This creamy tomato pasta with prawns is quick and easy enough to add to your weeknight repertoire, or perfect for entertaining.


  • 600g green prawns, shelled, tails on, heads reserved

  • 600g cherry tomatoes

  • 500g dried spaghetti

  • 1 Tbsp butter

  • 2 cloves garlic, minced

  • 1 small onion, diced

  • 2 Tbsp fresh parsley, chopped

  • 300g baby spinach

  • Zest of 1 lemon

  • 100ml crème fraiche or thickened cream

  • 1 cup fresh basil leaves, torn

  • Sea salt and pepper, to taste


  • 1.

    In a large pot of salted boiling water, cook spaghetti al dente according to package instructions. While the spaghetti is cooking, prepare the sauce

  • 2.

    Heat butter in a large frying pan of moderate heat. Add the cherry tomatoes and onion and fry until translucent. Stir in the garlic and cook until fragrant, about 30 seconds. Add prawns heads. Season with sea salt and cracked pepper and cook until tomatoes start to soften.

  • 3.

    Remove prawn heads and discard.

  • 4.

    Add the prawns to the sauce and stir through the crème fraiche and lemon zest. Cook through gently until the prawns begin to turn opaque then add parsley, basil and baby spinach.

  • 5.

    Drain the pasta and stir through the pasta sauce until combined. Divide between bowls and serve topped with chopped parsley and basil.

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Posted by Joa2909Report
Yummy, easy and quick. I've put only a half deseeded chili for my 4 years old and we all loved it !
Posted by Report
Made this a couple of nights ago pretty much the best best creamy prawn pasta ever!!! Will be making again!!
Posted by roxym001Report
I make this quite regularly ... very easy and very, very good!
Posted by Report
Had this at friends house on Saturday night, it was beautiful, light and very tasty. Im cooking it for my family tonight. :)
Posted by LudaReport
Simply marvelous and easy to cook! My family loved it!
Posted by Neil69Report
It all sounds good to me, Ill be happy to give it a go.
Posted by CodebeansReport
quick and easy, and delicious. I don't have double cream so I used half & half instead. I also use red bell pepper instead of chili. It turned out just as good. Definitely a keeper.
Posted by Lisa433Report
I'm trying this for dinner today..Can't wait to taste...Loveeeee Gordon Ramsay :)
Posted by Lisa433Report
DELICIOUS DELICIOUS and so simple to make...My bf was very impressed and thats hard to do...Ramsay's recipes never fail to impress us :) Thanks again for all your great recipes.....
Posted by Wendy272Report
Delicious! One of my favourites. Quick and easy to make and very yummy.