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5 from 2 votes

Spicy Shrimp & Tomato Cream Pasta Skillet

This creamy pasta dish takes tomato sauce and your favorite pasta sauce and makes it gourmet. Adding shrimp and special seasonings, with a little bit of cheese for a garnish- this seafood infused dish is perfect for a main meal for family or for a crowd.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Dinner, Main Course
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4
Calories: 3005kcal


  • 2 tbsp olive oil divided
  • 1/2 tsp red pepper flakes
  • 1 lb shrimp peeled and de-veined
  • 1/2 medium white onion chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 24 oz jar spaghetti sauce
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 1/2 tsp Italian seasoning
  • 16 oz rotini pasta cooked according to the package directions


  • In a large skillet, heat a tablespoon of the olive oil over medium heat.
  • Once the oil's hot, add the pepper flakes and shrimp. Cook the shrimp quickly, about a minute per side.
  • Don't overcook the shrimp, quickly remove them from the skillet and set them aside on a waiting plate.
  • Add the onion and remaining tablespoon of olive oil to the skillet. Cook them over medium high heat, stirring often, for about 5 minutes.
  • Once the onions are nice and tender, stir in the garlic and cook for an additional minute.
  • Stir in the sauce, cream, and seasoning. Bring the mixture to a simmer, and let it bubble for 5 minutes.
  • Transfer the mixture to a pot, and add the cooked shrimp plus and juices & the cooked pasta.
  • Toss everything together until evenly combined.
  • Serve & enjoy!


recipe adapted from Spicy Southern Kitchen


Calories: 3005kcal | Carbohydrates: 389g | Protein: 165g | Fat: 87g | Saturated Fat: 34g | Cholesterol: 1306mg | Sodium: 7332mg | Potassium: 3926mg | Fiber: 27g | Sugar: 45g | Vitamin A: 5115IU | Vitamin C: 75mg | Calcium: 967mg | Iron: 23mg