoes, and doubled the wine and garlic and added crushed red pepper. And I let it simmer longer, about 45 minutes unvoered to reduce. Will definitely make again!
This is edible but bland. I made it as is and won't ever make it like that again. I might try making it again with some of the modifications others have suggested so that it tastes better.
I just made this for my family and it is absolutely delicious! I followed fellow reviewers' suggestions and upped the garlic to 2 tablespoons. I also added dried basil and crushed red pepper when the garlic/onions were cooking. Finally, instead of crushed tomatoes, I used a 28 oz can of whole San Marzano tomatoes--they make this dish amazing! Sauce was not too thin, sauce was not bland; sauce and dishe were super!
Quick and easy! I only had 1 can of tomatoes, so I added 2 fresh romas. I used pre-cooked frozen shrimp and that added a bit more liquid so total simmering time was about 20 minutes. The white wine I used was a moscato, which is a sweet dessert wine, but it worked! Added a little salt and basil to taste. Hubby thought it was shrimp creole so you could probably even serve it over rice. I would definitely make this again.
EXCELLENT! I WILL BE COOKING THIS AGAIN AND AGAIN AND AGAIN!
super fresh flavor, added pepper and basil like others suggested. will make again.
This was a huge hit! I added some red pepper flakes to spice it up a little. Next time I'll throw in some fresh roma tomatoes to see if that'll make it even better.
Great, simple recipe. I didn't have any 'canned tomatoes' on hand and it proved a positive! I used about 1.5cups Fresh Grape Tomatoes, haved and added about .75cup Tomato Juice. Served over Gluten Free Pasta with a side salad. Perfect workday dinner!
Turned out too soupy and the flavors were kind of bland, but will try tweaking it to my tastes for next time!
This was a very light and easy dish. I took into account the reviews stating it was bland and used a flavoured canned tomato mixture, as well as adding extra garlic.
too much tomato taste, not enough spices
Great base dish! Loved the simplicity. I made a few changes: used 1 can of diced tomatoes; used chicken stock and tp of sugar instead of wine; added basil and red chili flakes; used pre-cooked shrimp. Took no time at all and was restaurant quality! Would love to think of a low carb version (no starches).
Wow! This was declicious...although I did make some changes. I hate to review a recipe based on changes I made, but too many people said it was bland for me not to take note. My changes were: Use whole wheat penne; increase garlic to 2 tbls.; add 1/2 tsp. crushed red pepper, 1/2 tsp. black pepper, 1 tsp. Italian seasoning, 1 tsp. dried basil. I used Contessa frozen shrimp.
Fantastic, and super-quick. I used a can of tomatoes that was flavored with garlic and basil, and whole wheat penne. My husband is a really picky eater, but for this, he dove in for seconds. We both agree that the sauce could use a little something --perhaps a really general Italian seasoning--but I will absolutely make this again.
A very delicious dish that is quick and easy to make.
Good - I did not have parmesan cheese so we used about a 1/2 cup of feta for a little Greek flair - also tossed in a little Italian seasoning. yummy and pretty low fat, considering...
I usually don't review recipes but this one was good I had to. I have tried several pasta and shrimp recipes and this one is 2 die for. However I did make some changes just because I didn't have all on hand. I used chicken stock instead of white wine, angel hair pasta instead of penne and I added basil to it. It was by far the best thing I have tasted in a very long time.
The 4 stars is for when I made it as the recipe stated. I think it was a little bland. It's just me and the hubby so I made enough pasta for 2, kept the shrimp, onion and garlic as stated (we love both). I used only 1 can of the diced tomatoes, did 1/2 cup of Sauvignon Blanc and added a little bit of salt, some cracked pepper, and basil. I just eye balled it so I have no measurements to give. We loved it with the changes.
I sliced up sweet sausage and cooked this with the onion. Plus, I added more garlic and Italian spice to taste. I liked the consistency of the sauce as it stayed moist.
Excellent recipe. Some reviewers thought that it was a little bland so instead of canned diced tomatoes, I added canned diced tomatoes with green chillies. If you like spicey food, you will love it with the this change. Another possibility....add one can of diced tomatoes with green chillies and one plain diced tomatoes for a not so spicy, but still flavorful meal. Thanks for sharing!!
Needed some zip.
Good and easy! I added mushrooms and some fresh spinach. Tasty and healthy!
It was good and easy to make! I added mushroom, used a lot more white wine. I also added italian seasonings like basil oregano and parsely and salt and pepper. Also added mozerella cheese. overall pretty tasty
This recipe is delicious with the extra Alfredo sauce - thank you for the suggestion! I sauteed mushrooms, garlic and onion in the oil and then added the wine (to taste) and 14.5 oz of well drained diced tomatoes with chile and then the shrimp. It was a little spicy for my taste but after i mixed in some Alfredo sauce it was perfect! Of course some people added crushed red pepper at the table but most of us found it had just the right amount of spicyness.
added cream, red pepper flakes and fresh basil
I often riff off Italian recipes, and this was no exception, but it was not much of a diffrence! Judging from the comments, I adjusted the seasoning a bit, and as in my custom, I let the sauce simmer 90 minutes to 2 hours ON VERY LOW, with the lid half-on the pot. I did NOT shell the shrimp-I bought uncooked shrimp which were already de-veined, pulled the "feathers" off, and leaving the shells ON,continued the recipe as stated. The shells add a LOT of flavor to the end product. IT IS VERY flavorful, a little more prep and cooking time, but this is added to my recipe box and we plan on making it frequently!
This is so quick & delicious! I made it pretty much the same with just a few substitutions & additions. I used Vidalia onion because it’s what I had, & I used 2 cans of petite diced tomatoes with green chilies for a touch of heat. I added sliced zucchini, baby spinach, & 1/4 cup of balsamic vinegar, then I drizzled balsamic reduction over the dish after I plated it.
I used basil, garlic, and oregano tomatoes, then added the parmesan into the tomato mixture (I probably used 1/2 cup parmesan)
Very fresh with simple but very flavorful taste! I did add a few tablespoons fresh chopped basil and a few dashes red pepper flakes. A breeze to put together, very quick! Loved it!
Very good, will definitely be serving this again..I combined some other suggestions when preparing. I sauteed the shrimp in butter prior to adding to the sauce. I added a pinch of crushed red pepper and fresh basil.However, I did have to add some dried basil later,as it still needed a little more(dried did the trick, but we do love basil in our house, so you'd have to adjust it to your own preference). I also used petite diced tomatoes.
I made this for dinner last night and it was loved by all. I only gave it four stars because I added some red pepper, basil, zucchini and extra wine to make it perfect. I will definitely be making this again, it tasted like it was from a fancy restaurant.
Great! But I agree the dish didn't have enough of a "hit." I just sauteed the shrimp in butter and creole seasoning and laid on top of the penne with the sauce. Wonderful and thanks for the recipe.
I added fresh, sliced mushrooms to this and it was delicious. Will make again but may try adding artichoke hearts too.
Recipe was fantastic! I made recipe "as is", but next time I will use half the amount of tomatoes, basil, spices, etc., and more wine for flavor. Easy and tasty!
Very good. I used the suggestion to add salt, pepper, Italian Seasoning, and basil and it was excellent!
It was a very simple and fast meal. The fact that it was healthy was great too. I personally like thicker sauce so I let is simmer for a while to thicken it up. And for a little more spicier flavor I added a bit of white pepper.
Very good recipe, really simple and easy to fix. As in other reviews, I had to spice it up a bit with extra seasonings (oregano, parsley, garlic, onion powder)and also sauteed the shrimp with a little lemon juice and butter then added it to the sauce just before serving. My 8 year old son who is a picky eater loved it. I will definitely make it again.
Very delicious start. I used Rotel hot canned tomatoes plus fresh basil and parsley. I also added oregano and red pepper plus some chopped spinach because I didn't feel like making a salad on the side. It turned out terrific. Perfect Monday night meal in June! Flavorful but light. Hubby cleaned his double serving bowl and went back for more.
quick and painless ...tastes great!
I added red pepper flakes and some pancetta....
I enjoyed this recipe. I love shrimp with pasta so I was really excited to try it. I didn't use the red onion though - I don't like onions. I added lemon, as someone mentioned in the reviews. Very good.
I added some Italian spices and some red pepper flakes because my family likes spicy food. It was light tasting since there wasn't any heavy sauce. I may add a little olive oil to help the sauce stick to the pasta next time.
this was pretty good - I followed the recipe pretty closely, with a few exceptions; I didn't have penne, so used rotini. I also used diced tomatoes with green chilis as some others had recommended. It was good -but pretty spicy, so if you don't like spice, I would recommend one with green chili/one without... or both with no green chilis. I added a dash of italian seasoning, as well. Instead of mixing the parmesean in, we sprinkled it on top so we could decide how much we wanted; 1 c. seemed a lot for us.
I can only give this a 3 star (2 star seemed too harsh). This wasn't bad, but it wasn't spectacular. I found it to be too plain. Basically all this is, is cans of tomatoes with shrimp over pasta. I doubt I will be making this again.
i just started trying to cook last week. this was awesome. pretty easy. i experimentally added a slice of cheese, which seemed to change the consistency. i liked it!
This recipe was good, but not really great. The sauce ended up being a little bland, so I would suggest adding some fresh basil and a little more garlic. A good starting point for a great recipe.