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Creamy harissa pasta with prawns in a white bowl with parsley garnish

Creamy Rose Harissa Pasta With King Prawns

Abi Olayiwola
Quick and easy creamy rose harissa pasta with prawns comes together quickly and tastes delicious.
4.60 from 5 votes
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Dinner, Lunch
Cuisine African, North African
Servings 4
Calories 543 kcal


  • 3 cups Pasta
  • ½ Onion
  • 2 cloves Garlic
  • 3 tablespoons Harissa paste
  • 2 tablespoons Sunflower Oil
  • 1 cup King prawns
  • ½ can Coconut Milk
  • 1 can Chopped tomatoes
  • 1 cup Red bell pepper
  • 1 cup Green peas


  • Pour the prawns into a bowl and add ½ teaspoon harissa paste. Toss and keep aside.
  • Chop the peppers and keep aside.
  • Cook the pasta with salt according to pack instructions. Drain and rinse under the tap to prevent sticking. Reserve some of the liquid.
  • Peel and chop the onion and garlic.
  • Heat the oil in a saucepan under medium heat. Add the onions and allow to cook until translucent.
  • Add the garlic into the pan and stir for 30 secs before combining it with the two tablespoons of harissa paste. Next, add the coconut milk, chopped tomatoes and some salt to taste.
  • Bring the liquid to a boil, then reduce the heat. Leave for around 10 mins to allow the liquid to reduce and flavours to develop.
  • Add the prawns, peppers and green peas and leave to cook for 5 mins. Mix in the pasta.
  • If you prefer the pasta more loose, then add some of the reserved cooking water and allow it to warm through.
  • Remove from heat and serve.


Calories: 543kcalCarbohydrates: 80gProtein: 16gFat: 19gSaturated Fat: 10gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 7gSodium: 315mgPotassium: 729mgFiber: 7gSugar: 11gVitamin A: 1724IUVitamin C: 79mgCalcium: 78mgIron: 5mg
Keyword Harissa pasta
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