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

The homemade pasta sauce in this dish is flavored with garlic, oregano, and crushed red pepper, and cooks quickly while the pasta boils. Serve with salad and focaccia wedges.

How to Make It

Step 1

Cook pasta according to package directions, omitting salt and fat; drain.

Step 2

While pasta cooks, heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add asparagus, onion, garlic, and shrimp; sauté for 5 minutes. Add oregano, pepper, and tomatoes; cook over medium-low heat 5 minutes or until thoroughly heated. Stir in cooked pasta; sprinkle with cheese.

Ratings & Reviews

kristinalh's Review

January 08, 2014
I made this last night and it was totally tasteless and even a little on the sour side... I pitched this recipe.

GrammaCocoa's Review

July 02, 2012

ahbird's Review

December 05, 2010
I really like the recipe. Very easy. I didn't have canned tomatoes, so I just used tomato sauce. I also used squash and zucchini instead of asparagus.

sahand's Review

September 17, 2010
I added mushrooms to the recipe and used more oregano and cooked the whole dish more than what it said. The food came out pretty good! I will sure cook it again when I have guests!

MarianSchiff's Review

August 07, 2009
I used more pasta, parmesan, and onion than the recipe called for. Also I added some fresh basil & oregano, and drained the tomatoes. It was delicious

ecip729's Review

June 16, 2009
I liked it.....but I wanted to LOVE it. I was hoping for a "keeper".....but it fell short.

berquist9's Review

June 12, 2009
Quick, easy and tasted great! I used 7 grain fusilli instead of penne and a little white wine to deglaze the pan before adding the tomatoes. My husband and brother loved it and a bottle of aged Shiraz went well with it.

samj142's Review

June 12, 2009
This was super easy and so full of flavor! I made it for company and it has a beautiful presentation! It's a keeper!

hdharding's Review

June 08, 2009
I made the recipe according to the directions. I ended up adding more red pepper and some garlic salt. I would probably add some fresh herbs next time to give it more flavor. My Fiance like it and asked me to make it again also. I do like that it is simple, quick, and very light in calories.

Jenessa's Review

June 07, 2009
Because I had many ingredients that I needed to use up, I used this recipe as a guide instead of following it exactly. I used cubed chicken instead of shrimp, and sliced mushrooms and zucchini instead of the asparagus. Because I needed to use up 3 tomaotes that I had in the freezer, I diced them up and then added a small can of tomatoe sauce. I used 4 cloves garlic, 1 jalapeno, and doubled the amount of other spices, since I didn't use prepared canned tomatoes. The result was great! It was spicy and flavorfull, just as I love, and eating it with homemade bread was a winner. This recipe is simple, yet extremely satisfying!! A great meal for a weeknight or for guests.