Spicy Creamy Shrimp Pasta


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Spicy Creamy Shrimp Pasta

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    Spice up weeknight meals with this quick-and-easy creamy pasta dish. Sweet Argentine shrimp with a touch of cayenne pepper makes for a warm, but not too hot, family-friendly dinner. 

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    Servings and Ingredients

    Serves 4
    ½ (16-oz.) pkg. Hy-Vee rigatoni pasta
    1 tsp. Hy-Vee salt
    1 tbsp. Hy-Vee unsalted butter
    2 garlic cloves, thinly sliced
    ½ (2-lb.) pkg. frozen shell on, easy-to-peel and deveined raw wild red Argentine shrimp, thawed, peeled and tail removed
    ⅛ tsp. coarsely ground Hy-Vee black pepper, plus additional for garnish
    2 tbsp. Gustare Vita olive oil
    1 c. cherry tomatoes
    1 (17.6-oz.) bottle Gustare Vita vodka pasta sauce
    1 oz. Soirée Asiago cheese, grated (¼ cup), plus additional shaved Asiago for garnish
    ¼ c. Hy-Vee heavy whipping cream
    ¼ tsp. Hy-Vee cayenne pepper
    Chopped fresh chives, for garnish

    Things To Grab

    • Large stock pot
    • Large nonstick skillet
    • Paper towels


    1. Bring 4 qt. water to boil; add pasta and salt. Cook, uncovered, for 13 to 15 minutes or until pasta is al dente. Drain; reserve 1/3 cup pasta water. Set cooked pasta aside; keep warm.

    2. Melt butter in large nonstick skillet over medium-low heat. Add garlic; cook for 1 to 2 minutes or until fragrant.

    3. Pat shrimp dry with paper towels. Season with 1/8 tsp. black pepper. Add oil to garlic butter in skillet; heat over medium-high heat. Add shrimp and cherry tomatoes; cook for 2 to 4 minutes or until shrimp reaches 145 degrees, turning frequently. Remove shrimp; set aside. Cook tomatoes for 2 to 4 minutes more or until they begin to blister and split.

    4. Add pasta and reserved 1/3 cup pasta water, pasta sauce, 1/4 cup grated Asiago cheese, cream and cayenne pepper to tomatoes in skillet; stir to combine. Return shrimp to skillet; gently stir to combine.

    5. To serve, transfer pasta mixture to a serving bowl. Garnish with chives and additional shaved Asiago cheese and black pepper, if desired.

    Nutrition facts


    560 Calories per serving

    Amounts Per Serving

    • Total Fat: 29g
    • Cholesterol: 155mg
    • Sodium: 1120mg
    • Total Carbohydrates: 49g
    • Protein: 23g

    Daily Values

    Iron 10%
    Calcium 10%
    Vitamin D 0%
    Potassium 15%