Rigatoni with Spicy Shrimp

Total Time:
30 min
10 min
20 min

4 servings

  • Kosher salt
  • 12 ounces mezzi rigatoni (or other short pasta)
  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 pound large shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1 medium shallot or 1/2 small red onion, minced
  • 1/4 cup white wine or low-sodium chicken broth
  • 1 15 -ounce can no-salt-added diced tomatoes
  • 1/2 cup torn fresh basil
  • 2 tablespoons heavy cream
  • Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Add the pasta and cook as the label directs. Reserve 1 cup cooking water, then drain.

  • Meanwhile, heat the olive oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add the shrimp in a single layer and season with 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes and a pinch of salt. Cook until just pink, about 2 minutes, then flip and cook until no longer translucent,1 to 2 more minutes. Transfer to a plate.

  • Add the shallot to the skillet and cook, stirring with a wooden spoon, until translucent, about 2 minutes. Add the wine and cook, scraping up any browned bits, until slightly reduced, about 1 minute. Add the tomatoes, half of the basil, the remaining 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes and 1/4 teaspoon salt; cook until slightly thickened, about 5 minutes. Stir in the heavy cream and cook 1 more minute.

  • Return the shrimp and any collected juices to the skillet. Stir in the pasta; add enough of the reserved pasta cooking water to loosen the sauce. Season with salt. Top with the remaining basil.

  • Per serving: Calories 490; Fat 9 g (Saturated 3 g); Cholesterol 178 mg; Sodium 481 mg; Carbohydrate 68 g; Fiber 4 g; Protein 31 g

  • Photograph by Justin Walker

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