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Garlic shrimp pasta

Recipe Information

Servings 6-8
Preparation Time 10 Minutes
Cook Time 30 Minutes
Total Time 40 Minutes
Difficulty Easy
Main Ingredient Spaghetti; Shrimp
Category Pasta; Seafood
Meal Lunch; Dinner
Type Main Dish
Cuisine American; Italian
Cook Method Boiling
Diet Low Fat; High Protein


  • 1 pound spaghetti pasta 

  • 1/4 cup butter 

  • 1 pound medium shrimp, deveined and tails removed

  • 6-8 garlic cloves, minced

  • Olive oil, 3 drizzles

  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning 

  • 1 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper 

  • 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes 

  • 1/2 teaspoon salt 



  • Boil the pasta in water until tender; save 1 cup of pasta water for use later. Drain and set aside.

  • Melt the butter over medium heat, then add the shrimp and garlic. Let the shrimp cook until slightly pink and it beginning to curl, about 5-7 minutes.

  • Add the olive oil and continue to cook until the shrimp is fully pink and curled.

  • Add the pasta, Italian seasoning, red pepper, and black pepper to the skillet with enough pasta water for desired consistency.

  • Toss the ingredients t until all are incorporated and hot. Serve immediately.


Nutrition (per serving)

  • Calories: 408 cal

  • Total fat: 10g

  • Saturated fat: 5g

  • Cholesterol: 116mg

  • Sodium: 502mg

  • Carbohydrate: 58g

  • Protein: 21g