Shrimp Sauce for Pasta or Spaghetti Squash Fast2eat

Shrimp Sauce for Pasta or Spaghetti Squash Fast2eat

This Shrimp Sauce recipe can satisfy a number of meal occasions and is sure to impress. It’s quick and easy. It’s perfect for casual entertaining as it is packed with flavour. Use jumbo shrimp if you want to make it impressive!

Use it with Spaghetti or any short pasta such as penne, or try this Fast2eat shrimp sauce with a low-carb, healthier alternative to pasta using spaghetti squash! It’s still amazingly delicious with half the calories! Spaghetti squash is a favourite ingredient for those seeking a lower-carb, paleo-friendly, clean-eating, gluten-free alternative to pasta.

If you prepare the spaghetti squash in advance, it is ready in minutes.

Check out my article with the Smart tips you should know when cooking shrimp for a perfect shrimp every time.

Shrimp Sauce for Pasta or Spaghetti Squash Fast2eat

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
This Shrimp Sauce recipe can satisfy a number of meal occasions and is sure to impress. It’s quick and easy. It’s perfect for casual entertaining as it is packed with flavour. Use jumbo shrimp if you want to make it impressive!
Servings: 4 people


Shrimp stock (or Vegetable Stock)

  • Shrimp - heads (optional), shells, and tails or use 1tbsp Vegetable Instant Stock Mix
  • 2 cups Water - hot
  • 1 tbsp Hondashi - *Bonito fish Soup Stock


  • 800 g Shrimp - peeled and cleaned
  • ¼ cup Lemon juice - or juice from 2 lemons
  • Salt - to taste
  • Thyme - to taste
  • Cilantro - (lots to taste (also known as coriander - fresh leaves chopped or dried))
  • 1 tbsp Hondashi - *Bonito fish Soup Stock
  • Paprika - to taste
  • Parsley - to taste
  • Green onion - chopped to taste or chives
  • Black pepper - optional to taste


  • 1 tbsp Olive oil - or vegetable oil
  • 1 tbsp Butter - or Margarine
  • 1 Onion - large chopped
  • 3 cloves Garlic - minced or 1 tbsp minced Garlic
  • 1/4 cup Tomato sauce
  • 400 ml Cream - (whipping cream/thick cream/heavy cream/evaporated milk)
  • 1 cup White wine - optional
  • 2 tbsp Cream cheese - or catupiry
  • Parmesan cheese

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Shrimp stock (or Vegetable Stock)

  • Give Shrimp heads, shells, and tails a quick rinse under cold water first.
  • Place the heads, shells, and tails in a Small Saucepan with enough cold water to just cover the shells. Add HonDashi (Bonito Fish Soup Stock) to improve the taste.
  • Simmer the whole thing uncovered until the water takes on a light orange-stock colour, about 15 minutes, then Strain all the shells out. Use the stock in your shrimp recipe for an extra boost of flavor.
  • If using Vegetable Stock just add 1 tbsp Vegetable Instant Stock Mix to 1 cup of boiling water.


  • Season shrimp (peeled) with salt, Lemon Juice, Thyme Leaves, Cilantro Leaves, HonDashi (Bonito Fish Soup Stock), Paprika, Parsley, chives or green onion, Black pepper (optional to taste).


  • In a big skillet or Saucepan heat the oil (Extra Virgin Olive Oil or vegetable oil), butter (or margarine) and saute the chopped onion and Minced Garlic.
  • Add the seasoned shrimp and saute the shrimp until pink.
  • Add the tomato sauce and shrimp stock (or Vegetable Stock) cook for 5 min. Be careful if overcook shrimp becomes chewy.
  • Add the cream (whipping cream/thick cream/heavy cream/evaporated milk) and remove from heat
  • Add the cream cheese (or catupiry) mixing well until forming a very creamy sauce.
  • Put the sauce on top of the pasta** and mix thoroughly until well incorporated.
  • Add parmesan cheese and bake in preheated oven at 200C (400F) for about 10 minutes until cheese is golden brown.


Store leftovers in an airtight container, refrigerated, for up to 4 days.
Make-Ahead tip: This pasta tastes just as good the next day! Add a splash of milk and reheat slowly over lower heat until very warm/hot but not simmering. Or and bake in preheated oven at 200C (400F) for about 20 minutes until the cheese is golden brown.
*Hondashi® is a Bonito fish-based seasoning for those who like to make the preparations even tastier, also stimulating a balanced and flavourful diet. Hondashi® guarantees the authentic taste of fish to the preparations and can be used in the most varied recipes with fish, seafood, oriental recipes, and fish-based broths, giving a delicious and full-bodied flavour!
**Whichever pasta you use, make sure to cook it al dente, then rinse it with cold water, drain it, and only then add it to the sauce. This will preserve the pasta structure and prevent it from getting mushy in a creamy sauce. Or for a low-carb option, with Spaghetti squash.
You can also use gluten-free brown rice penne or rice noodles (also known as rice vermicelli), gluten-free lentil penne or gluten-free quinoa pasta, or any other type of gluten-free short pasta. Cook gluten-free pasta according to package instructions. Then drain and rinse with cold water to prevent gluten-free pasta from getting mushy and sticking together.

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Course : Main Dish
Cuisine : American, Brazilian, Canadian, Italian
Keyword : "Gluten-free", "Pan-fried", "Pasta", "Sauce", "Seafood", Clean eating, Easy, Fast, Low carb, Paleo-friendly, Recipe, Shrimp, Shrimp Sauce, Shrimp Sauce for Pasta, Shrimp Sauce for Spaghetti Squash


Calories: 406kcal | Carbohydrates: 12g | Protein: 36g | Fat: 22g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5g | Trans Fat: 0.1g | Cholesterol: 286mg | Sodium: 1907mg | Potassium: 288mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 1050IU | Vitamin C: 15.7mg | Calcium: 230mg | Iron: 2.2mg

Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate. In cases where multiple ingredient alternatives are given, the first listed is calculated for nutrition. Garnishes and optional ingredients are not included.

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