Smoky Shrimp, Corn & Pea One-Pot Pasta


Make your sauce and pasta all at once with this fast weeknight pasta dinner recipe. By using the exact amount of water you need to cook the pasta--no colanders here--the starch that cooks off into your pasta water, which you usually drain away, stays in the pot, giving you delectably creamy results.

Smoky Shrimp, Corn & Pea One-Pot Pasta
Photo: Photography / Kelsey Hansen, Styling / Sammy Mila
Prep Time:
35 mins
Additional Time:
5 mins
Total Time:
40 mins
5 servings


  • 8 ounces whole-wheat pasta shells, large elbow noodles or large rigatoni noodles

  • 1 pound unpeeled raw deveined shrimp (21-25 count; see Tip)

  • 4 cups chopped spinach

  • 1 cup corn kernels

  • 1 cup peas (fresh or frozen, thawed)

  • 1 medium onion, chopped

  • 4 cloves garlic, thinly sliced

  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste

  • 1 ¾ teaspoons smoked paprika

  • ¼ teaspoon saffron

  • ¾ teaspoon salt

  • 4 cups water

  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley for garnish


  1. Combine pasta, shrimp, spinach, corn, peas, onion, garlic, tomato paste, paprika, saffron and salt in a large pot. Stir in water. Bring to a boil over high heat. Boil, stirring frequently, until the pasta is cooked and the water has almost evaporated, 10 to 12 minutes. Remove from heat and let stand, stirring occasionally, for 5 minutes. Serve sprinkled with parsley, if using.


Tips: Go for sustainably raised shrimp. Look for fresh or frozen shrimp certified by an independent agency, such as the Marine Stewardship Council. If you can't find certified shrimp, choose wild-caught shrimp from North America; it's more likely to be sustainably caught.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

308 Calories
2g Fat
49g Carbs
25g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 5
Serving Size about 1 1/2 cups each
Calories 308
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 49g 18%
Dietary Fiber 8g 29%
Total Sugars 6g
Protein 25g 50%
Total Fat 2g 3%
Cholesterol 127mg 42%
Vitamin A 3362IU 67%
Vitamin C 17mg 19%
Folate 78mcg 20%
Sodium 557mg 24%
Calcium 117mg 9%
Iron 4mg 22%
Magnesium 72mg 17%
Potassium 763mg 16%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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