One Pot Shrimp Pasta

One Pot Shrimp Pasta. The pasta cooks right in the sauce leaving a creamy and super flavorful pasta dish, not to mention it's ONE POT!! #TasteRiserva

One Pot Shrimp Pasta has quickly become a favorite pasta dish in our house. The one pot method produces a creamy pasta sauce without the added fat and crazy flavorful pasta. Plus, one pot means less clean up!

Dinner time lately in my house has become pretty stressful. I mean I have a whole internet to browse, infinity cookbooks to page through and still I can’t think of anything to make.

I blame most of this on the cold New Jersey weather. Going to the supermarket has become one of my most dreaded chores, which means I’m constantly scrounging around our pantry looking for things to throw together to make something that everyone will like (yeah right). But one day a few weeks ago I had a carb craving and wanted to mix up our usual spaghetti and meatball rut.

Enter this One Pot Shrimp Pasta.

One Pot Shrimp Pasta. The pasta cooks right in the sauce leaving a creamy and super flavorful pasta dish, not to mention it's ONE POT!! #TasteRiserva

I have seen the “one pot” method floating around the internets for a while now, but had never tried it. AND with all the one pot pasta recipes I’ve found, none of them boiled the pasta in the sauce itself, and I knew that’s what I wanted to try.

I picked up this jar of Bertolli Reserva Balsamic Vinegar & Caramelized Onions sauce at Target not too long ago and I’ve been dying to try it and thought this might be the perfect opportunity. The New Bertolli Riserva line features imported specialty ingredients paired with ideal complementary flavors in order to create a collection of unique, delicious sauces. I’ve tried a few of their flavors (Asiago Cheese & Artichokes Sauce and the Marinara with Parmigiano-Reggiano Sauce) and they have quickly become my favorite jarred sauces. The layers of flavors really take a simple pasta dish to the next level.

Bertolli Reserva Balsamic Vinegar and Caramelized Onions Sauce is EPIC! #TasteRiserva

I wanted to really highlight the caramelized onion flavor in the sauce, so I went ahead and chopped up a whole onion…

One Pot Shrimp Pasta

…and cooked it low and slow until it was a beautiful golden brown color.

Make sure you’re using a large skillet (at least 10- inches) because you’re going going to need room for all the pasta.

carmelized onions

Next I just added some chicken broth along with the sauce into the same skillet with the onions…

One Pot Shrimp Pasta

Next add your pasta…

One Pot Shrimp Pasta

I did the very un-Italian thing and broke my pasta in half so it would fit in my skillet a little better. Don’t tell my mother-in-law!

All you do now is bring the sauce to a boil and then simmer it for about 20 minutes. What is so fantastic about this recipe, is that as the pasta cooks and releases starches into the water it makes the sauce really creamy without adding and extra fat! AND cooking the pasta in the sauce (and broth) makes the pasta absorb all of that great flavor, so you have the most deliciously seasoned pasta ever.

The last few minutes of the cooking process go ahead and add in your shrimp.

One Pot Shrimp Pasta

The shrimp don’t take very long to cook, which is great, so adding them at the end ensures they stay tender and don’t overcook.

The pasta should be al dente, the shrimp cooked to perfection and dinner will be ready!

One Pot Shrimp Pasta. The pasta cooks right in the sauce leaving a creamy and super flavorful pasta dish, not to mention it's ONE POT!! #TasteRiserva

Using the Bertolli Reserva sauce in this gives your dish a really rich flavor, with the sweetness of caramelized onion offsetting the slight tanginess of the Balsamic Vinegar.

I can’t tell you enough how much we loved this pasta. I honestly want to use this method all the time, now!

One Pot Shrimp Pasta
Serves: serves 6
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 yellow onion, chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 (24 ounce jar) Bertolli Reserva Balsamic Vinegar and Caramelized Onions Sauce
  • 3¼ cups chicken broth
  • 1 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1 pound linguine, broken in half
  • 2 pounds shrimp, peeled and deveined.
  • optional - parsley to garnish
  1. In a large (10- inch) skillet over medium heat melt the butter and olive oil together. Add in the chopped onions and cook for 5 minutes, stirring frequently. Reduce the heat to low and cook for 20-30 minutes until the onion are soft and golden brown. The last 5 minutes of cooking add in the garlic, stirring occasionally.
  2. Add in the Bertolil Sauce, chicken broth and crushed red pepper and stir to combine. Add in the linguine and stir carefully into the sauce. Turn the heat up to medium-high and bring the sauce it a boil. Once it's boiling reduce the heat to medium-low and simmer the sauce and pasta for 15-20 minutes, stirring frequently so the pasta doesn't stick together.
  3. When the pasta is almost done add in the shrimp and stir to combine. Allow the shrimp to cook until they are opaque, about 3-5 minutes.
  4. Garnish with parsley, if desired and serve immediately
If at any point the pasta has absorbed all the liquid and still isn't cooked add ¼-1/2 cup more liquid and continue cooking. Occasionally I've found different brands of pastas absorb liquid a little differently.

Also, you can use any pasta sauce for this recipe, however the Bertolli Riserva gives an AMAZING base flavor to build upon.

Want to taste any of the sauces before you buy them?

  • Bertolli Riserva Balsamic Vinegar & Caramelized Onions Sauce
  • Bertolli Riserva Porcini Mushrooms with Truffle Oil
  •  Bertolli Riserva Asiago Cheese & Artichokes Sauce
  • Bertolli Riserva Marinara with Parmigiano-Reggiano Sauce

Look out for sampling events in your local Super Target. Dates TBD.

*Post Sponsored by Lunchbox. All opinions are 100% my own.

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25 Comments on "One Pot Shrimp Pasta"


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February 22, 2016 8:18 am

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Cookbook Queen
February 22, 2016 8:22 am

Isn’t it funny how stumped we get when it comes to dinner? I don’t make shrimp often enough — this looks PERFECT!! I love how quick and easy it is. Definitely looking for that sauce.

Taylor @ Food Faith Fitness
February 22, 2016 8:54 am

I am ALL about a good one-pot dinner, and shrimp happens to me current obsession…so obviously you made this dinner for me 😉 Pinned!

Lauren @ Climbing Grier Mountain
February 22, 2016 9:37 am

You had me at one-pot! This looks absolutely fabulous!

Whitney Cook
Whitney Cook
May 4, 2016 12:29 am

It is!

Jamie | My Baking Addiction
February 22, 2016 11:47 am

We’ve tried this pasta sauce before and it is sooo darn good. This one pot recipe looks like a definite keeper!

Anna @ Crunchy Creamy Sweet
February 22, 2016 12:49 pm

Oh my! This Bertolli sauce sounds incredible! This pasta dinner is happening soon!

February 22, 2016 1:27 pm

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February 22, 2016 6:15 pm

I did a similar with a Marinara Sauce and original Balsamic Vinegar plus added some sliced mushrooms, sundried tomatoes,whole leaves of Basil (soaked in the sauce) and chopped caramelized onions with shrimps. Indeed delizioso.

Nutmeg Nanny
February 22, 2016 10:56 pm

One pot pasta is my favorite! It’s so easy to make and everyone LOVES it! Then you threw in some shrimp and you sold me 100%! Give me a big bowl please 🙂

Megan {Country Cleaver}
February 22, 2016 11:35 pm

Ben and I are struggling with quick weeknight meals that are more than bean burgers in lettuce wraps – you have just saved my day!!!

Laura @ Laura\
February 23, 2016 8:31 am

The sauce looks so creamy! The shrimp and caramelized onion looks particularly delicious!

February 23, 2016 9:55 am

I am literally addicted to one pot meals and made them all the time. I CANNOT wait to make this one!!

Brenda @ a farmgirl\
February 23, 2016 9:21 pm

I cannot resist a good shrimp and pasta dish. This looks fabulous and easy!

Michelle @ Modern Acupuncture
February 25, 2016 6:02 am

This looks fabulous. I was thinking earlier this week that shrimp for dinner would be awesome – great minds think alike!

March 7, 2016 6:17 am

Made this last night for supper. So good. Everyone loved it and went back for seconds. Thanks for sharing!

Barbara Howard
Barbara Howard
March 12, 2016 7:20 pm

I made this today and it was definately a hit!

March 13, 2016 7:01 pm

I made this tonight for dinner and it was a huge hit! The only variation was I used medium precooked shrimp (all I could find at the time) and it really does make a difference to use raw..the precooked shrimp does not cook long enough to absorb all the yummy flavors. This recipe is great and has a nice kick with the pepper flakes!

Whitney Cook
Whitney Cook
May 4, 2016 12:28 am

I have to say, I am no wizard in the kitchen; yet this pasta dish turned out absolutely phenomenal! So much flavor and so easy too… you would think i’ve been cooking for years!

September 5, 2016 8:43 pm

I wish I could pin this recipe.


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