Last week I participated in Presto Pasta Nights. I really love pasta. That may seem like a strange statement to some of my friends who knew me before. In my past. Like previous to 2005. I wouldn’t make spaghetti for Grumpy. He used to complain that I didn’t make it. Then something happened. I tried this dish for Shrimp with Penne and Squash. I fell in love with pasta that wasn’t spaghetti. Then, I found out that spaghetti wasn’t all that bad when you mixed up the sauce recipe and made it different than just pasta sauce and burger.

Since I now enjoy pasta so much and since I found out there is Presto Pasta Nights, well, how can I not participate!! It is good to have pasta at least once a week! 😀 This week’s event is being hosted by Sara of I’m a Food Blog. Make sure you check her blog out on Friday for the roundup!

If you like Cooking Light and you like shrimp, then you really must try this dish. I made this for the first time on New Year’s Eve for Grumpy and myself. It was so good that as soon as I knew I was making pasta for this week’s event, I knew this was the recipe I would share! Enjoy!

Spicy Shrimp and Fettuccine
Cooking Light October 2007 page 238

8 ounces uncooked fettuccine
1 tablespoon olive oil
1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper
4 garlic cloves, minced
1 pound large shrimp, peeled and deveined
2 cups chopped plum tomato (about 5)
2 tablespoons reduced-fat sour cream
1 tablespoon tomato paste
1 teaspoon dried basil
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
1/4 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese

Cook pasta according to the package directions, omitting salt and fat. Drain.Heat oil in a Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Add red pepper and garlic to pan; sauté 1 minute. Add shrimp; sauté 1 minute. Stir in tomatoes and next 4 ingredients (through salt); bring to a boil. Reduce heat, and simmer 5 minutes. Stir in pasta; cook 1 minute or until thoroughly heated.Place 1 1/2 cups pasta mixture on each of 4 plates; top each serving with 1 tablespoon cheese. Serve immediately.

About the Author: Shelby Law Ruttan

Shelby is the author/owner of Grumpy's Honeybunch. Established in 2007, she shares and preserves family recipes as well as recipes for cooking light and keto. She is an experienced, self-taught home cook who loves to share recipes with others. You can see her work on websites such as Veal Made Easy, Parade, Community Table, SoFab Food, Yummly, and FoodGawker.


  1. Barbara Bakes May 27, 2009 at 11:26 pm - Reply

    This would be a great recipe even without the shrimp. I’m allergic to fish and seafood. 🙁

  2. ButterYum May 27, 2009 at 11:28 pm - Reply

    Yum-o! Love this dish!!!

  3. Sara May 28, 2009 at 12:29 am - Reply

    This looks wonderful! I love simple pasta dishes like this, especially with shrimp.

  4. Ingrid May 28, 2009 at 1:14 am - Reply

    Spicy, shrimp, and pasta oh, yeah, this is winner! Thanks for sharing.

  5. Bread and Jam May 28, 2009 at 1:54 am - Reply

    This looks mouth watering good. I love shrimp in spicy pasta. 🙂

  6. Patsyk May 28, 2009 at 1:57 am - Reply

    PPN is a great motivator! I am loving that you keep sharing recipes from CL that I missed the first time around! This one looks like something we’d really enjoy!

  7. Lynda May 28, 2009 at 2:44 am - Reply

    This looks so simple and delicious and easy to fix- that makes it my kind of meal! I love all the tasty things you can do with pasta!

  8. Josie May 28, 2009 at 2:56 am - Reply

    I bet I would love this dish as is, but I might like it even better with clams subbed for the shrimp. Thanks for giving me the idea!

  9. Navita (Gupta) Hakim May 28, 2009 at 9:44 am - Reply

    AHHHHH Honey, I love this dish n ur teasing my taste buds..shrimp n linguine….to die for!

    How have u been? long time no see 🙂

  10. Michelle May 28, 2009 at 12:19 pm - Reply

    Looks like a simple and elegant recipe that’s perfect for the summer!

  11. Creative One May 28, 2009 at 1:13 pm - Reply

    Great pasta dish, and with the addition of shrimp makes it even better. Looks fantastic!!

  12. Megan May 28, 2009 at 1:20 pm - Reply

    I love shrimp and this sounds like a perfect weekday meal. Quick, easy and tasty.

  13. Jessie May 28, 2009 at 1:38 pm - Reply

    I love that this dish is so easy to make and it’s perfect for those warm summer evenings

  14. aerobroken May 28, 2009 at 1:49 pm - Reply

    Looks really good, I make something close to this except I use salmon instead of the shrimp. This would work with both in my case, Yummy!

  15. CookiePie May 28, 2009 at 2:24 pm - Reply

    Ooooh YUM – that looks beyond delicious!!!

  16. Susie May 28, 2009 at 4:05 pm - Reply

    Ughhh…. Longevity Noodles are on my meal plan for Sunday, but this recipe sounds AWESOME! What’s a girl to do with Honey postin’ such a great recipes all the time?!?!?

  17. Gaby May 28, 2009 at 9:27 pm - Reply

    I love pasta, and I love shrimp… therefore I am obsessed with this dish!

  18. Ruth May 28, 2009 at 9:39 pm - Reply

    This dish sounds out of this world and so easy to make. I will be making it in the future

  19. Elyse May 29, 2009 at 3:14 am - Reply

    Wow! So, this dish converted you into a pasta lover. Pretty impressive. I feel just so-so about pasta, but maybe this dish could convert me, too. It sure looks great!

  20. Ruth Daniels May 29, 2009 at 2:26 pm - Reply

    Glad to see you a convert to pasta and even better that you love sharing with Presto Pasta Nights and the rest of us pasta lovers.

  21. pigpigscorner May 29, 2009 at 10:02 pm - Reply

    Spicy shrimps! yum yum!

  22. Tangled Noodle May 30, 2009 at 2:51 am - Reply

    During the no-carb craze, pasta received such a bum rap but a dish like this goes to show how wonderfully filling and healthy it can be. Love it!

  23. Katy May 30, 2009 at 12:23 pm - Reply

    Oh, my, this does look so special! I would really enjoy this one. YUM

  24. Happy cook May 31, 2009 at 10:48 am - Reply

    Teah totally agree my paste looks like this one. And this indeed looks really yummy.

  25. JMom June 1, 2009 at 4:40 pm - Reply

    That looks delicious! We have to have pasta at least once a week at my house 🙂

  26. Tracey June 2, 2009 at 12:43 am - Reply

    I love pasta and shrimp! This looks so good!!

  27. Dazy June 30, 2009 at 11:21 am - Reply

    Since you already know, I always like your recipes, just wanted to tell you that I made this dish for Valentines Day and it was amazing! Thank you so much for the recipe,
    it is one we will be enjoying again and again!

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