Creamy pasta with shrimp, tomatoes and basil

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This fresh, simple and delicious summer inspired creamy pasta with shrimp, tomatoes and basil is perfect for those nights you don’t want to spend hours cooking dinner! Plus it’s a great use for fresh summer produce.

shrimp pasta

Let’s talk about how much I love shrimp for a second. When I was growing up, I’d eat pounds of it on a daily basis. Actually, there was a day when I actually ate pound of shrimp in a sitting. There wasn’t one piece that was left unshelled. It was definitely one of my better eating days. And since shrimp has like 4 calories, I didn’t feel gross or bloated. In fact, I think I even went on to wear a bathing suit afterwards. The things I’d do for that metabolism again.

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I still can eat my fair share of shrimp, but we don’t have it EVER at our house. Sadly, my husband is allergic to shrimp. Can you believe that? I think his whole face falls off and he dies. It’s absurd. He’s such a bubble boy. He’s allergic to coconut, shrimp…I mean, what does he expect me to eat? Chopped liver?

Crispy creamy shrimp

Actually, it sort of does work out in my favor because then I can eat double the amount of foods he can’t. So when I made this pasta, I could eat all of it. Which, is good for me since I love food but oh so horrible for my waist line. But whatever. I’d rather die fat and happy than skinny and….hungry.

For the amazing shrimp and tomato pasta, check out this recipe here on SHEKNOWS!

Nutritional information per serving (about 1/2 cup):

Calories: 280
Fat: 11.6 grams
Carbohydrates: 32.5 grams
Fiber: 4 grams
Protein: 16.5 grams
Weight Watchers Points: 8

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  1. Tuesday, July 30th, 2013
    How can you be allergic to coconut?!?! I don't even know how I would live after. On a side note, this looks amazing! A pound of shrimp is impressive to put down in one sitting, haha.
  2. Posted by Laura (Tutti Dolci) on
    Wednesday, July 31st, 2013
    I love shrimp pasta so I know I'd inhale this!
  3. Posted by Carolyn on
    Wednesday, July 31st, 2013
    Tomatoes and basil and garlic...they're the best!
  4. Posted by cassie on
    Wednesday, July 31st, 2013
    Gorgeous colors and flavors! I could go for a big bowl right now!
  5. Wednesday, July 31st, 2013
    your last time is too funny...
  6. Posted by charles vande veire on
    Wednesday, July 31st, 2013
    I thought I was the only one in the world with a horrific allergy to coconut. If I ate that its a trip to the hospital. I just go without the coconut.
  7. Wednesday, July 31st, 2013
    Whoa what a meal, Claire! I love those colors and vibrant, summery flavors. Pass a bowl full this way!
  8. Wednesday, July 31st, 2013
    Pass me a big ol' fork! I would love to gobble a big bowl of this pasta!
  9. Wednesday, July 31st, 2013
    I love shrimp SO much and... I want to come over for dinner. Please! xo
  10. Friday, August 2nd, 2013
    Loving how fresh and summery this pasta looks. Plus it's a perfect way to use some garden tomatoes! Thanks!
  11. Monday, August 5th, 2013
    Holy yum, this looks fantastic! My husband has a weird thing with shrimp too, but I'm not sure it's an allergy.
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