Shrimp Pasta

How to Make Shrimp Pasta

Shrimp pasta has never been more mouthwatering. Learn how to make this Chilli shrimp pasta Italian recipe thanks to Italian pasta geniuses Bella Italia.

This shrimp pasta will make your pan dance and your tongue sing! There’s nothing better than fresh porcini, zucchini, shrimp and a little spice to take your pasta to another level!
Choose Bella Italia if you are looking for a high quality, slow dried, traditional Italian pasta. I couldn’t go past making the strascinati pugliese for this italian recipe!

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ITALIAN CHILLI SHRIMP PASTA | Spicy One Pot Shrimp Pasta Recipe

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Vincenzo’s Top Tips To Make Shrimp Pasta

Avoid from burning

Add a splash of water so the garlic doesn’t burn.

An alternative
If you are vegetarian or vegan, simply remove the prawns and the dish will be just as scrumptious and full of flavour!

They expand

When you add a packet of Bella Italia Strascinati Pasta, make sure to cook it for only 17 minutes. Because they expand quite a lot so one packet feeds a lot!

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Shrimp Pasta

Vincenzo's Plate


  • Large pan
  • wooden spoon
  • Pasta sieve


  • 3 tbsp EVOO
  • 1 clove Garlic clove finely chopped
  • 1 Medium size zucchini cut into cubes
  • Handful of porcini mushrooms
  • 300 grams Fresh shrimp or Fresh Prawns
  • Strascinati Pugliese Pasta
  • Hot Chilli paste or Hot Chilli oil
  • Breadcrumbs
  • 5 L Water
  • Sprinkle of sea salt


  • Add 5L of water to a large pot and put it on a medium-high heat in preparation to cook your pasta.
  • Put a large pan on medium heat and add a generous drizzle of extra virgin olive oil (EVOO).
  • Once the oil starts to warm, add finely chopped garlic and gently stir, letting it simmer for approx. 30 seconds.
  • Add the cubes of zucchini and cook them for around 10 minutes or until they begin to soften.
  • Add the porcini mushrooms to your pan, letting the flavours and juices infuse. Stir through using a wooden spoon and you will notice the oil start to thicken into a creamy consistency.
  • Once the water in the pot starts to boil, dissolve 2 pinches of sea salt and add a packet of Bella Italia Strascinati Pasta, cooking it for 17 minutes. (They expand quite a lot so one packet feeds a lot!)
  • A few minutes before the pasta is ready, add fresh shrimp to the zucchini and porcini mix, cooking slowly for just a few minutes.
  • Sprinkle parsley on top and mix through before adding a small handful of fresh breadcrumbs and some hot chilli oil (you can leave this out if you don’t want the extra kick!)
  • Strain the pasta and add it to the pan where your sauce has simmered, using a little bit of the water that has been boiling to help it lather all over the pasta. Mix well.
  • E ora si mangia, Vincenzo’s Plate….Enjoy!


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How to serve Shrimp Pasta

1. Serve the pasta in a beautiful flat dish.
2. Add a sprinkle of parsley and fresh breadcrumbs to each dish finish it off giving it an extra crunch with added freshness!

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