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Pappardelle Pasta with Seafood Sauce Recipe

Pappardelle Pasta with Seafood Sauce Recipe – An easy, quick, and delicious pasta with seafood sauce that’s perfect for summer! This Pappardelle recipe includes wide egg noodles in a creamy tomato sauce made with shrimp, scallops, and clams – or any fresh seafood you like.

pappardelle pasta with seafood sauce recipe

Easy Pappardelle Pasta with Seafood Sauce

Now you might first be wondering, What is pappardelle? These delicious wide egg noodles are not as common as other types of pasta… But they are likely to be your new favorite once you give them a try.

From the Italian word pappare, meaning “to gobble up,” thick pappardelle noodles are wider than fettuccine, but similar in texture. They are perfect for being coated in rich and luscious sauces, like our creamy Alfredo recipe and this Pappardelle Pasta with Seafood Sauce recipe.

This is not a typical seafood sauce for dipping, like cocktail sauce. Rather, here we’re talking about a light tomato, wine, and cream sauce kissed with delicate seafood flavors from shrimp, scallops, and clams. Although this recipe only requires about 15 minutes to prepare from start to finish, it tastes so wonderfully vibrant and luxurious that you’d swear it’d be simmering all day at a specialty restaurant.

shrimp, clams, scallops sauce with wide pappardelle noodles

Ingredients You Need

Fresh, simple, and wholesome ingredients come to together to create this dish with lots of bright flavors. To make the best Pappardelle Pasta with Seafood Sauce recipe you need:

  • Pappardelle noodlesthe perfect pasta for enjoying with a creamy, comforting seafood tomato sauce
  • Butterunsalted
  • Garlicminced
  • Seafoodfresh shrimp, scallops, and clams
  • Tomato saucecanned or jarred
  • Dry white winewe prefer Sauvignon Blanc
  • Heavy creama must for the perfect creamy sauce
  • Salt and pepperto taste

I also like to include a bit of freshly chopped parsley for garnishing, but this is optional.

shrimp, scallops, clams in garlic and butter

How to Make Our Easy and Delicious Pappardelle Pasta with Seafood Sauce Recipe

From start to finish this dish is ready in only about 15 minutes. Simply boil the noodles, sauté the fresh seafood in butter, and simmer with tomato sauce and wine to thicken. Toss it all together and you have an impressive dish that is actually nearly effortless to make!

Here are the detailed steps to prepare the best, most delicious pappardelle pasta recipe:

First, set a large pot of salted water over high heat and bring to a boil. Also set a large sauté pan over medium heat.

Add the butter to the sauté pan. Once melted, add in the garlic, 1 teaspoon salt, and ½ teaspoon black pepper. Sauté for about 2 minutes, until fragrant.

Once the water is boiling, drop the pappardelle noodles into the water and stir. Boil the pasta 3-4 minutes, until mostly cooked through, but still firm.

Meanwhile, to the sauté pan add the shrimp, scallops, and clams to the butter and garlic. Sauté for 3 minutes. Once the seafood is mostly cooked, pour in the tomato sauce, and wine. Stir, and bring to a simmer to thicken the sauce.

scallops, shrimp, and clams in tomato and wine

After the pasta has finished cooking, use tongs (or a skimmer or pasta fork) to move the pappardelle pasta from the water into the seafood sauce.

Note: It’s ok if a little water drips into the sauce, but try not to water it down too much.

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pappardelle noodles with a rich seafood and tomato sauce

Continue to cook the pasta and seafood sauce together, for another 2-4 minutes, until the pasta is perfectly al dente and covered in the sauce. 

Turn off the heat and stir in the heavy cream. Then taste, and add salt and pepper as needed.

wide egg noodles with rich seafood sauce

Top with chopped parsley, if you like, and serve warm.

Enjoy Pappardelle Pasta with Seafood Sauce with a fresh garden salad and slices of thick, crusty bread (like Easy Garlic Bread) or Homemade Breadsticks.

pappardelle pasta with seafood sauce

Frequently Asked Questions

What other types of seafood can I use to make this Pappardelle Pasta with Seafood Sauce recipe?

You can made a delicious seafood sauce with almost any fresh seafood you like! Swap any of the shrimp, scallops, or clams with lobster, white fish, mussels, razor clams, or other ingredients you prefer.

How do I make this a gluten-free Pappardelle Pasta recipe?

Simply substitute pasta made with flour for your favorite GF-friendly wide noodle pasta.

What can I use as a substitute for the white wine in this recipe?

Although the alcohol does cook out while the seafood sauce simmers, feel free to omit the wine and instead use chicken broth.

How long will Pappardelle Pasta with Seafood Sauce leftovers keep well?

Leftovers will keep well for up to 3 days in a sealed container stored in the fridge. However, I do suggest you enjoy this dish when freshly made or within a day or so for the best flavor. Leftovers need to be heated in the stovetop or microwave, which will change the taste of the dish a little bit.

shrimp, scallops, mussels in a tomato sauce with pappardelle pasta

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Pappardelle Pasta with Seafood Sauce Recipe

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
This Pappardelle Pasta with Seafood Sauce recipe includes wide pappardelle noodles in a rich tomato seafood sauce. It's quick, easy, and perfect for summer!
Servings: 4 servings

Ingredients

  • 16 ounces pappardelle pasta
  • ½ cup butter
  • 5-6 cloves garlic minced
  • 16 ounces raw shrimp cleaned and deveined
  • 16 ounces small scallops
  • 16 ounces littleneck clams
  • 15 ounce can tomato sauce
  • 1 cup dry white wine I used a Sauvignon Blanc
  • 1/3 cup heavy cream
  • Salt and pepper

Instructions

  • Set a large pot of salted water over high heat and bring to a boil. Then set a large sauté pan over medium heat.
  • Add the butter to the sauté pan. Once melted, add in the garlic, 1 teaspoon salt, and ½ teaspoon black pepper. Sauté for 2 minutes.
  • Once the water is boiling, drop the pappardelle pasta into the water and stir. Boil the pasta 3-4 minutes, until mostly cooked through, but still slightly firm.
  • Meanwhile, add the shrimp, scallops, and clams to the butter and garlic. Sauté for 3 minutes. Once the seafood is mostly cooked, pour in the tomato sauce, and wine. Bring to a simmer to thicken the sauce.
  • After the pasta has cooked 3-4 minutes, use tongs (or a skimmer or pasta fork) to move the pappardelle pasta from the water into the seafood sauce. *It’s ok if a little water drips into the sauce, but try not to water it down too much.
  • Continue to cook the pasta and sauce together, for another 2-4 minutes, until the pasta is al dente.
  • Turn off the heat. Stir in the heavy cream. Then taste, and salt and pepper as needed. Serve warm.

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Notes

You can swap any of the seafood options for ingredients you like better or can easily find, like mussels, firm white fish, or razor clams.
Leftovers will keep well for up to 3 days in a sealed container stored in the fridge. However, I do suggest you enjoy this dish when freshly made or within a day or so for the best flavor. Leftovers need to be heated in the stovetop or microwave, which will change the taste of the dish.

Nutrition

Serving: 1bowl, Calories: 994kcal, Carbohydrates: 94g, Protein: 58g, Fat: 38g, Saturated Fat: 21g, Trans Fat: 1g, Cholesterol: 502mg, Sodium: 2223mg, Potassium: 1039mg, Fiber: 5g, Sugar: 7g, Vitamin A: 1586IU, Vitamin C: 13mg, Calcium: 263mg, Iron: 7mg
Course: dinner, Main, Main Course
Cuisine: American, Italian
Author: Sommer Collier

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One comment on “Pappardelle Pasta with Seafood Sauce Recipe”

  1. This pasta has become the staple pasta dish in my household, everyone loves it!