Shrimp and Pasta with Wisconsin Parmesan Cheese

I know first hand how some people tend to react to shrimp and cheese but there are some tasty dishes out there including this one with one of my favorites types of cheese, Parmesan.


  • 1 pound large raw shrimp, shelled and deveined
  • 1/4 cup olive oil, divided
  • 1-1/2 cups onions, diced
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 can (16 ounces) diced tomatoes with juice
  • 1 cup fresh asparagus, diced
  • 1/3 cup dry white wine
  • 1 cup black olives, halved
  • 1 pound rotini pasta, cooked and drained
  • 1-1/2 cups (6 ounces) Wisconsin Parmesan cheese, grated
  • 1/4 cup fresh parsley, chopped
  • 1/4 cup fresh basil, julienned
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper


In a large skillet over medium heat, cook shrimp in 2 tablespoons of oil for
about 3 minutes or until opaque, stirring often. Remove shrimp from skillet;
set aside.
In same skillet, cook onions and garlic in remaining oil for 3 minutes.

Add tomatoes, asparagus and wine; heat to boil. Reduce heat to low; simmer
for 5 minutes. Add cooked shrimp and olives; heat through.

In a large bowl, gently combine pasta, shrimp-vegetable mixture, cheese,
parsley, basil, salt and pepper. Serve immediately. Refrigerate leftovers.

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  1. 1

    TexasRed says

    Yum! Is it time for lunch yet?

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    CarolinadeWitte says

    Oh, this looks so good. I LOVE shrimps and cheese, especially parmesan or other hard, salty cheeses. I even like that sort of cheese with my scallops, especially when I can only afford the small bay scallops. It brings that ‘umami’ flavour in so well. I will try this recipe, maybe next weekend. I think the only ‘change’ I would make would be to add some hot pepper flakes,(and local parm) which I also love with shrimps. I’m loving asparagus season, I’m finding it for between 89 and 99 cents per pound this past week. YUM!! (Now, if I could only find artichokes for less than $2.99 each for SMALL ones.)

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    cangel says

    I am from Wisconsin but live in Florida now. Any dish that includes Wisconsin cheese is definitely for me. Besides tasting good, it sure looks good. Thank you for sharing it.

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    LilSis says

    That recipe looks awesome! I know my family will love it. We love the seafood, pasta, cheese combination…Thanks for sharing it!