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Bang Bang Shrimp Pasta

Bang Bang Shrimp Pasta is an easy meal with a no-cook bang bang pasta sauce made with 5 ingredients. The best part it is ready in 30 minutes or less – it’s a quick and easy shrimp pasta recipe.

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It’s been a pretty stressful week so I decided to reward myself with one of my favorite pasta dishes: bang bang shrimp pasta. I never get sick of this bang bang sauce or using it to make this pasta recipe. I love the flavor and texture – it’s creamy, sweet, spicy, and savory all at once.

Mr. K got so excited when he saw me making this bang bang shrimp recipe. He was hovering over me the whole time while I was trying to take a few quick photos.

What ingredients are in bang bang sauce?

  • Mayonnaise – you can use regular or light mayonnaise
  • Thai sweet chili sauce
  • Honey
  • Sriracha
  • Fresh lime juice

This is the kind of sauce you can drizzle on things, but it makes a really great pasta sauce, too. I pair this sauce with spaghetti and add protein. I’ve made chicken bang bang pasta before but this time I made it with shrimp instead.

You don’t have to use spaghetti for this recipe, a lot of other pasta shapes will work. Fettuccine or linguine would be good or try a short pasta like penne or bow ties.

close-up photo of a fork twirling Bang Bang Shrimp Pasta

How to Make It

Boil the pasta following the package directions. While the pasta cooks, you can prepare the rest of the dish.

Warm oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the shrimp and cook them until they are pink and cooked through.

Combine the mayo, chili sauce, honey, sriracha, and lime juice in a small bowl. You can taste the sauce at this point and adjust it to your liking.

Transfer the cooked pasta to the skillet with the shrimp and pour the bang bang sauce over the top. Toss the spaghetti noodles in the sauce so it’s evenly coated. You can garnish the bang bang pasta with parsley if desired.

Recipe Tips

Sauce: For a very rich sauce, use full-fat mayonnaise. To lighten it up use light mayo. You can make my skinny bang bang sauce with Greek yogurt to make the sauce even lighter.

Heat: I like a spicy sauce, so I add a full tablespoon. If you don’t like a lot of heat you may want to halve the amount. You can also add more if you think it needs it.

Leftovers: I think this dish tastes best when it’s made, but you can store the leftovers in the refrigerator for a few days and warm them up in the microwave.

Keto: Following a keto diet? You might like to try my keto bang bang sauce with zucchini noodles.

photo of Bang Bang Shrimp Pasta on a white plate

More Easy Pasta Recipes

Here is a video I made a long time ago for the pasta without any proteins that is also posted on my original post. Looking back at the post and video make me cringe. My video skills have gotten better since then, so hopefully I’ll get around to making an updated video.

Bang Bang Shrimp Pasta

Servings: 4
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Course: Main Dishes
Cuisine: Asian
Bang Bang Shrimp Pasta is an easy meal with a no-cook pasta sauce and it's ready in 30 minutes or less.


  • 8 oz thick spaghetti
  • 1/2 lb  shrimp deveined and peeled
  • 1-2 tbsp olive oil
  • chopped parsley for garnish

for the sauce:

  • 1/2 cup light mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup + 2 tbsp Thai sweet chili sauce
  • 1/2 tbsp honey
  • 1/2 -1 tbsp sriracha sauce
  • 1 tbsp lime juice


  • Fill a large pot with water to boil pasta. Bring water to a boil and add spaghetti. Cook until al dente, then drain and set aside.
  • While pasta is cooking, add oil to a large skillet and bring to medium high heat. When oil is hot, add in shrimp. Cook shrimp until done, flipping over occasionally to make sure both sides are cooked.
  • To make sauce, combine all sauce ingredients into a bowl and mix with a whisk until smooth. You can adjust as needed. I prefer mine to be on the spicy side, so I added a full tbsp of sriracha sauce.
  • Add pasta to skillet with the shrimp and pour sauce over top. Toss shrimp and pasta in sauce. Garnish with parsley before serving.


Serving: 0.25of recipe, Calories: 442kcal, Carbohydrates: 48.7g, Protein: 19g, Fat: 14.9g, Saturated Fat: 2.2g, Sodium: 590.4mg, Fiber: 1.9g, Sugar: 13g, NET CARBS: 47

The nutrition information provided are only estimates based on an online nutritional calculator. I am not a certified nutritionist. Please consult a professional nutritionist or doctor for accurate information and any dietary restrictions and concerns you may have.

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8 comments on “Bang Bang Shrimp Pasta”

  1. I don’t have access to Thai sweet chili sauce. Do you have a suggestion for what I could use?

    • Sorry, but we’re not sure what a good substitute would be. If you can’t find it locally, you could order it online.

  2. looks fabulous! i’ll have to use gluten-free noodles, but yum 😀

  3. Can Greek yogurt be substituted for the mayo?

    • You can sub to make it lighter but it will change the taste. I would recommend only subbing out half of the mayo for greek yogurt. that’s what I do when I want to make it lighter and healthier

  4. Recipe looks quick and simple. May have to try it with other pastas since spaghetti is my least favorite. Time to get in the kitchen, this would be a great option during Lent.