Chef Jamie Oliver's Shrimp Linguine

Chef Jamie Oliver shares a quick and easy creamy pasta recipe.

15 minsTotal Time


  • 5¼ oz dried linguine
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 5½ oz raw peeled jumbo shrimp
  • 4 slices smoked pancetta or bacon
  • 3 tablespoons Italian red wine
  • 1 heaping tablespoon mascarpone cheese
  • 1¾ oz arugula
  • ½ oz Parmesan cheese


  1. Cook the pasta in a pan of boiling salted water according to the package instructions. Meanwhile, peel and finely slice the garlic.

  2. Run your knife down the back of 2 shrimp, so they’ll butterfly as they cook, then finely chop the rest.

  3. Put a large non-stick frying pan on a medium heat. Finely slice the pancetta, sprinkle into the pan with 1 tablespoon of olive oil and fry until lightly golden.

  4. Toss in the garlic and whole shrimp for 2 minutes, then go in with the wine and let it cook away.

  5. Toss through the chopped shrimp and mascarpone for 1 minute, then use tongs to drag the pasta straight into the pan, letting a little starchy cooking water go with it.

  6. Roughly chop the arugula, add most of it to the pan and toss it all together over the heat until you have a silky sauce.

  7. Subtly season to perfection with the Parmesan and black pepper. Serve sprinkled with the remaining arugula  and an extra grating of Parmesan, if you like.

Excerpted 7 WAYS by Jamie Oliver. Copyright © 2020 by Jamie Oliver. Reprinted with permission from Flatiron Books. All rights reserved. Photography by Levon Biss.