Fettuccine With Shrimp, Tomatoes and Basil

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 10 mins

My mom was cleaning out one of her closets and came across several folders full of recipes that she had clipped from magazines and newpapers over the years. This came from the Houston Post (no longer in circulation) 1990. The article was promoting a cookbook by Bon Appetit called "Too Busy to Cook". This is a nice, quick and easy meal!


  1. Peel and devein shrimp. Coarsely chop the tomatoes. Mince the garlic.
  2. Cook fettuccine according to package directions. Drain and keep warm.
  3. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add shrimp, tomatoes, basil, olives, and garlic. Season with salt and pepper.
  4. Cook until shrimp turn pink, stirring frequently, about 3 minutes.
  5. Place pasta in serving bowl. Pour sauce over pasta and toss. Top with parmesan cheese. Serve immediately.
Most Helpful

Didn't have olives...they would've taken this to SIX stars!! Easy and fabulous!

cylee September 24, 2014

This was super simple to make, tasted great and had a lot of veggies, which are sometimes hard to get into my three picky kids. I followed the directions for everything except I used large, precooked shrimp because deveining shrimp makes me squeemish. This meal got two thumbs up from all five members. Thank you so much loof. Made for PRMR.

ElizabethKnicely February 16, 2014

Very easily prepared, the olives were a lovely touch, we enjoyed this simple meal as a midweek treat! Thank you loof, made for PRMR tag game.

Karen Elizabeth July 02, 2013