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Garlic Butter Shrimp Pasta

This Garlic Butter Shrimp Pasta is the quick weeknight dinner you've been looking for! Linguine smothered in a creamy sauce full of lemon and garlic flavors, tossed with browned shrimp
Course Dinner, Pasta
Cuisine American, Mediterranean
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 4 people
Calories 520kcal
Author Nora

Ingredients

  • 12 oz. pasta preferably linguine
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 1 pound shrimp
  • salt + freshly ground black pepper to taste
  • 6 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 1/3 cup white wine
  • 1/2 cup chicken stock
  • Grated zest of 1/2 lemon
  • 1/2 cup freshly grated parmesan plus more for garnish
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
  • 3 cups baby spinach
  • Juice of 1/2 lemon
  • red pepper flakes and parmesan to serve optional

Instructions

  • Prep: Prep your ingredients. Set aside a plate and some foil to keep the cooked shrimp warm. Get a pot of water boiling for the pasta and make a colander ready in the sink for draining. IMPORTANT: Reserve 1/2 cup of cooking water when draining the pasta!
  • Cook the shrimp: Melt 1 tablespoon butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the shrimp and season with salt and pepper. Cook until browned, about 2-3 minutes per side. Set aside on a plate and cover tightly with foil. Wipe the skillet.
  • Cook the sauce: In the same skillet, melt the remaining butter. Add the garlic and Italian seasoning and cook for 1 minute. Pour in the white wine and chicken stock. Add the lemon zest and simmer for 3 minutes. Stir in the parmesan, cream and parsley and cook for 1 more minute.
  • Finish the dish: Add the cooked and drained pasta to the skillet and toss. Add the spinach and toss until it's wilted, about 1 minute. Add reserved cooking water, a little at a time, and toss until the sauce is smooth and creamy and coats the pasta well. Toss in the shrimp. Serve ASAP with parmesan, black pepper, chili flakes and lemon juice.

Nutrition

Calories: 520kcal | Carbohydrates: 31g | Protein: 35g | Fat: 25g | Saturated Fat: 14g | Cholesterol: 360mg | Sodium: 1223mg | Potassium: 366mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 3085IU | Vitamin C: 15mg | Calcium: 372mg | Iron: 4.7mg