Prawn Spaghetti

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Prawn Spaghetti Recipe

Prawn Spaghetti

Looking for a delicious and easy pasta recipe to impress your guests? Look no further than my delicious prawn spaghetti recipe! With succulent fresh prawns, perfectly cooked pasta, and a rich tomato sauce, this dish will surely become a family favourite. And the best part – one pot heaven. Less washing up and more time enjoying this tasty meal.

  • Total Time: 22 mins
  • Yield: 4 1x


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  • 300g fresh prawns, peeled and deveined, tail left intact
  • 1/2 tsp paprika
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper


  • 500g spaghetti
  • 4 tbsp olive oil, divided
  • 4 garlic cloves, freshly chopped (1 tbsp worth)
  • 1/2 red onion, finely diced
  • 1 punnet (250g) cherry tomato
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 2 tbsp tomato paste
  • 1 cup parmesan cheese, freshly grated (plus extra to serve)
  • 2 tbsp fresh parsley, finely chopped


  1. Combine the prawns, sweet paprika, salt and pepper in a small bowl. Toss to coat.
  2. Cook the spaghetti as per packet instructions less 1 minute, and reserve 1 cup of the cooking water.
  3. Meanwhile, heat 2 tbsp olive oil in a large skillet. Once hot, add the prawns and cook for 1 minute on each side.
  4. Remove prawns from heat. Addning 2 tbsp olive oil, garlic and red onion in the same pan. Stir for 30 seconds until fragrant. Add 1/2 cup of pasta cooking water (take it out of the pot using a ladle or mug while the pasta is cooking if needed).
  5. Add the cherry tomatoes, season with salt and pepper, and cook for 2-3 minutes. Squash the tomatoes with the back of a fork to release their juices.
  6. Add the tomato paste and the remaining half cup of pasta cooking water.
  7. Drain the spaghetti and toss through the sauce.
  8. Stir through the parmesan.
  9. Add the prawns to the skillet, stir through the parsley and serve immediately.
  10. Sprinkle with extra parmesan and salt if desired.


MAKE AHEAD AND LEFTOVERS – Prawn Spaghetti is best cooked and served immediately. Leftovers can be refrigerated for up to 2 days and reheated in the microwave, taking care not to overheat and cause the prawns to turn chewy and rubbery. 

  • Author: Nicole
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 12 mins
  • Category: pasta, seafod
  • Method: boil, grill
  • Cuisine: Italian

Keywords: Prawn Spaghetti, Prawn Spaghetti recipe

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