Monday 25 August 2014

Spaghetti with Prawns in Creamy Tomato Sauce

Quick and easy pasta dishes are a mum's life saver for days when you need to whip up an almost instant one-dish meal with minimal ingredients. Gordan Ramsey's Spaghetti with Prawns in Creamy Tomato Sauce certainly fits the bill for such a dish. 

Prawns and softened cherry tomatoes are mixed with pasta in a creamy sauce infused with aromatic basil. There is a slight hint of spiciness from the chilli but not enough to really make it too spicy for the kids to enjoy. 

I prefer more sauce, so I doubled the amount of cream added. In fact I don't think the 100ml of cream recommended in the recipe is enough to coat the 500g of pasta. This is a must-try fuss free dinner. 

Spaghetti with Prawns in Creamy Tomato Sauce (4 servings)

  • 500 g cooked Prawns
  • 600 g Cherry Tomatoes
  • 3 spring onions finely sliced or shredded
  • 1 Chilli deseeded and chopped
  • 1 Clove Garlic chopped
  • Sea Salt & freshly ground black pepper
  • 500 g dried Spaghetti
  • 1 tablespoon Olive Oil
  • 100 ml Double cream (I used 200ml of cooking cream)
  • basil leaf chopped
  • Put the cherry tomatoes, spring onion, chilli, garlic and olive oil in a heavy-based pan and cook over a medium heat until soft but not coloured. Season with pepper and cook until soft.
  • Add the spaghetti to a large pan of boiling salted water with the olive oil and cook until al dente.
  • Meanwhile add the prawns to the sauce and stir in the cream and chopped basil. Warm through gently for a couple of minutes.
  • Drain the pasta and toss with the pasta sauce. Divide between warm plates, Serve immediately.
This is for Cook Like A Star hosted by Zoe of Bake for Happy Kids, Baby Sumo of Eat Your Heart Out and Mich of Piece of Cake. 


  1. Hi Mich,
    The moment I just look at your first pic I knew this spaghetti is simple and easy to prepare and cook....and looking at the recipe, indeed it was. I love simple meal....especially preparing for my lunch.

  2. My kind of lunch, Mich. Those prawns are gorgeous.

  3. Spaguetti with prawns sound amazing!!!

  4. Hi Mich,

    You are right that quick and easy dishes are mum's life saver!!! Hungry kids are not easy to handle... LOL!

    This GR looks wonderful :D


  5. Hi Mich, it's still a couple of hours to lunchtime and your plate of delicious Spaghetti with Prawns in Creamy Tomato Sauce makes me so hungry now ... saliva drooling ... yummy!

  6. Mich, this is such a beautiful dish! The cherry tomatoes look so pretty too .

  7. :) my kind of pasta...thanks for sharing...I bet it is delicious !

  8. looks so yummmy. Wish its my lunch ! Hope you're having a wonderful week ahead Mich.
    Blessings, Kristy

  9. That creamy tomato sauce stopped my heart, definitely what I am looking for :D

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  10. Your pasta looks luxurious and delicious!

  11. Yes indeed... pasta are so easy to make and kids love them! My kids would be very happy if I made this for them.

  12. I love this dish. Seafood and pasta are always a great combination.

  13. Hi Mich. This is such a yummy dish!
    I haven't got time to see what I should cook from Gordon Ramsey.

  14. Hi Mich,
    That is such a delicious plate of pasta! We love prawns and with the creamy tomato sauce sounds really good!

  15. Mich....believe or not, I'm drooling when I saw your spaghetti...Lunch time now..sets me craving for a plate of home-cooked spaghetti... 1 Order pls!!!

  16. You're right , Mich , 100 ml cream will not do :D I love saucy pasta as well , so I think more cream is needed in this recipe .

  17. Hi, What cream did you use? UHT, full cream or low fat? What brand and where can we buy them?

  18. Simple pasta dish like this is a time saver for mommies! It's easy to remember (roughly) and cook up very fast! And it looks so delicious too. No one would complain about anything! Gosh, your pasta made me so hungry... looks so yummy!

  19. wow! it looks so delicious i like spaghetti. i hope that i can make that too
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