Becky Luigart-Stayner; Leigh Ann Ross
4 servings

This easy shrimp fettuccine dish is an appealing, affordable option for entertaining. Add more or less red pepper depending on how much heat you prefer.

How to Make It

Step 1

Cook pasta according to the package directions, omitting salt and fat. Drain.

Step 2

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.

Step 3

Place 1 1/2 cups pasta mixture on each of 4 plates; top each serving with 1 tablespoon cheese. Serve immediately.

Chef's Notes

We used dried basil in this dish to cut costs, but you can substitute 2 tablespoons fresh basil, if desired. Frozen or previously frozen shrimp is often on sale at supermarkets. Total cost: $8.30/Cost per serving: $2.08. (The cost is based on the amount of products used in the recipe.)

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Ratings & Reviews


November 23, 2017
I have made this several times over the years, it is always great.  So quick to throw together.  Perfect on a busy work night.  Fresh basil is even better.

tsimpkins's Review

January 24, 2012
I was so surprised how tasty this was when it took such little effort to make! My husband was over the moon

shanz2005's Review

March 16, 2010
Fantastic! I used a pound and a half of shrimp and some extra tomatos. Delicious. Fast and easy.

ktleyed's Review

November 07, 2012
We really liked this, just spicy enough and pretty simple. Will definitely make again!

dmc154's Review

January 17, 2009
This was a good way to make something special during the "winter blahs", but wasn't too expensive nor difficult to make. I also used canned tomatoes (diced petit cut) because of the lack of good tasting fresh tomatoes during the winter, but only used some of the liquid in the can. Added a salad & homemade bread for one great tasting meal.

AllisonMcCammon's Review

April 01, 2011
This was a fantastic and easy meal. The sour cream was delicious, and it really made the flavors come together. This recipe is just spicy enough, even children will like it. I used canned diced tomatoes instead of fresh. Leftovers were great the next day. Served with a salad and French bread, this was a perfect meal for company. They'll never know how easy it was to make!

leaavon's Review

April 06, 2009 husband is a gourmet chef and declared this recipe to be restaurant quality, and the entire family heartily agreed! Flavors are outstanding and the recipe goes together quickly and easily. Definitely a keeper for the family and when entertaining. Might even be good if you thickened up the sauce a little and served it with toasted baguette slices as an appetizer!

ering23's Review

November 13, 2009
I thought this recipe was outstanding. Easy, fast and delicious; made as is with wheat fettucini.

ehellmich's Review

September 19, 2009
Really delicious! Very quick and easy to put together. The sour cream and tomato paste together was wonderful. Just enough creaminess without being overwhelming. Even my daughter who doesn't like tomatoes loved this dish. I will definitely make this again.

rpeter12's Review

March 05, 2009
Couldn't believe that tomato paste and sour cream would work so well together. Definitely making again!