Shrimp Pasta with Peanut Sauce

This shrimp pasta with peanut sauce is awesome. I love the flavor of the peanut butter.

Shrimp Pasta with Peanut Sauce
This is one of my favorite pastas recipes ever. The first time I made it I thought I would not like it because I figured peanut butter and pasta do not go good together but after I tried it, oh boy, I was in for a pleasant surprise. This recipe calls for cilantro, which gives it a really good touch/flavor. I did not have it on hand, but I went on ahead to make the pasta anyhow.

Once again, in this shrimp pasta with peanut sauce recipe you can use other veggies like broccoli or use cut up chicken or tenderloin instead of shrimp, you decide.

This Shrimp Pasta with Peanut Sauce recipe has become a family favorite along with a few others so I wanted to post it to be able to referred to it when ever I wanted. I will also be posting some other pasta favorites so stay tuned :-). So many recipes to do and so little time.

You can also freeze this Shrimp Pasta with Peanut Sauce recipe once you are done. Just defrost in the refrigerator and heat up in your microwave for 2-3 minutes. You can also use any other protein of choice. Chicken will be rather good for this pasta dish as well.


Shrimp and Pasta with Peanut Sauce

Miryam's original recipe

Yield: 4-6 servings

Total Time: 20 minutes max!


4 tbsp of cilantro, chopped
4 tbsp fresh ginger, chopped
2 garlic cloves minced
2 tablespoons low sodium soy sauce
1/3 cup crunchy peanut butter
3 tbsp of rice wine vinegar + 1 tbsp water
1 tsp of hot sauce
2 tbsp sesame oil
1 lb medium shrimp
1 red onion sliced
3 red bell peppers cut into strips
1 bag fresh spinach
1 package of whole wheat penne pasta
4 tbsps of olive oil


Combine first 8 ingredients in a bowl. (I normally double the sauce ingredients so you can as well)

NOTE: Here you can adjust the sauce to your liking, I tend to add more peanut butter and more rice wine vinegar most times!

Heat a large skillet over medium heat and add oil, onions and peppers. Saute for 3-5 minutes.

Add shrimp and cook for an additional 3 minutes. Add sauce mixture and heat for about 2 minutes. Turn heat off and add spinach and cooked pasta. Spinach will wilt by combining all ingredients. Serve while it is still warm.


  1. How creative. This sounds so interesting — I love shrimp and pasta and peanut sauce but would never have thought about how delicious it would all be together. Will have to try next time I have shrimp!!!

  2. wow I love the sound of this. My husband and I love anything with peanut sauce. I’m adding this to next week’s meal plan :)

  3. Hello! I found you through a mutual blogger that we follow — so glad I did! This shrimp and pasta looks wonderful and so do a lot of your other recipes that I have spent some time looking through. Take care!

  4. Celeste, thanks so much, I am glad you like my blog, I hope you get to try some of the recipes, let me know :-) Will check your blog and see what I can find :-)

  5. Mmmmmmmmmmmmm me gusta el blog y sus recetillas.


  6. Silvia, gracias chica tu blog es tambien muy bueno, vaya fotillos mas majas :-)

  7. I just made this tonight for my family as I was looking a shrimp recipe that’s a bit more unique…it was perfect! I love all the ingredients but wouldn’t of thought to mix them all so thanks for thinking of it!

    I didn’t have sesame oil but had tahini so I used that instead & added some milk & corn starch to make it more saucy without adding too much more peanut butter. It came out great!

  8. Linda, I am glad you were able to enjoy the pasta and that it turned out good for you, very smart about the substitutions :-)
    By the way I checked your blog and you have a beautiful family. You live in Puerto Rico? how jealous….

  9. I made this on the weekend and it was very tasty! Easy to make, had all the ingredients at home and my boyfriend ate it – definately a keeper!

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