Shrimp Orzo with Roasted Red Pepper Sauce

This was amazing.  Simply amazing.  VERY easy and so good.  Leftovers (just orzo and sauce – we ate all the shrimp!) were mixed in with sauteed veggies and that made a second meal which was equally awesome!

Shrimp Orzo with Roated Red Pepper Sauce

Category: Pasta, Seafood

Shrimp Orzo with Roated Red Pepper Sauce


  • 1 cup uncooked orzo e uncooked
  • 10-12. peeled and deveined extra large/jumbo shrimp
  • 16 oz. jar roasted bell peppers
  • 3 tbsp. butter
  • 1 tsp minced garlic
  • 1/2 tbsp. paprika
  • 1/2 tsp red pepper flakes (or to taste) (we used more!)
  • 1/2 cup half and half
  • 1/2 cup fresh grated Parmesan cheese
  • salt and pepper to taste


  1. Cook pasta according to package directions
  2. Place entire jar of roasted red peppers along with juice in blender, process until smooth
  3. Heat a large, non-stick pan. Add all the butter, garlic, shrimp, paprika, and red pepper flakes. Cook for 3-4 minutes or until shrimp are cooked through. Add salt and cook an additional minute
  4. Remove the shrimp from the pan; pour in the roasted red pepper puree into same pan and cook 8-10 minutes
  5. Add in parmesan cheese, cook and stir 1 minute
  6. Add in half and half, stir one minute, remove from heat
  7. Plate the orzo, pour sauce over, place shrimp on top
  8. Sprinkle with additional parmesan cheese if desired
  9. Serve immediately
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As always – enjoy!!


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