Garlic Shrimp Pasta Recipe

Garlic Shrimp Pasta

Main Course Italian 4 servings 4 servings


  • 8 oz spaghetti or linguine
  • 1 lb shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1/4 cup dry white wine
  • 1/2 cup chicken broth
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • Fresh parsley, chopped, for garnish


  1. Cook the pasta according to package instructions until al dente. Reserve 1/2 cup of pasta water, then drain the pasta and set aside.
  2. In a large skillet, heat the olive oil over medium heat. Add the minced garlic and red pepper flakes and cook until fragrant, about 1 minute.
  3. Add the shrimp to the skillet and cook for 2-3 minutes on each side until pink and cooked through. Remove the shrimp from the skillet and set aside.
  4. In the same skillet, add the white wine and chicken broth, and stir well to deglaze the pan. Allow the mixture to simmer for 5-7 minutes until it has reduced by half.
  5. Add the butter, lemon juice, and Parmesan cheese to the skillet, and stir until the cheese has melted and the sauce is smooth.
  6. Add the cooked pasta and reserved pasta water to the skillet, and toss until the pasta is coated in the sauce. Add salt and pepper to taste.
  7. Add the cooked shrimp to the skillet and toss to combine.
  8. Serve hot, garnished with fresh parsley.