As much as we love simple Italian recipes that feature a classic pomodoro sauce or simple flavors like spaghetti aglio e olio, there's something about seafood pasta recipes that makes us want to pursue a career in fork twirling. If you also happen to think there's nothing better than devouring a bowl of homemade seafood pasta, welcome to the team. To celebrate our love of this wholesome dinner staple, we rounded up the best seafood pasta recipes around. Click through below to see what's on the menu and indulge in a dinner that'll feed your appetite for something comforting and protein-packed.
Jet-black perfection… you had us at squid ink spaghetti, so we're practically foaming at the mouth when spicy shrimp, peas, and burrata are involved, too. If you want to challenge yourself in the kitchen with a dish that's sure to please a crowd of even the toughest critiques, look no further than this recipe from I Am a Food Blog.
Make this recipe from Melanie Makes for the ultimate surf and turf creation. With bacon, kale, Parmesan, bacon, and popcorn shrimp, it's the perfect thing to make when you can't quite choose between something with greens, meat, or fish. What's even better is that it only takes about 30 minutes to put together.
If you're someone who always orders the spaghetti alle vongole even though you always consider venturing out and trying something new, this recipe from Pickled Plum is sure to be your next go-to. With shitake mushrooms and a soy-sake broth, it adds some Japanese flavor to mix things up while still delivering the staple ingredients you know and love.
Here's one of those dishes that tastes completely gourmet and foodie-friendly but requires a bit more experience (or patience) since you'll be making the pasta from scratch. Brought to us by Spoon Fork Bacon, this lobster corn and tarragon caramelle recipe is beyond impressive and delicious. It's definitely dinner party–worthy.
This one-skillet recipe from Chelsea's Messy Apron is super easy to whip up, making it a go-to option when you have a hankering for both comfort food and fish. With plenty of cheese and sprinkled with peas, it's like your favorite mac and cheese dish only better.
If you love throwing in a bunch of ingredients rather than having to choose just one seafood to feature, you'll love this linguine scoglio recipe from Stuck in the Kitchen. With mussels, squid, king prawns, and clams, you can try a little bit of everything.
Do you prefer tomato-based sauces to olive oil and garlic or heavier creamy sauces? Give this seafood pasta recipe from Half Baked Harvest a try. With succulent and tender scallops, corn, burrata, and plenty of cherry tomatoes, you'll be twirling this spaghetti with a look of pure bliss plastered on your face.
Who says comfort food can't be healthy? For a lighter seafood pasta recipe, opt for this zoodle version with garlic shrimp in a curry basil sauce from Playful Cooking.