Toss together pasta, quick-cooking seafood, and simple sauces for delicious and easy pasta dinners.
Angel Hair Pasta with Shrimp and Green GarlicLight, lively green garlic and a little cream make this a perfect winter-into-spring pasta dish. The thin noodles soak up the sauce fast, so serve it immediately.
Clams with Pasta and BaconSpanish fideos--short, thin noodles--give this dish a satisfying heft. If your grocery store doesn't carry them, use angel-hair pasta instead. Serve family-style right out of the pot or in a large bowl.
Shrimp and Broccoli Rotini
This is a great go-to pasta recipe that you can whip up in a pinch with essentially whatever you have on hand. You can try swapping the shrimp for white beans to turn the lemony seafood pasta into a vibrant vegetarian entrée.
Seafood FettuccineThis delicious seafood pasta features a homemade alfredo sauce and fresh shrimp, sea scallops, and crab.
Shrimp, Broccoli, and Sun-Dried Tomatoes with PastaThis top-rated shrimp-and-broccoli pasta recipe is super simple, making it perfect for busy weeknights. Dress up the meal with a glass of light pinot noir.
Shrimp and Peas with Farfalle
Lemony breadcrumbs add a delightful crunch to this dish.
Angel Hair Pasta with Mussels and Red Pepper SauceThis simple dinner of angel hair pasta with mussels is a delicious way to enjoy fresh seafood. Sweet red peppers help balance the naturally salty mussels and the slightly acidic tomatoes.
Vietnamese-style Spicy Crab with Garlic NoodlesTop homemade garlic noodles with spicy fried crab for a Vietnamese-inspired entrée that's sure to satisfy your cravings for Asian flavor.
Shrimp and Pasta with Creamy Pesto SauceThis shrimp and pasta recipe is laced with pesto and cream and can be prepared in just 15 minutes and with only 6 ingredients. It goes great with a glass of pinot gris.
Shrimp ArrabbiataSweet shrimp is ideal for spicy dishes like this. If you want just a light lick of heat, use 1/4 teaspoon red pepper.
Crab Pasta with Prosecco and Meyer Lemon SauceWest Coast Dungeness crab and Meyer lemons, both in season now, come together deliciously in this special-occasion pasta. At A16 Rockridge, chef Rocky Maselli made it with housemade squid-ink tonnarelli; we opted for fettuccine since it's easier to find.
Seared Scallops with Fresh Linguine and Romano CheeseThe key to obtaining the perfect sear on the scallops is to cook them in a very hot pan. Fresh linguine has a silky texture that provides a nice contrast to the browned crust on the scallops. Add mixed greens tossed with a balsamic vinaigrette.
Steamed Clams and Tomatoes with Angel Hair PastaStore-bought clam juice adds great flavor to a quick pasta dish. Serve with crusty bread and a simple green salad to round out dinner.
Cajun Shrimp and Andouille Alfredo Sauce Over PastaFettuccine topped with creamy and rich Cajun shrimp and Andouille alfredo sauce makes a hearty meal perfect for entertaining.