Shrimp and Linguine Bake with Mozzarella Cheese

Shrimp with Linguine and Peas
Shrimp with Linguine and Peas. Joseph De Leo/Photolibrary/Getty Images
  • 40 mins
  • Prep: 10 mins,
  • Cook: 30 mins
  • Yield: Serves 4
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This shrimp and pasta bake is topped off with lots of melty mozzarella cheese. The shrimp is sauteed with vegetables and then baked with green onions, tomatoes, and peas and then baked with the cooked linguine or spaghetti.

Serve this easy dish with garlic bread and a tossed salad.

What You'll Need

  • 8 ounces linguine or spaghetti
  • 1 to 1 1/2 pounds medium to large shrimp
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon dried leaf basil
  • 1 tablespoon. extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons white wine or sherry, optional
  • 1 can (14.5 ounces) diced tomatoes
  • 1/4 cup sliced green onions
  • 1 cup frozen green peas
  • kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 6 to 8 ounces linguine, cooked and drained
  • 1 to 1 1/2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
  • freshly grated Parmesan cheese, optional

How to Make It

  1. Fill a large saucepan with about 2 quarts of water. Add about 1 1/2 teaspoons of salt and place the pan over high heat. Bring the water to a boil and add the pasta. Cook the pasta following the package directions for al dente pasta.
  2. Peel and devein the shrimp.* In a small bowl, toss shrimp with garlic and basil. Refrigerate while linguine is cooking.
  3. Cook linguine in boiling salted water following the package directions.
  1. Spray a 1 1/2-quart baking dish with nonstick cooking spray. Spoon half the tomatoes into the baking dish; top with linguine.
  2. Heat oven to 350 F.
  3. In the same pot that you cooked the linguine in or a skillet, melt butter with olive oil over medium heat. Add sliced green onions; cook for 1 minute. Add shrimp mixture, peas, wine, salt and pepper and the remaining tomatoes; cook for 1 to 2 minutes.
  4. Pour the shrimp mixture over linguine in the baking dish then top with the mozzarella cheese.
  5. Bake for 20 minutes.
  6. Serve with freshly grated Parmesan cheese, if desired.

*Peel the shrimp and run the tip of a small, sharp knife down the back of the shrimp. Pull the dark vein out or scrape it out with the tip of the knife.

Reader Comments

  • "I like to try new recipes, but seldom repeat them unless they are exceptional. This recipe has been repeated many times and is a standard in our house. Anytime I am looking for another way to cook shrimp, I end up turning to this. Generally, I have all of the ingredients on hand and it is easy and very tasty. At first, I didn't think I would care for the combination but was pleasantly surprised. Also, it does not include a lot of high-calorie ingredients and can be done with whole wheat pasta."  — Robin
  • "I doubled the garlic, basil, and green onions and omitted the peas. This was really good and simple and it made a LOT. Make sure to use a large can 28 oz of the diced tomatoes." — Joni
  • "I made this for my family, and we all have different tastes. So, it's rare when we all like one meal. I will definitely be making this again. I used snow peas instead of regular peas and felt this added a nice element for anyone wanting to try something different. Excellent Recipe!" — Greg

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