Creamy Seafood Pasta: A Quick Weeknight Meal

seafood pasta
seafood pasta

There are many days that I am left scrambling to make a meal at the last minute, and this creamy seafood pasta always delivers.

Most of this meal is always in my cupboards and freezer, although if you don’t have or like shrimp and scallops, feel free to use crab, canned tuna, or any fish you have on hand.

I hope you come back to this recipe many times and enjoy it as much as we do!

Creamy Seafood Pasta

You will Need:

A package of pasta (I like fettuccine)
1 Onion chopped
1-2 cans of New England Clam Chowder soup
1 can of clams (drain the liquid and save)
Seafood of your choice
I used 1 pound of shrimp and 1 pound of scallops
Olive oil to fry onions (or any oil you prefer)
Fresh chopped parsley (optional but recommended)



1.Put a pot of salted water to boil and cook pasta as instructed on box. Drain and put to the side. This should be done while the sauce is cooking

chopped onions

2.Chop up the onions

3. Put onions to fry in a pan with the oil on medium heat

onions on a frying pan

4. Once onions are starting to soften add clams and continue to fry

onions and clams

5. When the onions are starting to brown add clam juice

onions, clams and steam

6. Now add the cans of soup

New England Clam Chowder Pasta

7. Once the sauce is hot it is time to put in all of your remaining seafood. You don’t want to overcook your seafood so make sure you are watching it. Since I was using fresh shrimp and scallops I quickly turned off the heat when they became opaque. A note if you are using fresh fish try to not stir the sauce to much unless you don’t mind it flaking.

seafood pasta

8. Add the pasta to the sauce, stir so that everything is incorporated and plate!

seafood pasta

9. I like to add the chopped parsley at this point as I like the freshness it adds.

seafood pasta

Bon appetite!

Creamy seafood pasta
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Aneta Alaei
Aneta Alaei

Aneta is a Toronto-based mom of four that loves a good meal, great company, and learning something new. In her free time, you can find her trying to keep yet another plant alive.

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  1. Laurie P
    June 13, 2015 / 12:19 pm

    I might have to surprise hubby with this recipe this week! It’s sure to be an instant favorite!!

  2. Caroline
    June 17, 2015 / 1:46 pm

    I love seafood & pasta!

  3. jamie hall
    June 20, 2015 / 10:49 am

    yumm i want to make this for my brothers bday dinner

  4. mrdisco
    July 5, 2015 / 5:11 pm

    That’s a really tasty meal for just 30min of time

  5. Amy Lovell
    July 6, 2015 / 6:10 am

    Sounds delicious! Thanks for this recipe!

  6. Treen Goodwin
    July 9, 2015 / 2:07 pm

    sounds amazing , i will def be trying this out , i love new recipes , thanks for sharing the recipe , so easy and quick !

  7. July 10, 2015 / 9:31 am

    Let me know how it goes 🙂

  8. Neal
    September 9, 2015 / 2:13 pm

    Having a dinner party and think I may just try this out, thanks!

  9. Julie
    November 11, 2015 / 7:50 am

    I’m not a huge fan of seafood so I’m not sure if I’d like this or not. It looks good but it depends on how mild (or not) it is. Is it very fishy?

  10. kathy downey
    November 11, 2015 / 4:44 pm

    We have seafood a few times a week and this we be a nice way to dress it up

  11. Victoria Ess
    December 16, 2015 / 9:10 pm

    This sounds amazing! I’m always looking for seafood recipes!

  12. Debbie White Beattie
    July 3, 2017 / 2:39 am

    This looks like a really good recipe and I’m agree I’d be using shrimp and scallops too because I don’t like clams or mussels

  13. JoKing
    March 12, 2019 / 9:54 am

    Wow easy and sounds so yummy! I love seafood!