Quick and Easy Shrimp with Angel Hair Pasta

Easy 30-min dinner! Shrimp sautéed in olive oil with ginger, garlic, and colorful red and green bell pepper, tossed with angel hair pasta.

Shrimp with Angel Hair Pasta
Elise Bauer

Here's a fun way to prepare shrimp that's also quick and easy.

The shrimp are sautéed in olive oil with finely diced red and green bell pepper, along with garlic and grated ginger, and then tossed with angel hair pasta. So festive!

Shrimp with Angel Hair Pasta
Elise Bauer

It's as if the pasta wanted in on some holiday decoration action and the bell peppers piped up to say, "hey, we can do that!"

Just like New Year's confetti. That you eat. Made with diced bell peppers. And served with shrimp and pasta.

It's a party on a plate that also tastes great. Simple flavors that work beautifully together.

Quick and Easy Shrimp with Angel Hair Pasta

Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Servings 4 servings

If you are working with frozen shrimp, to defrost place in a large bowl, cover with an inch or two of cold water, stir a couple teaspoons of salt into the water, add a few ice cubes. Let sit until defrosted.


  • 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil

  • 2 cups finely diced red and green bell peppers (3 to 4 bell peppers)

  • 2 tablespoons grated fresh ginger root

  • 2 cloves garlic, minced (about 2 teaspoons)

  • Salt

  • 1 pound peeled and deveined medium sized shrimp (31-40 count)

  • 4 tablespoons fresh lime juice (can substitute lemon juice)

  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper

  • 3 tablespoons chopped chives (or green onion greens)

  • 3/4 pound angel hair pasta


  1. Heat salted water for pasta:

    Put a large pot of salted water (4 quarts of water, 2 tablespoons salt) on high heat. While the water is heating, continue with the recipe.

  2. Sauté bell peppers, ginger, garlic:

    Heat 3 tablespoons olive oil in a large sauté pan on medium high heat. Add the diced bell peppers and cook until softened, about 4 to 5 minutes. Add the grated ginger and minced garlic, and cook for 1 to 2 minutes more.

  3. Add shrimp:

    Add the shrimp and cook until just cooked through and no longer translucent, about 2 to 3 minutes. Sprinkle with lime juice, the remaining olive oil, and black pepper. Remove from heat.

  4. Cook pasta:

    When the pasta water is boiling, add the angel hair pasta and cook for 2 minutes or until cooked through, but still slightly al dente. Drain, reserving 1/2 cup of the pasta water.

  5. Add pasta to shrimp:

    Add the drained pasta back to the pan with the shrimp. Add the reserved pasta cooking water to the pot. Stir to combine all of the ingredients. Sprinkle with chopped chives to serve.

Shrimp with Angel Hair Pasta
Elise Bauer
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
659 Calories
30g Fat
71g Carbs
27g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 4
Amount per serving
Calories 659
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 30g 38%
Saturated Fat 4g 22%
Cholesterol 143mg 48%
Sodium 795mg 35%
Total Carbohydrate 71g 26%
Dietary Fiber 4g 14%
Total Sugars 3g
Protein 27g
Vitamin C 47mg 237%
Calcium 99mg 8%
Iron 4mg 20%
Potassium 445mg 9%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate. In cases where multiple ingredient alternatives are given, the first listed is calculated for nutrition. Garnishes and optional ingredients are not included.