Angel Hair Pasta with Shrimp and Fresh Basil

Angel Hair Pasta with Shrimp and Fresh Basil: easy weeknight dinner or date night recipe that is filled with robust flavors and ready to please that someone special. 

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Angel Hair Pasta with Shrimp and Fresh Basil

This week, we are excited to feature the Angel Hair Pasta with Shrimp and Fresh Basil made by us from the ‘Pasta Matchmaker quiz’.

We are a huge pasta lover and it’s such a savior when we are pressed for time yet want to eat something delicious and filling.

But many times I spend more time thinking ‘what’ recipe should I prepare rather than sitting with my bowl of hot yum.

So when I came across the ‘Pasta Matchmaker quiz’, I literally jumped upon it.

 shrimp scampi recipe

The Pasta Matchmaker quiz showcases the flexibility of pasta and inspires us to add pasta to our menus.

It’s designed to give a custom result based on what you’re in mood for or what occasion you are planning – like a weeknight dinner, date night, or a visit from the in-laws.

You can always rely on Golden Grain® to be the ingredient that inspires the perfect dish for whatever the occasion may be.

With all this information, I knew I was in great hands and took the quiz for a weeknight recipe (/date night) using seafood on a cloudy day.

Once, I entered my choices, my result was this Angel Hair Pasta with Shrimp and Fresh Basil which was actually perfect.

As I had recently bought most of these ingredients from Lucky’s (grocery store) and the recipe is done in 20 minutes.

how to make shrimp pasta recipe ingredients on a white background. Ingredients are pasta, shrimp, basil, tomato, etc


Here’s a glimpse of my recipe ingredients and the instructions are really easy to follow on the pasta maker site.

While I made the pasta as per the package instructions and I also started sauteeing the ‘shrimp and fresh basil’ in a pan as making these two things simultaneous definitely saves up more time.

Once the pasta was cooked and the shrimps were ready, I quickly tossed the two together and that’s it. It was all done.

I prepared the recipe exactly as per the quiz however you can definitely add or remove ingredients as food is all about self-expression.

And when creating meal experiences that reflect us and our family and Golden Grain® pasta is versatile and allows us to be creative.

Infact, D loved the recipe so much as it was so smooth, buttery and so enhanced by the flavors of fresh basil.

So, after trying this super hit recipe, I’m definitely going back to the Pasta Matchmaker quiz for another yummy recipe and the best past – it’s as per my mood and convenience.

quick shrimp pasta homemade recipe

I definitely suggest you try the Pasta Matchmaker quiz asap and find your perfect pasta recipe along with step by step directions.

Or put your own spin on a Golden Grain® classic recipe and submit for a chance to win prizes.

Contest dates are as follows:

Challenge #1: January 1 – January 21

Challenge #2: January 22 – February 4

Challenge #3: February 5 – February 18

Challenge #4: February 19 – March 4

Challenge #5: March 5 – March 18

Challenge #6: March 19 – April 1

As I did mention above, the Golden Grain® pasta was available in my nearest Lucky’s store in the pasta aisle (picture below)


Go ahead and grab your favorite Golden Grain® pasta and make a delicious and quick recipe to enjoy with your loved ones, while, I pack the leftover for an easy heat-n-eat lunch for next day.

For more Golden Grain® recipe inspiration, visit here.



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Angel Hair Pasta with Shrimp and Fresh Basil

angel hair pasta with shrimp recipe on a white and blue plate

Angel Hair Pasta with Shrimp and Fresh Basil : An easy weeknight dinner or date night recipe made using Golden Grain® that is filled with robust flavors.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 18 minutes
Total Time 23 minutes


  • 8 ounces Golden Grains Angel Hair
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 7 minced garlic cloves
  • 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 7 medium plum tomatoes, seeded and diced
  • 1/2 cup dry white wine or reduced sodium chicken broth
  • 1 pound medium shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh basil
  • Salt and pepper, to taste


  1. Cook pasta according to package directions; drain and set aside.
  2. Heat oil in a large skillet, over medium-high heat. Add garlic and red pepper flakes and cook for about 1 minute, stirring constantly so that the garlic does not brown.
  3. Add tomatoes, salt, pepper and white wine. Bring mixture to a simmer, stirring occasionally.
  4. Add shrimp. Cook, stirring frequently, for 3 to 4 minutes or until shrimp turn pink and are done.
  5. Add butter and basil, and stir until butter melts. Toss with pasta and serve immediately.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 352Total Fat: 9gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 200mgSodium: 850mgCarbohydrates: 30gFiber: 4gSugar: 7gProtein: 32g

29 Replies to "Angel Hair Pasta with Shrimp and Fresh Basil"

  • Danielle January 21, 2017 (3:03 pm)

    Looks like a nice fresh dish. I’ll replace the dried pasta with some fresh pasta (I’m lucky enough to have a market down the street that sells it), but I can’t wait to give this a try. Pasta is a staple in my house, and I always love new ideas. Thanks!

  • Ana Ojha January 20, 2017 (8:34 pm)

    The pasta looks incredibly delicious! Thanks for sharing the recipe. Can’t wait to try!

  • Ankit January 20, 2017 (3:32 pm)

    That’s a nice recipe! I am gonna share it with my mom today! 🙂

    • Molly Kumar January 22, 2017 (2:03 am)

      Absolutely, that would be great – Thanks Ankit.

  • Rachel Catherine January 19, 2017 (1:35 am)

    This looks so delicious! I love pasta with shrimp and fresh basil just tops it off perfectly!

    • Molly Kumar January 19, 2017 (3:21 pm)

      Thanks Rachel and the freshly chopped basil absolutely adds so much fresh flavors to it.

  • Jessica January 18, 2017 (11:00 pm)

    I bet this would be yummy with chicken as well! This looks really yummy. I am always looking for delicious and easy dinner recipes. Hard to find stuff both my boyfriend and I will like. This would work!

    • Molly Kumar January 19, 2017 (3:48 pm)

      Absolutely, you can try the recipe with chicken too, infact you could definitely try the ‘Pasta Matchmaker quiz’ as it gives you options as per ingredients you have at home. Thanks for visiting.

  • Heather January 18, 2017 (7:59 pm)

    Fresh basil always feels like such a delicious little indulgence when I sit down to make a dish and makes for a great garnish! This looks delicious and I love to get creative with pastas! Thanks for the great recipe!

    • Molly Kumar January 19, 2017 (3:51 pm)

      I’m so glad you liked the recipe – Thanks.

  • Ance Antovska January 18, 2017 (7:55 pm)

    Very delicious !My favorite!!! Thanks for sharing this recipe i will try it for sure.

  • Saidah January 18, 2017 (1:51 pm)

    i love pasta dishes. Spicy Penne Arrabbiata is my favorite. My hs=usband would love this dish because he loves shrimp.

  • Amrita January 18, 2017 (12:57 pm)

    This recipe sounds quick and delicious. I lI’ve shrimps .This will make a wonderful weekend dinner

  • Rose January 18, 2017 (12:45 pm)

    We eat a lot of pasta I this house atleast once a week usually. This looks like a nice refreshing change from all the tomato sauce dishes we usually eat.

    • Molly Kumar January 19, 2017 (4:10 pm)

      Thanks Rose, you should definitely try the ‘Pasta Matchmaker quiz’ then as it gives you so many options as per your mood n need. Thanks for visiting.

  • Amber Myers January 18, 2017 (12:31 pm)

    I’d like this but I’d have to leave out the shrimp. I’ve never been a fan of it. But I love pasta so I’d enjoy everything else!

    • Molly Kumar January 19, 2017 (4:22 pm)

      Thanks Amber, you can definitely remove the shrimp and add any other ingredient of choice.

  • blair villanueva January 18, 2017 (9:54 am)

    Okay, its official: Reading your post makes me super hungry! I need to eat Pasta!

    • Molly Kumar January 22, 2017 (2:07 am)

      Hahahhah, we are in the same category Blair. I get super hungry seeing my own blog 😉 Thanks for writing in.

  • Andrea Broom January 18, 2017 (7:48 am)

    I had angel hair pasta today for dinner with fresh basil. hehe. I love this recipe, it looks so fresh, bright and tasty. I’m thinking this might be heading towards my rotation this week. YUMMMMY. Plus white wine. Yes. Please. 🙂

  • Isaly Holland January 18, 2017 (5:24 am)

    My fiance and I have been eating nothing but fish dishes lately. This looks incredible and easy to make. I will be pinning your recipe!

  • Carrie @ourpotluckfamily January 18, 2017 (3:34 am)

    This looks like such a delicious and simple recipe. I’m going to have to try this Pasta Matchmaker quiz to come up with unique ways to serve pasta because I tend to have my 2 to 3 go-to recipes I repeat over and over. Thanks for the information! #client

    • Molly Kumar January 19, 2017 (4:23 pm)

      Thanks Carrie and the Pasta Matchmaker quiz is definitely a great idea to come up with a quick pasta recipe everytime.

  • Nellwyn January 17, 2017 (8:11 pm)

    I love the idea of the Pasta Matchmaker since I’m always looking for new recipe ideas. I love shrimp and basil so I’ll have to try out this recipe.

    • Molly Kumar January 22, 2017 (2:19 am)

      That is awesome! Give them a try, its really lot of fun to try a new pasta recipe from Pasta Matchmaker quiz.

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