Shrimp Rossini Pasta

Shrimp Rossini Pasta
Shrimp Rossini Pasta by DelightfulEMade

Shrimp Rossini Pasta by DelightfulEMade

As a Catholic family, we always make it a point to observe the Lenten season.  We refrain from red meat on Fridays, which means a fair amount of fish.  I try to make meals that include fish and seafood year-round, so I’ve always got a good number of meals ready to go once lent rolls around.  This Shrimp Rossini Pasta is the perfect dish anytime your looking for a great pasta & shrimp dish.

Shrimp Rossini Pasta by Delightful E Made

Shrimp Rossini Pasta by Delightful E Made

I came up with this dish when eating at one of our favorite restaurants; Bertucci’s.  I looked all over for a great recipe that mimics their Shrimp Rossini Pasta, but wasn’t able to find ANYTHING!  I did the only other thing I knew, and that was to develop my own.

Shrimp Rossini Pasta by DelightfulEMade

Shrimp Rossini Pasta by DelightfulEMade

The sauce is a Rose type of sauce that includes tomato, white wine and a bit of half and half.  Its not too heavy, and compliments the delicate nature of the shrimp.  The capers and garlic in the sauce go wonderfully with the shrimp, and add some nice flavor to the sauce.  I’ve also tried multiple types of noodles in this dish, and have discovered that a long, thin noodle seems to go the best with the sauce.

Yields 6-8

Shrimp Rossini Pasta

This pasta dish is wonderful with a great rose sauce and shrimp that make it an amazing restaurant quality meal that's enjoyed at home.

10 minPrep Time

25 minCook Time

35 minTotal Time

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  • 1 lb. pasta, cooked and drained (spaghetti is preferable)
  • 1 lb. shrimp (large, uncooked, rinsed and cleaned with tails removed)
  • 2 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 medium yellow onion, chopped (about 1 cup)
  • 3 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 1 jar (4 oz.) capers, drained
  • 1 (14.5 oz.) can diced tomatoes
  • 1 (8 oz.) can tomato sauce
  • 1 c. white wine
  • 1 c. half and half
  • 1/2 tsp. garlic salt
  • 1/4 tsp. cayenne pepper
  • 1/4 tsp. crushed red pepper flakes


  1. In a large pot, begin boiling water to cook pasta. Cook pasta according to package directions.
  2. In a large skillet, heat 1 Tbsp. olive oil, and add shrimp. Sprinkle with a little garlic salt to season. Cook for 2-3 minutes, just until shrimp is light pink. Remove from skillet to bowl and set aside. Cover to keep warm.
  3. In the same skillet, heat 1 Tbsp. olive oil. Add garlic and onion and cook for 6-8 minutes until onion is translucent. Add the white wine, and bring to a simmer. Simmer for 2-3 minutes (this will cook off the alcohol.) Add the tomatoes, tomato sauce, and capers. Bring to a simmer, and stirring occasionally. Add the salt, cayenne pepper and red pepper flakes. Stir to incorporate the spices while simmering. Add the half and half, and cooked shrimp while continue to simmer.
  4. Once pasta is finished cooking, immediately add to the sauce. Stir to completely incorporate the sauce and pasta. Serve immediately. Top with shaved Parmesan, Romano or Assiago cheese.

The sauce is simply amazing!  It has a bit of a kick to it with the cayenne pepper and red pepper flakes, however, its not overly spicy.  The onion and capers and some nice texture and flavor.  Be sure not to over cook your shrimp, err on the side of light pink (just a couple minutes), before adding to the sauce.  The shrimp will be nice and delicate, and taste amazing with the pasta.

I hope you get to enjoy this wonderful pasta dish as much as my family and me.  Its great to enjoy with a nice glass of wine, and a fresh salad on the side.




  1. We are observing no meat Fridays as well during this Lenten season but we also give up red meat the entire season so my fish recipes triple around here during this time. Thanks for giving me a new recipe to try!! Looks great!!
  2. Love, love shrimp and pasta together, and this flavor combo! Checking out this great recipe from show stopper Saturday! Pinned :-) Cathy
  3. What a great pasta dish!! Thanks for sharing on BOTW!
  4. I'm so hungry and this looks so dang yummy! I love shrimp pasta dishes and this one looks simple and so delicious! Thanks a ton for sharing on Saturday Night Fever - pinned!
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      It really is fantastic!! Hope you get to enjoy it soon, Jen! Thanks so much for stopping by! ~Erin
  5. Looks yummy!! Thanks for sharing on my T.G.I.F. linky party :) Have a great day!

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