Sweet Chili Shrimp Pasta, (in a soy/sweet chili/sesame sauce) is a simple, delicious Asian-inspired meal that can be ready in about 30 minutes!
Sweet Chili Shrimp Pasta, (in a soy/sweet chili/sesame sauce) is a simple, delicious Asian-inspired meal that can be ready in about 30 minutes!

A couple months ago I made a meal (for my husband and I) with shrimp in an Asian inspired sauce, and it was served with zucchini noodles. It tasted wonderful, and my husband suggested it would be a great recipe to try with pasta (instead of zoodles)!

So… that’s how this recipe for sweet chili shrimp pasta came from THAT conversation! This is one VERY EASY recipe, and if you can multi-task, it can be ready in about 30 minutes or less!

Prepare The Pasta

To save time, begin cooking the pasta, and then make the sauce and cook the shrimp (while pasta cooks). This multi-tasking will save you a lot of precious time in the kitchen!

Cook the spaghetti noodles in boiling, salted water, according to the package instructions. Once done, drain the noodles.

Cooking the spaghetti noodles for this shrimp an pasta dish.

Make the Sauce For The Sweet Chili Shrimp Pasta

While the pasta cooks, make the sauce, because it is ridiculously EASY to make. Place sweet chili sauce, low sodium soy sauce, and sesame oil in a small bowl, and whisk well, until fully combined.  Once combined, measure out 1/2 cup of the sauce, and set it aside.

Whisking ingredients together for the sauce used to flavor sweet chili shrimp pasta.

Place the peeled, deveined shrimp into a large mixing bowl, and pour the remaining sauce left in the bowl over them. Gently toss, to fully coat the shrimp with the sweet chili sauce.

Large shrimp marinate in sauce to season them for the sweet chili shrimp pasta.

Cook The Shrimp

Spray a large skillet with non-stick spray, and heat skillet on medium heat. Once the skillet is hot (but not smoking), add the shrimp to the skillet in a single layer.

Cook the shrimp for about 2 minutes, then turn and cook the other side for 1-2 minutes. When done the shrimp will have turned pink and should be cooked through.

You can spoon some of the sauce in the skillet over the shrimp while they cook, if desired. Remove shrimp from skillet when done, and keep warm.

The marinated shrimp are pan-seared until done, in a skillet.

Once spaghetti noodles are finished cooking, drain them well and place in the skillet that you used to cook the shrimp. Add the 1/2 cup of reserved Asian sauce to the pasta, and toss, to fully combine.

An Asian sweet chili sauce is added to the drained, cooked pasta.

Add the shrimp to the pasta, and toss gently, to combine the pasta, sauce and shrimp. Cook until the sweet chili shrimp pasta is heated through. This should only take a minute or two, and then the dish is done!

Marinated shrimp are added to the skillet with the sweet chili sauce and pasta.

Serve The Sweet Chili Shrimp Pasta

When ready to serve, place half of the pasta onto a serving plate or into a bowl. Top with half of the shrimp, as well.

Garnish the sweet chili shrimp pasta (if desired) with sesame seeds and thinly sliced green onions (white and green parts). Eat it while it’s hot… and ENJOY!

The sweet chili shrimp pasta is served, topped with sesame seeds and green onions.

I really hope you enjoy this recipe for sweet chili shrimp pasta! There is a lot of flavor in the noodles and on the shrimp! Hope you have a wonderful day!

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Recipe Source For The Sauce: https://iowagirleats.com/2017/06/14/sweet-chili-sesame-shrimp-and-zoodles/

Sweet Chili Shrimp Pasta
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
30 mins
 
Sweet Chili Shrimp Pasta, (in a soy/sweet chili/sesame sauce) is a simple, delicious Asian-inspired meal that can be ready in about 30 minutes!
Category: Entree-Seafood
Cuisine: Asian
Keyword: sweet chili shrimp pasta
Servings: 2
Calories Per Serving: 489 kcal
Author: JB @ The Grateful Girl Cooks!
Ingredients
  • 4 ounces spaghetti pasta
  • 7 Tablespoons sweet chili sauce (I used Mae Ploy brand)
  • 1/4 cup low-sodium soy sauce (or Tamari)
  • teaspoons sesame oil
  • 1/2 pound large shrimp (peeled, deveined, patted dry)
For Garnish (optional)
  • 1 stem green onion (scallion) , sliced thinly
  • 1 teaspoon sesame seeds
Instructions
  1. To save time, begin cooking pasta, and then make sauce and cook shrimp (while pasta cooks). This multi-tasking will save you a lot of time in the kitchen! Cook pasta according to package instructions. Once done, drain the noodles.

  2. While pasta cooks, make the sauce. Place sweet chili sauce, soy sauce, and sesame oil in a small bowl, and whisk well, until fully combined.  Once combined, measure out 1/2 cup of the sauce, and set it aside.

  3. Place shrimp into a large mixing bowl, and pour remaining sauce left in the bowl over them. Gently toss, to fully coat shrimp with the sauce. Spray a large skillet with non-stick spray, and heat skillet on medium. Once skillet is hot (but not smoking), add shrimp to the skillet in a single layer. Cook shrimp for 2 minutes, then turn and cook the other side for 1-2 minutes. When done shrimp will have turned pink and should be cooked through. You can spoon some of the sauce in the skillet over the shrimp while they cook, if desired. Remove shrimp from skillet when done, and keep warm.

  4. Once pasta is done, place drained pasta into the skillet you used to cook shrimp. Add 1/2 cup reserved sauce to pasta, and toss, to combine. Add shrimp, and toss gently, to combine pasta, sauce and shrimp. Cook until dish is heated through (1-2 minutes). 

  5. To serve, divide hot pasta onto plates, and top with shrimp. Garnish (if desired) with sesame seeds and sliced green onions. Eat while hot... and ENJOY!

Nutrition Facts
Sweet Chili Shrimp Pasta
Amount Per Serving (1 (1/2 of total))
Calories 489 Calories from Fat 45
% Daily Value*
Fat 5g8%
Cholesterol 285mg95%
Sodium 2541mg110%
Potassium 274mg8%
Carbohydrates 74g25%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 30g33%
Protein 32g64%
Vitamin C 4.6mg6%
Calcium 182mg18%
Iron 3.8mg21%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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