Shrimp Marinara

Shrimp Marinara

Shrimp Marinara

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Dinner Italian
By Easilycook Serves: 4
Prep Time: 15 Cooking Time: 20 Total Time: 35

Will you believe this flavorful shrimp marinara takes under 35 minutes to make! It's an easy dinner recipe that works for entertaining too!


  • For the shrimp and pasta
  • 8 ounces spaghetti noodles
  • 1 pound large shrimp
  • 2 teaspoons dried basil
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 2 tablespoons butter (or olive oil)
  • Parmesan cheese, for garnish (optional)
  • For the marinara sauce
  • 28 ounce can crushed fire roasted tomatoes (or best quality crushed tomatoes)*
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 8 fresh basil leaves, plus more for the garnish



Thaw the shrimp (according to the package instructions, or see the section above). When thawed, pat the shrimp dry with a paper towel or clean rag.


Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Boil the pasta until it is al dente (start tasting a few minutes before the package recommends: you want it to be tender but still a little firm on the inside). Then drain.


In a large skillet, heat the butter on medium high heat. Cook the shrimp for 1 to 2 minutes per side until almost cooked through, turning them with tongs (they will cook additionally when you add the marinara at the end). Remove the shrimp from the pan into a bowl, leaving the juices inside the skillet.


In same skillet, add the marinara sauce ingredients, scraping any bits off of the bottom of skillet as you stir it together. Bring to a simmer, then cover and cook for 15 minutes.


Add shrimp to the skillet and remove the heat. Serve over pasta and topped with Parmesan cheese (optional) and chopped basil.


  • 434 Calories
  • 43.8g Carbohydrates
  • 14.3g Fat
  • 2.5g Fiber
  • 30.9g Protein
  • 3.1g Sugar


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