Dinner Recipes

Garlic Shrimp Pasta

Garlic Shrimp Pasta

Shrimp is a great weeknight protein because it cooks in about 5 minutes whether you’re making Grilled Shrimp or shrimp tacos.

In this recipe, the shrimp and sauce are all made in one pan as the pasta cooks and the whole thing is table-ready in about 30 minutes!

Garlic Shrimp Pasta is the perfect easy recipe for a busy weeknight.


1 lb medium shrimp, deveined and tails removed

1 lb spaghetti noodles (more or less, depending on family size)

6 -8 garlic cloves, according to personal taste, minced

1/4 cup butter

olive oil (3 drizzles)

Italian seasoning

fresh ground pepper

red pepper flakes


herbs (according to taste)


Boil pasta in water till tender, save 1 cup of pasta water for use later.

I always put some oil, salt, and fresh herbs in with my pasta when I boil it.

Drain and set aside when done.

While pasta is boiling, wash shrimp.

Melt butter over medium heat. Add shrimp.

Let cook till a little pink and starting to curl. Then add garlic.

Cook 5-7 min., add oil. Continue to stir till shrimp is pink and curled.

Add pasta to skillet. Add seasonings.

Add just enough saved pasta water till it is not dry but not swimming in liquid either.

Depending on the amount of pasta this requires 1/2 the cup or all of it.

Start with adding 1/4 of it then work up from there.

Keep tossing all ingredients around in skillet till all is incorporated and hot. Enjoy!

And Enjoy…!

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