Garic Butter Shrimp Pasta

Garlic Butter Shrimp Pasta

Looking for a delicious and easy-to-make pasta dish that’s both comforting and sophisticated? This garlic butter shrimp pasta recipe is a go-to meal that’s perfect for a weeknight dinner or entertaining guests. Tender shrimp are coated in a luscious garlic butter sauce and tossed with your favorite pasta to create a flavorful and satisfying dish.


  • 8 oz pasta of your choice
  • 1 lb large shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 5 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes (optional)
  • 1/2 cup chicken or vegetable broth
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1/4 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
  • 2 tablespoons fresh parsley, chopped


  1. Cook the pasta according to package instructions in a large pot of boiling salted water until al dente. Drain and set aside, reserving some pasta water.
  2. While the pasta is cooking, heat a large skillet over medium heat. Add 2 tablespoons of butter and allow it to melt.
  3. Add the minced garlic and red pepper flakes to the skillet, and sauté for 30 seconds or until aromatic.
  4. Increase the heat to medium-high and add the shrimp to the skillet. Season with salt and pepper, and cook for 1-2 minutes on each side, or until the shrimp turn pink and are just cooked through. Remove shrimp from the skillet and set aside.
  5. In the same skillet, add the chicken or vegetable broth, lemon juice, and Italian seasoning. Bring to a simmer and let the sauce reduce for about 2 minutes.
  6. Return the cooked shrimp back to the skillet with the sauce and add the remaining tablespoon of butter. Stir until the butter is melted and the shrimp are well coated.
  7. Toss the cooked pasta with the garlic butter shrimp mixture. If the sauce is too thick, add a bit of the reserved pasta water to reach your desired consistency.
  8. Sprinkle with grated Parmesan cheese and chopped parsley, and toss everything together until the pasta is evenly coated with the sauce.
  9. Taste and adjust seasoning if necessary. Serve immediately while hot.

Serving Suggestions:

Pairs wonderfully with a side of garlic bread and a fresh green salad for a complete meal.


  • For an extra flavor boost, consider adding a splash of white wine to the sauce when adding the broth.
  • Use fresh parsley for the best flavor in garnishing this dish.
  • To make this dish even healthier, opt for whole wheat or gluten-free pasta.

Nutritional Information:

(Approximate values per serving)

  • Calories: 450
  • Fat: 15g
  • Carbohydrates: 45g
  • Protein: 30g

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