Crab and Shrimp Pasta
There’s just something amazing about pasta and seafood. Ever have a craving for delicious pasta, but don’t want to leave your home? This crab and shrimp pasta recipe is an easy way to make a gourmet five-star meal right in your own kitchen. Not only is this recipe a fan family favorite, but also the kids love it! That’s a winner in my book.
This shrimp and crab pasta recipe isn’t heavy like alfredo and has a much more rich flavor in my opinion all thanks to the shrimp, imitation crab, and tomatoes. Creamy, cheesy, in addition to silky… This easy weeknight dinner recipe is a must. Tomatoes and Parmesan cheese equal perfection.
Ingredients for Pasta with Shrimp and Crab
Pasta– I like to use spaghetti noodles for this recipe, but honestly, any time of pasta will work like macaroni elbow noodles, fettucini, or egg noodles. So many different types of pasta will work for this recipe!
Olive oil- The classic robust flavor of olive oil compliments this shrimp and crab pasta recipe very well, but any type of oil will work such as avocado oil, coconut oil, or grapeseed oil.
Butter– The butter is used to amplify the rich flavor in the garlic and onion sauce. You’ll definitely want to use butter for this recipe! Both salted and unsalted butter will work.
Mrs. Dash Seasoning– I used the tomato, basil, and garlic blend. You can find this at your local grocery store or online.
Onion– Fresh onions are used for extra flavor and texture. Yellow onions will work in addition to white onions!
Garlic– Freshly minced garlic for a flavor that is rich and savory. If you don’t have fresh garlic, then you can try garlic powder.
Shrimp– Precooked or thawed shrimp will work in this recipe, but just make sure the shrimp get cooked all the way through!
Tomatoes– Canned diced tomatoes are used for this pasta recipe, but fresh tomatoes will work, too.
Crab– Imitation crab meat is what I used for this recipe, but fresh crab meat will also be delicious.
Parmesan Cheese– A wedge of Parmesan is best for freshly grated cheese, but pre-grated Parmesan is okay to use here, too!
How to Make Crab and Shrimp Pasta
You’ll love how quickly this recipe comes together.
This shrimp and crab pasta is so easy to make!
First, boil your pasta according to the package’s instructions, then drain it pasta once al dente. Set it aside.
Meanwhile, in a large skillet, add three tablespoons of olive oil, 1/4 cup (1/2 of 1 stick) of butter, Mrs. Dash’s seasoning, diced onion, and minced garlic. On medium heat, first melt the butter and spices together, cooking for about three minutes, or until your onion becomes translucent.
Add the butter mixture to the shrimp and stir to fully coat.
Next, add in the diced tomatoes, then stir in crab meat. Finally, sprinkle with sea salt to taste.
Add the cooked pasta and remaining butter, then toss the ingredients together. When the butter is melted and the pasta is warm, serve in a pasta bowl. Finally, serve with freshly grated Parmesan cheese.
Tips for this Recipe
- Don’t overcook the pasta because if you overcook it, it will not have a very good texture!
- This shrimp and crab recipe is perfect for leftovers! Just simply transfer the leftovers in a storage container and refrigerate for three to four days.
- Lastly, serve this pasta with wine, garlic bread, rolls, or any other type of bread.
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- 3-4 Tablespoons Olive oil
- 2 teaspoons Mrs. Dash Tomato, Basil and Garlic Seasoning
- 1 stick of butter (1/2 cup) divided
- 1 (14 ounce) can of diced tomatoes, with juice
- 1 clove garlic, minced
- sea salt to taste
- 1/2 cup onion, diced
- 12 - 16 ounces of cooked shrimp, peel and tails removed, defrosted if frozen
- 1 (16 ounce) package of imitation crab meat (or the real thing) cut in chunks
- 1 (16 ounce) package thick spaghetti (or other pasta)
- fresh Parmesan cheese, for garnish
- Boil your pasta and drain it, set aside.
- In a skillet, add 3 Tablespoons of olive oil, 1/4 cup (1/2 of 1 stick) of butter, Mrs. Dash, onion and garlic. On medium heat, melt butter and spices together, cooking for about 3 minutes, until your onion becomes translucent.
- Add to this your shrimp, stir. Add in tomatoes. Stir in crab meat. Sprinkle with sea salt to taste. Warm through.
- Add pasta and remaining butter, toss. When butter is melted and pasta is warm, place in a pasta bowl and top with fresh Parmesan cheese.
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Amount Per Serving: Calories: 751Total Fat: 15gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 10gCholesterol: 1150mgSodium: 5340mgCarbohydrates: 20gFiber: 1gSugar: 5gProtein: 126g
Please note that nutrition is not guaranteed accurate.