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Pasta with Creamy Shrimp, Tomatoes and Peas

I’m not one to get very creative when it comes to “naming” dishes. I mean, look at the name of this one. I actually went back and forth deleting and rearranging the words a few times to make it sound better. But really, I’m more about the cooking than the naming. If it tastes good then who really cares what it’s called right?

Pasta with Creamy Shrimp, Tomatoes and Peas

I made this one night on a whim for my husband and his parents. It would be nice if my kids would eat stuff like this but when it comes to pasta and my kids, the simpler the better.  I grew up eating pasta with sauce and peas and I crave it like crazy every now and then. I was craving it this night, and I wanted to make it a little more interesting so I added shrimp and boursin cheese to it.

Pasta with Creamy Shrimp, Tomatoes and Peas

This is a quick throw together kind of pasta. If you don’t have shrimp, throw in some leftover cooked sliced chicken or sausage. I don’t always have boursin in my fridge, but it was BOGO recently and the GO was on the verge of expiration so I saved it from the trash by adding it to the tomato sauce. This pasta was a hit at our house, and I will definitely make it again.

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Pasta with Creamy Shrimp, Tomatoes and Peas


  • 1 box whole wheat penne or spiral pasta
  • 1 lb shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2-3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 2 15 oz cans diced Italian or Fire Roasted tomatoes (I used one of each)
  • 1 cup frozen peas
  • 1/2 round of Boursin cheese
  • salt and pepper to taste


  1. In a large pot, bring water to a boil. Add pasta and cook while preparing sauce. Drain and set aside when done.
  2. In a large non stick skillet, heat 2 tablespoons olive oil. Pat shrimp dry, season with salt and pepper and add to pan. Cook for 1-2 minutes over medium heat on each side or until pink. Take out of pan and set aside, reserving some of the pasta water to add to sauce.
  3. Add garlic and onion to same pan over medium heat. Cook for about 5 minutes or until onions soft and fragrant. Add diced tomatoes to pan and cook together for 5-7 minutes. Add cup of frozen peas to sauce and gently stir to combine. Add shrimp, cooked and drained pasta to tomatoes along with a little pasta water if needed (if tomatoes cook too long they may become dry, the pasta water will fix this). Lower heat and add Boursin cheese to pan and gently toss to combine until sauce is creamy. Taste for salt and pepper. Serve with red pepper flakes and freshly grated Parmesan cheese.

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21 Responses to “Pasta with Creamy Shrimp, Tomatoes and Peas”

  1. Lindsay @Eat, Knit, Grow posted February 23, 2011 at 9:33 am

    Yum! That looks so warm, satisfying and delicious! I love peas in pasta! Yum!

  2. Jan posted February 23, 2011 at 9:36 am

    Looks lovely!

  3. Erica posted February 23, 2011 at 9:44 am

    Looks fantastic! I love shrimp in pasta dishes. And I agree- peas and pasta just go together too (peas are awesome in Macaroni and Cheese too). Hope you’re doing well 😉

  4. bellini posted February 23, 2011 at 9:54 am

    I would definitely enjoy this Aggie. Pasta needs to be on my table more often.

  5. Megan posted February 23, 2011 at 11:14 am

    This sounds like a great quick and easy dish to whip up! And don’t worry about getting too creative with your recipes. When I was a kid, my whole family called Shepherd’s Pie “Gook”, because that’s what it looked like to us. 😉

  6. melissa @IWasBornToCook posted February 23, 2011 at 3:38 pm

    This looks great. I really, REALLY wish my husband would eat peas. If I had a dime for every time I said that…

  7. I {heart} pasta and I {heart} peas….. so this is sounding delicious to me! I’ve SO missed tweeting with you, and look forward to things getting back to normal online. I am loving this blog redesign. You must be so happy with it!!! Have a super night Friend!

  8. Ninette posted February 23, 2011 at 9:30 pm

    Heehee…I saw the vote on Facebook. Doesn’t everyone love a little Boursin in everything? Looks delish!

  9. Jamie posted February 24, 2011 at 6:50 am

    Good recipe naming…. call it what is is. I’m glad you posted this recipe. My parents loved it. I will totally be making this Aggie.

  10. Mandi posted February 24, 2011 at 12:31 pm

    I am always looking out for new ways to cook pasta / tomato sauce dishes! I found a great one from Pioneer Woman that added artichokes. This one looks fabulous! I love adding shrimp and peas…this will def be on my Aggie to-try list =)

  11. marla {family fresh cooking} posted February 24, 2011 at 6:37 pm

    Aggie, this is the perfect creamy pasta dish. I too have trouble naming recipes & sometimes go back in to rearrange after I hit publish 😉

  12. Sarah posted February 24, 2011 at 6:38 pm

    I totally agree about Tthe naming of dishes. I also have a hard time with this sometimes. This dish looks great! Beautiful ingredients 🙂

  13. Amanda posted February 24, 2011 at 9:25 pm

    I am always on the lookout for new pasta recipes, and this sounds marvelous!

  14. Maria posted February 25, 2011 at 9:56 am

    Great pasta dish!

  15. Eliana posted February 25, 2011 at 11:50 am

    Who needs a fancy name? As long as it tastes good that is all that matters. And this one looks like it fits the bill 🙂

  16. Cookin' Canuck posted February 25, 2011 at 11:00 pm

    Perfect pasta dish for a busy night, Aggie.

  17. Megan posted February 28, 2011 at 5:06 pm

    Shrimp and pasta is all you have to say. I’m on it! 🙂

  18. Sarah posted March 2, 2011 at 5:30 pm

    Hi Aggie!
    I made this last night for my family and we all LOVED it! Parker (almost two years old), who isn’t a big fan of any tomato sauces, had THREE helpings of it. That’s right…I said THREE! Super recipe.

  19. Ginnie Gibson posted June 3, 2014 at 7:24 pm

    I saw this on pinterest. I also grew up eating pasta and peas in a tomato sauce. I absolutely love it, and crave it often. I use dintalini and canned peas with spaghetti sauce. Nice to see someone else loves it too.

    • Aggies Kitchen posted June 4, 2014 at 7:46 am

      It’s total comfort food for me 🙂 Thanks for the comment, have a great day!!


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