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Shrimp Bucatini in Tomato Cream Sauce

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Shrimp Bucatini in Tomato Cream Sauce, is a full tasty meal ready in about 30 minutes, and your entire family will love it and ask for more.

Bucatini also known as perciatelli is a thick spaghetti-like pasta with a hole running through the center. It is common throughout Lazio, particularly in Rome.

Perfect for any occasion, delight in this Shrimp Bucatini in Tomato Cream Sauce

Shrimp Bucatini in Tomato Cream Sauce is a delectable pasta dish that seamlessly blends the rich flavors of shrimp, tomato, and cream, creating a harmonious food experience. Rooted in the esteemed traditions of Italian cuisine, this dish represents a marriage of coastal influences and pasta-centric culinary heritage.

The origins of Shrimp Bucatini in Tomato Cream Sauce are somewhat elusive, reflecting a fusion of diverse culinary traditions over time. Italian cuisine, renowned for its mastery of pasta and tomato-based sauces, serves as the cornerstone of this dish. The coastal regions of Italy, where seafood reigns supreme, undoubtedly contributed to the inclusion of succulent shrimp in the recipe.

The incorporation of cream into the tomato sauce elevates the dish, infusing it with a luxurious silkiness and depth of flavor. Cream-based sauces have long been cherished in European culinary circles, echoing both French and Italian gastronomic traditions.

While the precise origin of Shrimp Bucatini in Tomato Cream Sauce remains puzzling, its popularity has transcended borders, captivating palates in restaurants and home kitchens worldwide. Its allure lies in the perfect harmony of flavors, the savory essence of shrimp intertwined with the hearty bucatini pasta and the velvety tomato cream sauce.

Preparing Shrimp Bucatini in Tomato Cream Sauce typically involves cooking the bucatini pasta to al dente perfection, then sautéing plump shrimp in olive oil with garlic, herbs, and perhaps a splash of white wine to enhance the complexity of flavors. Meanwhile, a luscious tomato-based sauce is crafted using diced tomatoes, tomato paste, cream, and a medley of aromatic seasonings such as basil, oregano, and red pepper flakes. The cooked pasta and shrimp are then gently folded into the velvety sauce, creating a symphony of textures and tastes.

Garnished with a flourish of fresh herbs like parsley or basil and a generous sprinkle of grated Parmesan cheese, Shrimp Bucatini in Tomato Cream Sauce embodies the epitome of culinary indulgence. Its timeless appeal lies in its ability to transport diners to the sun-kissed shores of Italy, evoking memories of seaside feasts and shared moments of culinary delight.

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Shrimp Bucatini in Tomato Cream Sauce

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  • Author: EsmeSalon
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 8 minutes
  • Total Time: 18 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings depending on size 1x
  • Category: Pasta and Noocles
  • Method: Easy
  • Cuisine: Italian


Try this Shrimp Bucatini in Tomato Cream Sauce This heavenly pasta dish is loaded with succulent shrimp, and perfectly cooked Bucatini pasta, and coated in our mouth-watering tomato cream sauce. It’s a foodie delight you don’t want to miss so get going and get on board for an Italian adventure.


Units Scale

  • 300400g Shrimp
  • 34 Tablespoons Butter
  • 1/2 cup Cream
  • 1 cup Puréed Tomatoes
  • 1 cup Vegetable Stock (approx.)
  • 1 Onion (finely chopped)
  • Salt & Pepper to taste
  • 23 Cloves Garlic
  • 2 Teaspoons Paprika
  • 1 Teaspoon Dried Oregano
  • 1 Box Bucatini pasta (boiled)
  • 1/3 cup Oil (approx.)
  • Chopped Parsley (garnish)


  1. Heat butter and oil in a large pan.
  2. Cook onion and garlic till softened.
  3. Add in the tomatoes, seasonings, and spices.
  4. Cook for about 5-8 minutes.
  5. Pour in the cream, then add the shrimp and gently poach in the sauce until it turns pink.
  6. Pour in enough stock to loosen the sauce.
  7. Add pasta to the sauce and toss well.
  8. Serve, garnish, and enjoy

Cook’s note:  Made with my choice of pasta and I prefer to use peeled & deveined shrimp 



  • Serving Size: 1 bowl
  • Calories: 762
  • Sugar: 7.6 g
  • Sodium: 434.5 mg
  • Fat: 37.8 g
  • Saturated Fat: 13.7 g
  • Trans Fat: 0.2 g
  • Carbohydrates: 75.1 g
  • Fiber: 5.1 g
  • Protein: 33.6 g
  • Cholesterol: 208.5 mg
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