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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


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.


  • 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


  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.



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