Sauteed Shrimp over Pasta

Sometimes I want a big Sunday dinner feel with not a lot of work.  This is one of those meals.  I usually make this when I don’t feel like eating meat, but still want some protein with my pasta.  It is quick and delicious!

Sauteed Shrimp over Pasta


  • EVOO
  • Mrs. Dash Italian Medley (This is salt free and has great flavor.  I use it for  a lot of my favorite recipes)
  • salt and pepper
  • 1 pound of large uncooked shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 2-28 oz. cans of crushed tomatoes
  • 8 cloves of garlic, sliced
  • crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1 and 1/2 pounds of your favorite pasta(mine is rigatoni)


  1. Defrost your shrimp if you haven’t already.  Drain and pat dry with paper towels.
  2. Season with salt and pepper.  Add some crushed red pepper flakes if you like it spicy!  (You will be adding some to the sauce as well.)
  3. Season with Mrs. Dash.  I would say about 2 tablespoons.
  4. Mix gently to evenly coat all the shrimp.
  5. In a large saute pan heat 2 tablespoons of olive oil over medium heat.
  6. Cook shrimp until pink tossing once or twice.
  7. Remove from heat and set aside.
  8. Prepare your simple crushed tomato sauce.
  9. Boil a big pot of salted water and prepare your pasta according to instructions on box.  Drain.
  10. Using a slotted spoon put the cooked shrimp in the heated sauce.
  11. Serve your pasta with sauce and shrimp.  Top with pecorino romano and enjoy!


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I'm a stay at home mom and my life revolves around feeding my family of four. I love to cook for my husband Matt and two boys(Matthew-11 and Dominick-9). I'm not good at entertaining big crowds. That makes me nervous! I TRY and cook healthy meals, and I TRY to buy organic. Matt likes almost everything except for olives, mustard and fancy cheeses-everything I love)! So I try to find recipes without those ingredients or sneak them into the food I make and then he picks them out... And when he likes something, he has no control. Can't stop. Won't stop! But he really tries to make good choices in what he eats. In the last five years or so we both have made changes for the better in our diet. Matthew eats very little and is very picky. It's hard to watch him eat cause he's always picking! My mom get's so annoyed watching him eat! I was the same damn way as a kid. I tortured my parents by becoming a vegetarian for 7 years! I still can't eat all meat. I'm picky. Dominick loves almost everything! And when he loves it, you know it. It's all over him and the floor. Unlike Matthew. Not a single crumb.... I am 100% Italian-I think.. I grew up in Long Island and always ate really great food!!! While the other kids in school were bringing Lunchables or buying lunch, I was eating a chicken cutlet sandwich! My mom is an amazing cook. Much better than me. I have to pull recipes and follow them. She just whips stuff up in minutes and its amazing! And my dad loves all of her food, and all food in general! Except if its too healthy, like salmon.... Most of the time when he's eating his eyes are closed. He says he can taste it better that way... My sisters both live in Long Island and our conversations usually consist of food, fashion, beauty or kids. Ali is similar to my mom. She whips up delicious meals. And they are usually healthy and light. She says she doesn't eat carbs, which is a lie. Every weekend shes at the pork store picking up twisted Italian bread, sausages, and ravioli. Her eyes light up when her 2 year old Joseph eats. Her goal in life is to feed him. And she hates casseroles. Refuses to make them. Lol Jen is very busy as a dance mom with her two girls. But when she gets in the kitchen, watch out! She cooks up a storm. Her salads are the BEST ever! Usually, it's accompanied with steak and rice or fried chicken cutlets! And there are leftovers for the whole week. The goal of my blog is to share some of my family's favorite foods. I'll let you know what works out well and not so well for me when it comes to feeding the fam!

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