Spicy Parmesan Shrimp Pasta Recipe

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So flavorful, so spicy and so easy to put together, perfect for those busy weeknights!
I’ve been somewhat obsessed with skillet dishes. It takes minutes to put together and I get a kick out of eating it right out of the pan. Hey, I don’t even have a dining table so you could imagine us just shoving our heads together into a skillet on our coffee table. And that’s exactly what happened with this parmesan shrimp pasta recipe.

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This parmesan shrimp pasta recipe comes together so easily with just a handful of pantry ingredients. Just be sure to prepare yourself for a 30 minute marinade. You can even make the marinade the night before so it’s ready to use for dinnertime. Once that’s ready, throw everything into a skillet, add your cooked parmesan shrimp pasta recipe and that’s it. Done and done. Easy enough, right?

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But don’t be fooled by the ease of this recipe. It’s incredibly flavorful and wonderfully spicy. If you’re not a fan of the heat, just cut down on the red pepper flakes. A little bit goes a long way.



So flavorful, so spicy and so easy to put together, perfect for those busy weeknights!


  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons soy sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes, or more, to taste
  • 1 pound medium shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 8 ounces penne
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 1 green onion, thinly sliced


  1. In a medium bowl, whisk together olive oil, Parmesan, garlic, brown sugar, soy sauce and red pepper flakes. In a gallon size Ziploc bag or large bowl, combine shrimp and olive oil mixture; marinate for at least 30 minutes to overnight, turning the bag occasionally.
  2. In large pot of boiling salted water, cook pasta according to package instructions; drain well.
  3. Heat a large skillet over medium high heat. Add shrimp and sauce mixture and cook, stirring occasionally, until pink, about 2 minutes. Stir in pasta and gently toss to combine; season with salt and pepper, to taste.
  4. Serve immediately, garnished with Parmesan and green onions, if desired.
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
Servings Per Container 4

Amount Per Serving
Calories 527.3Calories from Fat 197.1
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 21.9g34%
Saturated Fat 4.1g21%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 219.2mg73%
Sodium 508.7mg21%
Total Carbohydrate 47.7g16%
Dietary Fiber 2.1g8%
Sugars 5.1g
Protein 33.3g67%

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

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