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Pasta Strega Nonna Recipe
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Pasta Strega Nonna

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"A very quick and easy pasta dish inspired by my Italian grandmother. Sort of an Italian stir-fry. Serve this over short pastas such as shells, orrechietti, or farfalle."

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Original recipe makes 4 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    10 mins
  • COOK

    10 mins

    20 mins


  1. Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium-low heat. Saute shrimp, asparagus and garlic until asparagus is bright green and slightly tender. Stir in hot sauce and salt. Dust with Romano cheese before serving.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Mar 24, 2006

This was such an easy recipe to make and was so tasty. I added a little white wine to the garlic and oil before adding the shrimp. I also added a little water from the pasta pot to make it a little soupier. I served it with a salad and a hunk of Italian bread which people used to soak up the sauce. This is a really nice recipe to make when you are really tired and you have company coming over or you want to make a special dinner in 10 minutes flat! Goes great with white wine or champagne.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Apr 07, 2009

Good premise, but dry. Perhaps reducing some white wine is a possibility or wine plus a Tb or two of the shrimp cooking water might work. Another option might be to saute some mushrooms or chopped, peeled and seeded tomatoes. Something - anything - to increase the moisture would represent a big advance in sensory quality.


42 Ratings

Jan 09, 2007

Took the advice of other reviewers and added a bit of butter and white wine to the shrimp and asparagus. Served over farfalle with fresh grated Romano. Fantastic dinner in 30 minutes or less! This ones a keeper. Thanks for a great recipe.

Mar 02, 2006

This is one of my family's favorites! We double the amount of shrimp and serve with bowties and fresh grated parmesan. Yummy (and oh so easy)!

May 01, 2007

I was going to cook this last night but was late getting home. My husband saw this recipe on the counter and cooked it using less oil, no cheese, and he added extra garlic and an onion. We mixed this w/ whole wheat pasta and had a spinach salad w/ it. Nice and light dinner!

May 02, 2011

very good and easy. i read reviews and also added a little chicken broth to it. i liked the hot sauce kick. will make again and again.

Aug 23, 2011

This is such a quick, easy, and tasty recipe. It's easily one of my staples when I have shrimp on hand. I've also substituted broccoli for the asparagus depending on what's in season and it works well!

Mar 31, 2010

This was so easy to make and full of flavor. I made it with spinach since I was out of asparagus.


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  • Calories
  • 190 kcal
  • 9%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 5 g
  • 2%
  • Cholesterol
  • 117 mg
  • 39%
  • Fat
  • 11.9 g
  • 18%
  • Fiber
  • 2.1 g
  • 8%
  • Protein
  • 17.4 g
  • 35%
  • Sodium
  • 199 mg
  • 8%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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