Creamy Shrimp Penne with Grape Tomatoes

  • Author: Michelle
  • Prep Time: 5
  • Cook Time: 20
  • Total Time: 25


A deliciously simple shrimp pasta with fresh tomatoes and a white wine and cream sauce.


  • 16 ounces penne pasta
  • 2 tbsp cup olive oil
  • 1 pound medium shrimp, peeled, and deveined
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 1 cup grape tomatoes
  • 1 cup white wine
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan


  1. Cook the pasta to package instructions
  2. In a large skillet, heat olive oil over medium-high heat. Add shrimp, garlic, salt and pepper. Cook for 2-3 minutes, until the shrimp begin to turn pink. Remove the shrimp and set aside in bowl.
  3. To skillet, add wine, tomatoes*, salt, pepper and red pepper flakes. Simmer for 5 minutes, or until the wine is slightly reduced.
  4. To skillet, add heavy cream, reduce heat to low-medium. Simmer for another 3 minutes, or until the cream is bubbly and thickened.
  5. To skillet, add parmesan, cooked shrimp and pasta.
  6. Toss together until all ingredients are coated. Sprinkle additional parmesan cheese on top, serve.


  • * You can prick tomatoes with a fork prior to adding them to the skillet to help their juices release while cooking.
  • This recipe is versatile. If you have any fresh herbs on hand, add a few leaves in right before serving. Basil, parsley, thyme and rosemary are all delicious additions.


  • Serving Size: 4