Bennigan’s Ale House Shrimp and Pasta

Bennigan’s Ale House Shrimp and Pasta was one of Bennigan’s unique menu items. Penne pasta is topped with a creamy sauce infused with just the right amount of ale. Don’t miss this recipe.

Bennigan's ale house shrimp and pasta

Sadly Bennigan’s isn’t around as much as it used to be. Everyone loved their Bennigan’s Ultimate Baked Potato Soup. You can enjoy their famous Ale house Pasta and Shrimp with this copycat recipe.

This pasta dish has a creamy sauce packed full of fresh mushrooms. Shrimp makes this pasta dish light. This dish is perfect for when you crave seafood and want to try something new. Ale adds a surprisingly rich touch to an ordinary pasta dish. This recipe contains everyday ingredients, so bringing back a flavor from the past won’t be difficult.

ingredients  to make shrimp ale pasta, ale, mushrooms, shrimp, and more.

Shrimp pasta takes no time to prepare

This pasta dish takes no time at all to prepare. While the pasta cooks, you will make a white sauce, and saute the mushrooms. When the mushrooms are done, your pasta will be ready, and it will take moment to put together the sauce, and cook the shrimp.

If you don’t like shrimp, I think this recipe would work well with grilled chicken, but that is completely up to you!

shrimp penne pasta made with a creamy ale sauce

Love Bennigan’s? Try these copycat Bennigan’s recipes.

Bennigans’ Paddy O’ Punch – you can make this anytime at home with our recipe.
Bennigan’s Hot Bacon Dressing – goes so well over fresh baby spinach and other greens.
Bennigan’s Monte Cristo Sandwich – make this famous sandwich at home.

Bennigan's ale house shrimp and pasta

Bennigan’s Ale House Shrimp and Pasta

Bennigan’s Ale House Shrimp and Pasta is a dish you can make at home. 
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Bennigan’s Ale House Shrimp and Pasta
Servings: 4
Calories: 635kcal


  • 12 ounces penne pasta
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 12 ounces mushrooms
  • 1/2 cup chopped red onion
  • 2 tablespoons minced garlic
  • 1/2 cup Irish brown ale
  • 1 package of white sauce mix, whisked with 1 1/2 cups milk
  • 1 pint cherry tomtatoes halved
  • 1 1/2 pound medium shrimp peeled and deveined


  • 1/2 cup sliced scallions
  • 1/2 cup shredded Parmesan cheese


  •  Cook pasta as directed on package
  •  Melt butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Add mushrooms and onions and cook, stirring occasionally, 8 minutes or until lightly browned and soft. Add garlic; cook, stirring, 1 minute until fragrant. Add ale, white sauce mixture and tomatoes. 
  •  Bring to a boil and stir constantly until sauce thickens. Add shrimp; reduce heat to medium-low and simmer 2 to 3 minutes until cooked through. 
  • Drain pasta and place in a large serving bowl. Add shrimp and sauce; toss to mix and coat. When serving, sprinkle with the scallions and cheese.


Calories: 635kcal | Carbohydrates: 76g | Protein: 55g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 447mg | Sodium: 1557mg | Potassium: 971mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 1305IU | Vitamin C: 30mg | Calcium: 438mg | Iron: 5.8mg
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About Stephanie

I recreate your favorite restaurant recipes, so you can prepare these dishes at home. I help you cook dinner, and serve up dishes you know your family will love. You can find most of the ingredients for all of the recipes in your local grocery store.

Stephanie is the author of's Dining Out in the Home, and's Dining Out in the Home 2.

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  1. Liz Nelson

    5 stars
    This was a great meal for a night when I had to whip up dinner very quickly! It didn’t take long at all and it was delicious.

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