Angel hair pasta with shrimp and tomato sauce is made with a touch of cream, white wine and a hint of lemon. A quick weeknight dinner idea!
Angel Hair with Shrimp
Angel Hair Pasta with Shrimp in a light Tomato Cream Sauce so light and flavorful. The shrimp cooks with canned diced tomatoes, a touch of cream, white wine and a hint of lemon. Served with angel hair pasta, this dish is so simple to make and is ready in about 15 minutes, perfect for a weeknight meal. The lemon juice adds a nice touch and compliments the shrimp. This is also great over spaghetti squash for a low-carb or gluten-free meal. See more shrimp recipes here for more ideas.
Angel hair pasta with shrimp in a light pink tomato sauce is a delicious and easy-to-prepare meal that’s perfect for a cozy night in or to share with friends. I posted this recipe many years ago, you can read the comments and reviews to see what other’s are saying. I love this dish because it’s quick, made with simple and fresh ingredients!
- Shrimp: Buy a pound of peeled and deveined shrimp. If you buy frozen, thaw it the day before in the refrigerator.
- Extra Virgin Olive Oil for sautéing the shrimp
- Garlic: Chop three cloves of fresh garlic.
- White Wine: Use a quarter cup of whatever dry white wine you usually drink.
- Diced Tomatoes: Drain a can of petite diced tomatoes.
- Half and Half (equal parts cream and whole milk) makes the sauce creamy without it being too heavy.
- Spices: Dried oregano, salt, and fresh black pepper
- Lemon Juice for brightness
- Chopped Parsley for garnish
- Angel Hair Pasta: Buy whole wheat, gluten-free, or high-fiber pasta.
How to Make Angel Hair Pasta with Shrimp
- Angel Hair Pasta: Boil salted water and cook the pasta al dente according to package directions.
- Shrimp: Season the shrimp with salt, pepper, and oregano. Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium heat, add the shrimp and garlic, and cook for two minutes on each side.
- Creamy Tomato Sauce: Add the tomatoes, wine, salt, and pepper, and cook for a minute. Stir in the half and half and then the lemon juice and parsley. Serve over pasta.
Since this recipe comes together so fast, add the pasta to the boiling water right before the shrimp is finished cooking since angel hair pasta only takes minutes to cook.
This creamy angel hair pasta pairs well with a crisp green salad and a glass of white wine. Broccolini or spinach would also be excellent sides. Enjoy!
- Wine Swap: If you don’t drink wine, substitute it with chicken broth. And if you have leftover wine that you’re not going to drink, you can freeze it in an ice cube tray to save for another recipe.
- Protein: If you’re allergic to shrimp, use diced chicken breasts.
- Vegetables: Add fresh spinach to the pasta.
- Herbs: Sub parsley with basil.
- Pasta Option: This tomato cream sauce is also great over spaghetti squash for a low-carb or gluten-free meal.
More Shrimp Recipes You’ll Love
- Air Fryer Shrimp
- Breaded Shrimp
- Sheet Pan Shrimp Oreganata
- Zucchini Noodles with Lemon-Garlic Spicy Shrimp
- Garlic Shrimp
Angel Hair with Shrimp and Tomato Sauce
- 1 lb large shrimp, peeled and deveined
- 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
- 3 cloves garlic, chopped
- 1/4 cup white wine, dry
- 14 oz can petite diced tomatoes, drained
- 1/2 cup half and half
- 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
- kosher salt and fresh black pepper, to taste
- 1 teaspoon lemon juice
- 1/4 cup fresh parsley, chopped
- 8 ounces angel hair pasta, whole wheat, gluten-free or high fiber
- Boil water with salt in a large pot for the pasta. Cook pasta al dente according to package directions.
- Meanwhile, season shrimp with 1/4 teaspoon salt, black pepper and oregano.
- Heat a large skillet over medium heat. Add the oil, when warm add the shrimp and garlic and cook about 2 minutes on each side.
- Add tomatoes, wine, salt and pepper and cook an additional minute.
- Remove from heat and stir in half and half. Add lemon juice and parsley and serve over pasta.
- Divide equally in 4 plates or shallow bowls.
85 comments on “Angel Hair Pasta with Shrimp and Tomato Cream Sauce”
Will definitely be making this again, delicious!
This was delicious, quick and easy to throw together. A perfect summer meal!
So fresh and light tasting!
My family loved this. Not one bite left. I may double it next time.
This was a very easy recipe to put together and make. Plus it was delicious! Definitely a do over for us.
So easy for a weeknight meal and delicious!
Perfect dinner for anytime, especially helpful for a busy night when you want to be able to get dinner made with minimal time. I swapped out the angel hair for spaghetti squash and it was divine. This one will stay in my rotation for a delicious, healthy, and simple dinner option.
One more absolutely amazing dinner from Gina and Skinny Taste! Just as delicious as a leftover as it was the first day. I have no idea how Gina generates such a plethora of healthy, creative meals. I have made scores of them since my friend (a gourmet cook herself) turned me on to Skinny Taste. Each recipe, a winner!
I am so glad!!!!
This dish is so satisfying without breaking the points budget! I read some reviews and added shallot, spinach and red pepper flakes. I also used Italian seasoning instead of oregano. Absolutely delicious and so easy to make! My husband requested this dish be added to the rotation, so that’s a win in our house!
This is excellent. The oregano added that special touch. I’ll be making this again!
We needed a bit more spice and flavor so added red pepper flakes and some fresh spinach. Might try adding some shallots next time.
This recipe was really good. I added 1/4 teaspoon of red pepper flakes as well. Also, is it 8 ounces of dry pasta?
This was awesome as well as any recipe that we have made from you!
Everyone loved it!
Quick, easy, tasty:) This is keeper. My sauce turned out very thin, but it was still extremely delicious.
Mine too but just thicker a little.
Is there a way to substitute the shrimp with chicken?
I’m sure you can do the same thing with chicken breast, I would just sauté it as per the recipe as if you were using shrimp, I’m pretty sure it will be delicious also.
I used chicken in place of the shrimp as I wanted to make this on short notice and that’s what I had on hand. It was very good! I’ll try it again with shrimp. Adding a vegetable might be a good addition but it’s great as is. Love Skinnytaste!
I made it with zoodles [spiralized zucchini] rather than pasta to reduce the processed carbs. The green/white zucchini made a lovely presentation against the pink shrimp.
Cook the zoodles in the oven at 350 for 15min spread out on a large baking sheet so they come out drier and won’t dilute the sauce. Pat them dry, if necessary, before plating and adding the shrimp sauce.
My family loved it – will make this again!
This was delicious! So happy I found the recipe!
I’m a beginner cook and not comfortable buying shrimp. What kind of shrimp do yo buy? Fresh or frozen?
Or do you buy the cooked shrimp and just reheat? Do you peel and devein the shrimp yourself?
I always use frozen uncooked shrimp that is already peeled and deveined. You just have to remove the tails. If you cook already cooked shrimp, it could take on a chewy texture.
I buy frozen peeled and detained shrimp, raw. If you buy cooked it will get rubbery.
I buy frozen raw shrimp from Costco. Do not buy already cooked. The shrimp are already deveined. You just have to pull the tails off by pinching them right where the shrimp meat is inside the shell. If the shrimp isn’t deveined, you need to slit it on the back side (look up how to do it online) and take the black vein out. Just best to buy raw deveined shrimp.
Looks good….low sodium per serving is a big plus!
I really like how easy this recipe is. Yet yummy indeed. My hubby is a pasta lover. He really, really likes this dish. I use the half n half but we use heavy cream when I have it. It gives it more creaminess. Hubby likes it this way. I am fine with either.
One of our go to favorite recipes when time is short.
As always great recipes..many thanks!
I did not try this recipe yet as I would like to know if you can eliminate the white wine and if you can use lactose milk instead of half & half.
sure use broth in place of wine. Not sure how the milk will taste, i would probably just omit
Absolutely deeeeelicios. Definitely will make again.
Could you use a no fat half and half?
I made this tonight and added crushed red pepper to spice it up. I replaced the oregano and parsley with fresh basil. I did not have half and half so I used 2% milk that I heated up then thickened with cornstarch. It was really good!
Why does my half and half always curdle when it hits the tomatoes in the pan? Love this dish but just wondering if that’s normal?
Try taking your sauce off of the heat and let cool down before adding half & half. It should not curdle.
Just found this recipe and made it tonight. It was wonderful!
The 1/2 & 1/2 adds a great touch.
I added chopped asparagus to the last few minutes of the boiling angel hair, and sprinkled red pepper flakes to the shrimp for some heat.
Tomorrow I am making your curry chicken.
Thank you for your wonderful recipes!
Just made this tonight. DEEEEEELICIOUS!!!!!!!!!
Can I leave out the white wine?
Could I substitute whole milk for half and half? Thanks!
My husband made this for me. It was delicious ! While looking for recipes he found this website. He noticed the recipes had w.w points and was thrilled. What a supportive husband. Didn't know he was listening when I told him I was starting w.w.
What is half & half?????
Half and half is half light cream and half milk.
I made this fantastic dish last night, had to substitute the half and half, since I can't find any where I live, with Light Liquid cooking cream and I added some chilli flakes and some chilli powder since we love spicy food. It was extremely delicious! Definitely a Keeper. Thank you again for another great recipe 🙂
Would fat free 1/2 and 1/2 work?
Thanks for all the good recipes gina.
I made this last night for me and my fiancé. We loved it!!!! This recipe is definitely special occasion worthy or company worthy, but so easy for a quick weekday night as well. And it was so quick!! The most time consuming part of the recipe was waiting for the pasta water to boil. I would change a thing!
What would be the calorie count if I removed the pasta and used spaghetti squash?
Not sure, I'll have to make that and try it.
A serving of pasta is 200 calories so I would subtract that from the total calorie count of 377 which is 177. I would then add 42 for a serving of spaghetti squash for a total of 219 calories. That would be my best guess!
Made this tonight for dinner. Absolutely wonderful. The flavors were so well balanced. Didn't use canned tomatoes though, used fresh tomatoes and 2 ounces of tomato sauce and only a quarter of cup half and half. It was great. Glad I ran across your website.
This is very good.Fast and simple
This was great! It was simple and made really good leftovers for lunch. Thanks Gina!
This might seem like a silly question but is this dish 10 points WITH the angel hair pasta or just the shrimp with the sauce.
Yes, with the pasta.
i was wondering will it be okay to sub plain greek yogurt for the half and half? will the taste and consistency change?
Not sure how the taste would be.
Hi I'm in th uk so some of the items needed have thrown me! But i love the sound of it! What's half/half? also can you use spaghetti instead of angel hair? I don't think thses items are sold in the UK thanks
Hi! I live in the UK as well (but am American). 1/2 and 1/2 is single cream and you can use spaghetti but vermicelli is actually angel hair and is a much thinner pasta than spaghetti. I usually by my vermicelli at Sainsburys. Good luck!
Made this tonight for my BF and he said it was DELICIOUS. I will be having some for lunch tomorrow. But I must say, this had the house smelling so GOOD!!!
I made this a couple of nights ago for dinner. This was super easy to make and surprisingly very tasty! I was skeptical about the flavors since it didn't involve a lot of ingredients, but this was really good! I did make a few substitutions because it was what I had: we only had canned diced tomatoes with chile, sherry cooking wine for white wine, and I used garlic salt on the shrimp with the oregano. Other than that, I followed the recipe and it turned out yummy. The diced tomatoes add a neccesary acid.
This was SO yummy, and my husband ate it up! He was so shocked to find that it was, in fact, a "skinny" recipe! Thanks for this!
This is so good! I've made it twice now and my 6 year old says I should work in a restaurant when I make it.:) I did add a can of crushed tomatoes too since my family likes their sauce to cover the pasta. It is super easy to make and amazingly good! This has been added into the permanent dinner rotation! I love your recipes!!
Very easy to prepare and DELICIOUS!! Perfect, light, tasty meal. A favorite dish!
This was awesome – I used low fat 1/2 & 1/2 – and added orange bell pepper, zucchini & mushrooms – quite yummy
Oh, this was so delicious! I used light cream instead of the half & half. Thanks for the recipe!
This was definitely a keeper! THUMBS UP! I made it with the spaghetti squash for me (easy and wonderful as well) and the pasta for my husband! We both loved it. Thanks!
My husband loved this dinner so much, he gave me two kisses on the cheek! I've made it twice now and we both thoroughly enjoyed it both times. A lovely mix of textures and flavors.
Gina, love your site. Great WW recipes, especially the shrimp and pasta recipe! And I don't even like to cook, but I do like quick and easy recipes!
@Hannah – Welcome, and good luck hitting your goal.
@Colleen – That's exactly how I feel.
Looks really good! My husband and I are big time foodies who refuse to sacrifice flavor for points, and this recipe looks like it'll satisfy both needs.
just came upon your site today. your recipes look delicious and pictures are lovely. am now subscribed and am sure that your site will help me in my weight loss goals.
@Jessie, Love that idea!
@ Gloria -GF pasta?
Thanks for the comments!! I love shrimp too and I love that it's low in points!
All of your recipes look so good!!! I have a pile of them printed out and need to get cookin'!
Or you can use GF pasta too which I plan to do. Your shrimp recipes always look so good and I dearly LOVE shrimp!!!!
Not sure why I can't post with my Google account….so will be "anonymous" 🙂
Yum! Shrimp is one of my FAVORITE foods!
This also might be good with spiralized zucchini if you have the equipment to get the zucchini in that form…just a thought. This looks delicious!
It's nice when eating light still includes pasta. Yum!
That's great! You could also kick it up a notch with some red pepper flakes if you like.
I was searching for WW menus to make lunch for a friend who has just started the program and found your blog. I love it!! I will be back again and again!-LeslieMichele
Gina, I was looking for a light pasta recipe to serve my family tonight. Since shrimp is the only "meat" that my daughter eats this will be perfect! Thanks so much!
Looks super easy and super yummy, Gina!!