One pot pasta - chilli prawn tagliatelle in ten minutes Recipe

Ready to eat: 10 min
Nia Bennett | Oct, 14 2018

My favourite thing about this one pot tasty pasta, well, the clue is in the name - it’s a one pot recipe! Which means everything can be tossed into one saucepan and less cleaning. This is why one pot pasta recipes are a complete win-win. Without a doubt the best part about this prawn pasta recipe is that it’s foolproof and can be made very quickly, I mean this is faster than takeaway and always delivers the same, top-class results.

The best thing about this chilli prawn tagliatelle recipe is that it is simple but loaded with flavours and you can use your favourite pasta to make it.


Serves: 4

  • 4 garlic cloves
  • 10 cherry tomatoes
  • 250g pasta
  • 1.5 tsp chilli flakes
  • 180g raw prawns (deveined)
  • 331 ml water to cook pasta (fish stock optional)
  • 1 tbsp olive oil (plus extra to drizzle)
  • 1 tbsp parmesan (sprinkle additional while serving)
  • Handful of basil leaves
  • Small cube of butter
  • Salt to taste
  • Pepper to taste


Prep: 1 min > Cook: 9 min > Ready to eat: 10 min

  1. Heat a saucepan, add a small cube of butter, olive oil and then throw in the finely chopped garlic. Allow this to cook for a few seconds and then add the cherry tomatoes. Let it all blend nicely in the butter mixture.
  2. Now add pasta, salt and water, mix it well and let it cook for 7 minutes. Further tip: if your pasta looks a bit dry, add a little bit of water, not too much just to keep to moist.
  3. Throw in the raw prawns, basil leaves, season it with chilli flakes, pepper and cook for a further two minutes.
  4. The pasta is ready, add parmesan and another teaspoon of olive oil and this is ready to be served.

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