Old Bay Creamy Shrimp Pasta

READY IN: 30mins
Recipe by BecR2400

This delicious creamy pasta and shrimp dish is impressive enough to serve to company, and goes together quickly and easily for a busy weeknight meal. I sometimes add a tossed green salad and a crusty French bread, to round out the meal. Enjoy! Feel free to adjust seasoning to your taste. Adapted from Oldbay.com.

Top Review by Dallas Chef WOut Ti

Sorry,this was OK but it didn't rock our world. I didn't think it was impressive enough for company. It was good enough for a forgiving family on a weekenight though. I pretty much followed the recipe as written. I did use already cooked shrimp, and doubled the peas (thought it needed more vegetable/green) but otherwise did as the recipe suggested. The flavor was bland(at the table I added a lot more pepper) and the sauce never really thickened.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cook pasta according to directions on package. During the last minute of cooking add the peas. Drain and reserve 1/4 cup of the cooking liquid.
  2. In a large skillet over medium heat, melt the butter. Add the shrimp and sprinkle with 1/2 tablespoon of Old Bay. Cook for 3 minutes or until they start to turn pink. Reduce heat to medium-low.
  3. Stir in the half-and-half, reserved cooking liquid, Parmesan cheese and the rest of the Old Bay. Simmer for 5 minutes or until the sauce begins to thicken. Remove from heat and add the pasta, peas and green onion. Let stand for 5 minutes before serving (this gives the sauce a few more minutes to thicken).
  4. Serve with extra grated Parmesan cheese.

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