Olive Garden Shrimp Caprese

Olive Garden shrimp caprese is a light dinner that you are going to love. Pasta, tomatoes, shrimp, basil, and mozzarella make for one amazing light shrimp pasta recipe.

olive garden shrimp caprese pasta dinner

Do you love Alfredo sauce? Seafood? Cheese? This recipe is for you. A light creamy sauce is made with wine, cream, garlic, and cheese is paired with pasta. It’s hard to think of a better way to enjoy shrimp.

Olive Garden Shrimp Caprese – perfect for the shrimp lover

While no longer on the Olive Garden menu, this is a delicious shrimp dinner, everyone in your whole family will love. If you love a salad Caprese, you are going to love this pasta version.

Shrimp Caprese – is easy to make

Creamy shrimp pasta is so easy to prepare. The first step in making this recipe is chopping the tomatoes, allowing them to marinate. So if you have a few extra fresh tomatoes lying around, you should definitely prepare this recipe. Ideally, the tomatoes should marinate for about an hour, if you don’t have an hour, you can go ahead and prepare the sauce.

mixing chopped tomatoes and basil

The Sauce

This sauce is close to an Alfredo sauce, but there is white wine in this recipe. You will begin preparing the sauce by melting the butter in a large pan, add the wine, and bring to a boil. You want some of the alcohol to cook off, then you will add the cream and the cheese. After the cheese melts, turn down the heat on the sauce, it will reduce in volume. When you turn down the heat, start cooking your pasta. When the pasta is almost done, it’s time to start the shrimp.

Cooking the shrimp

Saute the shrimp in a pan, with a pat or two of butter. Cook the shrimp until it’s pink, and cooked through.

cooking the shrimp in a skillet

Finishing the Olive Garden Shrimp Caprese

After the pasta is finished cooking, drain it, and add it to the reduced sauce. Add the tomatoes to the pasta and stir well. Then you will transfer the pasta mixture to a platter, and top with the mozzarella cheese. You will want to place the platter of pasta under your boiler, just until the cheese melts. When you remove the platter from the oven, top with the shrimp and serve.

a shrimp and pasta dinner with mozzarella cheese

I hope you enjoy this delightful shrimp pasta! I can’t think of a better summertime shrimp recipe!

Love the Olive Garden? Try these copycat Olive Garden recipes.

Olive Garden Apple Praline Cheesecake
Olive Garden Minestrone Soup
Olive Garden Green Apple Moscato

olive garden shrimp caprese pasta dinner

Olive Garden Shrimp Caprese

You can recreate the Olive Garden Shrimp Caprese wit this copycat recipe. 
4.67 from 6 votes
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: Olive Garden Recipes, Shirmp
Servings: 8
Calories: 1294kcal

Ingredients

  • 3 pounds roma tomatoes, cored and cut into 1 inch pieces
  • 30 medium fresh basil leaves, stems removed, and cut into 1 inch pieces
  • 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons minced garlic
  • 2 teaspoons Italian seasoning
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 1 cup white wine
  • 3 cups heavy cream
  • 2 cups Parmesan cheese, grated
  • 2 pounds capellini (angel-hair) pasta, cooked according to package directions
  • 3 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 3 pounds (25-30) shrimp, peeled and de-veined

Instructions

  • Combine tomatoes, basil, olive oil, garlic, Italian seasoning and salt in a large bowl and blend thoroughly. Cover set aside and marinate for at least 1 hour.
  • Heat a large, nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add butter and let melt. Stir in white wine and bring to a boil. Add heavy cream and Parmesan cheese and bring to a simmer. Reduce sauce by 1/3, it will thicken as it reduces.
  • Add cooked, drained pasta and marinated tomatoes to skillet. Stir to thoroughly coat pasta with sauce. Transfer pasta and sauce to serving platter and top with mozzarella cheese.
  • Grill or saute shrimp until internal temperature reaches 150 degrees F and set aside. Place a serving platter in the broiler for 2-3 minutes, or until cheese has melted. Top pasta with cooked shrimp and serve.

Nutrition

Calories: 1294kcal | Carbohydrates: 97g | Protein: 71g | Fat: 65g | Saturated Fat: 35g | Cholesterol: 616mg | Sodium: 2232mg | Potassium: 964mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 3590IU | Vitamin C: 32.4mg | Calcium: 878mg | Iron: 6.4mg
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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 CopyKat.com's Dining Out in the Home, and CopyKat.com's Dining Out in the Home 2.

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  1. Tracy

    Just wondering if you ever came up with the kopykat of Olive Garden use to have a garlic shrimp pasta on their menu! It was so garlicky I think they used sliced garlic rather then minced? It was similar to the shells shrimp pasta that I’ve used yours for Years! Excellent!!!They no longer make the recipe I’ve been searching for and I’ve searched and searched for at least 10 to maybe 12 years and no luck! If you or anyone knows what I’m talking about please help cuz due to how long it’s been I can’t even remember what specifics were in it except in think it was more of a white wine creamy recipe! Thanks so much!

  2. Mary

    3 stars
    I’m giving 4 stars mostly because it tastes incredible, I would give it a 5, however I found it kind of a putsy recipe, in that I used about 4 dishes (skillet; pasta pot; 2 baking dishes-cause it wouldn’t fit in just 1) and it made more like 16 servings for my family of 5 people (2 parents; 2 college guys; 1 teen boy and 1 teen girl) who have very hearty appetites and we had leftovers for two days..which was okay since it was good tasting, but still a humongous amount to have.

  3. Wblscott

    I have been making this at home for years. It’s a family favorite. Here’s a variation for penne ala vodka that we also love. Follow the recipe above, but delete the wine and only use half of the cream. Add two cups of marinara and a half cup of vodka along with red pepper flakes (to taste). It should be spicy. We serve this with grilled chicken.

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