Thursday, April 2, 2015

Creamy Pasta with Shrimp and Zucchini Sauce

Creamy and rich. Fresh and delicate. 
This one-dish pasta dinner is made with shrimp, zucchini, saffron, heavy cream, and fresh Italian parsley.
Simple ingredients to make a very special weeknight dinner.

No need to wait for a special occasion to try this pasta with shrimp and zucchini.
You should make your family dinner remarkable and unique every night. And you can do that when you have a recipe like this one: easy to follow and quick to make, taking busy weeknight dinners to the next level!

This pasta features a few simple ingredients in a super creamy and rich dish. The buttery and sweet flavor of the shrimp perfectly combines with the delicate taste of the zucchini. 
All mixed together with velvety heavy cream, a dash of lavish saffron, and a sprinkle of fresh Italian parsley. Delicious! 
Here is the recipe for you.

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Ingredients: serving 4
  • 1 lb of uncooked, cleaned whole shrimp
  • 2 medium zucchinis
  • 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 or 2 garlic cloves, minced or crushed
  • a pinch of saffron threads
  • 1/2 cup  heavy cream
  • 1 tablespoon  chopped fresh Italian parsley
  • 12 oz of cellentani pasta, or other short like penne, rigatoni or fusilli
Preparation time: 25 minutes

Step 1: Clean the shrimps, cut about half into pieces and leave the rest uncut. Cut the zucchini into thin slices. In a large skillet, over medium-high heat, saute' the garlic (minced or crushed) with the olive oil. After one minute add the shrimps and the zucchini. Salt to taste, and saute' for about 5 minutes, stirring constantly.

Step 2: Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Cook the pasta al dente, according to the directions on the package.
Stir in the saffron and the heavy cream. Simmer over medium-low heat until the zucchini are ready, as soft or as crunchy as you like them. Turn off the heat if ready before the spaghetti, add some cream if the sauce dries up too much. Adjust with salt if necessary.

Step 3: Drain the pasta and add it to the skillet, toss quickly mixing well with the sauce. Sprinkle with the parsley and serve immediately.
Buon appetito!

PRINTABLE RECIPE CARD: Creamy Pasta with Shrimp and Zucchini Sauce


  1. Creamy, runny and elegant, this recipe is just genius!