Creamy Cilantro Pasta with Shrimp

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Cilantro pasta is something that I had when my wife and I went to Ixtapa Mexico. We were shown to a table on the edge of a cliff, with an amazing view of the ocean. Sure I was terrified every time I looked down at the 80 foot drop, but that’s what margaritas are for. The way the cilantro adds a brightness to the creamy pasta is so refreshing. I add shrimp to my version, but feel free to leave them out. I really hope you enjoy!

Creamy Cilantro Pasta with Shrimp

Prep Time7 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: pasta, seafood
Servings: 4
Calories: 564kcal
Author: SatMorning21


  • 1 pound Pasta
  • 1 bunch Cilantro stems and all- 1 cup
  • 1/3 cup Cream
  • 1/2 cup Milk
  • 1 clove Garlic
  • 1/2 T Salt
  • 1/2 TB butter
  • 28 Shrimp


  • Bring a large pot of water to a boil.
  • Add cilantro, milk and cream to a pot over medium heat. Simmer for 10 minutes, and then let cool for another 5 minutes.
  • While the cilantro mixture is cooling, add pasta to the water
  • Add the cream mixture to a blender and puree for 2 to 3 minutes. Strain mixture through a fine mesh strainer. Add to a pan over medium heat.
  • Drain your pasta, reserving 1 cup of the water.
  • Add pasta to the cilantro cream and coat. Keep over low heat until you cook the shrimp, and add pasta water to thin if necessary.
  • Add 1 TB butter to a separate pan over medium heat for the shrimp.
  • Add the shrimp to the pan and cook for a 2-3 minutes on each side.
  • Serve by adding the pasta to a plate and cover with shrimp. Enjoy!


Calories: 564kcal | Carbohydrates: 87g | Protein: 25g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 140mg | Sodium: 1239mg | Potassium: 352mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 520IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 132mg | Iron: 2mg


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