Bavette with Prawns and Spicy Tomato Sauce

This fantastic pasta dish with prawns and spinach in a spicy tomato sauce takes only 30 minutes to make. But it is impressive enough to be served to your guests.
By 7 years ago



Bavette with Prawns for the Italian in Me

I think I must have been Italian in my previous life – I love food inspired by that part of the world.

And pasta has always had a special place in my heart. Whenever I am in an Italian restaurant, whether it is in Italy or anywhere else, I always order pasta, and I never get bored of it.

At home, I have to stop myself from cooking pasta more often than once per week. (I try to cut on refined grains – luckily, I can use wholemeal pasta, so I have an excuse!).

Bavette with Prawns – Quick but Stunning Pasta Dish

The recipe for Bavette with Prawns is simply fantastic: straightforward to make and only a few ingredients that work perfectly well with each other.

It is so simple that you can prepare it even after a long day at work without much effort.

However, on the other hand, it is festive enough to be served to guests. I have tested it many times, and my guests have always asked for second helpings!

P.S. Instead of bavette, you can easily use spaghetti.

P.P.S. Talking about spaghetti – if you are interested in another delicious and easy to prepare dish, you will love this pasta with cherry tomatoes and mozzarella.



Bavette with Prawns and Spicy Tomato Sauce

Agnieszka Weiner
A fantastic and quick to prepare dish with prawns and spinach in a tomato sauce.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Total Time 35 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Servings 4 people
Calories 533 kcal


  • 3 cloves garlic thinly chopped
  • 0.5 chilli (without seeds, quarter chopped and quarter left as one piece),
  • 2 tbsp parsley chopped
  • 2 tins tomatoes
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 0.5 tsp sugar
  • 100 g fresh spinach
  • 400 g prawns without shells
  • 400 g bavette or spaghetti
  • salt and pepper
  • basil


  • Heat the olive oil in a heavy pan over medium heat; add the garlic, chilli and parsley, fry constantly stirring for a short while till aroma is released.
  • If you are using whole tomatoes, cut them into smaller pieces, then add to the pan and increase the heat, so the mixture boils.
  • Decrease the heat and cook for 15 min. till the sauce thickens. In the meantime, you can check its taste – add sugar and if the sauce is too spicy, discard the piece of chilli.
  • Cook the pasta as per the packet instruction.
  • Add the spinach to the sauce, stir.
  • Adjust the seasoning and add the prawns to the sauce. If you are using cooked prawns, just reheat them; if raw – cook them in the sauce till they change their colour to pink.
  • Sprinkle with chopped basil.


Serving: 1portionCalories: 533kcalCarbohydrates: 77gProtein: 34gFat: 9gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gMonounsaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 161mgSodium: 147mgPotassium: 666mgFiber: 4gSugar: 4gVitamin A: 2573IUVitamin C: 19mgCalcium: 118mgIron: 3mg
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