Easy Spicy Shrimp Marinara Linguine


By: Unicorns in the Kitchen

Course: Main Dish

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Total Time: 40 minutes

Makes 6 Servings


  • 1 box Dreamfields Linguine

  • 16 to 20 frozen cooked shrimp thawed

  • 1/3 cup fresh parsley chopped

  • 1/4 cup fresh thyme chopped

  • 2 cloves garlic minced

  • 1/2 to 1 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes fat free if desired

  • fresh basil chopped

Marinara Sauce

  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil

  • 2 cloves garlic minced

  • 1 large tomato chopped

  • 1 can diced tomatoes (14.5 onces)

  • 1/2 teaspoon salt (optional)

  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme

  • 1 teaspoon dried basil leaves

  • 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes

  • 1/2 teaspoon brown sugar

  • 2 tablespoons Parmesan cheese grated


  1. Prepare pasta according to package directions. Return to pan.

  2. Meanwhile, for marinara sauce, in large saucepan, heat olive oil over medium heat. Add garlic; cook and stir 30 seconds. Add chopped tomato, diced tomatoes, salt, if desired, thyme, basil, 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes and brown sugar. Stir to combine. Increase heat; bring to boil. Reduce heat and simmer 5 minutes. Remove from heat. Blend sauce with immersion blender (or regular blender). Return sauce to saucepan; bring to simmer. Add Parmesan cheese; simmer 5 minutes.

  3. Add thawed shrimp to sauce; heat through, about 2 minutes (do not overcook). Stir in parsley, thyme, garlic and red pepper flakes. Remove from heat. Toss with pasta. Serve immediately, sprinkled with chopped basil, as desired.

Nutritional Information

  • 330 Calories

  • 24 g Protein

  • 53 g Carbohydrates

  • 5 g Total Fat

  • 1 g Saturated Fat

  • 121 mg Cholesterol

  • 680 mg Sodium

  • 8 g Dietary Fiber

Notes: For spicier sauce, add additional crushed red pepper flakes, as desired. If desired, two cups prepared marinara sauce can be substituted for the homemade sauce. Recipe is prepared with shrimp that have not been treated or frozen with seawater or brine solutions which increases the sodium level.

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