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Shrimp Marinara Recipe

This classic shrimp marinara recipe is the ultimate easy dinner and definitely doesn’t fall short on flavor. It’s also make-ahead friendly.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American, Italian
Keyword: how to make shrimp marinara, shrimp marinara, shrimp marinara recipe
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 482kcal
Author: Luna Regina

Ingredients

  • 8 oz tomatoes quartered and deseeded
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tbsp garlic finely minced
  • 12 oz peeled shrimp 24 oz whole shrimp
  • 1/2 tbsp Italian seasoning
  • 1/2 tsp paprika
  • 1/2 tsp ground black pepper
  • 1 tbsp unsalted butter divided in half
  • 2 oz onions chopped
  • 2 tbsp Hunt’s tomato paste
  • 1/2 tsp dried oregano
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup unsalted chicken broth
  • 2 tbsp basil julienned
  • 0.5 oz parmesan cheese shredded
  • 1/2 tsp red pepper flakes
  • 18 oz cooked spaghetti

Instructions

  • Blend 8 oz tomatoes in your food processor until a chunky liquid is formed.
  • Heat a non-stick skillet over medium heat. Stir 2 tbsp olive oil and 2 tbsp garlic until fragrant.
  • Add 12 oz peeled shrimp along with 1/2 tbsp Italian seasoning, 1/2 tsp paprika, 1/2 tsp pepper. Stir for about 30 seconds, then add 1/2 tbsp butter and cook for 3 minutes. Put the shrimp away.
  • Add 2 oz onions and 1/2 tbsp butter to the same skillet, and stir for about 1 minute or until translucent. Stir in 2 tbsp tomato paste and cook until it melts and coats the onions.
  • Add the blended tomatoes in and stir for 2 minutes. Just as it feels dry and almost sticks to the skillet, add 1/2 tsp oregano, 1/2 tsp salt, and 1/2 cup unsalted chicken broth. Scrape the bottom to release flavorful bits and simmer for 3 minutes.
  • Add the shrimp and simmer over low heat for another 5 minutes.
  • Turn off the heat and sprinkle in 2 tbsp basil, 0.5 parmesan, and 1/2 tsp red pepper flakes. Serve with 18 oz cooked spaghetti.

Nutrition

Serving: 1serving | Calories: 482kcal | Carbohydrates: 47g | Protein: 45g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 284mg | Sodium: 570mg | Potassium: 793mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 768IU | Vitamin C: 11mg | Calcium: 198mg | Iron: 4mg