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creamy spicy shrimp spaghetti with parsley in a black skillet
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3.75 from 8 votes

Creamy Spicy Shrimp Spaghetti

Juicy and succulent shrimp tossed in a spicy homemade sauce with spaghetti. Made in under 30 minutes!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Course: Entree
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4
Calories: 445kcal


  • 1 lb shrimp peeled and deveined
  • 1/2 lb spaghetti
  • 28 ounces crushed tomatoes
  • 1/2 cup onions diced
  • 2 garlic cloves finely minced
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper or to taste
  • 1 tsp red crushed pepper or to taste
  • 1/2 tsp Italian seasoning
  • 1/2 tsp sugar
  • 3 tbsp heavy cream
  • 1/2 lemon juiced
  • 2 tbsp fresh basil
  • salt and pepper to taste


  • Cook spaghetti in boiling salted water according to packaging instructions.
  • While the spaghetti cooks, season the shrimp with cayenne pepper, Italian seasoning, salt, and pepper. Add oil to a large skillet and cook the shrimp for 1 minute on each side over medium-high heat.
  • Add the lemon juice to the shrimp and cook for an additional 10 seconds. Remove the shrimp from the skillet and set aside.
  • Add the onions to the skillet and cook for 2-3 minutes. Stir in the fresh garlic and red crushed pepper.
  • Add the crushed tomatoes, fresh basil, and sugar. Reduce the heat to medium-low and cook for 10 minutes.
  • Season the sauce with salt and pepper generously. Stir in the heavy cream and place the shrimp back into the skillet.
  • Add the spaghetti to the skillet and mix well.


Calories: 445kcal | Carbohydrates: 62g | Protein: 35g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 301mg | Sodium: 1160mg | Potassium: 856mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 12g | Vitamin A: 845IU | Vitamin C: 32mg | Calcium: 266mg | Iron: 6mg