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Creamy Shrimp Salsa Pasta

Creamy Shrimp Salsa Pasta

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Created by Mariam E.
This Creamy Shrimp Salsa Pasta is a dreamy pasta recipe. The shrimp and pasta are smothered with delicious creamy homemade salsa sauce.
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Pasta
Cuisine American
Servings 6 people


  • 12 oz. rotini pasta or any kind of pasta, cooked
  • 2 tbsps. olive oil


  • 2 lbs. raw shrimp
  • 1 tbsp. chili powder seasoning not hot pepper powder
  • 1 tbsp. olive oil
  • 3 tbsps. lemon juice

Salsa Sauce

  • 1 1/4 cup heavy cream
  • 3/4 cup pasta water
  • 5 small tomatoes plum or vine
  • 1 piece jalapeño Pepper seeds removed
  • 1/2 small green bell pepper seeds removed
  • 2-4 cloves garlic
  • 1 medium onion Peeled and diced
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. cumin powder
  • 1 tbsp. chili powder
  • 1 tbsp. tomato paste
  • 2 tbsps. adobo pepper, in can measure after taking seeds and chopping
  • 1 tbsp. black pepper


  • Line the veggies required for the salsa in a sheet pan and spray with oil. Broil for 10 minutes.
  • Cook pasta according to directions. Save 3/4 cup of water for later.
  • Pan sear the shrimps fully cooked.
  • When the veggies have roasted, peel the tomato skin off and transfer everything to the blender to process just enough to keep the texture of the veggies, like chunky salsa. You can use the thick texture on low setting on the texture select blender.
  • Heat the olive oil in a skillet and transfer the salsa and spices of the sauce onto it. Cover and cook for about 3-5 minutes on medium heat.
  • Add in the water and heavy cream, stir well and cover again to cook for 2-3 minutes.
  • Add in the cooked pasta and shrimp. Mix to coat well and cover to let them cook well for 2-3 minutes on low heat.
  • Remove from heat and serve. Garnish with fresh chopped parsley, cilantro or grated parmesan cheese.


Calories: 541kcal | Carbohydrates: 63.2g | Protein: 42g | Fat: 18.8g | Saturated Fat: 7.3g | Sodium: 668mg | Sugar: 9.3g
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