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a side shot of a pan of prepared shrimp spaghetti with a creamy mayo based sauce.

Shrimp Spaghetti

This sweet and spicy Shrimp Spaghetti is the perfect pasta night mix-up! A creamy sauce coats the noodles with bursts of shrimp throughout.
Course Main Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword easy meals
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Total Time 17 minutes
Servings 2 servings


  • large sautee pan
  • medium stockpot


  • 8 ounces spaghetti pasta
  • 8 ounces shrimp I used pre-cooked shrimp but use whatever you like best
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • 2 green onion stalks chopped
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup sweet Thai chili sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon Spanish paprika


  • Cook the spaghetti according to package directions. Drain and set aside.
    8 ounces spaghetti pasta
  • Thaw the shrimp, then remove and discard the tails.
    8 ounces shrimp
  • In a pan, add the butter, shrimp, garlic, and half of the chopped green onions.
    1 tablespoon butter, 2 garlic cloves, 2 green onion stalks
  • Sauté the shrimp until cooked through.
  • Mix the ingredients for the sauce. It's so simple - mayonnaise, sweet Thai chili sauce, and paprika.
    1/2 cup mayonnaise, 1/4 cup sweet Thai chili sauce, 1/2 teaspoon Spanish paprika
  • To the pan the shrimp is in, add the cooked spaghetti and the sauce. Stir to combine.
  • Top with reserved green onions. Serve and enjoy!


Tips for making this recipe:

  • Want a less spicy dish? Swap out the sweet Thai chili sauce for sweet & sour sauce.
  • I use pre-cooked shrimp to save time. If using uncooked shrimp prepare and cook according to package directions.
  • To store: Add to a covered container and eat within 3 days.
  • I do not recommend freezing this recipe.