Bang Bang Shrimp Pasta

The favorite bang bang shrimp is turned into the creamiest, easiest pasta dishes of all!

Bang Bang Shrimp Pasta - The favorite bang bang shrimp is turned into the creamiest, easiest pasta dishes of all!

I’ve been somewhat obsessed with this whole bang bang sauce so in an effort to have it again for like the 10th time in the last 3 weeks, I decided to give it a try in a pasta form. And boy, am I glad I did because of all the bang bang recipes I’ve tried lately, the pasta one turned out to be the best.

Bang Bang Shrimp Pasta - The favorite bang bang shrimp is turned into the creamiest, easiest pasta dishes of all!

It’s also the easiest bang bang recipe ever! All you have to do is roast some shrimp in a little bit of paprika for that smoky flavor, and while that’s in the oven, you can boil up your pasta, and make that epic, creamy bang bang sauce. Once that’s done, you can toss those together for the creamiest pastas of all time, giving you a kick of heat and refreshing tangy goodness!

Bang Bang Shrimp Pasta

The favorite bang bang shrimp is turned into the creamiest, easiest pasta dishes of all!

Ingredients:

  • 8 ounces spaghetti
  • 8 ounces medium shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika, or more, to taste
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley leaves

For the sauce

  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise*
  • 1/4 cup Thai sweet chili sauce
  • 2 cloves garlic, pressed
  • Juice of 1/2 lime, or more, to taste
  • 1 teaspoon Sriracha, optional
  • Pinch of crushed red pepper flakes

Directions:

  1. To make the sauce, whisk together mayonnaise, Thai sweet chili sauce, garlic, lime juice, Sriracha and red pepper flakes; set aside.
  2. In a large pot of boiling salted water, cook pasta according to package instructions; drain well.
  3. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Lightly oil a baking sheet or coat with nonstick spray.
  4. Place shrimp onto the prepared baking sheet. Add olive oil, garlic, paprika, salt and pepper, to taste, and gently toss to combine. Place into oven and roast just until pink, firm and cooked through, about 6-8 minutes. Remove from oven and set aside.
  5. In a large bowl, combine pasta, shrimp and mayonnaise mixture.
  6. Serve immediately, garnished with parsley.

*Greek yogurt can be substituted.

Adapted from Skinny Mom