Recipe: Bang Bang Shrimp Pasta

I've finally been trying out some new recipes lately (check out my chili recipe from last week here if you missed it), and this one was also a big hit in our house! Apparently, based on the Instagram feedback and requests for the recipe, it was a hit there as well! So I'm here to share with you my version of the recipe for Bang Bang Shrimp Pasta (found on Pinterest, of course).
This one is super simple, quick, and packed with flavor!
What You Need:
-1 lb (or more) of shrimp
-a little less than 1lb thin spaghetti or angel hair
-1 Tbsp coconut oil (I used butter instead)
-2 cloves of garlic, minced (or 1 tsp from jar)
-2 tsp paprika
-black pepper to taste
-1 Tbsp dried parsley (for garnish)

For the Sauce:
-1/2 Cup mayo (I used light)
-1/2 Cup Thai sweet chili sauce
-2 cloves of minced garlic (or 1 tsp from jar)
-2 Tbsp lime juice
-1/8 tsp crushed red pepper flakes

What You Do:

1. Cook the pasta in a large pot according to package directions. When done, drain the pasta and return to the pot.

2. While the pasta is cooking, mix together the ingredients for the sauce. Set aside.

3. Place the uncooked shrimp into a medium sized bowl (or colander) and add in the paprika, pepper, and 1 tsp of minced garlic. Toss/mix to coat more evenly.

4. Heat the coconut oil (or butter, in my case) on medium heat for a minute, and then add in the shrimp. Heat until cooked through (mine were pre-cooked shrimp so it didn't take long). If pasta is not ready, set aside. 

5. Once pasta is ready, add the shrimp to the pasta, along with the sauce. Toss until evenly combined.

6. Garnish with the parsley flakes and serve!

It may not be the healthiest of meals, but it sure was tasty!


  1. I can't wait to try this!! Bang bang shrimp is pretty much my favorite thing ever!! xo, Biana - BlovedBoston

  2. That looks so good even at 7 in the cereal looks very unexciting now hahahahaha I love spicy shrimp but over pasta that is perfection!

  3. This looks so good! Hubs is a huge shrimp/seafood lover so I'm definitely going to have to try this one out.

  4. Ok...I'm going to be the Negative Nancy here... I actually tried to make this Sunday night. And I say tried because I didn't realize the recipe called for mayo and I'm just as anti-mayo as you can get. I mixed the sauce together and couldn't get past the look of it. I'm sorry, but I reverted back to an old shrimp recipe instead. Glad it worked for you!

  5. I don't like shrimp but I bet this would be amazing with chicken!!! Love anything spicy too! :)

  6. This looks delicious. Pinterest delivers again.

  7. This looks and sounds amazing! Thanks for sharing!

  8. drool! this look amazing. i'll have to try it

  9. Huge lover of bang bang shrimp AND pasta so I cannot wait to try all this deliciousness!

  10. I love Bonefish's bang bang shrimp, like addicted! This recipe sounds so good. Where did you buy that big thing of fresh shrimp?

  11. This sounds so good because I love spicy/Thai, but I would have to substitute chicken for the shrimp! Also, I actually made crockpot chili yesterday from the recipe you posted last week, and it was amazing! It was the perfect snow day meal and made enough so that I will have leftovers for a few dinners this nice to come home from class/clinical and not have to worry about cooking dinner!

  12. Sounds fantastic! Did you get the Thai sauce at a regular grocery store? The ethnic aisle is not one that I normally wander down... Lol.

  13. Well, DG and I will be enjoying this next week! This looks amazing! I love bang bang shrimp. :) xo

  14. This looks amazing! I wonder if it's anything like the Bonefish version :-D

  15. I LOVE any shrimp recipe! This one looks delish! I'm totally buying the ingredients to make this one!


  16. MMmmmm. My husband and I make Bang Bang shrimp on the grill all the time. I'll definitely have to add it to pasta next time!!

  17. This is right up my alley! We've been eating a lot of shrimp lately!

  18. Oh I am SO trying this this week!!! Thanks for sharing!!


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