Tomato Basil Pasta with Romano Roasted Shrimp

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Easy shrimp pasta dinner recipe. This Tomato Basil Pasta with Romano Roasted Shrimp is an easy and healthy dinner. Fresh tomatoes and basil tossed with roasted shrimp and pasta make a filling and delicious dinner. Make this pasta recipe even healthier wit


  • 1 cup fresh diced tomatoes
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped fresh basil
  • 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, divided
  • 1 pound raw shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 1/2 cup, plus 2 tablespoons freshly grated Romano cheese
  • Sea salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1/2 pound penne pasta, prepared


  1. In a large bowl, combine the tomatoes, basil and 2 tablespoons of the olive oil; stir well, then set aside.
  2. Preheat oven’s broiler for 2 minutes. Meanwhile, arrange the shrimp on a baking sheet (you may wish to line it with aluminum foil for easy cleanup); drizzle with 1 tablespoon olive oil; sprinkle with sea salt and pepper and 2 tablespoons Romano cheese.
  3. Broil the shrimp for 4 to 5 minutes per side, until cooked through and lightly browned; remove the pan from the oven and set aside.
  4. Add the cooked penne pasta to the tomato mixture and stir well; sprinkle with 1/2 cup Romano cheese, salt, and pepper; stir again; taste, and adjust seasoning as necessary.
  5. Spoon the pasta into bowls and top with 1/4 of the shrimp; serve immediately.