Buttery Garlic Shrimp Pasta recipe

Buttery Garlic Shrimp

A simple pasta dish, that is flavorful and healthy and all it takes is 15 minutes to put together. Which makes this meal perfect for your busy weeknights
Course Dinner
Cuisine American, Italian
Keyword Simple Recipe, Weeknight meal
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 312kcal


  • 8 oz Spaghetti Noodles
  • 1 lb medium shrimp peeled and deveined
  • 1/2 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/8 tsp freshly ground pepper
  • 8 tbsp unsalted butter
  • 2 large garlic cloves minced
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan
  • 1 cup pasta water


  • In a large pot of boiling salted water, cook pasta 1 minute less than package instructions; reserve one cup of pasta water for later drain well.  reserve one cup of pasta water for later. 
  • Season shrimp with salt and pepper set aside.
  • Melt butter in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add garlic cook, stirring frequently, until fragrant, about 1-2 minutes.
  • Add shrimp and cook, stirring occasionally, until pink, about 2-3 minutes; remove and set aside.
  • Stir in pasta and pasta water cook 2 minutes then add in parmesan.  Stir until melted. Stir in shrimp.
  • Seve immediately and enjoy.