Simple Tomato and Basil Prawns Pasta

Prawn pasta is a delicious and easy-to-make dish that is perfect for a summer meal. The addition of tomatoes and fresh basil gives it a fresh and flavorful taste. It can be ready in just 15 minutes, making it a great option for a quick weeknight meal.

preparation: 5 minutes

making: 10 minutes

total: 15 minutes

servings: 4 portions

nutrition: 215 calories per serving

cuisine: Italian


  • 170g cooked king prawns, frozen
  • 1 white onion
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 200g cherry tomatoes
  • 200ml of passata
  • salt, for taste
  • black pepper, for taste
  • a handful of fresh basil
  • 1 tbsp of fresh-squeezed lemon juice
  • olive oil for greasing
  • 250g of spaghetti pasta


Start by dicing the onion and crushing the garlic.

In a non-stick, pan heat the olive oil and fry the onion for a moment then add garlic and fry until fragrant.

Tomatoes, onion and garlic frying in a pan

Chop tomatoes and add to the pan. Fry for a short while stirring constantly.

Tomatoes, onion and garlic frying in a pan with added prawns and basil

Chop basil leaves and together with frozen prawns add to the rest.

Fry until the prawns are cooked. At the end season with salt, pepper and lemon juice.

Tomatoes, onion, garlic, prawns and basil fried in a pan

Pour passata and bring to a boil. Reduce heat, cover and cook for around 5 minutes.

In the meantime, boil water for pasta.

Add spaghetti to the water and cook following the instructions on the package.

Pasta mixed with tomatoes, basil and prawns in a pan

When the pasta is ready, drain and add to the sauce.

Mix all together and serve.

Tomato and Basil Prawns Pasta served on a plate

Bon appetit.