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Orecchiette with Shrimp in a Vodka Sauce
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
30 mins

This Orecchiette with Shrimp in a Vodka Sauce cooks up quickly for a satisfying, utterly delicious 30 minute meal!

Course: Main Course, Pasta
Cuisine: Italian
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 560 kcal
  • 1 pound large raw shrimp, peeled and de-veined
  • olive oil
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes, or to taste
  • 1/2 cup good quality vodka
  • 28 ounces canned crushed tomatoes
  • 1/4 cup fresh parsley, chopped
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/2 cup shaved Parmesan cheese
  • 1 pound orecchiette pasta
  1. Rinse shrimp with cold water and drain. Pull tails off and cut them in half. Coat a large saute pan with olive oil  and place over medium heat. Cook and stir shrimp for a couple of minutes, just till opaque. Remove from heat and transfer shrimp to a dish and set aside. Coat pan with more olive oil. Add onion and cook and stir until softened, about 5 minutes. Add the garlic and crushed red pepper flakes and cook, stirring, for an additional minute.
  2. Remove pan from heat and pour in the vodka. Return pan to heat and add crushed tomatoes, turn heat to high, and bring sauce to a boil. Reduce heat to low and stir in the parsley, cream, salt and pepper. Allow to simmer while preparing pasta.
  3. Prepare pasta according to package directions. Drain water from pasta. Add vodka sauce to drained pasta and stir to combine. Transfer to a serving dish and sprinkle with Parmesan cheese.
Nutrition Facts
Orecchiette with Shrimp in a Vodka Sauce
Amount Per Serving
Calories 560 Calories from Fat 108
% Daily Value*
Fat 12g18%
Saturated Fat 6g38%
Cholesterol 225mg75%
Sodium 906mg39%
Potassium 691mg20%
Carbohydrates 70g23%
Fiber 5g21%
Sugar 9g10%
Protein 31g62%
Vitamin A 883IU18%
Vitamin C 21mg25%
Calcium 287mg29%
Iron 5mg28%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.