Shrimp Vodka Pasta

Shrimp Vodka Pasta Recipe
Photo: José Picayo

A simple vodka-marinara sauce is tossed with refrigerated fettuccine and sauteed shrimp for a quick and filling one-dish entree.


Serves 4 (serving size: 1 1/4 cups)

Total time: 18 Minutes

Recipe from

Cooking Light

Recipe Time

Hands-on: 18 Minutes
Total: 18 Minutes

Nutritional Information

Calories 427
Fat 12.6 g
Satfat 4.9 g
Monofat 4.8 g
Polyfat 1.4 g
Protein 24.6 g
Carbohydrate 60.1 g
Fiber 2.4 g
Cholesterol 184 mg
Iron 2.2 mg
Sodium 632 mg
Calcium 65 mg


9 ounces refrigerated fettuccine
1 tablespoon olive oil, divided
12 ounces large shrimp, peeled and deveined
3 garlic cloves, thinly sliced
1/3 cup vodka
1 1/3 cups lower-sodium marinara sauce
1/3 cup chopped fresh basil, divided
1/4 cup heavy whipping cream
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper


1. Cook pasta per directions. Drain.

2. Heat 1 1/2 teaspoons oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add shrimp; sauté for 4 minutes or until done. Remove shrimp from pan.

3. Add 1 1/2 teaspoons oil and garlic to pan; sauté 1 minute. Carefully add vodka; cook 1 minute. Add marinara, 1/4 cup basil, cream, salt, and pepper; bring to a simmer. Stir in pasta and shrimp. Sprinkle with remaining basil.

Jackie Newgent,

Cooking Light

April 2012
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