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All Recipes, Main Dishes / January 15, 2024

20-Minute Pasta with Cherry Tomatoes & Shrimp | Quick & EASY Recipe

This 20-Minute Pasta with Cherry Tomatoes & Shrimp is the perfect dish for any occasion. It’s packed with flavors, made with minimal ingredients and done in about 20 minutes. Serve it next to a crunchy baguette and a bottle of Spanish wine for an incredible meal.

20-Minute Pasta with Cherry Tomatoes & Shrimp
To make this dish, I used penne pasta. But you can use any type of pasta you like. Just make sure to check the package instructions, that way you cook your pasta perfectly al dente. I like to make the sauce while the pasta is cooking. But you can always cook the pasta first and then the sauce.

20-Minute Pasta with Cherry Tomatoes & Shrimp
What really flavors the sauce, which is the cherry tomato and shrimp mixture, is the white wine. If wine or alcohol in general is not your thing. Just use any type of broth you like with a squeeze of fresh lemon juice. This is what gives this dish that deep depth of flavors.

20-Minute Pasta with Cherry Tomatoes & Shrimp

TIPS & TRICKS to Make this Recipe: You can make this dish ahead of time and add into the fridge. It will hold for up to 3 days. When reheating, just add in some broth or some of the water the pasta was cooked in. This will ensure the pasta is not dry and bring the dish back to life.

20-Minute Pasta with Cherry Tomatoes & Shrimp

Key Ingredients & Cookware I used in this Recipe:

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Watch the Video Below on How to Make this 20-Minute Pasta with Cherry Tomatoes & Shrimp

20-Minute Pasta with Cherry Tomatoes & Shrimp
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20-Minute Pasta with Cherry Tomatoes & Shrimp

Course Main Course
Cuisine Mediterranean
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 392 kcal
Author Albert Bevia @ Spain on a Fork


  • 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil 30 ml
  • 6 cloves garlic
  • 10 oz cherry tomatoes 300 grams
  • 10 oz raw medium sized shrimp (peeled and deveined) 300 grams
  • 1 tsp dried oregano 1 gram
  • 1/2 cup dry white wine 120 ml
  • 2 1/4 cups penne pasta 225 grams
  • handful fresh parsley
  • pinch sea salt
  • dash black pepper


  1. Fill a stock pot a little over halfway with water, season generously with sea salt and heat with a high heat

  2. In the meantime, pat the shrimp dry with paper towels, then season with sea salt & black pepper, roughly chop the garlic, cut the cherry tomatoes in half and roughly chop the parsley, also heat a large fry pan with a medium heat

  3. Once the water comes to a boil, add in the pasta, mix every 2 to 3 minutes so the pasta evenly cooks and doesn't stick together

  4. While the pasta is cooking, add in the extra virgin olive oil into the hot fry pan, immediately add in the chopped garlic, mix continuously

  5. After 1 minute and the garlic is fragrant, add in the cherry tomatoes and mix continuously, after 3 minutes and the tomatoes are lightly sauteed, add in the dried oregano and season with sea salt & black pepper, mix, then add in the white wine, mix and simmer

  6. Once the alcohol has been cooked off, about 3 minutes, add in the shrimp and mix continuously, after 1 to 2 minutes and the shrimp are cooked through, turn off the heat

  7. Once the pasta is cooked al dente, check the pasta cooking instructions, transfer directly from the stock pot into the fry pan with the tomatoes and shrimp, then add in 2 tbsp (8 grams) chopped fresh parsley and mix

  8. Serve directly out of the fry pan or transfer into serving dishes, enjoy!

Recipe Notes

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Nutrition Facts
20-Minute Pasta with Cherry Tomatoes & Shrimp
Amount Per Serving
Calories 392 Calories from Fat 81
% Daily Value*
Fat 9g14%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Trans Fat 0.01g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 5g
Cholesterol 89mg30%
Sodium 415mg18%
Potassium 421mg12%
Carbohydrates 53g18%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 4g4%
Protein 19g38%
Vitamin A 483IU10%
Vitamin C 18mg22%
Calcium 78mg8%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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  1. Kevin

    No link

    15 . Jan . 2024
  2. Andi

    Your recipe emails have been arriving with the “see recipe” section not activated. Please be sure that the reader can actually click to the text and recipe. ( I’m in tbe USA in West Michigan if that makes any difference.)
    Thanks for sharing the bits of info about the regions from which each recipe is derived.

    15 . Jan . 2024
    • Spain on a Fork

      No problem on my end, make sure your email allows images to be displayed 🙂 Much love

      17 . Jan . 2024
  3. Ramya

    Cant wait to make this soon for me can i use tofu and skip wine as i don’t use alcohol at home i love pasta soooooooooo much i never had 20 minute pasta with cherry tomatoes and shrimp before perfect for my after office meals love your recipes as always brightens up my day everyday after work

    15 . Jan . 2024
    • Spain on a Fork

      Sounds great Ramya! Much love 🙂

      17 . Jan . 2024
  4. Ada Lai

    5 stars
    Too funny! It’s 9am and i was thinking about what I want to make for dinner. Decided I’d do something with shrimp and pasta and cherry tomatoes…. and that I’d look up my saved recipes from Spain On A Fork….THEN… I open my email and, what do I find? A recipe from Spain On A Fork for pasta, shrimp, and cherry tomatoes? How did you know that I was planning that? 🙂
    So, guess what I’m doing for dinner tonight? 🙂

    15 . Jan . 2024
    • Spain on a Fork

      lol….that is pretty ironic! Thanks for the comment 🙂 Much love

      17 . Jan . 2024

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