easy creamy shrimp and veal pasta

Creamy Shrimp and Veal Pasta

  • Author: Kate Morgan Jackson
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 40 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x
  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: American


This easy recipe for creamy shrimp and veal pasta is the perfect dinner party main course.  Just don’t tell your guests how simple it was to throw together – just stand back and let the compliments roll in!


  • 8 ounces thin pasta (linguine, spaghetti, etc)
  • 4 boneless veal cutlets
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 12 shrimp, peeled
  • 1 bunch asparagus, cut into 1 inch pieces
  • 1/4 cup sherry
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • Salt and pepper
  • Fresh thyme for garnish (optional!)


  1. Cook pasta according to package directions and drain.
  2. While the pasta is cooking, put the flour and the egg in separate shallow bowls.  Dunk the veal in the flour, then the egg, then the flour again.
  3. Melt the butter in a large deep skillet over medium high heat.  Cook the veal for 90 seconds per side (veal cooks super quickly!) and set aside.
  4. Add the shrimp and the asparagus to the skillet and stir until just cooked through, about 2-3 minutes.  Scoop out and set aside.
  5. Add the sherry and cream to the skillet along with a pinch each of salt and pepper and simmer for 2-3 minutes.  Now put the pasta, shrimp and asparagus back in the skillet and toss until everything is coated.  Add the veal and toss again.
  6. Divide among plates, garnish with thyme and serve at once.