Pasta Shells with Shrimp and Bread Crumbs Recipe

Pasta Shells with Shrimp and Bread Crumbs Recipe

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How To Make Pasta Shells with Shrimp and Bread Crumbs

Topped with crunchy garlic bread crumbs, this easy pasta shells recipe is made extra tasty with shrimp, tossed in a lemon anchovy sauce for a zing flavor.

Preparation: 15 minutes
Cooking: 20 minutes
Total: 35 minutes



  • 2tbspolive oil,plus ½ cup
  • cupsfresh bread crumbs
  • 2clovesgarlic
  • salt and fresh ground black pepper,as needed
  • ¾lbmedium pasta shells
  • 1lblarge shrimp
  • 3tbsplemon juice
  • 1tspanchovy paste
  • ¾tspworcestershire sauce
  • 3ozcurly endive,(about 2½ cups), shredded
  • cupparmesan,plus 2 tbsp, grated


  1. In a medium nonstick frying pan, heat the 2 tablespoons oil over moderate heat. Add the bread crumbs, garlic, and ⅛ teaspoon each of salt and pepper and cook, stirring frequently, for about 5 minutes until golden.

  2. In a large pot of boiling, salted water, cook the pasta shells for about 10 minutes until almost done. Add the shrimp to the pot and cook, stirring occasionally, for 2 to 3 minutes longer until both the shrimp and the pasta shells are done. Drain thoroughly.

  3. In a large glass or stainless-steel bowl, whisk together the lemon juice, anchovy paste, Worcestershire sauce, and ¼ teaspoon each of salt and pepper. Add the remaining oil slowly, whisking.

  4. Add the pasta and shrimp, the curly endive, and the ⅓ cup Parmesan to the dressing and toss.

  5. Serve the salad warm or at room temperature, topped with the garlic bread crumbs and the remaining parmesan. Enjoy!


  • Calories: 561.78kcal
  • Fat: 13.14g
  • Saturated Fat: 3.66g
  • Trans Fat: 0.02g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 6.35g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 1.93g
  • Carbohydrates: 75.78g
  • Fiber: 4.10g
  • Sugar: 3.89g
  • Protein: 33.23g
  • Cholesterol: 152.16mg
  • Sodium: 957.42mg
  • Calcium: 278.36mg
  • Potassium: 471.78mg
  • Iron: 2.42mg
  • Vitamin A: 147.87µg
  • Vitamin C: 10.14mg
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