Pasta with Shrimp and Feta

This pasta with shrimp and feta is a flavor-packed weeknight or special occasion meal. My husband grew up eating this dish and it’s his all-time favorite. Garlicky shrimp mixed with a feta packed sherry tomato sauce served over perfectly cooked pasta – what’s not to love? 

This pasta with shrimp and feta is a flavor-packed weeknight or special occasion meal. My husband grew up eating this dish and it's his all-time favorite. Garlicky shrimp mixed with a feta packed sherry tomato sauce served over perfectly cooked pasta - what's not to love? 

My husband grew up eating this meal and it’s his all-time favorite. Every time I make this past with shrimp and feta he devours 2 giant plates and then sits in his chair so full he can barely move. While I’m not a fan of overeating it’s so easy to do with this dish. You guys – it’s so damn good.

It starts with a really simple sauce made of crushed tomatoes, Italian herbs, dry sherry, parsley, onions and feta cheese. THEN you cook up some shrimp in butter and garlic and throw it all together. It’s pasta heaven.

Fo. Sho. 

This pasta with shrimp and feta is a flavor-packed weeknight or special occasion meal. My husband grew up eating this dish and it's his all-time favorite. Garlicky shrimp mixed with a feta packed sherry tomato sauce served over perfectly cooked pasta - what's not to love? 

There is some simmering that needs to be done with this dish but for the most part, it’s pretty hands off which makes it an acceptable weekday and weekend meal. PLUS the smells that come from this dish are so irresistible you’ll want to make it all. the. time.

PLUS who doesn’t love feta cheese and shrimp? It’s so good.

This pasta with shrimp and feta is a flavor-packed weeknight or special occasion meal. My husband grew up eating this dish and it's his all-time favorite. Garlicky shrimp mixed with a feta packed sherry tomato sauce served over perfectly cooked pasta - what's not to love? 

I like to serve this sauce over al dente linguine but any pasta will do. I think it’s fun to twist my pasta so I’m a fan of stringy pasta. Also, confession. When I’m lazy about my pasta twirling I just cut it all up and shovel it into my mouth. I’m the most un-Italian person on earth.

Oh, and make this dish easier on yourself by buying shrimp that is already cleaned and deveined. One of my least favorite tasks is cleaning shrimp. It’s gross, time-consuming and just a hassle. I want to get into the kitchen and make dinner without a ton of work.

I know you all agree #teamcleanedshrimp

This pasta with shrimp and feta is a flavor-packed weeknight or special occasion meal. My husband grew up eating this dish and it's his all-time favorite. Garlicky shrimp mixed with a feta packed sherry tomato sauce served over perfectly cooked pasta - what's not to love? 

This pasta with shrimp and feta also makes a great Valentine’s day meal. It’s simple enough to not cause a lot of cooking stress but special enough to seal the deal for an important holiday or birthday meal.

Looking for even more pasta recipes? Try my Pumpkin Cauliflower Alfredo Meatball Pasta BakePesto Chicken Caprese PastaOne Pot Cheddar Cajun Pork PastaZucchini Tomato Kale PastaItalian Sausage and Kale Pasta{20 Minute} Kalamata Olive, Tomato and Caper Pasta or my Chicken Broccoli Ziti

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Pasta with Shrimp and Feta

This pasta with shrimp and feta is a flavor-packed weeknight or special occasion meal. My husband grew up eating this dish and it's his all-time favorite. Garlicky shrimp mixed with a feta packed sherry tomato sauce served over perfectly cooked pasta - what's not to love? 

Yield: 4 servings

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 40 minutes

Total Time: 50 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 8 tablespoons unsalted butter, divided
  • 2 cups diced onion
  • 3/4 cup chopped parsley
  • 1 (28 ounce) can crushed tomatoes
  • 2 teaspoons Italian spice blend
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper
  • Kosher salt, to taste
  • 3/4 cup dry sherry
  • 1 cup feta cheese, divided
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 pounds medium cleaned raw shrimp
  • 1 pound cooked linguine

Directions:

In a large skillet set over medium heat add 4 tablespoons unsalted butter.

When the butter is melted add the diced onion and parsley. Cook for about 5 minutes or until the onions are translucent.

Add the tomatoes, Italian spice blend, crushed red pepper, and kosher salt. Lower the heat and let simmer for 20 minutes.

Add the sherry and simmer for another 10 minutes. After 10 minutes stir in 3/4 cup feta cheese and keep warm while you prepare the shrimp.

In another large pan set over medium heat add the remaining 4 tablespoons butter. When the butter is melted add the minced garlic and shrimp. Cook just until the shrimp is pink and combine the shrimp, butter, and garlic to the sauce. Stir to combine.

Serve the sauce over cooked pasta and garnish with remaining feta cheese.

23 Responses to “Pasta with Shrimp and Feta”

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    Donna — July 12, 2009 at 7:36 am

    What a great way to use feta for the BSI. Love how you combined it with shrimp, sounds lovely.

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    Reeni — July 12, 2009 at 9:55 am

    I’m a sucker for shrimp and pasta! The feta sounds delicious in this – I like how you incorporated it right in the sauce.

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    Erin — July 12, 2009 at 4:12 pm

    I LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE THIS MEAL!!!!! 🙂

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    Jen @ My Kitchen Addiction — July 12, 2009 at 9:29 pm

    The pasta and shrimp sound delicious! I wish my hubby liked shrimp… I only make it when he is out of town or not at home.

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    Chou — July 12, 2009 at 9:31 pm

    Shrimp + feta have not yet entered my palate. I’ll have to change that.

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    Sara — July 13, 2009 at 2:00 pm

    I love how easy this is! I have a greek cookbook that has a lot of recipes for shrimp and feta, such a great combination.

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    Blond Duck — July 13, 2009 at 3:47 pm

    Feta and pasta makes everything better.

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    Jessica — July 13, 2009 at 8:00 pm

    This looks amazing! I am such a fan of feta and shrimp, I cannot wait to make this!

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    momgateway — July 14, 2009 at 6:17 pm

    Very original to use feta on pasta. I must try this. Thanks!

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    Blond Duck — July 16, 2009 at 11:27 am

    Those PB cookies make me throw all my resolve, willpower and discipline to the wind.

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    megan — July 16, 2009 at 8:30 pm

    Anything with shrimp is excellent in my book! 🙂

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    junglefrog — July 17, 2009 at 9:55 am

    O this does look really delicious! I love love love feta and this is definitely something I am gonna try. The only problem being that my boyfriend does not like feta at all, so will have to wait untill he is gone for a day..:)

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    Pigpigscorner — July 20, 2009 at 10:01 am

    Feta, shrimps and pasta sounds like a wonderful combo! Looks delicious!

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    chayacomfycook — July 23, 2009 at 9:56 pm

    I see you do know about BSI. Yeah. You made a delicious looking meal. A great combination. We are all learning of the variety of ways to use feta.

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    Amanda — February 13, 2018 at 3:33 pm

    Such an amazing pasta dish!!

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    Delaney | Melanie Makes — February 13, 2018 at 11:15 pm

    I want to eat some fo this right now.

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    Katerina @ diethood .com — February 14, 2018 at 6:13 am

    I love everything about this dish!! Its fantastic!!

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    Jacque Hastert — February 14, 2018 at 8:35 am

    My kind of pasta! I love the feta addition on top 🙂

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    Erin | Dinners,Dishes and Dessert — February 14, 2018 at 10:33 am

    Such a perfect party meal idea! Thanks for this!

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    Allyson Zea — February 14, 2018 at 12:39 pm

    Wow this flavor combo looks insanely delicious! I love feta!

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    Zainab — February 14, 2018 at 1:12 pm

    Pasta night has never looked so good!!

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    Sandra | A Dash of Sanity — February 17, 2018 at 2:30 pm

    Looks like a new favorite for weeknights!

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