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Creamy Shrimp Pasta with Corn and Tomatoes


  • Author: Lindsay
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 4 generous servings 1x

Description

Creamy Shrimp Pasta with Corn and Tomatoes! A seriously delicious fresh summer pasta. Creamy, silky noodles, garlicky shrimp, and a punch of fresh corn, cherry tomatoes, and basil.


Ingredients

Scale
  • 8 ounces linguine, spaghetti, or similar 
  • 1/2 cup reserved pasta water
  • 2 tablespoons butter, divided
  • 1 lbs. shrimp, peeled and deveined (tail off or on, it’s up to you)
  • 1 teaspoon salt, divided
  • 12 cloves garlic, minced 
  • 2 cups cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 23 ears cooked or grilled fresh sweet corn, kernels cut off the cob 
  • 1 cup fresh spinach, chopped
  • squeeze of lemon juice
  • 1/2 to 3/4 cup heavy cream
  • fresh basil or Parmesan for topping
  • salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. Cook pasta according to package directions. Drain, toss with oil to prevent sticking, set aside.
  2. Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add 1 tablespoon butter to the pan. Add shrimp and sprinkle with 1/2 teaspoon salt. Flip and cook until shrimp are cooked through. Set aside and cover to keep warm.
  3. Add garlic and remaining 1 tablespoon butter. Add tomatoes and corn; sauté for 1-2 minutes. Add spinach; sauté until wilted. Add shrimp back to the pan. Add remaining 1/2 teaspoon salt and lemon juice. Add cream and bring to a low simmer.
  4. Toss the cooked pasta with your sauce. Add reserved pasta water as needed. Top with basil, Parmesan, salt, or freshly cracked black pepper. GAH SO GOOD.

Equipment

Notes

CORN: It is ideal if you have the corn already cooked, which I often do in the summer months since we grill or boil corn a lot. But if you don’t have your corn already cooked, you can cut the raw kernels and add them right to the pan and let them cook for a few minutes – raw corn has a different, sweet, starchy taste that could be good here! Another option to save time would be canned or frozen corn. Definitely not as fresh-tasting but it would work. 🙂 

  • Category: Pasta
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: corn pasta, summer pasta, tomato pasta, summer produce, creamy pasta, shrimp pasta